Mr. Coombs’ cases, particularly United States v. Manning and United States v. Akbar, have been subject to extensive media coverage. His cases have been featured in print and broadcast media throughout the world, including such prominent news outlets as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Time Magazine, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and Fox. The Manning case formed the basis for the documentary “We Steal Secrets” by Oscar-award winning director and producer Alex Gibney and for the movie “The Fifth Estate,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Mr. Coombs himself has been profiled by various newspapers, including The New York Times and Reuters.

If your case is high-profile, Mr. Coombs will take his direction from you as to whether, and to what extent, you would like him to involve the media. Mr. Coombs does not believe in trying cases in the media, but feels that there is oftentimes a valuable role for the media to play in exposing wrongdoing.

Television and Video

The Today Show, interview with Savannah Guthrie (August 22, 2013)

The Today Show, follow-up story (August 23, 2013)

Democracy Now, interview with Alexa O’Brien (August 21, 2013)

CBS News (July 31, 2013)

Reuters, post-trial press conference (August 21, 2013)

War on Whistleblowers Conference (with Julian Assange) (September 17, 2013)

CSPAN, Press Conference (December 8, 2012)

CNN, interview with Brian Todd (December 1, 2010)

WPRI, Faculty of Law Hiring Announcement (June 26, 2015)
Articles About United States v. Manning

Manning attorney denounces unfair trial, files clemency papers
RT, March 27, 2014

Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for a Pivotal Leak of U.S. Files
The New York Times, August 21, 2013

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy, convicted of six counts of espionage
The New York Daily News, July 30, 2013

Judge finds Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty of espionage
The Washington Post, July 30, 2013

Bradley Manning attorney: Analyst had humanitarian motives
Politico, July 26, 2013

Bradley Manning’s ‘sole purpose was to make a difference’, lawyer insists
The Guardian, July 26, 2013

Bradley Manning lawyer calls for 'aiding the enemy' charges to be dropped
The Guardian, July 8, 2013

Defense for WikiLeaks’ Bradley Manning to take center stage in espionage trial
The New York Daily News, July 5, 2013

As Bradley Manning's Trial Begins, Attorneys Spar Over His 'Arrogance' Versus 'Good Intentions'
Forbes, June 3, 2013

WikiLeaks Case Lawyer Chides Marine Jailers on Manning’s Treatment
The New York Times, December 11, 2012

How March Madness and 'panties' figure into hearing of Bradley Manning
NBC News, December 2, 2012

Bradley Manning’s prison conditions ‘criminal,’ lawyer says
SHF Wire, December, 2012

Bradley Manning Pretrial Hearing Puts Military On Trial In WikiLeaks Case
The Huffington Post, November 30, 2012

Bradley Manning treatment in ‘flagrant violation’ of military code – lawyer
The Guardian, August 10, 2012

Manning Says Secrecy Dooms Fair Trial
Courthouse News, April 23, 2012

Bradley Manning moves step closer to full court martial
The Guardian, January 12, 2012

Manning’s lawyer fails in effort to have presiding officer removed
The Guardian, January 12, 2012

Manning Says Secrecy Dooms Fair Trial
CNN, December 16, 2011

Soldier’s Hearing Weighs Harm From Wikileaks
NPR, September 17, 2011

Articles About Other Cases

Murder charges dropped against sergeant who shot 2 unarmed Iraqi boys
TribLive, September 30, 2014

Witness in U.S. Army hearing over Iraq shootings says he kept silent out of fear
Reuters, April 25, 2014

US soldier accused of killing two teens in Iraq as military investigates
The Guardian, April 23, 2014

Akbar Sentenced to Death for Grenade Attack
Fox News, April 29, 2005


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