Who are the lawyers?
Profiles of the attorneys for Clinton and the committee
David Schippers: The Democrat House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde appointed to lead the impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton, Schippers is a newcomer to Washington. The prosecutor has spent much of his career in Chicago, and served in the Justice Department under President John Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy in the 1960's. Schippers has described his style as "going for the jugular," and often relies on a fiery demeanor. He has largely stayed away from politics in his 40-year career.
Abbe Lowell The consummate Washington insider, Lowell serves as the chief counsel for Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee. He made his public debut before the committee October 5, arguing that nothing in Independent Counsel Ken Starr's referral to Congress amounted to an impeachable offense. Lowell has made his career working on ethics cases, representing former Speaker Jim Wright (D-Texas), former Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Illinois) and Rep. Joseph M. McDade, (R-Pennsylvania) among others.
David Kendall Kendall is the Clintons' personal lawyer for Whitewater matters. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton successfully pushed for him to be in charge of the Lewinsky case. A Rhodes scholar and Yale law school graduate, Kendall practiced civil rights law before joining the elite Washington, D.C., firm of Williams & Connolly.
Charles Ruff Ruff been a White House Counsel since 1997. Prior to that, he was Corporation Counsel to the District of Columbia. The former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia also served as special prosecutor in the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. From 1982 to 1995, Ruff was a partner in the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling.
Gregory Craig. The newest member of the president's legal team, Craig has been the White House counsel in charge of responding to Independent Counsel Ken Starr's referral, and in communicating matters of impeachment to the president. Prior to joining his work as special counsel, he served as Director of Policy and Planning at the Department of State