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10 Editor’s Note 12 Contributors In The News 15- To Catch A Spammer GCs at Internet Service Providers double as gumshoes. 17- All The Suits Fit To File What happens if Jayson Blair’s subjects sue The New York Times? 22 - Allocating The Blame The Frank Quattrone affair has turned into a mortifying episode for CSFB’s GC Gary Lynch. 24- Minority Majors The latest rankings on firms’ minority attorneys. Deals & Suits 27- Wheeling, Dealing, And Suing Devon Energy to buy Ocean Energy; Barry Diller, USA Interactive consolidate Net holdings; Bayer settles high-profile civil investigation. Canadian deals 33-Manulife Financial Corp.’s bid for Canada Life Financial Corp. gets spurned; CIBC disconnects from HP; British Energy parts with a bundle of Canadian assets. On the Job 45- Moves Energy GCs are in transit; new leadership for the law departments at ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell Group. 45- Profile Bankruptcy veteran Elizabeth Lanier comes aboard at US Airways. 53- Legal Manager: Severe Acute Problem All companies — big, small, Asia-based, or not — need to implement SARS policies. By Claudia M. Cohen 57- In-House Tech: The Perfect “Baby-Sitter” Kmart’s litigation extranet minds cases and keeps the retailer’s outside counsel in line. By Robert J. Ambrogi D.C. WATCH 63- Around Town: A New Ridge To Clear The Homeland Security secretary gets a say in approving foreign investment in U.S. companies. By Otis Bilodeau 64 -Lobby Log Who’s paying whom to say what? SpecIAL REport: Women GCs 67 — Trying To Break Through: Why aren’t there more women GCs this year? By Ashby Jones 68 -Master List: Running In Place Women hold 13 percent of the GC spots at Fortune 500 companies. Research by Sara Yoon 72- The Rules Of The Game Electronic Arts’s GC Ruth Kennedy just says no to gratuitous sex and violence in the company’s games. But will EA lose out to its edgier rivals? By Ashby Jones Labor & Employment 78- Fine Particles Bankrupt companies, clogged courts, millions of sick workers. As the asbestos litigation takes its toll, the AFL — CIO’s GC looks to Congress to ease the pain. By Krysten Crawford Market Report: Italy Coming Of Age 84-Small companies are the backbone of Italy’s economy. Now those tiny enterprises face succession woes and foreign competition — making them perfect U.S. targets. By Anthony Paonita 88-Finding The Shortcuts Fiat’s GC explains Italian-American relations. By Anthony Paonita Diversions 98 - At Ease: When The Livin’ Is Easy Summer vacation can be a roller-coaster ride if you’re the GC of a company that runs theme parks. By Helen Coster 115- Book Review: The Quintessential American In Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Walter Isaacson argues that the founding father’s greatest invention was himself. By Catherine Aman In The Law 117- Litigation When does a corporation under investigation waive its attorney-client and work-product privileges? By Sue Reisinger 118- Employment After a four-year battle, Dial finally decides to settle a sex harassment case with the EEOC. By Gary Young Index 184 -Companies, law firms, associations, and government agencies named in this issue. Outbox 186 -An Amicus In Need Why do lawyers insist on speaking a dead language? By Adam Freedman

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