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Friday, August 28, 2009

ARC Arrival: Nibble & Kuhn by David Schmahmann

Nibble & Kuhn by David Schmahmann

Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers

About the book: Two likeable newcomers learn the ropes of corporate law at Nibble & Kuhn--and fall in love--just as that most proper of Boston's venerable firms comically tries to "rebrand" itself for the Google era.

Pompous and arbitrary, the ruling junta of partners at N&K saddles Derek Dover with a high visibility lawsuit just weeks before trial. The diligent young attorney arranges things so that Maria Parma, his sassy aristocratic girlfriend, also gets named to the case.

As Derek prepares his arguments on behalf of seven young victims of industrial polluters, his anxieties about his career and his torments over Maria's mixed messages only increase. Have his eccentric WASP superiors handed Derek a "toxic" case to ruin any shot at becoming a partner? How can he get his opponents to settle--the outcome the presiding judge all but demands--unless his unorthodox "expert witnesses" perform with enough gravitas to match that of the other side with its Harvard Medical School scientist? Ultimately, Derek sets in motion a line of inquiry that spins events entirely out of the control of judge, jury, and any and all attorneys. (back cover)

About the author: David Schmahmann is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School. His first novel Empire Settings ("unexpected, even unforgettable" - The Washington Post) received the John Gardner Book Award. He practices law in Boston, and lives in Weston, MA. (back cover)

Nibble & Kuhn
Publisher/Publication Date: Academy Chicago Publishers, November 2009
ISBN: 978-0-89733-592-8
256 pages

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