Praise for Ankerwycke Titles

The Inequality Equalizer: Want It, Claim It, Own It—and Maximize Your Career Success

"Get ready for some tough love. In The Inequality Equalizer, Jena Abernathy brings to the page the no-holds-barred mentoring that she’s delivered to young professionals whose careers she rescued and got on track. This is a must-read for every young professional—as well as those in need of a restart or reinvention."

—Patricia Crisafulli, author, the New York Times bestseller The House of Dimon: How JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Rose to the Top of the Financial World

The Inside Counsel Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension

"Ben Heineman redefined the world of inside lawyers and corporate General Counsels. His book, The Inside Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension, provides a thoughtful and thought provoking analysis of the role General Counsels, and lawyers more generally, can and should play in business and society. Every lawyer working in or for a business should read this book. And every business leader who works with lawyers should read it. Ben's analysis will help them understand what to expect from their lawyers, as it also holds a mirror to what they should expect from themselves in handling the complex issues that define the modern corporate world."

--Frank Blake, Former Chairman and CEO, Home Depot

Leaning on the Arc: A Personal History of Criminal Defense

“Gerry Schwartzbach's fascinating book is not only packed with great tales of injustice subverted by intelligence and passion, but it reminds us how the litany of prosecutorial injustices we read about daily, can be overthrown by the old industrial-age values of diligence, deep thought, and a burning commitment to justice. Though many of the cases in this book are about the famous, I met him when he was defending a penniless and unknown close friend of mine. I know a stand-up man when I see one, and you should read this book to gain an introduction."
—Peter Coyote, Actor/Author

Deadly Force: A Lizzie Scott Novel

"The best legal thriller since Presumed Innocent. Deadly Force offers a thought-provoking insider's look at the justice system and the people who operate it. A gripping page turner, nobody writes the law or lawyers better than Jonathan Shapiro."—David E. Kelley, Emmy Award-winning writer/producer of The Practice, Boston Legal, and Ally McBeal

You Raised Us, Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams

"Read this book if you want to get beyond stereotypes and understand millennials and the work place. Lauren Rikleen provides terrific practical insight that will help employers harness the talent of millennials in the workplace. Whether you are a parent, an educator, or an employer, this book will help you understand the dynamics of the millennial generation. Buy the book. Give it to your friends. They will thank you."
—David P. Angel, President, Clark University


Supreme Ambitions

"[F]or an elite niche. . .Supreme Ambitions has become the most buzzed-about novel of the year."
—Alexandra Alter, New York Times

"This fine novel by a leading Internet commentator and analyst of the courts provides disquieting insight into the secretive world of federal judges and their brilliant anxious young law clerks."
—Judge Richard A. Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

"So realistic, it makes your teeth hurt. So much fun, you can't put it down. A sprightly, gripping novel with a serious message about the rewards and dangers of unbridled ambition."
—Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

"[A] cross between a serious look into the heart of darkness and an insouciant study of Manolo Blahnik footwear.... This is legal realism at its finest but told in the highly unusual and difficult form of a well-crafted novel."
—Judge Richard G. Kopf, Hercules and the Umpire (book review)

"[A] thriller that captures the law clerk experience masterfully, with all its intensity, competitiveness, big-bucks allure and prestige."
—Tony Mauro, National Law Journal

"I absolutely loved this book. It was funny, fascinating and taught me about a world that [outsiders] would never know, or have reason to know.... If you take any pleasure in the secret sauce that makes the judicial hotties hot, then you will adore Supreme Ambitions."
—Scott H. Greenfield, Simple Justice

"[A]n impressive first novel, one of the best that has ever been written about the federal judiciary. It is a great read for anyone interested in the world of federal judges and their sometimes overly ambitious clerks."
—Ilya Somin, Volokh Conspiracy/Washington Post

"Supreme Ambitions is a legitimate page-turner. Lat knows the story he wants to tell, and he tells it well. He makes no secret of the themes he wants to convey, and he conveys them effectively. Overall, it's a smashing success."
—Steve Klepper, Maryland Appellate Blog

"Supreme Ambitions shows us the inner workings of a judicial chambers and the intrigue that goes on at the highest levels of the judiciary —details only an insider like Lat can reveal."
—Rosemarie Yu,
New York Law Journal

"[A] revealing look at the lives of law clerks -- bright young lawyers who give up sleep, sex, and happiness so someone else can take credit for their work."
—Ed Hayes, author of 

"I still can't decide whether this is a ridiculous book or an insightful one. It might be both."
—Will Baude,
Volokh Conspiracy/Washington Post

On Level Terms


"If you want to understand the game of soccer at its comprehensive best, watch the German national team. If you want to understand the legal and financial foundations of the world’s game, let Ted Philipakos explain. On Level Terms explores the ramifications of landmark cases like the Bosman ruling, deconstructs Major League Soccer's single-entity model, and addresses issues of race, injuries, and media. This book is an important addition to the bookshelves of industry professionals and inquisitive fans alike."

—Steven Goff, Sports Writer, The Washington Post


"I think [the author] Ted Philipakos has done a service to a broad audience in providing a new avenue for all readers who obsess over every kick of the ball on the weekend to better understand the foundations of the beautiful game. And for that, I thank him."

—Garth Lagerwey, General Manager of the MLS’s Seattle Sounders