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Trials & Tribulations: Are attorneys for non-party witnesses ‘potted plants?’

When Col. Oliver North appeared before the Senate Select Committee investigating the Iran-Contra Affair in 1987, the chairman of the committee, Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, expressed dissatisfaction at Col. North’s attorney’s objections. The colonel was represented by Brendan Sullivan, an attorney at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. When the senator suggested that Mr. Sullivan ...

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