In This Issue - June 2012
For the first time, we've chosen four Best Legal Departments as winners in our annual competition. They range from a department with 140 attorneys to a department with just one. This year, size really didn't matter.
Best Legal Departments 2012: The GC was determined to ensure that, above all, customers would be safe.
Best Legal Departments 2012: Abbott's in-house lawyers are expected to meet big challengesand they do.
Best Legal Departments 2012: Celanese lawyers can do formulas and metrics with the best of them.
Best Legal Departments 2012: Medtronic's lawyers see their jobs as a vocation, not just a career.
In The News
What were in-house attorneys doing while Wal-Mart allegedly bribed Mexican officials?
The former GC of Verizon Wireless talks about the benefits and dangers of giving business advice.
A tobacco company lawyer is grilled in court over shredded documents.
A judge's ruling may result in the release of a corporate monitor's report.
Did Apple's lawyers slip up when they registered the iPad far from home?
The offense isn't always as egregious as an ethical breach or a mistake on a big case.
On The Job
Five tips in the wake of Mayo v. Prometheus and the "law of nature."
For new top lawyer at Pratt & Whitney, it's been a steady climb.
Maria Green, General Counsel, Illinois Tool Works
How to prevent data from walking out the front door.
The government should take compliance programs into account when things go awry.
Court cuts the time in which companies can face OSHA reporting violations before the statute expires.
With fiscal year 2012 half over, the ITC appears roughly on track to match last year's record 70 IP disputes.
Antitrust cases are mounting rapidly on both the criminal and the civil sides.
A high court ruling will help companies fend off the efforts of brand-name drugmakers to control the market.
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