Robert Barnett and Deneen Howell Handle Contract Negotiations for Barack and Michelle Obama’s Book Deals

November 2018

Robert Barnett and Deneen Howell represented former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama during contract negotiations with publisher Penguin Random House for their respective book deals.

Click here to read The New York Times article, “Obamas Make Book Deal With Penguin Random House.”

Mrs. Obama’s book, “Becoming,” was published in November 2018 and became the bestselling hardcover book of 2018.

Click here to read The Publishers Weekly article, “‘Becoming’ is Top-Selling Title in 2018.”

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