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New York, NY, United States, 2014/05/16 - ALM’s Corporate Counsel named the four “Best Legal Departments” in corporate America for 2014, profiling the in-house legal departments at 3M, AIG, The Related Group and NetApp - ALM.com.
ALM’s Corporate Counsel, the leading national publication for general counsel and in-house attorneys, today named the four “Best Legal Departments” in corporate America for 2014, profiling the in-house legal departments at 3M, AIG, The Related Group and NetApp.
The four winning departments are profiled in-depth in the June issue of Corporate Counsel and online at corpcounsel.com.
“This year’s honorees are a diverse bunch,” said Anthony Paonita, editor-in-chief of Corporate Counsel. “They do creative state-of-the-art work and often confront potentially dangerous crises, from economic meltdowns to bribery scandals, growing stronger as a result.”
The four winning legal departments for this year are:
3M. Faced with legal challenges, 3M’s lawyers find ways to turn them to the company’s advantage. The editors selected 3M for the department’s business acumen, compliance program and litigation prowess.
AIG. The AIG lawyers have taken a number of highly publicized body blows in recent years, but they refuse to give up. They were chosen for their collaboration, alternative dispute resolution, process improvements and innovation.
The Related Group. “Don’t pick a fight with The Related Group unless you’re in it to win it; the company has racked up an amazing litigation record,” according to the Corporate Counsel profile story. They were selected by the editors for their litigation record and dynamic, go-get-‘em attitude to practicing corporate law.
NetApp. NetApp’s lawyers have proven equally adept at changing outside counsel relationships, thwarting patent trolls and serving as a change agent in their industry. They were chosen for their creative problem-solving and extraordinary success fighting patent trolls.
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