Why High Stakes Legal Failures Happen

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 2:59 PM EST) -- The previous article in this series, “The Best Question to Ask Your Potential Outside Counsel,” discussed how some attorneys have demonstrated a pattern of succeeding in the same circumstances (i.e., same facts, same judge) where excellent Big Law lawyers have failed.[1] This installment explains why, notwithstanding the superlative quality of every attorney involved, such failures can and sometimes do take place.

Albert Einstein said that he felt “a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law.”[2] He never said that about Congress.

Man-made law, to put...
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