A book of this scope is a collective endeavor. We want to take this opportunity to thank Dennis Nally, Juan Pujadas, Greg Bardnell, and Greg Garrison. We want also to identify those individuals who have contributed to a sustained effort of thinking, writing, fact-checking, editing, and project management.
There was a team around us from the beginning. We owe a particular debt of gratitude to Robbie Pound. This is a better book for his counsel and suggestions. Meredith Kochanek and Molly McCarthy, serving as co-project managers, were indispensable and kept us focused on the next mountain to climb, ensuring thorough communication as we progressed. At John Wiley & Sons, we benefited from the patience and acumen—as they well know—of Robert Chiarelli, John DeRemigis, Jennifer MacDonald, Kelly O’Connor, and their colleagues.
We owe particular gratitude to our Chicago- and New York–based practice teams. The directors, managers, staff, and assistants with whom we work closely, as well as many other colleagues, performed research, checked exhibits, read chapters, chased facts, and provided insights. Their tireless effort and enthusiasm energized us each day in the conviction that this book will be useful to many people in these challenging times.
Our greatest thanks go to our fellow authors—practitioners in the United States and around the world, and a number of attorneys with other firms or government, who drew on their time, experience, and wisdom to write many of the ...