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V. Goliath: the trials of David Boies

V. Goliath: the trials of David Boies

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Karen Donovan
  • Biografical Information: Karen Donovan is a former editor and reporter at the National Law Journal. Her work has appeared in Wired, Business Week, and The New York Times. Formerly a practicing attorney, she recently completed the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2005
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Other titles: Versus Goliath
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XIII, 367 pages ; 25 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, V. Goliath: the trials of David Boies is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Karen Donovan.
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Number of Editions: 8 editions
  • First edition Date: 2005
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • General Notes: Includes index.
  • Languages: US English, Chinese
  • Library of Congress Code: KF220
  • ISBN: 0375421130 9780375421136
  • OCLC: 55887333

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In a society ever more obsessed with legal drama, David Boies, the star of a thousand press conferences, stands head and shoulders above the rest. The most prominent trial lawyer in the United States, Boies was catapulted to international prominence when he represented Al Gore before the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore, in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election. But well before the word “chad&#8221
entered our lexicon, Boies had participated in a string of headline-making cases, representing the Justice Department against Microsoft, CBS against General Westmoreland, and Napster against the recording industry. Brash, reckless, and prideful, he is also charming, charismatic, unerringly articulate in the courtroom, and supremely comfortable in the public eye. He is the epitome of the celebrity attorney and a peerless practitioner of the art of law.
Legal journalist Karen Donovan, herself a lawyer, had unprecedented access to Boies for nearly two years, accompanying him on his high-profile cases and recording the workings of his brilliant yet erratic mind. She gives us a scintillating chronicle of the legal dramas in which Boies has played a crucial role. And drawing on extensive interviews with his
former colleagues, she provides insightful analyses of his strategies, his skills, his effectiveness, his penchant for personal renown, and his flaws.
The story of a singularly gifted lawyer——his ambition, judgment, and sense of justice——v. Goliath is also an ILluminating
examination of a profession that, increasingly, confuses ideals and celebrity.

Main Contents

“Once it's over, it's over”
A ticket for speeding
The Cravath system
The seed of the myth
“Everyone recognized that the time had come for him to go”
The tribe
The show
The first lesson
The doctrine of retribution
Kiss and make up
Big money
Getting to $512 million : bidding up the case against Christie's and Sotheby's
In the bunker
The haymaker
3,300 ballots
“Well, I think that's a very hard question”
The Jule dice.

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  • Article Name: V. Goliath: the trials of David Boies
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