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Steven J. Harper is an attorney, adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School, and author of four books, including Crossing Hoffa — A Teamster’s Story (Chicago Tribune “Best Book of the Year”) and The Lawyer Bubble — A Profession in Crisis. He blogs at “The Belly of the Beast.” Follow him on Twitter: @StevenJHarper1.

In January 2017, Steve began “The Trump-Russia Timeline” at and has updated it weekly since then. The Timeline also appears at the Committee to Investigate Russia. Describing the Timeline, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell (“The Last Word”) said: “It’s the greatest tool that we journalists have to work with every day as we stare at this story.”

In addition to public appearances, Steve’s op-eds have appeared in The New York Times and numerous other publications. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. For 30 years prior to his retirement, he was a litigator at the large international law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which he joined upon graduation from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) and Northwestern University (combined B.A/M.A. degrees in economics; Phi Beta Kappa).

You can reach him directly (and confidentially) here.