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Williams & Connolly Associate, Joseph Fluet Featured in The American Lawyer Article, Lawyers at War
June 2007

Williams & Connolly associate, Joseph Fluet III, was featured in The American Lawyer article, "Lawyers at War." The publication interviewed more than two dozen lawyers from the nation's biggest law firms with recent combat or war zone experience in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Joe Fluet, an officer in the Army Reserve, was called to duty in May 2005 and spent most of the next year in Afghanistan. He recruited and trained a select group of Afghan helicopter pilots to serve as antidrug squadrons and form that country's first airborne counternarcotics squad and fight the Afghan opium trade.  

The interviews revealed "while the war has been largely unseen and unfelt in Am Law 200 offices, it is intensely personal for those who have worked or served in Iraq or Afghanistan. By serving, they pushed against an unspoken assumption among colleagues that wars are fought by someone other than lawyers."  

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