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desertlaw
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BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby desertlaw » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:29 am

What's the name of the famous nonfiction book about corporate M&A in NYC/Biglaw? I remember seeing it discussed on here before as suggested reading. Wanted to check it out.

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Re: BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:31 am

Barbarians At The Gates - about the RJR / Nabisco deal. Great read, and it's written by journalists so there's more truthiness to it than reading Grisham to learn about biglaw or something.

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Re: BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:34 am

thesealocust wrote:Barbarians At The Gates - about the RJR / Nabisco deal. Great read, and it's written by journalists so there's more truthiness to it than reading Grisham to learn about biglaw or something.
Added benefit: you learn a bit about multinational business and LBOs as well. Useful if you're clueless about such things. I'll also second the recommendation about it being a great read.

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Re: BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby desertlaw » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:39 am

thesealocust wrote:Barbarians At The Gates - about the RJR / Nabisco deal. Great read, and it's written by journalists so there's more truthiness to it than reading Grisham to learn about biglaw or something.


Should have asked you over Gchat. Thanks.

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Re: BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:52 am

desertlaw wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Barbarians At The Gates - about the RJR / Nabisco deal. Great read, and it's written by journalists so there's more truthiness to it than reading Grisham to learn about biglaw or something.


Should have asked you over Gchat. Thanks.


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Re: BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:00 am

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Re: BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:18 am

As an illustration of biglaw, this is wayyyyy better than Barbarians at the Gate. Barbarians at the Gate just has lawyers make cameos:

http://www.amazon.com/Partners-Inside-A ... 487&sr=8-6

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Re: BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby DCDuck » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:37 am

The Firm, by Grisham

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Re: BigLaw Famous Book? Can't Remember Name

Postby Kiersten1985 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:04 pm

Tombstones: A Lawyer's Tales from the Takeover Decades

Read parts of this for Corporations, it was really good. Talks about a bunch of different deals from the prospective of a Wachtell associate-then-partner in the '70s and '80s.

http://www.amazon.com/Tombstones-Lawyer ... 0374278458




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