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Masters of the Game: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Firm

by Kim Eisler

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5360. Masters of the Game Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Firm, by Kim Eisler (read 21 Mar 2016) This is a 2010 book telling of the law firm of Williams & Connolly, My interest in the firm goes back to my law school days. Edward Bennett Williams (whose biography The Man To See by Evan Thomas, I read with much appreciation on 17 Jan 1992) taught the criminal law class I was in at Georgetown Law in 1950--and a very good teacher he was. This book tells of Williams, who died in 1988, and of the firm which is a major player in the legal world in Washington. The book abounds in stories and gossip about the firm, but has no footnotes and not a single legal citation. But it is unfailingly interesting and so far as one can tell is accurate. Brendan Sullivan, who became famous while representing Oliver North, has seldom lost a case and often the prosecutors are the ones in trouble after tangling with Sullivan. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312554249, Hardcover)

Veteran legal issues reporter Kim Eisler takes us behind the scenes into mega law firm Williams & Connolly, guiding us on a journey through the many storied cases that have served to shape current policies in public and private sector alike

For the past twenty years, author and journalist Kim Eisler has covered the law firm of Williams & Connolly, first at American Lawyer Magazine, then for Legal Times and since 1993 as National Editor of Washingtonian Magazine. More than any other writer, Kim has unprecedented and unusual contacts and relationships with the partners, as well as a background knowledge and familiarity with the firm’s history and personnel over the past two decades.

In Masters of the Game, Eisler sets out to demonstrate how the disciples of Edward Bennett Williams went beyond anyone’s expectations and came to occupy key roles in American culture and business. In the last ten years of his life, Williams, the founder of Williams and Connolly, often said he was building not just a law firm but a monument. Masters of the Game is not only about a law firm, but about how the philosophy and practices of this particular law firm have spread out beyond Washington to dominate business, finance, sports and the American psyche itself through its influence with past, present and future political, corporate and media figures.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:26 -0400)

A veteran legal issues reporter who has covered the law firm Williams & Connelly for twenty years profiles its late founder and explains how both the firm and the lawyers he mentored came to occupy key roles in American culture and business through a unique combination of philosophical practices.… (more)

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