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The shadow of the law

The careers and personal lives of a group of young attorneys hang in the balance as they begin work at Morgan Siler, one of Washington D.C.'s most powerful law firms, and become embroiled in two important cases, defending a Texas oil firm against a class action suit brought after an explosion killed dozens of workers, and a pro bono death penalty case in Virginia.

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  • "The careers and personal lives of a group of young attorneys hang in the balance as they begin work at Morgan Siler, one of Washington D.C.'s most powerful law firms, and become embroiled in two important cases, defending a Texas oil firm against a class action suit brought after an explosion killed dozens of workers, and a pro bono death penalty case in Virginia."@en
  • "The careers and personal lives of a group of young attorneys hang in the balance as they begin work at Morgan Siler, one of Washington D.C.'s most powerful law firms, and become embroiled in two important cases, defending a Texas oil firm against a class action suit brought after an explosion killed dozens of workers, and a pro bono death penalty case in Virginia."
  • "A group of attorneys is assigned to two controversial and difficult cases, a pro bono death penalty case in Virginia and a class action lawsuit against a Texas chemical plant following an on-site explosion that killed dozens of workers."
  • "Morgan Siler is one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful K Street law firms, its roster of clients stocked with multibillion-dollar corporations. The obsessive efforts of its senior partner, Peter Morgan, have transformed it from an old-fashioned business into a veritable Goliath. As Peter reaches the pinnacle of his career, his firm is embroiled in two difficult cases: a pro bono death penalty case in Virginia, and a class action lawsuit brought against Hubble Chemical of Texas after an on site explosion killed dozens of workers. Assigned to these cases is a group of seasoned partners and young associates struggling to make their way in the firm."@en
  • "Morgan Siler is one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful K Street law firms, its roster of clients stocked with multi-billion-dollar corporations. Through the obsessive efforts of its founder's son, Peter Morgan, his father's old-fashioned business has been transformed into a veritable goliath, embracing bankruptcy and merger divisions that Archibald Morgan had deemed ungentlemanly. As Peter reaches the pinnacle of his career, his firm is embroiled in two difficult cases: a pro bono death-penalty case in Virginia, and a class-action lawsuit brought against Hubble Chemical of Texas after an on-site explosion killed dozens of workers. Assigned to these cases is a group of young associates and seasoned partners struggling to make their way in the firm. Mark Clayton, fresh out of law school, is beginning to loathe his dull workload, and to be frightened by the downgrading of his personal life, when he is assigned to the pro bono case. Assisting him is the mercurial Walker Eliot, a brilliant third-year associate whose passion for the law is as great as his skill at unraveling its intricacies. The aggressive, profane, and wildly successful litigator Harold Fineman is leading the Hubble defense, assisted by first-year Katja Phillips, whose twin devotion to productivity and idealism intrigue him, and Ryan Grady, another first-year, whose quest to pick up girls is starting to interfere with his work. In this complex, ambitious, and gripping first novel, Kermit Roosevelt vividly illustrates the subtle and stark effects of the law on the lives not only of a group of lawyers, but also on communities and private citizens. In the Shadow of the Law is a meditation about the life of the law, the organism that is a law firm, and its impact on those who come within its powerful orbit."@en

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  • "Legal stories"
  • "Legal stories"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en

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  • "The shadow of the law"@en
  • "In the shadow of the law a novel"@en
  • "In the shadow of the law"
  • "In the shadow of the law"@en