|On a March morning in 2011, lawyer Ted Boutrous approached the lectern at the U.S. Supreme Court. Boutrous represented the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, in one of the most anticipated business cases in years. A trial judge had certified a class of more than 1.5 million female employees who alleged systematic gender discrimination.
If the women prevailed, Wal-Mart stood to lose tens of billions of dollars. Yet before Boutrous even began – “Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the Court…” – he had already succeeded in...|