I Wish I'd Known

Vol. 40 No. 1


Mark Herrmann recently left a partnership at Jones Day to become the vice president and chief counsel–litigation at Aon, the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance brokerage. His blunt, but whimsical, book—The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law (from which certain ideas and phrases in this article are taken)—has become a cult classic among law students and law firm associates.


Law school focuses on the referees.

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