The Money Lawyers
The No-holds-barred World of Today's Richest and Most Powerful LawyersBook - 2006 | 1st ed.
"The Money Lawyers" vividly describes how lawyering has become a money-driven business, not just a profession. It explores the lucrative world of class-action litigation, where plaintiff lawyers - "The Class-Action Club" - garner billions of dollars in damages and fees through suits against manufacturers of items such as breast implants, asbestos, and diet pills. Also featured are the new super-lawyer David Boies of IBM/Florida vote fame; the Washington, D.C., lawyer-lobbyist Tom Boggs; and the mess divorce of securities "strike-suit law" William Lerach of San Diego and Melvyn Weiss of New York. Additionally, the dark side of "white-shoe law" is detailed in an account of how a Wall Street firm cast out partners so that survivors could make more money, and the price the firm paid for its blatant disloyalty.
Publisher: New York : Truman Talley/St. Martins Press, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 340.0922 GOULDEN
Characteristics: xvi, 428 p. ; 25 cm.