The practice of law is not monolithic. Professional directories for the United
States sort one million lawyers and 50,000 law firms into some 65 core practice
areas. In Lawyers at Work, I interview fifteen lawyers in fifteen practice areas
selected to be representative of the lawyering spectrum: employment law,
corporate defense, criminal prosecution, financial services, international project
finance, family law, international law, cross-border mergers and acquisitions,
antitrust, intellectual property, entertainment, nonprofit, civil rights, trusts and
estates, and civil litigation.