The National Law Journal spotlights leading in-house legal departments of companies based in the Chicago area. We’ve highlighted departments setting the standards for outside-counsel management, handling big deals, diversity in the profession and pro bono and community service. We’ve selected one particular ­company in the region that manages all those tasks with exceptional skill — Archer Daniels Midland Co. The legal departments presented here come from organizations focused on agriculture, technology, food services and education, and they demonstrate innovative strategies for meeting the evolving legal demands of their businesses.
OTHER CATEGORY WINNERS
Diversity: DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
Outside-Counsel Management: INGREDION INC.
Pro Bono: MCDONALD’S CORP.