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Conduct Unbecoming: The Rise and Ruin of Finley, Kumble

Kumble, Steven J., and Lahart, Keven J.

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ISBN 10: 0881846252 / ISBN 13: 9780881846256
Published by Carroll & Graf, New York, 1990
Condition: Good Hardcover
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24 cm, 312 pages. Illus., index, some wear to DJ edges, foxing to edges. Signed by the author (Kumble). True story of a once-prominent legal firm that acquired a reputation for nastiness and breaking the rules. 1st Carroll Edition. Presumed First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 50764

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Title: Conduct Unbecoming: The Rise and Ruin of ...

Publisher: Carroll & Graf, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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An inside account of the rise and fall of the controversial law firm describes Finley, Kumble's rapid success and the avarice, betrayal, shady business practices, and feuds that brought about its slide into bankruptcy

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The engrossing first-person history of the world's second largest, perhaps most powerful and most despised law firm by Kumble, a founder, and Financial World senior editor Lahart, aligns what many consider unethical conduct in the legal profession in the 1980s with the rapacity of the decade's big business. The authors trace the firm's growth from its original eight members in 1968 to 1987 when, swollen by mergers and raids, it had become a full-service, national legal powerhouse, the first of its kind. With revenues totaling $200 million, Finley, Kumble's 450 associates and partners--many of them ex-government figures--served prominent clients in every field. Eventually ousted by a greedy "nest of vipers," a group of his managing partners, Kumble recalls that he had warned colleagues against the inflated compensations, feuds and debts that led to the firm's bankruptcy in 1987. This is a devastatingly candid confession and expose. Photos not seen by PW. Major ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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