Corporate Counsel’s Best Legal Departments 2012 have been announced, all four of them!
Included in this year’s prestigious list are Abbott Laboratories, Celanese, Medtronic, and Palace Entertainment. This group of legal departments is quite diverse, ranging in size from 140 U.S. in-house counsel lawyers (Abbott) to just one (Palace Entertainment). It is interesting to note that all of the departments have their homes in companies that face a high volume of litigation, either for IP or safety reasons. It would be logical that these challenges would increase the incentives to create efficient, competitive, and cost effective departments.
Head over to Corporate Counsel to read the stories behind each department. They’re fascinating, packed full of interesting anecdotes and valuable insights into what it takes to run a successful corporate legal team. Congratulations to the four winners!