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O’Melveny’s Dellinger Pays Tribute to Civil Rights Advocate John PaytonMarch 26, 2012 WSJ Law Blog and The National Law Journal included a statement made by O’Melveny & Myers Appellate partner Walter Dellinger in their respective coverage of the passing of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund president and director-counsel John Payton on March 22, 2012.
“John Payton was a towering figure,” Dellinger said. “He was just flat-out brilliant, and combined that intellectual power with a deep and empathetic commitment to justice. Everyone who knew John will remember forever his infectious good spirit and uninhibited laugh. Every encounter with John was a learning experience.”