Meet Andersen's Nemesis at Justice

The Criminal Div.'s Michael Chertoff has shown precious little mercy in a career of prosecuting mobsters, scamsters, and pols

When Michael Chertoff arrived for his first year at Harvard Law School in 1975, he made a lasting impression. Brash, bright, and unintimidated by his new surroundings, "he just loved to argue," says classmate Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and other legal thrillers. Even with the professors: "he would sit up straight in his chair and return the fire," the writer remembers. Turow was so impressed that he adapted many of Chertoff's exchanges for his first book, One L, a semifictional account of life as a first-year student at Harvard Law.

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