Above The Law Editor David Lat To Step Down

Hidden at the bottom of today’s email alert comes the following announcement from Above The Law’s Managing Editor. He’s to be replaced by Elie Mystal  as executive. Good luck to David, we’ve always enjoyed the publication under his stewardship.


After more than eleven years in the role, dating back to the launch of this site in August 2006, I have decided to step down as managing editor of Above the Law. The site is currently thriving — last year set records in terms of both traffic and revenue, which this year will likely surpass — and times of success, as opposed to crisis, are the best times for transition.

Change is necessary and good, for both organizations and individuals. Any great organization that lasts more than a few years — a great law firm, law school, or legal news website — will by necessity have more than one leader. Each leader of a great organization will bring new talents and perspectives to the role, leaving the institution stronger than when she arrived.

At Above the Law, my longtime colleague Elie Mystal will assume the role of executive editor. You may have already noticed changes to the site made in connection with the transition, and in the weeks and months ahead, you will see more such changes. Elie and my other wonderful co-editors — Staci Zaretsky, Joe Patrice, and Kathryn Rubino — will preserve the special qualities that have made Above the Law one of the most widely read and influential legal websites in the world, while at the same time taking the site in new and exciting directions.

More at https://abovethelaw.com/2017/10/a-changing-of-the-guard-at-above-the-law/?_hsenc=p2ANqtz—EpbA_eiuTnZy5hVvmW_z51LblkeAKcJPG0dBxm7wYTIWgB0noQw9SdYeNiVe_l9ScoVKujMPhMl_Ndf8XjIvtl3jyg&_hsmi=57539624