Booked Up with Jen Taub
Servants of the Damned by David Enrich
February 12, 2023
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This week Jen speaks with David Enrich about his nationwide bestseller, Servants of the Damned, praised by David Cay Johnston in the Washington Post as “A powerful and important picture of how mega law firms distort justice.”
While other large corporate law firms appear in Servants of the Damned, David explains why he made one firm in particular the centerpiece. He views Jones Day as one of the chief enablers of the most corrupt actors over recent decades. Clients include Big Tobacco whom the firm continually represented in efforts to avoid products liability. Jones Day also represented Pudue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive OxyContin, the Catholic Church in efforts to minimize consequences for child-sexual-abuse, and Russian oligarchs. Jones Day even “laid some of the legal groundwork for Trump to challenge the legitimacy of the 2020 election,” David explains.
David is the business investigations editor at The New York Times. His previous books were Dark Towers, about Deutsche Bank and Donald Trump, and The Spider Network about UBS trader and apparent fall guy, Tom Hayes.
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