Power Marriage Has Its Privileges

When James Robinson III needs a little informal advice on how to polish the image of American Express, he has only to turn to his wife Linda. As president of the Manhattan p.r. firm Robinson, Lake, Lerer & Montgomery, she ranks among the most powerful -- and controversial -- publicists in America. Her clients range from Texaco, which she helped to fend off a takeover bid staged by raider Carl Icahn, to junk-bond king Michael Milken, whose infamy she tried to % subdue. Together the Robinsons are a nonpareil power couple who cut a broad swath through the toniest boardrooms and...

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