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Defeating Nazis in Court: Inside the Charlottesville Trial

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Jews United for Democracy & JCA
Location Details:
Online event (FREE)

Defeating Nazis in Court: The Charlottesville Trial

Hosts: Jews United for Democracy and Justice & Community Advocates

Date and time: Wed, January 12, 2022 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

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In 2017, white supremacists meticulously planned and carried out a violent attack on Charlottesville that resulted in dozens of injuries and the death of Heather Heyer.
Integrity First for America along with a world-class legal team took the organizers
of the attack to court -- and won, holding them accountable for the violence they orchestrated.

Join Lead Counsels Karen Dunn and Roberta Kaplan and IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick a critical discussion with moderator, Henry Weinstein of UC Irvine School of Law, on this historic legal victory.


Roberta Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan Hecker & Fink, LLP

Roberta "Robbie" Kaplan is the founding partner of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. Among other accolades, Robbie has been selected as one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers” in the United States, as “Litigator of the Year,” as “Lawyer of the Year,” and as the “Most Innovative Lawyer of The Year.” In 2013, her landmark victory in United States v. Windsor brought down the Defense of Marriage Act, landing the first major legal victory in the battle for marriage equality. Robbie is also the co-founder of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School.
Karen Dunn

Karen Dunn, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, LLP

Karen Dunn is one of the nation’s top trial lawyers, widely recognized for securing courtroom victories in difficult cases on behalf of the world’s most prominent companies. She was recently named a “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer for her role in “high-stakes, high-profile and hard-fought” cases. Prior to entering private practice, Karen served in all three branches of government, including as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia; Associate White House Counsel under President Barack Obama; and Senior Advisor and Communications Director to former Sen. Hillary Clinton. Earlier, she served as a law clerk to Judge Merrick B. Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and to Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Karen is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners in General Commercial Litigation and in the “Spotlight Table” for Crisis Management. Chambers reports that Karen’s clients call her “one of the best lawyers on the planet,” “a passionate advocate” with “a great ability to think on her feet” and that she has “attained an ‘amazing reputation’ for her role assisting corporate clients with some of their most high-profile crises.” Karen has been named a “Litigator of the Week” three times by The American Lawyer as well as “Litigator of the Year”; one of the National Law Journal’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers”; one of Elle Magazine’s “Most Compelling Women in Washington Now”; and one of Benchmark Litigation’s “Top-10 Women in Litigation” and “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” Additionally she has been recognized by Law 360 as both a “Trials MVP” and a “Technology MVP.”

Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director, Integrity First for America

Amy Spitalnick joins IFA with extensive experience in government, politics, and advocacy. She previously served as Communications Director and Senior Policy Advisor to the New York Attorney General; Communications Advisor and spokesperson for the New York City Mayor; and Communications Director in the New York State Senate. She has also worked on a variety of local, state, and federal campaigns and advocacy organizations. Amy frequently appears in national media and has been awarded a number of fellowships and honors, including being named a Women inPower Fellow at the 92nd Street Y, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, and a City & State 40 Under 40 Rising Star. Amy graduated from Tufts University.

Henry Weinstein, Professor of Media Law at UC Irvine School of Law

A UC Irvine School of Law instructor of media law, Prof. Henry Weinstein has worked for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner and Wall Street Journal and has written more than 3,000 stories, reporting on the ground in 36 states plus the District of Columbia and Canada. He also has written about events and issues in other countries, and for a variety of publications, including California Lawyer, Juris Doctor, The Nation, New Times, the Saturday Review of Education and the Saturday Review of Science.
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