At the end of the film Fracture (2007), when Beachum prosecutes with new evidences, Crawford is surrounded by defense attorneys from Wooton & Simms, the law firm from which Beachum got a job offer. My question is:
Is the job offer part of Crawford's scheme?
What makes me think like this because of the following theory. Crawford is incredibly rich and he can afford that, he planed for several months before the murder, investigating Beachum's background and by letting Wooton & Simms offer such a dream job to Beachum he can gain some advantages... And Nikki Gardner, Beachum's future boss at Wooton & Simms knows the scheme.
This is not explicitly stated in Wikipedia article.
I got this implication also from Nikki's strange behaviors,
a) She told Beachum not to thank her when Beachum was excited about the luxury/comfy workplace at Wooton & Simms. It seemed she knew in advance that Beachum would lose the case and never had the chance to work at Wooton & Simms.
b) She told Beachum that he had only two weeks before flying to Chigago for a lawsuit (the client being a big corporation), while in normal case transition from criminal law to corporate attorney requires several months, that forced heavy pressures on Beachum, who was afraid to lose the opportunity.
c) She refused to help when Beachum was trying to get a court order to keep Jennifer on life support, and said
It has nothing to do with Wooton & Simms. That is not a normal reaction when one is asked to offer help or someone will die.