Meet Orin Synder, the tech sector’s deadliest trial lawyer


Orin Snyder, Apple’s attorney

Today Apple heads into the second week of the ebooks antitrust trial on the heels of a courtroom victory. Last week, a Google executive took the stand to testify on behalf of the government; Orin Snyder, Apple’s lead counsel and one of the country’s top trial lawyers, chopped his credibility into sushi.

It’s worth revisiting because lawyers from the US Department of Justice, who allege that Apple conspired with a cabal of big publishing houses to raise ebook prices in 2010, somehow failed to anticipate the mismatch that would occur when Snyder questioned Thomas Turvey, Google’s director of strategic partnerships. Turvey got drubbed on the witness stand and lawyers for the prosecution should have seen it…

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