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.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.