In This Issue - December 2011
Why dig into the data to show how much the law department is worth to the rest of the enterprise.
Despite a recessionary setback, firms are working to hire and promote more minority associates.
The Mayo Clinic's GC sheds light on what these metrics really mean.
Black associates continue to face challenges at law firms, but at least the pay gap is closing.
Minority associates don't become partners because of diversity initiatives. They're promoted because they get, and do, great work.
Despite judges reining in damages awards, patent litigation shows growth.
In The News
Steve Jobs, Apple's confident leader, wasn't so sure how to manage his lawyers.
From the ashes of Lehman Brothers, a general counsel stepped into another monumental challenge.
A recent survey predicts that law departments, and attorney salaries, will grow in 2012.
Could the U.K.'s anticorruption enforcement arm use an injection of American justice?
The general counsel of True Religion, which makes the jeans du jour, takes aim at knockoffs.
The San Francisco Giants might want to rethink their IP law spend.
The new patent law attracted lots of attention, but a small provision could place lawyers in a quandary.
On The Job
Mobile apps are empowering and fun, and a little scary when it comes to security.
The economic crisis means there are bargains, and pitfalls, in M&A.
The economic crisis means fewer suds buyers, more headaches for Molson Coors GC.
The ITC uses a railway case to put the brakes on the theft of trade secrets.
Retired justice John Paul Stevens writes candidly about five chief justices he knew.
The Federal Circuit's chief judge announces a model that could limit the cost and burden.
CFTC sets personal bests for number of investigations and enforcement actions.
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