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David Remes

David Remes is a human rights lawyer best known for his representation of Guantánamo detainees, including Adnan Latif, a mentally disturbed young Yemeni who died in September 2012 under suspicious circumstances. Mr. Remes also litigates civil liberties cases, including a First Amendment challenge by Christopher Hedges and others to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. For many years, Mr. Remes was a partner at Covington & Burling, a Washington, D.C. law firm. Mr. Remes left the firm in July 2008 to devote himself exclusively to human rights and civil liberties law and advocacy. He calls his practice Appeal for Justice. Mr. Remes received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1976, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979.