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The Zealous Defense Of Susan Estrich

September 12, 2016

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The attorney for alleged sexual predator Roger Ailes from Fox News, now a litigator at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, is a pioneer feminist attorney. She was the first female president of the Harvard Law Review, campaign manager for presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, and the author of a book titled ““Real Rape: How the Legal System Victimizes Women Who Say No.” Susan Estrich was also a commentator on Fox News for 18 years and had a good working relationship with Ailes, whom she has gratefully acknowledged kept her on the payroll for months during a period when she was too sick to work.  At least one Washington litigator, quoted in this New York Times story, think the Ailes retention won’t hurt her career in the least. “There will be people who will never hire her again,” he says, “but there may be more who will say, ‘That’s the kind of lawyer I want.’”

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