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I guess it’s the same whatever industry you work in, but it’s amazing the extent to which professionals in all walks of life often assume that other countries operate on similar lines to their own national market. That is even more the case for UK lawyers’ perception of how things work in the US legal profession thanks to shared language and history between the two countries. Yet looking at the annual breakdown from Corporate Counsel of who acts for America’s largest companies, it’s striking to a UK reader the extent to which the US is, well, another country, legally speaking.

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