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12 Editor’s Note 14 Contributors In The News 17 -The Best Defense . . . The imbroglio over William Webster forces a GC to take the offensive. 18 -Insecurity Complex Fewer securities suits were filed — against more companies. 19 -No Secrets The CIA’s new GC talks about his new job in the house that spooks built. 20 -Merger Mania! GCs have fewer law firms to choose from because of the past year’s big-firm mergers. 26 -Critical Mass? Tort reformers love the new Congress. But do they have enough votes to implement their agenda? Deals & Suits 31 -Wheeling, Dealing, and Suing Two directory giants get the urge to merge; suits are smokin’; doctors get a go-ahead to sue managed care companies. On the Job 45-Moves New legal chief hoists one for Coors Brewing; Home Depot’s loss is Winn-Dixie’s gain; Random House books a legal chief; New York develops a new GC. 45- Profile: Pow! Kabam! Allen Lipson of Marvel Enterprises. 51- Legal Manager: Rookies Unplugged Six new GCs bare their souls. By Vivia Chen 55- In-House Tech: Browsing Toward Compliance Online employee training is easier to administer and schedule. By Robert J. Ambrogi D.C. WATCH 59- Around Town: No, Thanks, I’ll Pass On This Perk Antitrust prosecutions promise jail time for convicted executives. 60- Lobby Log Who’s paying whom to say what? CoveR — Who represents america’s biggestcompanies? 62- Changeable PartnersCompanies are shopping around for outside counsel. So “primary counsel” is an evolving concept. By Ashby Jones 64- Methodology How do we determine which firms corporations use? By Rosemarie Clancy 66- The Law Firms Of Choice America’s biggest companies name the law firms they go to for litigation, transactions, and intellectual property. Researched by Rosemarie Clancy Practice Focus: Intellectual Property 81- IP In The Fast Lane 82 -Patently New A new way to challenge patents promises to be quick and cheap. Will companies use it? By Catherine Aman 86 -The Name Game How KPMG Consulting changed its name in record time. By Catherine Aman Diversions 109 -At Ease: New Year’s Resolutions We ask diet and fitness industry in-house counsel about their goals for 2003. By Heather Smith 110 -Book Review: St. Ralph Despite some flaws, a new biography of activist Ralph Nader gets closer to the subject than others have done. By Matt Fleischer-Black In The Law 113 -Employment Law An $11.65 million award supports a Family and Medical Leave Act claim. By Dee McAree 115 -Intellectual Property Does holding a trademark give you Web domain rights? By Brenda Sandburg Index 176The companies, law firms, associations, and government agencies named in this issue. Outbox 178 -Lawyer, Retool Thyself How to come under the radar and remain unindicted. By Vivia Chen

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