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Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America

Thursday February 2011


Lester Brickman Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University; Visiting Scholar, Manhattan Institute

Response By: Kathryn S. Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

As evidenced by Second Circuit Chief Judge Dennis Jacob’s review, Lester Brickman’s Lawyer Barons is making waves. By exposing how contingency fees are the foundation supporting the business model of the plaintiffs’ bar, Lawyer Barons is intended to present the intellectual architecture that underpins all tort reform efforts.

Professor Brickman is one of the nation’s leading scholars of legal ethics and perhaps the leading authority on contingency fees. Professor Brickman has testified before Congress and is widely quoted in the press. Lawyer Barons synthesizes Professor Brickman’s well-documented legal scholarship in a format that is accessible to the wider public. We hope you will join us for this exciting event.