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Jill Wine-Banks was barely 30 when she turned an assistant Watergate particular prosecutor investigating President Richard M. Nixon. In The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President, Wine-Banks (who was then often known as Jill Wine Volner) shares her experience battling political obstruction, courtroom authorized wrangling and the period’s sexism.
Though she’d initially attended regulation college with the thought that it could assist her turn out to be a hard-news journalist, she discovered herself as a substitute under the microscope of a ravenous press that dubbed her “the mini-skirted lawyer.”
Her memoir concentrates on her time within the Watergate particular prosecution, candidly sharing not solely the work the staff was doing behind the scenes but in addition the tough time that she was having along with her marriage and private life.
In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Wine-Banks and the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles focus on her winding profession path, which additionally led her to changing into the primary feminine basic counsel of the U.S. Army and the primary lady to be employed as the chief director and chief working officer of the American Bar Association. She later entered the enterprise world and ultimately circled again round to her old flame of media, changing into a commentator and authorized analyst for MSNBC.
After the recording of the podcast, Deadline introduced Monday that The Watergate Girl has been optioned by the manufacturing business of actress Katie Holmes, who plans to supply and star in a characteristic movie based mostly on Wine-Banks’ experiences.
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Jill Wine-Banks is an MSNBC authorized analyst, showing often on the community’s primetime and daytime exhibits. She started her profession as an organized crime prosecutor on the U.S. Department of Justice, which led to her choice as certainly one of three assistant Watergate particular prosecutors within the obstruction of justice trial towards President Richard M. Nixon’s prime aides. She has additionally labored as basic counsel of the U.S. Army, solicitor basic and deputy legal professional basic of the state of Illinois, and government vp and chief working officer of the American Bar Association. In every case, she was the primary lady to be within the place. A graduate of the University of Illinois and the Columbia Law School, she lives within the Chicago suburbs. She co-hosts two podcasts, #SistersInLaw and Intergenerational Politics.