Hogan Lovells

, The National Law Journal


It's not often that appellate lawyers at corporate law firms get to save someone's life. Yet that was the case for Hogan Lovells partners Christopher Handman, Desmond Hogan and Catherine Stetson. Along with a pro bono team that worked around the clock in September and October, the trio won a stay of execution for Florida's John Errol Ferguson with minutes to spare. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, he was convicted of killing eight people during the 1970s and had styled himself the "Prince of God."

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