Meet the lawyer representing Trump in his lawsuit against journalist Bob Woodward
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The new lawyer representing former President Donald Trump in his lawsuit against journalist Bob Woodward initially practiced law as a barrister in Great Britain.
Now, lawyer Robert Garson is based in Aventura, Florida, and is the chairman of GS2Law, which also has offices in New York and Pennsylvania, Law.com reports in an article that takes a closer look at Garson.
The suit names Woodward and his publisher Simon & Schuster Inc. as defendants. It alleges that the defendants violated Trump’s copyright by selling his recorded conversations with Woodward in an audiobook, according to Law.com and Courthouse News Service.
Trump has said he agreed to the interviews, but he did not agree that the recordings could be published.
Garson told Law.com that he considers cases “from a very evidence-driven perspective,” and he isn’t worried about allegations of ethics violations or the kind of sanctions imposed on another Trump lawyer, Alina Habba. She and Trump were ordered to pay nearly $1 million in sanctions for a “completely frivolous” case against Hillary Clinton.
“If there’s a concern about people coming after me, I wouldn’t be doing my job as a lawyer,” he said. “If I were to be thinking about myself before potential clients, that’s not what we are here to do.”
Garson graduated from the Inns of Court School of Law and then moved to New York, where he earned an LLM from the Yeshiva University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Florida, New York and Washington, D.C. His practice areas include complex litigation, intellectual property and international commercial arbitration.
Garson is the president of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and is “an outspoken advocate against antisemitism and discrimination,” according to Law.com. On Twitter, he has condemned Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, as a “vile anti-Semite.”
No tweets address Trump’s dinner with Ye at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, in which Ye brought Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Trump has said he didn’t know Fuentes, according to the Hill.
Garson weighed in on a controversy at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law caused by a ban on Zionist speakers by several student groups. Writing at the Jewish Journal, Garson said the ban on Zionist speakers was “abhorrent and appalling,” and the stance was “intellectually bankrupt.”
Garson also wrote an open letter defending a faculty member of the University of Arkansas School of Law who was told that he could no longer find substitutes to fill in for him on the Jewish holy days, according to Above the Law.
Law.com reports on “litigation snags” for Garson in recent suits.
He recently lost a trademark case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also facing a malpractice suit for work done on behalf of cybersecurity company SCE Group Inc. in its acquisition of another company, according to Law.com and Law360.
The suit claims that Garson enlisted the help of his brother, a lawyer in Australia, and SCE Group Inc. is entitled to damages under a New Jersey law that allows recovery for losses stemming from the unauthorized practice of law.
Garson told Law.com that the malpractice suit is “frivolous.”