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Floyd Abrams is senior counsel in Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's litigation practice group.

He has argued frequently in the Supreme Court in cases raising issues as diverse as the scope of the First Amendment, the interpretation of ERISA, the nature of broadcast regulation, the impact of copyright law and the continuing viability of the Miranda rule. Most recently, he prevailed in his argument before the Supreme Court on behalf of Senator Mitch McConnell as amicus curiae, defending the rights of corporations and unions to speak publicly about politics and elections, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

For 15 years, Abrams was the William J. Brennan, Jr. Visiting Professor of First Amendment Law at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. His books include Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment (2013); Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment (2005); and The Soul of the First Amendment (2017).

Last Updated: June 30, 2017