The Lawyer and the King

David Graulich Posted by David Graulich.

David Graulich is president and founder of Maxfield Public Relations, a communications consulting firm based near San Francisco.


The Lawyer and the King

Just finished reading the book JOHNNY CARSON by Henry Bushkin (2013). Bushkin worked for Carson for almost twenty years. Officially he was Carson’s attorney, but was also tennis partner, confidant, drinking buddy, whipping boy, scapegoat and baby sitter. A cautionary tale of what happens when you hitch your career to one client — even a wealthy, talented, famous client like Johnny Carson. Bushkin was a junior attorney in his late 20’s when he became lackey — I mean, lawyer — for the King of Late Night.