Continental Breakfast: Bracewell's Rudy Giuliani
For the first time during our meeting, I feel like I am now speaking to the real Rudy Giuliani, rather than the character that is the former mayor and presidential candidate. While Giuliani has been engaging, friendly, and thoughtful in his responses to my questions, it has at times felt like he was on auto-pilot. But now, as a smile envelops his face, it seems that if you manage to break through the carefully constructed veneer of Giuliani's public persona, he is, at heart, a bit of a legal geek.
“The greatest fun for me is when I have a legal problem to work on,” he says enthusiastically. “I love that—it’s a source of relaxation for me. I get back to playing the game that I enjoy the most, which is being a lawyer.”
Breakfast for two (with extra coffee for a security guard) came to $78.41, with service.
Chris Johnson is The American Lawyer's chief European correspondent. Reach him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @chris_t_johnson.