French Lawyer Olivier Metzner

French Lawyer Olivier Metzner

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French Lawyer Olivier Metzner, seen here at the Bordeaux courthouse on June 14, 2011 in France, started his career defending gang members, making a name for himself by freeing clients on technicalities. He represented former Societe Generale SA trader Jerome Kerviel, heiress Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, politician Dominique de Villepin, businessmen Loik Le Floch-Prigent and Jean-Marie Messier, as well as Continental Airlines in the 2000 Concorde crash. Metzner, whom was 63-years-old, was found dead from an apparent suicide.