Stracher describes life as an associate at a large Manhattan corporate law firm and the questionable practices of his fellow lawyers
In Double Billing, Cameron Stracher gives us his account of the ordeal of a young associate at a major Wall Street law firm. Fresh out of law school (in Stracher's case, Harvard), such apprentices to the bar provide the grist for the mill that will grind them into partners who can earn more than a million dollars a year by providing counsel to America's most powerful corporations. Yet only about five percent will survive long enough to achieve the Holy Grail of partnership.As the author vividly describes, law school may teach you how to think like a lawyer, but it's being an associate that teaches you how to behave like one. Or misbehave - Stracher doesn't mince words about the outrageous practices and questionable conduct of many of the lawyers on the highest rungs of the legal profession.