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In this unprecedented look at the culture of American lawyering, Lincoln Caplan shows us Skadden's origins in the white-shoe postwar legal world and its rise to preeminence in the era of Drexel Burnham Lambert - the firm's largest client in the eighties. Skadden is revealed as a place that prizes opportunists but which also created a $10 million program to support public-interest lawyers. In Caplan's probing and even-handed account, the story of Joe Flom's firm illuminates an era in America business and society.
"Caplan's inside insights are fascinating. It is as if we get not only one of L.A. Law's best episodes, but also a lot of what is usually left on the cutting-room floor." - Booklist
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)|
Table of Contents
|1||The Snake Pit||3|
|4||Showing the Bastards||35|
|8||Building the Church||87|
|10||The Bar's Race to the Bottom||121|
|12||The Skadden Culture||153|
|15||The Merger Movement||207|
|17||The Morning Line||239|
|A Background Note||333|