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A "Christian Science Monitor" Best Book of the YearWinner of the Philadelphia Athenaeum Literary Award"In the Shadow of the Law" is the story of Morgan Siler, a powerful Washington, D.C., law firm that has transformed itself from a traditional practice serving those most in need into a shrewd giant serving the interests of the wealthy. Through the intertwined stories of a pro bono murder case and a class action lawsuit brought against a large chemical company, we meet the fascinating, engaging, and conflicted characters that make up this world: Mark Clayton, the rookie; Walker Eliot, the prodigy; Katja Phillips, the idealist; and Harold Fineman, the brilliant and burned-out partner, leader of the chemical company's defense team. With a thorny and breathtakingly paced narrative, "In the Shadow of the Law" marks the arrival of a writer who "stakes a firm claim to the literary territory of Scott Turow" ("The Times-Picayune, " New Orleans).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312425883
ISBN-10: 0312425880
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Kermit Roosevelt

Kermit Roosevelt is an assistant professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Having worked at law firms in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Roosevelt is a former clerk to a U.S. Supreme Court justice, a graduate of Yale Law School, and a member of the Human Rights Advisory Board of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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