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John James "Jack" McCoy is a character from the television series Law & Order, also appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Trial By Jury and Homicide: Life on the Street and is portrayed by Sam Waterston. He was a New York Assistant Disctrict Attorney (ADA) and later the District Attorney.
Jack was tough with both defendants and the NYPD when necessary. He upheld the law but also looked for creative ways to work within the law when it came to punishing the guilty.
Jack was often at odds with judges and his boss DA Adam Schiff, pleading his case as to why bringing charges otherwise not thought of would be justified. Jack was passionate about the law, following it and bending it when necessary.