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Arthur Lawrence Liman

Arthur Lawrence Liman, American lawyer. Bar: New York bar 1958. Board overseers Harvard University, 1988-1994. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation; member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Bar Association City New York (executive committee, Lawyers Committee Civil Rights Under Board Overseers, Harvard University, 1988-1994).

Background

  • Liman, Arthur Lawrence was born on November 5, 1932 in New York City. Son of Harry K. and Celia Liman.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1957.

    Career

    • Assistant United States attorney Southern District New York, 1961-1963, special assistant United States attorney, 1965. With firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1957-1961, 63-97, partner, 1966-1997. Chief counsel New York State Special Commission on Attica, 1972.

      Chairman Legal Action Center, New York City, 1975. Vice president Legal Aid Society, 1973, president, 1983-1985. Chairman Governor New York Advisory Commission Administration Justice in New York State, 1981-1983.

      Member New York State Executive Advisory Committee Sentencing, 1977. Member advisory committee civil rules United States Judicial Conference, 1980-1985. Member commission on reduction costs and delay United States 2d Circuit, 1976-1980.

      Board directors Continental Grain Company, Equitable Life Assurance Society United States. Chairman board directors Capital Defenders Office, 1995-1997. Chairman mayor's committee on appointments, 1990-1993.

      Chief counsel United States Senate select committee on secret military assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, Washington, 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York bar 1958.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to legal journals. Board editors: National Law Jour, 1979-1997.

    Membership

    Board overseers Harvard University, 1988-1994. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Bar Association City New York (executive committee, Lawyers Committee Civil Rights Under Board Overseers, Harvard University, 1988-1994).

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Fogelson, September 20, 1959. Children: Lewis, Emily, Douglas.
    • father: Harry K.
    • mother: Celia Liman
    • spouse: Ellen Fogelson
    • children: Lewis Liman
    • Emily Liman
    • Douglas Liman
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    Born November 5, 1932
    Died July 17, 1997
    (aged 64)
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