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Floyd Abrams

Current Location:: New York, Manhattan, New York, United States
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isidore Abrams and Rae Abrams
Husband of <private> Surasky
Father of Private User and Ronnie Abrams
Brother of <private> Schulman (Abrams)

Occupation: Attorney
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Floyd Abrams

Floyd Abrams (born July 9, 1936) is an American attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. He is an expert on constitutional law, and many arguments in the briefs he has written before the United States Supreme Court have been adopted as United States Constitutional interpretative law as it relates to the First Amendment and free speech.

"Ask someone to name a First Amendment lawyer. If they answer, one-hundred percent of the time the answer will be the same: Floyd Abrams. Then ask them to name another such lawyer. The answer: silence. It is a sign of the times that the name Floyd Abrams is synonymous with the First Amendment in a way that virtually no other name is." First Amendment Center.

"[Floyd Abrams is the] most significant First Amendment lawyer of our age." Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.


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Floyd Abrams's Timeline

July 9, 1936
Bronx, New York, United States

July 9, 1936

June 3, 1968
Age 31
New York, New York, New York, United States