Ankerwycke Publishing Announces New Book From First-Time Female Novelist

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Fast-paced novel offers an insider's entertaining tale about boardrooms, cubicles, and war rooms of big law firms.

Fans of the ‘Devil Wears Prada’ will love ‘BIGLAW’ … the book that provides an inside look into the cutthroat world of big law firms. —

This fast-paced novel details with frightening accuracy the treacherous path to partnership that associates face in a major law firm. Cameron, a lawyer and first time novelist, exposes the often ruthless rigors of the nation’s top law firms through the experience of a second-year associate and overachiever, MacKenize Corbett, who she strives to reach the next level in her legal career while navigating through multi-billion dollar corporate mergers.

Through Corbett, the author lays bare the price of becoming a partner, and the toll it takes on an associate’s personal life, free time, sleep and life perspective. But “big law” — the term typically connotes a major law firm that starts its first-year law graduates at around $160,000 a year or more — also creates an environment that builds strong bonds among associates who, sometimes for months, live side-by-side in the legal trenches, consistently sharing meals and enduring countless all-nighters.

“Cameron’s debut drops the reader smack into the surreal culture of Manhattan law firms. Hilarious and thoroughly entertaining, BIGLAW is populated with colorful characters and you-have-to-read-it-to-believe-it situations that will have any future, current, or reformed lawyers laughing (and perhaps twitching ) in recognition. Grab at least two copies; one for yourself and one for any law school grads you know. They will thank you for the pitch-perfect satire – if not the flashbacks.” — L. Alison Heller, author of The Love Wars and The Never Never Sisters

“Fans of the ‘Devil Wears Prada’ will love ‘BIGLAW’ … the book that provides an inside look into the cutthroat world of big law firms." —

“BIGLAW is an excellent novel, albeit one that literally made me concerned that I am not billing enough hours. If you can get over that, the book will make for a good read if you can manage to sneak out of the office.” — Harry Graff, lawyer, in Above the Law

"Funny, pitch-perfect, compulsively readable novel that also serves as a cautionary tale. ‘BIGLAW’ reminds us to be very careful what we wish for." — Julie Buxbaum, author of “The Opposite of Love and After You”

Author Lindsay Cameron did this for much of her six years as a corporate attorney at large law firms. Born in San Jose, Calif., and raised in the eastern United States and Canada, she worked on both sides of the border, including for one of New York's most profitable firms. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, whom she met at a “big law” firm, and their two children.

Editor’s note: Review copies and author interviews are available by emailing Jill Nuppenau at jill.nuppenau(at)americanbar(dot)org If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Jill Nuppenau , c/o ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

Ankerwycke, launched in December 2014, is the consumer-oriented imprint of the American Bar Association. In 1215, Magna Carta was sealed underneath the ancient Ankerwycke Yew tree, starting the process which led to rule by constitutional law — in effect, giving rights and the law to the people. Today, the ABA's Ankerwycke line of books continues to bring the law to the people. With legal fiction, true crime books, popular legal histories, public policy handbooks, and prescriptive guides to current legal and business issues, Ankerwycke is a contemporary and innovative line of books for everyone from a trusted and vested authority. Follow Ankerwycke on Twitter @AnkerwyckeBooks.

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