“I’ll take a case of the ’61 Latour as well. And put a couple of bottles on the plane. We’ll drink them on the way to Ibiza,” said Lloyd Constantine. He hung up and turned to study some samples of Italian marble that his decorator had dropped off. His tailor — just in from Savile Row — lifted his hands for a moment, then quickly resumed chalking marks onto the shoulder of Constantine’s new suit.

That was the scene I expected to find when I dropped by Constantine’s office at New York’s Constantine Cannon in July. It was only three days after he had received the legal fees for his work as lead plaintiffs counsel in the Visa International Service Association/MasterCard Inc. antitrust suit. Constantine and his co-counsel collected $220 million. Reason enough for a few indulgences.

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