Foreword xi
Preface All That Glitters xv
In the Beginning xvi
Chapter 1 Keith Schooley 1
Chapter 2 The Fast Track.
The Downward Spiral. 9
Chapter 3 Schooley Declares War 25
Chapter 4 The First Response 29
Chapter 5 Round II—Battle of the Board 43
Chapter 6 Preparing for More War 59
Chapter 7 Regulators 71
Chapter 8 Pre-litigation 83
Chapter 9 NYSE Arbitration 107
The Hearing Begins: Show Time 118
Opening Statements: Bruce Day Does a Number 122
Keith Schooley: The Earth Will Shake 127
Barry Clark: Thomas Says Schooley Is a Cancer 156
Schooley Continues: There Will Be No Violence 163
Gary Champion: I Can Guarantee You… 167
Lisa Brainard: Mistaken Identity 171
Bill Hall: Cheat Sheets Absolutely Existed 172
Brent Barton: It Was Starting to Look Like Watergate 181
Ellis Edwards: Merrill Lynch Needs to Terminate Some People 190
Helmuth Meditz: Why the Memo? You Had to Know It Would Go All the Way to Senior Management 192
Barry Mandel: I Don’t Know if I Could Work in an Office Where My Manager Is Threatening to Sue Me 203
Jack Thomas: I Was Going to Sue Schooley for Anything I Could 210
Professor Michael Rustad: A Multiplicity of Smoking Guns 219
Alan Rockler: I’m Getting Confused—This Has Gone On for So Long 224
Closing Arguments: An Extremely Unusual Case 228
Chapter 10 Litany of Litigation 243
Chapter 11 The Final Bid 261
Chapter 12 Court of Public Opinion 267
Acknowledgments 273
Index 275