For those whose interests straddle law and journalism, Steven Brill is a man of rather epic reputation. The cigar-chomping, ever-suspendered founder of American Lawyer magazine, Court TV, Counsel Connect (one of the first online services for lawyers) and Brill’s Content, he recently published the book, After: The Rebuilding and Defending of America in the September 12 Era. As Jesse Oxfeld observes in his introduction to A Conversation With Steven Brill, published today on, “Brill has a history of doing big things.” This is the complete transcript of the interview, conducted July 8 in Manhattan.