Servants of the Damned: Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump, and the Corruption of Justice


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About the Author

David Enrich is the Business Investigations Editor at the New York Times and the #1 bestselling author of Dark Towers. He previously was an editor and reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the 2016 Gerald Loeb Award for feature writing. His first book, The Spider Network: How a Math Genius and Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History, was short-listed for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year award. Enrich grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, and graduated from Claremont McKenna Collee in California. He currently lives in New York with his wife and two sons.


"Astonishing. ... A powerful and important picture of how mega law firms distort justice." -- Washington Post

"Servants of the Damned is a feat of thoughtful, detailed research, rendering with clarity and even compassion the moral drift of 'big law.' As an attorney, I found it illuminating--but this is important reading for anyone concerned about law and policy." -- Ronan Farrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Catch and Kill

"This fascinating book is somehow both devastating and rollicking all at the same time. Enrich brings us into the room to watch how a modest law firm built on honorable service gradually becomes an uber-shield for the worst of American greed and abuse - all in the quest for enormous billable profits and outsized power. From handling a fatal gas explosion to terrorizing a tobacco whistleblower to aiding Donald Trump, it's all in here." -- Carol Leonnig, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of A Very Stable Genius and author of Zero Fail

"A fast-moving, damning book. ... Essential reading for students of the Trump corruption machine." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A vivid, crackling account of the law at its most bullying. Readers will be outraged." -- Publishers Weekly

"A withering study of how big law got into bed with the 45th president. ... Informative and disturbing." -- The Guardian

"Enrich's stories provide a disturbing window into how the rules underpinning democracy have been weaponised by those meant to protect it." -- New Statesman

"A deep dive into the law firm that became one of the key institutions in the president's orbit. ... Jones Day lawyers figured prominently in Trump's rise to power and his exercise of it. Enrich treats the relationship as a sign of a broader decline in ethical standards at big American law firms." -- Financial Times

"Enrich tells an important story of the gradual corruption of the rule of law, and of the broader corruption of our society." -- American Prospect