In this report, The National Law Journal recognizes top legal departments and their general counsel at companies in the Southern California region. The accomplishments of these outstanding departments fall into six categories: overall excellence, outside counsel management, use of technology, commitment to pro bono work and community service, diversity and corporate compliance. Some of these companies are based in the Los Angeles area, but several are in the expanding economy to the south—an indication that innovative businesses and their forward-thinking legal departments increasingly are reaching beyond LA’s borders.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR
For the lawyers at Allergan Inc., providing top-flight legal counsel is only part of the picture.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LEGAL DEPARTMENT FINALISTS
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES USA INC.
KIA MOTORS AMERICA INC.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON CO.
NBC UNIVERSAL INC.
THE WET SEAL INC.