The National Law Journal Names Joel Kurtzberg to its Litigation Trailblazers List
The National Law Journal has named Cahill partner Joel Kurtzberg to its 2015 list of "Litigation Trailblazer" attorneys, which recognizes fifty of the top legal professionals in the United States who have changed the practice of litigation through the use of innovative legal strategies.
Over the last year, Joel prevailed in cases whose resolutions have had, and will continue to have, far-reaching effects. In January, following an almost eight-year legal battle led by Joel, the Justice Department withdrew its efforts to compel New York Times reporter James Risen to identify confidential sources. In August, Joel and a Cahill litigation team prevailed on behalf of Amarin Pharma, Inc. in Amarin Pharma Inc. v. Food and Drug Administration, a closely watched First Amendment lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of FDA restrictions on off-label promotion. Also in August, Joel prevailed in a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education on behalf of Debra Fisher, an occupational therapist who was suspended without pay after helping a student with cerebral palsy create a school-approved Kickstarter campaign.
The National Law Journal 2015 Litigation Trailblazers List (pdf | 605.65 KB )