David Kaplan

  1. Adjunct Faculty

David A. Kaplan is the former legal affairs of Newsweek, where he worked for 20 years. He then spent five years at Fortune, writing cover stories and long-form narratives. Kaplan is the author of four books: “The Silicon Boys,” a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into six languages; “The Accidental President,” an account of the 2000 election on which HBO’s Emmy-winning “Recount” was based; “Mine’s Bigger,” a biography of the largest sailboat in the world, which won the Loeb Award for Best Business Book of 2008; and the upcoming “The Most Dangerous Branch,” a behind-the-scenes account of the modern Supreme Court, which argues that the justices have become too interventionist, too involved in American life (publication date: September 2018, Random House) He has taught First Amendment law and ethics at NYU since 2009.

Kaplan is a graduate of Cornell and the New York University School of Law. Perhaps most important, he finished in 5th place out of 13,000 to be the new voice of the Aflac duck.