This week’s Lawyer2Lawyer podcast looks at the first U.S. piracy prosecution in more than a century:

The first prosecution of a pirate in the U.S. in 100 years! The world watched closely as Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship was rescued, after being held hostage by four Somali pirates. bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome piracy law expert Professor Samuel P. Menefee, Maury Fellow at University of Virgina’s Center for Ocean Law and Policy, and Joseph R. McFaul, a partner with Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold and a retired commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, to explore the legal issues surrounding piracy on the high seas and the future of the captured pirate and how this case could be a deterrent in other incidents of piracy.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.