January 8, 2024

Partner Michael Gottlieb recently appeared on the “Stay Tuned” podcast, hosted by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. The episode focuses on the recent $148 million verdict in the landmark defamation suit brought by Willkie clients and former Georgia elections workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss against Rudy Giuliani. In December 2023, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia awarded Ruby and Shaye $148.1 million in damages for the harm Mr. Giuliani caused by spreading lies that they had intentionally undermined the results of the 2020 presidential election. A Willkie pro bono team led by Michael and partner Meryl Governski, along with co-counsel at Protect Democracy and Dubose Miller LLC, represent Ruby and Shaye in the case.

The podcast episode includes discussion of a number of topics, including the significance of the recent jury verdict, the legal strategy for the damages trial, as well as what happens next in light of Mr. Giuliani’s recent bankruptcy filing. 

Stay Tuned, launched in 2017, is a podcast hosted by Preet Bharara, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. The podcast includes insights from Preet as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in discussions about power, policy, and justice.

Listen to the full episode here

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