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Skadden: Power, Money, and the Rise of a Legal Empire

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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-i ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 30th 1994 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published November 1st 1993)
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Tyler Storm
May 14, 2015 Tyler Storm rated it it was amazing
Really good book for Law School Students, potential Law School Students, and for individuals interested in how parts of the legal profession operate. A lot of things about law firms are typically kept quite secret and behind the doors. You do hear some rumors on the online forums, however this book you hear it straight from the sources(e.g. partners, managing partners, members of the Committee). Lincoln Caplan opens up a prominent law firm and exposes how it operates internally to the public. Yo ...more
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Superbly written and researched. A great account of the early days of Skadden and its rise to the top.
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