Asa Rountree's memos helped shape generations of lawyers who had the good fortune to work with him. This book collects those memos, making them available to a wider audience to help spread his wisdom. Included in this book are Asa's memos on: professionalism, client relationships, confidentiality, styles of writing, attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, settling a case, and many more. At the direction of Helen Hill Rountree, the proceeds of this book will be used to help finance good works of the ABA Section of Litigation, of which Asa was a founding member and chair.
About the Author
Asa Rountree practiced law as corporate litigator and trial lawyer. He spent most of his career in New York City as a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, before retiring from the firm and returning to Birmingham, Alabama as a shareholder at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. Asa was a prolific writer, penning titles such as The Roman Republic: An Historical Parallel?; Human Nature, Morality, and the State; and Words: Essays and Other Words. He was, as he liked to say, a consummate collector of rejection slips.