By Interviewer William N. Sinclair.

Anyone who worked with, or against, David Isbell would likely say the same thing: a fine lawyer and, above all else, a gentleman. Isbell was a long-time partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington D.C. In a career that spanned half a century, he did it all. A staff member of the Civil Rights Commission in the 1950s, president of the D.C. Bar Association in the 1980s, and a long-time delegate to the American Bar Association, he argued federal appeals on behalf of convicted mafiosos at one end of the spectrum while counseling accountants regarding industry standards on the other. Read the entire article.