The Devil Wears Prada meets One L, BIGLAW provides an insider’s view of the cut-throat world of big New York law firms.
Mackenzie Corbett has always dreamed of living in New York City. Now, almost two years into her job as an associate at a premier Manhattan law firm, she’s living her fantasy–big salary, high profile deals, cute boyfriend, designer bag on her arm. The giant bags under her eyes from lack of sleep don’t fit into the fantasy, though. To make matters worse, she’s being tormented by a bitter, bitchy senior associate, her boyfriend is annoyed she never has time for him, and now she’s stuck on the deal from hell. With the opportunity to secure a prestigious secondment on line, the overachiever in her is determined to endure whatever it takes to close the biggest deal in the firm’s history. But when Mackenzie finds herself the focus of a devastating investigation her dream job begins spiraling into a nightmare. In this pitch perfect, frightening accurate novel, Lindsay Cameron throws back the curtain to this intriguing world exposing the truth about life in Biglaw.
Praise for BigLaw
“Get ready for an insider’s fast-paced, entertaining tale about the boardrooms, cubicles and war rooms of big law firms. Told with bone chilling accuracy and wry humour from an endearingly whip-smart female associate’s point of view, BIGLAW is a must read for anyone fascinated with the law, lawyers, corporate America or anyone looking for a great read.” –Isabelle Laflèche, author J’adore New York and J’adore Paris.
“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
“Lindsay Cameron brings law firm associate life into sharp focus in this 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