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A year after his COVID-19 recovery, Above the Law founder David Lat makes some big changes

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In May 2020, lawyer and author David Lat was starting his recovery from a life-threatening bout with COVID-19. A little over a year later, Lat, founder of Above the Law, decided to leave his job as a legal recruiter, go back to writing full time, and leave New York City for the New Jersey suburbs with his husband and their 3-year-old son. The COVID-19 pandemic influenced those changes.

This was partially because he moved in with his parents for a bit during his recovery and saw that the suburbs weren’t that bad.

Also, he thinks remote working for lawyers is here for the foreseeable future, so the commute time to the Big Apple isn’t really an issue anymore. That’s just one of the many significant changes that he sees the pandemic bringing to the legal profession.

See also: “ATL founder David Lat announces on social media that he has the coronavirus” “Above the Law founder David Lat is being discharged after COVID-19 battle”

ABA Journal: “David Lat discusses conquering the coronavirus, pursuing dreams” “Above the Law founder David Lat is put on a ventilator after COVID-19 diagnosis” “Some try working in bed during pandemic; Above the Law founder says why not?”

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<p>David Lat</p>

David Lat

David Lat, a lawyer and writer, publishes at Original Jurisdiction, a Substack newsletter about law and legal affairs. He’s also the founding editor of Above the Law, which originated from Underneath Their Robes, a blog that he wrote under a pseudonym, about the federal bench. Before his writing career, Lat worked as an assistant U.S. attorney and was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

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