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A Whole Different Ballgame

Tax attorney William Choi found his legal passion when he began representing nonprofits

Bill Choi liked being a tax attorney well enough. After a brief career as an accountant in the early 1980s, and after getting his J.D. from USC Law in 1985, he worked for six years at Latham & Watkins in their tax department. “I enjoyed it,” he says. Then for four years he lived abroad. First it was South Korea—the country he and his siblings emigrated from when he was 8—where he worked at Kim & Chang, helping U.S. and European companies doing international transactions in Asia. …

Cop Land

Former public defender John Barnett has carved a niche practice representing the police

John Barnett didn’t always represent police officers. Years ago, the criminal defense attorney spent much of his time attacking them on the witness stand. All that changed around the time of the Rodney King case. “Cops found themselves at the rough edges of the judicial system,” he says. “It wasn’t just the Rodney King case but the public reaction to it. There was a lynch mob reaction to it. You had the president of the United States and the governor of California all pronouncing [the …

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