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Robert Bostrom, senior vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. - “If a firm has a certain percentage of employees of a diverse background but isn’t giving them a lot of important work, that’s not helping them.” Robert Bostrom

The news of the passing of career general counsel Robert Bostrom rocked the in-house counsel community last week. Most recently as the chief legal officer at the struggling home decor retailer Pier 1 Imports Inc., Bostrom rose to prominence after holding the top lawyer position at Freddie Mac during the recession and later at the struggling apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

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Kibkabe Araya

Kibby Araya is the in-house desk editor for Corporate Counsel. She can be reached at [email protected], Twitter and LinkedIn. She is based in Los Angeles.

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