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

3.05 of 5 stars 3.05  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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 America
ebook, 352 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published June 15th 2010)
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Andreas Novio
Ambitious title. Does it deliver?

Powerful law firm that has won more than its fair share of high-profile trials in Washington. Its lawyers control what goes into the mainstream media (for certain media groups). They advise polticians and broker private sector jobs for them. They control some baseball teams (not sure how much this translates to power).

Having said all that, they are seemingly not as powerful as Goldman Sachs (can't help making comparison). The law firm jungle is much more fragment
Mark Jakubik
This book warrants 3 stars only because the subject matter is, for those interested in such things as the ways of Washington and law firms, so fascinating. The firm that Ed Williams built, and where the likes of zbrendan Sullivan have reigned since Williams' death, has been involved in some of the most contentious big ticket white collar criminal cases of the last 3 decades. The characters, and the cases, are interesting in and of themselves. Sadly, Kim Eisler has not done the subject matter jus ...more
This book is comprised of a bunch of anecdotes featuring the key lawyers of the D.C. firm Williams & Connolly. The stories are about how each of these individuals became lawyers and eventually achieved their successes. Many of the anecdotes involve big name Washington folks and scandals, which is one of the main reasons the book is so interesting. I didn't find it to be politically biased, but I'm sure there are some people who would. Mainly, it further solidified my belief that D.C. politic ...more
Mildly interesting subject torpedoed by bad writing, I was expecting something more salacious from the title, but was disappointed. The only part where it seemed that they may have some sort of extra influence over and above any other well-run law firm is where they represent so many media members and politicians as literary agents while taking part in very high profile litigation, but even there, it doesn't seem so bad. Of course, if this law firm is as powerful as the books implies, that's wha ...more
Jamie Weiss
Hard to review this book. It was very interesting to read about a lot of the inside baseball stuff from the last 30 years - politics and litigation and special investigators. But Eisler's writing is horrifying. It also wasn't exactly as advertised - the book is rarely about Williams & Connolly and often about the individual lawyers who just happen to be partners there and have a practice that involves defending high profile criminal cases (like Ted Stevens) or counseling high profile clients ...more
Very interesting read of law and politics, very disjointed reading.
Jim Jackson
Great Read! Definitely a place I would like to work!
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