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Wanji Walcott started her legal career differently than most—right after law school, she immediately went in-house, working at Lockheed Martin IMS Corp., a Lockheed subsidiary. This alternative path served her well, allowing her to meet her then-boss, Lockheed IMS general counsel Robert Downing, who recognized her potential. Two years into the job, Downing told Walcott she could be GC one day, too.