Earl Silbert
Earl Silbert
As the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia during Watergate, Silbert prosecuted many of the president's men. A Harvard law graduate, he worked as a Justice Department lawyer and a federal prosecutor before taking the principal U.S. attorney job in Washington in 1972, the year of the Watergate break-in. He left the prosecutor's office in 1979.

Silbert is now a partner at the D.C. office of Piper Rudnick, a national law firm, and he served as the president of the American College of Trial Lawyers for 2000-2001. Among his specialties are corporate litigation, white-collar crime and legal ethics. In the late 1990s, Indonesian banking executive James Riady, a longtime friend of President Clinton's, hired Silbert to represent him during the investigation of possibly illegal foreign campaign contributions to the Democratic National Committee.

Former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay chose Silbert to represent him during the investigation of the corporation's financial collapse.

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