Law & Order (1990–2010)
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For the Defense 

The DA's office discovers that a former prosecutor now working as a defense attorney has been getting damaging witnesses in his trials killed, and that Rubirosa was unknowingly a co-conspirator in one of his cases.


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Dick Wolf (created by), Ed Zuckerman | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sisto ... Cyrus Lupo
Anthony Anderson ... Kevin Bernard
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Linus Roache ... Michael Cutter
Alana De La Garza ... Connie Rubirosa
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Jonathan Cake ... Marcus Woll
Betty Gilpin ... Paige Regan
Jenna Stern ... Judge Linda Taft
Casey Siemaszko ... Bart Rainey
Kate Burton ... Erica Gardner
Ty Jones ... Alvin 'Mad Dog' Jackson
Michael Shulman ... Maxwell Cavanaugh
Michael Braun ... Les Gomez
Irene Glezos ... Shelley Lovett


After a key witness for a murder trial is found dead outside her hotel room, Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard become involved in a spiraling case that unravels into an intricate conspiracy, leaving additional witnesses' lives in danger and Rubirosa in the crossfire. Black market dealings, affairs and drug cartels intertwine to expose the risk of taking the stand as a witness when corrupt officials control the court. Written by NBC Publicity

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Release Date:

13 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Andrew Pang has portrayed five different characters throughout the course of the series: See more »

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Ice Water Adversary
30 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Criminal attorneys generally learn their trade at a District Attorney's office and then go out into private practice, sometimes commanding huge fees the bigger the criminals they defend. Such is the case with Jonathan Cake who defends some big mob people. But Law And Order hasn't had a lawyer like Cake who from either side of the aisle is willing to commit murder to win a case. He's one coldblooded lawyer serial killer.

Detectives Anthony Anderson and Jeremy Sisto are assigned to investigate a woman's murder and their suspicions fall on mobster Casey Siemaszko. But soon enough some bad vibes start emanating from lawyer Cake that he becomes the prime target.

The big problem is that Alana De La Garza was once involved with him and that compromises the DA's case almost.

Linus Roache as ADA Mike Cutter may have faced his toughest cross examination with Cake. He's a smooth, smirking, ice water adversary.

Check this episode with what is the current cast of regulars.

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