About Rich Rawson

Rich Rawson is a retired lawyer who was formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Lucent Technologies. He is a graduate of Rutgers Law School and a member of the DC Bar.

Prosecuting Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers And Facing Down Legal Threats to Black Lives Last Wednesday, a grand jury indicted the three Georgia men who harassed, chased down, and killed Ahmaud Arbery in broad daylight. Each of the defendants was indicted on nine counts, the most serious being “malice murder”—intentional killing with malice aforethought. After months of…

COVID-19 Is Not the Only Virus at Work: We Must Counter Racist Attacks on Asian Americans A crisis can bring out the best in people. Unfortunately, it can also bring out the worst. The novel coronavirus pandemic has done both. Americans first heard in December about COVID-19, the new virus ravaging Wuhan, China. As it…

Stand Against Hate Crimes Support the Jabara-Heyer “No Hate” Act to Increase Accountability Khalid Jabara, a Lebanese-American whose family had fled Lebanon’s civil war and religious persecution, was shot and killed on his front porch in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 12, 2016. The shooter, who lived in the same neighborhood, had harassed Jabara and his…

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