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Christine Sommella, associate chief counsel for real estate and development at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, spent a recent lunch talking about a $550 million development deal in downtown Las Vegas. Heady stuff for a relatively young (she’s 37) in-house counsel. "Yeah, it is," she agrees, "but now I’m going to the sewer department." She excuses herself, explaining that she has to negotiate where to put some new sewer lines.