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Editor: Brian JM Quinn
Boston College Law School

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarians

I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and Johnson audacious attempt to lead a management buyout.  You can find the official obit here at the NY Times.  But, for most of us, we'll always have the HBO treatment of Barbarians at the Gate to remember those times.

-bjmq

 

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