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Lawyer : A Life Of Counsel And Controversy - Arthur L. Liman


A Life Of Counsel And Controversy

Paperback Published: 1st April 2003
ISBN: 9781586481773
Number Of Pages: 420

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The posthumous memoirs of one of America's greatest lawyers offers a provocative look inside his high-profile, high-stakes practice and at the progress of law and politics over the last half-century. . During nearly half a century of practicing law, Arthur L. Liman represented the very best ideals of his profession. He was renowned both for his brilliance as a corporate lawyer and for his commitment to public service and pro bono work. Vanity Fair called him a "big trouble" lawyer--i. e. , the lawyer you call when you're in it. In this candid memoir, written in the months before his death, Liman discusses his life in the law from the moment Roy Cohn's performance at the McCarthy hearings inspired him to become a lawyer (in order to stand against lawyers like Cohn) to his influential investigation of the Attica prison uprising, through his role as chief counsel in the Iran-Contra hearings, with looks at many fascinating cases, clients, and controversies along the way. Full of lively portraits of the moguls, financiers, politicians and criminals with whom Liman worked, and grounded in his insightful, provocative opinions on the practice of law and on today's legal issues, Lawyer is an absorbing read.

Forewordp. vii
Familyp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Opening Statementp. xvii
Two Mentors (and a Menace)
Roy Cohn Made Me a Lawyerp. 3
The Judge: Simon H. Rifkindp. 15
The Boss: Robert M. Morgenthaup. 33
Private Practice
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrisonp. 57
American Express, Tino De Angelis, and the Great Salad Oil Scandalp. 67
U.S. v. Wolfson: My Introduction to Defending White-Collar Crimep. 85
Charles Bluhdorn Awards Us the Gulf & Western Good-American Medalp. 94
Continental Grain Chases the Silver Sheiksp. 107
The Rise and Rise of Steve Ross and the Mega Merger of Time and Warnerp. 125
Keeping the Eye Was Bill Paley's Prizep. 159
Public Service
As Natural as Breathingp. 171
The Attica Uprising: Investigation and Implicationsp. 175
The Case of New York's Collapsing Subway Carsp. 195
Representing the Unrepresented: The Legal Action Center, the Legal Aid Society, and the Capital Defender Officep. 209
Was the New York City Medical Examiner Covering up Police Brutality?p. 220
A Thumb on the Scale of Justice
The Runaway Prosecutorsp. 229
Pennzoil v. Texaco: The $10 Billion Handshakep. 239
U.S. v. GAF: Good Things Don't Always Come in Threesp. 249
Michael Milken: The Demon of Wall Streetp. 265
The Iran-Contra Investigation
Flouting the Constitutionp. 297
Contraband, Contra-Aid, Controversyp. 300
Public Hearings in the Television Agep. 317
North and Poindexter: Covert Acts and Cover-Upsp. 328
Implausible Deniability: Why Reagan Was Not Impeachedp. 343
Presidential Accountability and Criminal Liabilityp. 351
Summationp. 357
Afterwordp. 361
Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9781586481773
ISBN-10: 1586481770
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 1st April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.07  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1