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Plato Cacheris

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Cacheris is one of Washington's most celebrated trial lawyers, with former clients including Iran-contra figure Fawn Hall and late attorney general John Mitchell. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky hired Cacheris and Jacob Stein to replace lawyer William Ginsburg in June. Along with Nathaniel Speights, Lewinsky's new legal team represented her in dealings with Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr.

A colorful, high-profile litigator, Cacheris, 69, specializes in criminal defense work. During the Iran-contra probe, he made frequent appearances on front pages and on television news with Hall, the secretary for Lt. Col. Oliver L. North who received immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony in the case.

Cacheris is a close friend of Robert Bennett, the president's lead attorney in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Another friend, former law partner William G. Hundley, represents Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the presidential confidant who is also being investigated by Starr.

Lewinsky Legal Team Brings Credibility (June 4, 1998)
Lewinsky Hires Two New Lawyers (June 3, 1998)

(Updated October 2, 1998)

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