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In this month’s In-House Counsel: Andrew Shipley, counsel for Northrop Grumman, goes on the record to talk about the nation’s defense. Also, 13 ways to keep in-house lawyers happy, plus more…
Simple Steps to Success As we all know, law firms are constantly courting in-house counsel, in search of new business. Unfortunately for most of them, in-house counsel usually have a favorite firm (or firms) with which they like to work. Thus, getting a foot in the door is not easy. by Bob Gans
Andrew ShipleyOn the Record with Andrew Shipley Andrew Shipley is senior corporate counsel for Northrop Grumman, a Los Angeles-based company that designs and manufactures military aircraft and ships, space technology, and electronics for the defense industry. • A New Definition of Leader Where management titles are scarce, some progressive law departments are finding ways to create an alternative nonmanagement career path that recognizes and rewards lawyers for leadership contribution. by Pamela M. FayOn Backdating Battles As has been widely reported, more than 80 companies allegedly backdated stock options or otherwise manipulated options pricing. Although the practice of backdating stock options itself is not necessarily illegal, it may lead to a host of tax and regulatory liabilities. by Jonathan M. Cohen and John P. Sheahan

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