The Pacific Council Magazine: Daily Journal - Council Co-Chair is a Leader in Business Interruption Litigation

January 25, 2021

The Pacific Council Magazine spotlighted O’Melveny Litigation Department co-chair and Pacific Council Board co-chair Richard Goetz’s conversation with the Daily Journal about his career trajectory, his work observing military commission hearings in Guantánamo Bay, and why he heeds his mentors’ advice to “get out of your comfort zone” and encourages his own mentees to be ready when luck strikes.

Tracing earlier career milestones, the Daily Journal also explored Goetz’s time as an official observer of the pretrial hearings of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at Guantánamo Bay in 2003, which culminated in a report to the Pacific Council On International Policy detailing the principal differences between the procedural rights afforded to criminal defendants in federal court and detainees prosecuted under the Military Commission Act. Goetz and a group of legal scholars followed up in 2016 with a report recommending that federal judges be sent to Guantánamo to mitigate the military court’s deficiencies and the delayed setting of trial dates.

Read the full article here.