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Dec 30, 2022

In this episode, Kathryn welcomes Lisa Sarnoff Gochman, an appellate lawyer and author of the book At the Altar of the Appellate Gods: Arguing before the US Supreme Court, to talk about how her career shifted from being in law school to being an appellate lawyer who has spent the last 40 years writing. Lisa also discusses how an appellate attorney is different from a lawyer doing trial work. She recalls how she worked her way up from the Bronx District Attorney's office to the New Jersey Supreme Court and ended up working on a case that went all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Who’s The Guest?
Lisa Sarnoff Gochman is a retired New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, with twenty-six years of experience, who specializes in complex criminal appellate litigation. She argued before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case Apprendi v. New Jersey.

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Cardozo School of Law in New York City. She is a career appellate prosecutor and currently serves as an Of Counsel to the Appellate Section of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

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