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    Litigation
    Orin Snyder
    Orin Snyder
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

    The former federal prosecutor says his recent victory on behalf of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over a man who claimed to be half owner of the social-networking site is "a good example of what happens when a company refuses to give in to a shakedown." The New York-based litigator and political junkie (he raises money for Democrats) in March got a claim dismissed on First Amendment grounds against Barbara Walters over her reference in a 2008 biography to her daughter's friend getting kicked out of school for "bad behavior." He's repping Nancy Grace in a $15 million contract dispute with a former colleague and recently resolved a dispute between ESPN and his client, Conference USA, after it moved broadcast rights to Fox.

    Worst thing ever said to me In the Facebook case, lawyers for the plaintiff sought to prevent Snyder from participating in calls with them. "They said I was too aggressive. The judge denied their request."

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