Steven Brill (law writer)

Steven Brill (born August 22, 1950 in Queens, New York) is best known as the founder of Clear [ [http://www.flyclear.com/ flyclear.com] ] , the New York-based startup airport security fast-pass company. He is the creator of a now-defunct magazine with a critical eye to the media, "Brill's Content" [ [http://www.timesizing.com/dwn0110b.htm Downsizings, Oct. 16-31, 2001] ] . He also launched Contentville.com, which was to be a clearinghouse for the buying and selling of web text, news, and info of all sorts. The Contentville.com concept crashed with the dot-coms in 2001. For a time he was a columnist for Newsweek. Brill also founded CourtTV and "American Lawyer" magazine. He is the author of "The Teamsters" (1978) and "After: How America Confronted the September 12th Era" (2003).

Mr. Brill notably covered the rise and subsequent precipitous collapse of the law firm of Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey in "American Lawyer". [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE7DB1F3DF932A25752C1A961948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1 Finley, Kumble, Major Law Firm, Facing Revamping or Dissolution - New York Times ] ]

Personal life

Brill is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Yale University (BA, 1972; JD, 1975). He is married and has three children. He currently resides in New York City and Bedford, New York. [ [http://ebooks.palm.com/author/detail/8941 palm eBook Store: Author: Steven Brill] in the Yale Alumni Magazine]

Timeline of projects

*1978, October: "Teamsters" (ISBN 0-671-22771-8) is published
*1987: "The American Lawyer" launches
*1991: CourtTV launches [http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2001/nov01/nov26/5_fri/news7friday.html Brill is born again as a Newsweek columnist] ]
*1998, August: "Brill's Content" launches
*2000, July: Contentville launches [ [http://www.forewordmagazine.com/ftw/ftwarchives.aspx?id=20000809.htm Listen Up Contentville - Authors Win Lawduit] in ForeWord Magazine] ]
*2001: Brill begins teaching an advanced journalism course at Yale [ [http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/2006_03/l_v.html Yale's content enhanced by Brill] in Yale Alumni Magazine]
*2001, November: Brill signs on as a contributing editor for Newsweek
*2003: Verified Identity Pass is founded
*2003, April: "After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era" (ISBN 0-7432-3709-9) is published
*2003, October: The America Prepared Campaign is launched [ [http://publicservice.clearchannel.com/np/theamericapreparedcampaign The America Prepared Campaign] at ClearChannel]
*2003, Fall: Founded Verified Identity Pass/ Clear Registered Traveler

Brill's Content

Brill's Content was a media watchdog publication that ceased publication in 2001. [ [http://www.writenews.com/2001/101901_brill_inside_close.htm Brill's Content Closes and Primedia Acquires Inside] The Write News]

Clear

His latest venture is Clear, a subsidiary of Verified Identity Pass, Inc. [ [http://www.flyclear.com/footer/corporate_information.html Clear Corporate Information] ] It allows travelers to get through airport security quickly with an annual subscription to the program and pre-screening.

Quotations

"Journalists are probably the only people on the planet who make lawyers look good."as quoted in [http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/politics/columns/citypolitic/1680/ Wolff's Brill's Content] by Michael Wolff]

According to Michael Wolff,

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