Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman.

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The legal firm of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman was a leading force in civil liberties, civil rights and labor litigation from the 1950s through the 1990s. Senior partners Leonard Boudin and Victor Rabinowitz, along with Michael Standard, Michael Krinsky and Eric Lieberman, are associated with some of the most famous cases of the period, handling litigation and other legal work for Paul Robeson, Alger Hiss, James Peck, Dr. Benjamin Spock and many other notable figures. The firm represented numerous labor unions, most notably the American Communications Association, and assisted clients in passport cases, loss of employment and other legal matters arising from the targeting of individuals in government security investigations. The firm has been deeply involved in civil rights work and, during the Vietnam War, successfully defended, on First Amendment grounds, some of the leading opponents of the war, as well as draft resisters and conscientious objec tors. Victor Rabinowitz served as president of the New York Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (1964-1966) and then of the national organization (briefly, from 1967-1968); Michael Krinsky also served as president of the local chapter (1977-1979). The collection includes legal documents and background materials from many cases handled by the firm, as well as client files containing correspondence, reports, draft contracts and routine legal materials of all kinds.

From the description of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman legal files, 1915-1992. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 475425402

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Communications Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Boudin, Leonard, 1912- person
associatedWith Hiss, Alger. person
associatedWith Krinsky, Michael. person
associatedWith National Lawyers Guild. corporateBody
associatedWith Peck, James. person
associatedWith Rabinowitz, Victor. person
associatedWith Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998. person
associatedWith Standard, Michael. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)--New York
Civil rights
Law firms

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Active 1915

Active 1992

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