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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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ISBN13: 9781891620041
ISBN: 1891620045
Published: June 1998
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This posthumous memoir offers a look at a high-profile, high-stakes American practice and at the progress of law and politics over the last half of the 20th century. Arthur Liman was renowned both for his abilities as a corporate lawyer and for his commitment to public service and pro bono work. In this candid memoir, written in the months before his death, Liman recalls many of his most controversial, highly publicized cases, including his investigation of the Attica prison uprising, his role as chief counsel in the Iran/Contra hearings, and his defence of junk bond merchant Michael Milken.

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Foreword (Anthony Kronman) * 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 & 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 & 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 Paleys Prize * Public Service As Natural as Breathin The Attica Uprising: Investigation and Implications The Case of New Yorks 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 USD10 Billion Handshake U.S. v. GAF: Good Things Dont 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 Summation Afterword