David Remes is a human rights lawyer and one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs in the Hedges case. Best known for his representation of Guantánamo detainees, David has also represented individuals in dozens of cases involving freedom of speech and religion, equal protection, and due process of law. For many years, David was a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, a premier Washington, D.C. law firm. He left the firm in 2008 to devote himself exclusively to human rights matters; he calls his practice Appeal for Justice. David also assists advocacy groups in federal legislative matters. David is a frequent guest on public affairs programs and is widely quoted in the US and foreign media. He has also been extensively profiled. David received his B.A. from Columbia University, magna cum laude, in 1976, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979.