LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS

AUCHINCLOSS--Louis. The partners of Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP mourn the passing of their beloved friend and esteemed retired partner, Louis Auchincloss. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family of whom he was so very proud. A legendary man of letters and civic leader, Louis Auchincloss was all that and more to his admiring law partners. He was, of course, not only a superb draftsman but a very highly skilled practitioner, wise counselor, member of the Management Committee, and highly principled inspiration to the Firm for over 32 years. The exceptional ethical values embodied in some of his heroic fictional characters were the values he actually lived. Louis filled the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds' worth of distance run. We are enormously proud of and grateful for our time spent with this magnificent writer, lawyer and friend.


Published in The New York Times on Jan. 29, 2010