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Crowell & Moring's Stuart Newberger Speaks About The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice

Washington – November 26, 2018: Stuart Newberger recently delivered a lecture at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service about his battle for justice against state-sponsored terrorism in representing the families of seven Americans who were killed when their plane imploded by a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan agents in 1989.

Newberger chronicled their story in his recent book, The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice. The UTA 772 terror attack was one of the deadliest in history at the time. But, as most of those killed were French nationals, outside of France the tragedy remained overshadowed by the Lockerbie bombing (Pan Am Flight 103) that had taken place 10 months earlier. Both attacks were carried out at the instruction of Libya’s former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

While “Lockerbie” became synonymous with international terrorism, UTA 772 became “the forgotten flight.” Newberger told the audience at the Clinton School about the years following the attack, including the investigation by French authorities, the political debates across both sides of the Atlantic, and the firm’s work to achieve justice for its clients.

Click here to watch the speech on the Clinton School of Public Service website.

About Crowell & Moring LLP 

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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