That was the year that was
The past 12 months have been a time when the profile of in-house lawyers has been higher than ever. The only trouble is that it has been for all the wrong reasons. Legal Director rounds up a difficult year for corporate counsel
The year started with the continued fallout from the collapse of energy giant Enron, which had filed for bankruptcy the previous December. In the political and media frenzy, questions were being asked about the role of Enron’s in-house legal team, although the man in the firing line, general counsel James V Derrick Jr, strenuously denied that they had in any way failed in their duties.
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