A fascinating view inside what was perhaps our first modern financial meltdown. Mark Cymrot's meticulous account reads like a legal thriller complete with larger than life characters, secret liaisons, and all the machinations we have come to expect from powerful defendants. In the end, there was justice, of a particular yet meaningful American sort. Could this still happen today? Simon H. Johnson, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund (2007-08), Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. --Dust Jacket
Whenever I look back to the start of my career, I realize how fortunate I was to work under the leadership of Mark Cymrot in the landmark lawsuit against Nelson Bunker Hunt for manipulating silver prices. In Squeezing Silver Mark shows you why. R. Pierluisi, Member of Congress (PR, 2009-16) and Attorney General of Puerto Rico (1993-96) --Dust Jacket
In Squeezing Silver, Mark Cymrot depicts his intense confrontation as a young lawyer with three legal titans in the midst of a historic trial. Having known these four fine lawyers, I know Mark's descriptions are realistic and perceptive. The story is exciting, and Mark's honest insights about a remarkable courtroom battle are uniquely revealing. Michael D. Hess, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York (1998-2001) and founding partner of Giuliani Partners LLC. --Dust Jacket
About the Author
Mark A. Cymrot is the Leader of Baker Hostetler LLP's international arbitration and litigation practice. He is the author of more than 30 publications and frequent speaker on topics drawn from his illustrious career, which includes the defense of Peru in $10 billion commercial debt lawsuits worldwide and in a reward case arising from the capture of Vladimiro Montesinos, the infamous Peruvian security head; he won a jury verdict against the Brunei Investment Agency, and represented Puerto Rico's largest newspaper, El Nuevo Dia, in a civil rights lawsuit against the Governor. He serves on the board of the Writer's Center (writer.org) and CPR President's Advisory Council, and is an advisor to ALI's Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law. He was special litigation counsel in the Civil Division of the Justice Department.