Head CNN attorney Ted Boutrous recently won the company’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration over their decision to revoke journalist Jim Acosta‘s press credentials to the White House.
A few days later, federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered the White House to return Acosta’s press pass, according to CNN.
In the lawsuit, Boutrous and CNN claimed a “wrongful revocation” of Acosta’s credentials and argued that the Trump administration “violated CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process.”
Acosta clashed with President Trump during a news conference this month with questions about immigration and the special counsel’s investigation. The CNN correspondent would not give up the microphone after the president attempted to move on to another reporter.
CNN hired attorney Ted Boutrous to defend Acosta and attempt to restore his credentials. Boutrous is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and is of Lebanese descent.
Boutrous has a history of representing clients in major cases such as Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, Hollingsworth v. Perry and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes.
WATCH: Boutrous talks about the lawsuit on CNN:
Attorney for CNN and @Acosta, @BoutrousTed, breaks down the wrongful revocation of credentials and how it violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process. pic.twitter.com/CHdAAzHQBm
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 13, 2018