United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui

In the United District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; Lead appointed trial counsel in criminal action alleging conspiracy to participate in terrorist acts of September 11, 2001. Case involved largest amount of classified information produced in a criminal case and substantial pre-trial and appellate CIPA litigation. Appointed twice to represent Moussaoui by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding government interlocutory appeals of classified materials disputes under CIPA and witness access issues. Reported opinion at 333 F. 3d 509 (4th Cir. 2003); affirmed by amended opinion at 382 F. 3d 452 (4th Cir., 2004) cert. denied, 125 S. Ct. 1670 (2005).

Case spanned five years of pretrial work and interlocutory appeals. Trial to jury for eight weeks. Staff at times consisted of approximately 70 lawyers and paralegals. Presented televised address regarding trial to Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, Fourth Circuit and Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

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