33 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2006 Last revised: 22 Nov 2015
Date Written: 2007
International large law firms are vital to the globalization of business transactions. Their role is generally ignored however. This paper analyzes their role using a theoretical gloss derived from Luhmann and the Jesuits. Various examples of transactional work are presented to illustrate the sanctification role.
Keywords: lawyers, law firms, legal profession, globalization, jesuits, international business
JEL Classification: J44, K33, L14
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Flood, John, Lawyers as Sanctifiers: The Role of Elite Law Firms in International Business Transactions (2007). Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=949553