In the Ring: The Trials of a Washington Lawyer

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Robert S. Bennett

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Robert S. Bennett has been a lawyer for more than forty years. In that time, hes taken on dozens of high-prole and groundbreaking cases and emerged as the go-to guy for the nations elite. Bob Bennett gained international recognition as one of Americas best lawyers for leading the defense of President Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones case. But long before, and ever since, representing a sitting president, he has fought for justice for many famous (and some now infamous) clients. This is his story.

Born in Brooklyn and an amateur boxer in his youth, Bennett has always brought his street ghters mentality to the courtroom. His case history is a whos who of gures who have dominated legal headlines: super lobbyist Tommy Corcoran, former Secretaries of Defense Clark Clifford and Caspar Weinberger, Marge Schott, and, most recently, New York Times reporter Judith Miller and former World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz. Bennett also served as special counsel to the Senate during the ABSCAM and Keating Five scandals and was a leading member of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children & Young People, created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to the sex abuse allegations.

Taking the reader deep within his most intriguing and difcult cases, In the Ring shows how Bennett has argued for whats right, won for his clients, and effected his share of change on the system. This is an intimate and compelling memoir of one lawyers attempt to ght hard and fair.


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