"A welcome addition to the literature on law firms."
—American Historical Review
"This book is brilliantly researched. . . . It will make a fine contribution to the overall literature on the history of American law, lawyers, and law firms."
The history of Vinson & Elkins both mirrors and contrasts with that of many other major American law firms. It began in 1917 with two partners, a handful of clients, and ten thousand dollars. By the 1990s the firm retained more than five hundred lawyers, represented more than eight thousand clients on several continents, and posted multi-million-dollar annual earnings.
Craftsmanship and Character serves as a model study of American law firms and opens the door for more explorations of these hugely influential but largely unstudied institutions.
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