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Douglas Brooks for Harvard Fencing Coach Peter Brand
Episode 1028th February 2023 • For the Defense with David Oscar Markus • rakontur
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Well-known Boston lawyer Douglas Brooks sits down with David Oscar Markus to discuss the Harvard Fencing Coach case, an off-shoot of the Varsity Blues prosecution. 

The college admissions process gives all applicants – and their parents! – stress. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston charged over 50 defendants in the biggest college scandal of our time, which they dubbed Varsity Blues. Only a handful had the guts to go to trial, including the fencing coach at Harvard, who turned to Douglas Brooks to help him. In this bonus episode, David Oscar Markus speaks with Doug, his old college and law school buddy, about the incredible trial tactics that led to this amazing acquittal.