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Lawyer : a life of counsel and controversy

Author: Arthur L Liman; Peter Israel
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For Decades, Arthur L. Liman represented the very best ideals of his profession. In this absorbing memoir, completed just before his death, Liman looks back on his spectacular career, his greatest cases, and the ways the legal profession has changed - for better and worse - over the past half century."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Liman, Arthur L.
Lawyer.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©1998
(OCoLC)607079715
Online version:
Liman, Arthur L.
Lawyer.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©1998
(OCoLC)608446493
Named Person: Arthur L Liman; Arthur L Liman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur L Liman; Peter Israel
ISBN: 1891620045 9781891620041 1586481770 9781586481773
OCLC Number: 39262000
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Family --
Two Mentors (and A Menace) --
Roy Cohn Made Me a Lawyer --
The Judge: Simon H. Rifkind --
The Boss: Robert M. Morgenthau --
Private Practice --
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison --
American Express, Tino De Angelis, and the Great Salad Oil Scandal --
U.S. v. Wolfson: My Introduction to Defending White-Collar Crime --
Charles Bluhdorn Awards Us the Gulf and Western Good-American Medal --
Continental Grain Chases the Silver Sheiks --
The Rise and Rise of Steve Ross and the Mega Merger of Time and Warner --
Keeping the Eye Was Bill Paley's Prize --
Public Service --
As Natural as Breathing --
The Attica Uprising: Investigation and Implications --
The Case of New York's Collapsing Subway Cars --
Representing the Unrepresented: The Legal Action Center, the Legal Aid Society, and the Capital Defender Office --
Was the New York City Medical Examiner Covering up Police Brutality? --
A Thumb on the Scale of Justice --
The Runaway Prosecutors --
Pennzoil v. Texaco: The $10 Billion Handshake --
U.S. v. GAF: Good Things Don't Always Come in Threes --
Michael Milken: The Demon of Wall Street --
The Iran-Contra Investigation --
Flouting the Constitution --
Contraband, Contra-Aid, Controversy --
Public Hearings in the Television Age --
North and Poindexter: Covert Acts and Cover-Ups --
Implausible Deniability: Why Reagan Was Not Impeached --
Presidential Accountability and Criminal Liability.
Responsibility: Arthur L. Liman ; with the assistance of Peter Israel.

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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  Read more...

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