Ginsburg was a longtime medical malpractice attorney and a friend of Lewinsky's father, a doctor, when he agreed to represent her in 1998.
Lewinsky, a former White House intern, was facing accusations that she lied under oath about having sex with Clinton. She received immunity from prosecution and testified before a grand jury.
Clinton was acquitted after being impeached for allegedly lying about his relations with Lewinsky.
Ginsburg was criticized for at first advising Lewinsky to turn down an immunity offer.
He also was criticized for aggressive public statements in which he attacked independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who was pursuing the Clinton case. Ginsburg accused federal investigators of intimidating the 24-year-old Lewinsky by questioning her for hours without a lawyer. At one point he urged that Starr be fired.
Ginsburg also represented a doctor accused of covering up the cause of Liberace's death from AIDS, and the doctor who examined Loyola-Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers just before his sudden on-court death in 1990.
Born on March 25, 1943, in Philadelphia, Ginsburg's family moved to Los Angeles in the early 1950s. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, before earning his law degree from the University of Southern California. -- AP