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The principal attorney for Monica Lewinsky speaks at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

Loyola press release - February 4, 1999

(New Orleans)—The Louis Westerfield Society of Loyola University New Orleans sponsors a lecture by Nathaniel Speights, a former federal prosecutor, who is currently co-counsel for Monica Lewinsky, former White House intern. Speights will discuss the "Legal Privileges You Thought You Had: Long-term Ramifications of the Starr Investigation," on Monday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Gisevius Room 308 of the School of Law, 7214 St. Charles Ave.

Speights, a renowned trial attorney, directed Lewinsky’s defense strategy and negotiations with Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel investigating President Bill Clinton. Speights worked previously as an assistant U.S. Attorney and as chief of the law enforcement section of the District of Columbia Corporation Counsel’s Office. He was a legal pundit during the O.J. Simpson murder trial for CNN’s "Burden of Proof" and the "Legal Times." Speights has been in private practice since 1984.

The Louis Westerfield Legal Society is a network of Loyola School of Law alumni and friends whose objectives including providing a network of support to the law school overall, and its African-American and women students and alumni in particular. The society presents annual scholarly forums and lectures, and provides student tuition and book scholarships. The society’s ultimate goal is to create an endowed chair that bears the name of Louis Westerfield.

The lecture is free and open to the public.