Summary: French prominent criminal lawyer who was often nicknamed the "gangsters' lawyer" and became a larger-than-life figure known for his spirited defense on high-profile and controversial defendants including the former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, the "rogue trader" Jerome Kerviel, and Continental Airlines that had been accused of causing the catastrophic Concorde crash in 2000.
Cause of Death: Apparent suicide by drowning
Born: November 22, 1949
Died: March 17, 2013
Location: Boedic Island, Gulf of Morbihan, France