Dan Novack is an attorney and journalist whose writing focuses on the law’s intersection with politics, sports, and everything in between. Prior to joining The Intercept, Dan practiced law in the litigation department of the New York City powerhouse firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. Previously, Dan worked for Glenn Greenwald while obtaining his law degree, contributing research and editorial support for his daily column and book With Liberty and Justice for Some.
Dan has also served as a consulting producer for two sports documentaries: Pelotero and Schooled: The Price of College Sports. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Sophia Tee and their Havanese, Lillian.
In October 2012, United States Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. was in a tight spot. Seeking dismissal of a legal challenge against an NSA warrantless electronic surveillance program, the Department of Justice had taken the position that the rabble-rousers represented by the ACLU had no standing to sue because they couldn’t prove they had been subjected to surveillance. But who, if anyone, could prove they were harmed by a program cloaked in secrecy?