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litigate
used in Outliers

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Definition
engage in legal proceedings
  • They did not do litigation; that is, very few of them had a division dedicated to defending and filing lawsuits.
    Chapter 5 (20% in)
  • Litigation was for hams, not for serious people.
    Chapter 5 (20% in)
  • "* The work that "came in the door" to the generation of Jewish lawyers from the Bronx and Brooklyn in the 1950s and 1960s, then, was the work the white-shoe firms disdained: litigation and, more important, "proxy fights," * The lawyer and novelist Louis Auchincloss, who very much belongs to the old WASP-y white-shoe legal establishment in New York, has a scene in his book The Scarlet Letters that perfectly captures the antipathy the downtown firms felt toward takeover law.
    Chapter 5 (22% in)
  • All of a sudden the things that the old-line law firms didn't want to do, hostile takeovers and litigation, were the things that every law firm wanted to do.
    Chapter 5 (30% in)
  • Here is Ted Friedman, one of the top litigators in New York in the 1970s and 1980s.
    Chapter 5 (47% in)
  • Ted Friedman, the prominent litigator in the 1970s and 1980s, remembers as a child going to concerts with his mother at Carnegie Hall.
    Chapter 5 (88% in)
  • One flight up from Flom's corner office at Skadden, Arps is the office of Barry Garfinkel, who has been at Skadden, Arps nearly as long as Flom and who for many years headed the firm's litigation department.
    Chapter 5 (91% in)

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