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12 Editor’s Note 14 Contributors In The News 17-Caught In The Fire For a while, it looked like GCs would emerge unscathed from the big accounting scandals. Now, that’s all changed. 18-An In-House Divided Two reports point to striking problems in WorldCom’s legal department 18-The Fall Of A Company Man Rite Aid’s 75-year-old top lawyer stands accused of nearly destroying the company he helped build. 20-Crackdown On Kickbacks At long last, prosecutors put teeth in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Deals & Suits 35-Wheeling, Dealing, And Suing First Data to acquire Concord EFS; Williams Companies continues its selling spree; Retractable Technologies punctures a syringe rival. On the Job 55-Moves Youbet.com bets on a new GC; INS’s top lawyer migrates to Paul, Hastings; a legal retread takes over at Cooper Tire & Rubber. 55-Profile A new chapter for Kmart: GC Harold Lueken 69-In-House Tech: Cyberspace’s Legal Black Holes Ten potential e-commerce pitfalls. By M. Kelly Tillery with David J. Shannon D.C. WATCH 73-Influence The economy may have been down last year, but revenue was up at top lobbying firms. The results of Influence’s annual survey. 75 -Lobby Log Who’s paying whom to say what? cover 77-Flying High: The 2003 GC Compensation Survey 78-Overview: Bottoms Up The big winners on our tenth annual compensation survey were the “little guys.” By Eriq Gardner 83-Stock Options: Staying Afloat The GCs on our survey cashed out an average of $476,272 in stock options last year. But that’s nothing compared with the boom times. By Ashby Jones 87-Expert Advice: And The Survey Says. . . Top GCs raked in more than ever last year; how can other in-house lawyers up their pay? By James Wilber 91-Spending It: PACmen And Women GCs’ political contributions and causes. By Catherine Aman 95-Methodology: Behind The Curtain How did we come up with our GC compensation list? By Rosemarie Clancy 97-Master Chart: The Winners’ Circle Here’s our list of the 100 best-paid general counsel according to their total cash compensation — salary plus bonus — in fiscal year 2002. We’ve also put the spotlight on ten GCs for a closer look at their perks and pay. Diversions 123-At Ease: About As Good As It Gets Downtime with Starwood Hotels & Resorts’s GC Kenneth Siegel By Helen Coster 124-Book Review According to The Importance of Being Lazy, workaholics may know how to do everything, but they need to learn how to do nothing. By Heather Smith In The Law 127-Intellectual Property The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Lanham Act allows the copying of public domain material without giving credit to its source. By Tony Mauro 128-Employment A Philadelphia U.S. district judge grapples with the issue of discrimination against homosexuals. By Shannon P. Duffy 128-Litigation The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dealt a blow to the Bush administration’s attempt to halt federal litigation against corporations sued for human rights violations abroad. By Marcia Coyle Index 200-Companies, law firms, associations, and government agencies named in this issue. Outbox 202-Time Is On Your Side A little ditty on time-management strategies. By Quintin Cassady

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