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14 Editor’s Note 16 Contributors In The News 19- Who’s Got It Better? A senior Merrill Lynch attorney escapes to a law firm, leaving the bank’s GC to cope with myriad headaches. 20- How Tough Is Tough Enough? U.S. Justice Department blasts new sentences for white-collar criminals. 20- Just Doing It May Have A Price Nike commercial speech case lands at the Supreme Court. - 22- Fighting In Court And On Camera Immigration lawyer and GC Sohail Mohammed makes his case. Deals & Suits 33 -Wheeling, Dealing, And Suing TRW’s long bout of suffering ends; Vivendi Universal holds a fire sale; State Street is a great street after a high-profile deal. On the Job 43 -Moves SEC alum is Credit Suisse First Boston’s new watchdog; Unocal’s GC leaves for parts unknown; legal chief helps Fiduciary Trust regroup after 9/11. 43 -Profile: School Daze Wendy Beetlestone, GC, the School District of Philadelphia. 51 -Legal Manager: Are You Ready For The Circus? Adding HR duties to your juggling act. By Michael P. Maslanka and Burton D. Brillhart 55 -In-House Tech: Zap That Junk E-Mail How to live a nearly spam-free existence. By Anthony Paonita D.C. WATCH 61 -Around Town: Heir Apparent R. Hewitt Pate is widely expected to be named Justice’s permanent antitrust chief. In a rare interview, he lays out his enforcement philosophy. 62 -Lobby Log Who’s paying whom to say what? Cover story:a telecom’s tale 64 -Winning Allegiance In the epic battle between the Baby Bells and local phone service start-ups, Allegiance Telecom, Inc., has outshined most of the newcomers. So far, its GC has managed to stay away from big litigation and keep the cash pouring in. But now, as the company’s debt payments come due, can it convince its bankers to be a little more patient? By Ashby Jones Outside counsel 72 -Cracking The Whip Companies are putting a leash on those sky-high legal bills. Here’s how four tough customers are taming the law firm beast. By Catherine Aman Diversions 95 -At Ease: When March Madness Is Your Job Nike, adidas America, and NCAA GCs discuss their hoops habits. By Heather Smith 96 -Book Review: Where Did Our Money Go? In Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power, Gerald Posner studies the hits and lawsuits that Motown inspired. By David Menconi In The Law 99 -Copyright The U.S. Supreme Court backs Congress’s decision to extend copyright protection. By Tony Mauro 100 -Litigation Ohio’s high court says a charity must be set up to administer a punitive damages award. By Peter Page and Joan Oleck 100 -Employment A Dallas jury agrees with plaintiff that “independent contractors” may actually be “employees.” By Peter Page Index 122 -Companies, law firms, associations, and government agencies named in this issue. Outbox 126 -Hey There, Barbie Girl The Supreme Court won’t intervene in a case pitting Mattel against MCA. By Anthony Paonita

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