Partner Jim Kreindler Featured in Columbia Law School News Story on Justice for 9/11 Families
February 1, 2021
Columbia Law School posted this article online in their Stories and News section - James Kreindler ’80: The Long Journey From Tragedy to Accountability. In addition to going over Jim’s alumni status and stories from his time as a Columbia Law School student, the post also mentions his father - Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP founder, Lee Kreindler and the contributions he made to inventing aviation law.
The article details partner Jim Kreindler’s success in holding Libya accountable for the bombing of Pan Am 103 and compares it to the ongoing 9/11 family members lawsuit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jim has been representing 9/11 family members since 2002 in an effort to uncover the truth about where the responsibility lays for the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
We knew it would be a marathon. When the families were coming in right after 9/11, we were in the midst of battling with Libya. And I said to the 9/11 families . . . you have to be prepared for this to last at minimum 15 years, and it’ll probably go 20 years.
While there have been victories along the way, including the passing of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) and 2020’s ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn that Saudia Arabia make royals and other Saudi witnesses available to be deposed, gaining access to classified documents held by the U.S. government has been a daunting task in this monumental effort to uncover the truth and hold those responsible accountable. Kreindler remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of the 9/11 family members - no matter how long it takes.