Robert Bennett’s autobiography comes out next week. That’s right, Bennett, the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner who has represented President Bill Clinton among other notables, has written a legal memoir called In the Ring: The Trials of a Washington Lawyer.
The book, which is released on Tuesday, might not go into the gritty, backroom details of every court battle or settlement, but Bennett says he tries to take readers inside some of his highest profile cases.
But Bennett, it seems, was not dreaming of being an author. “I never intended to write a book for publication,” says Bennett. Rather, his literary aspirations began as a more personal affair when his daughter Peggy, who is also an attorney in the District, gave him a journal for Christmas in 2002. According to Bennett, she said, “Dad, you’ve had a really interesting life in the law. Why don’t you put it down for us?”
Here’s a review of the book in this month’s Washingtonian. (Notice the lovable pug in the photo. His name is Rocco.)