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The American Lawyer: Big Law Leaders Pen Letter Denouncing Anti-Semitic Attacks

May 27, 2021

O’Melveny chair Bradley J. Butwin has come together with principle figures of the nation’s leading law firms to publicly condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms following Bret Stephen’s New York Times opinion piece, Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo, published on May 24, 2021.

The open letter addressed to The American Lawyer rejected the “the vitriolic hate being spewed, by both the uneducated and the educated,” and questioned “the silence of a nation that vowed never to forget the massacre of millions at the hands of hate.”

The leaders asked the reader, their colleagues, corporate leaders, and academic institutions to join them in denouncing all anti-Semitic attacks because, as they noted, “an attack on any group based on race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national origin — including Jewish people — is an assault on the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that are the bedrock of this country.”

The American Lawyer subscribers can read the full article here.