Best Legal Departments of the Year.
Best Legal Departments 2012: From Singular to Plural
This year, for the first time, we’ve chosen four Best Legal Departments. They range in size from a department that features 140 attorneys in the United States to a department with just one. We didn’t go looking for a department that small just to make a point, but we’re kind of glad it worked out that way. This year, size really didn’t matter.
What do these departments have in common? At first glance, not much. One general counsel’s problem was a billion-dollar verdict that her company was facing; another was dealing with a contract dispute over a killer whale. One GC was buried under 5,000 pending legal actions; another inherited a department that sued first and asked questions later. (read the article)