27 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2011 Last revised: 22 Nov 2015
Date Written: May 1, 2012
We track the rise of the cosmopolitan lawyer during the main period of globalization through the experience of an early partner in Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest and most global law firm. The method is based on oral history. The paper considers two case studies in counseling and advising illustrating the role of the lawyer and clients in the construction of complex deals. In addition, we examine the role of education, career, and cosmopolitanism.
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Keywords: career, lawyer, law firms, globalization, legal education, cosmopolitanism
JEL Classification: B31, F23, J44
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Flood, John and Lederer, Peter D., Becoming a Cosmopolitan Lawyer (May 1, 2012). Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 6, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1949886 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1949886