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8 Editor’s Note 10 Contributors In The News 13 -Wallets Of Steel Despite dwindling stock options and company loans, GC compensation is likely to stay steady. 14 -How To Win Prosecutors And Influence Justice The Justice Department discusses its criteria for indicting companies. 16 -Wal-Mart’s Change Of Heart Retailer beefs up legal department, settles more cases. 20 -Richard’s Rules Of Order A law professor’s ten-year corporate governance crusade finally pays off. 30 -Don’t Mess With The EEOC Ninety-one percent of federal employment discrimination suits have been resolved for the agency. Deals & Suits 35-Wheeling, Dealing, And Suing Pfizer tries to swallow Pharmacia; H.J. Heinz picks Del Monte; Adelphia Communications heads into bankruptcy. on the job 55 -Moves New GC gets back to the land at the National Park Trust; the top lawyer at Paciolan, Inc., has a ticket to ride; Thomson Corporation’s legal chief will help get the information out; Loews Corporation’s new GC finds that loyalty pays off. 55 -Profile: First, Do No Harm Donna Wetzler of Children’s Memorial Hospital. 67 -Legal Manager: Accounting “Cheat Sheet” Ten tips for keeping your company out of trouble. By Stanley Siegel 73-In-House Tech: A Lighter Touch The new TouchStream keyboards may help sufferers of repetitive stress injuries, but first, users will have to learn how to type all over again. By John Schwartz D.C. WATCH 77-Around Town Despite past clashes, the SEC’s newest member and its chairman are expected to play well together. 80 -Lobby Log Who’s paying whom to say what? Cover 82 -The Shortlist We mulled, we fretted, we debated. Here’s our list of ten terrific lawyers we think have the right stuff to make GC at a Fortune 500 company within the next five years. By Catherine Aman and Ashby Jones 92 -GE’s General Counsel Incubator There’s no such thing as a general counsel graduate school, but General Electric Company’s 950-attorney law department comes close. By Catherine Aman In The Law 96 -Coming Attractions The Supreme Court’s fall business docket ranges from highbrow to low: cutting-edge tort reform to Victoria’s Secret’s intellectual property rights. By Tony Mauro MARKET REPORT: Asia 99Peering Over The Rim 100 -Singapore: They Try Harder Staying out of China’s shadow isn’t easy, but with tax breaks, a likely trade deal, and quality-of-life perks, the island nation hopes to woo more Fortune 500 tenants. By Shu Shin Luh 106-Going Native A joint venture with local counsel sounds like a fail-safe solution for Am Law 100 firms in Singapore. It’s not. By Shu Shin Luh 108-The Timid Leap Forward China’s entry into the World Trade Organization was supposed to be a bonanza for American companies. What went wrong? By Connie Ling Diversions 139 -At Ease: Primary Colors Three politically oriented in-housers reflect on their election memories. By Jonathan E. Kaplan 140-Book Review: The Kindest Cut In Complications, a surgeon tries to increase trust in his profession by exposing its mistakes and failures. By Elisabeth Preis Index 216 -The companies, law firms, associations, and government agencies named in this issue. Outbox 218-A Legacy In WordsSifting through business argot for traces of 9/11. By Catherine Aman

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