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Koos's legal experience helping DPP

JUSTICE The man who has been dubbed `the president's favorite lawyer' helped Chen and Lu defend their election victory against legal battles

By Jimmy Chuang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Koo's legal expertise includes copyright law, lawsuits between Taiwanese companies and foreign companies, international trade-related cases and consumer-related cases.

In addition, Koo is also a human rights activist and has been a member of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights since 2000.

In addition to practicing law, Koo has been a teacher of the subject. He was a faculty member of Chinese Culture University's Law Department from 1993 until last year.

"He is a tough guy when teaching students or instructing junior lawyers," said his colleague Su.

Koo was Su's instructor when she began to practice law.

According to the young female attorney, Koo believes that a good lawyer must be accurate on almost everything. A factual error can be forgiven but a repeated error is not tolerable at all, she said.

"Koo once said to me that a lawyer is responsible for the fate of his or her client. When a lawyer is dealing with a case, he or she must be very serious and careful," she said.

"`Follow your heart' is the bottom line for each of my clients. That was what [Koo] told me," Su added.

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