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General Counsel Under Attack

Is the Company's Top Legal Position Losing Its Luster?

August 11, 2007

August 11, 2007

ABA Annual Meeting


San Francisco

The post-Enron era has presented personal risks for corporate executives. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted the difficulty companies are having in recruiting general counsel because of the mounting pressure and scrutiny placed on the company’s “top” lawyer. E-discovery decisions have resulted in sanctions against corporate officers. Corporate scandals have impacted the legal departments of UnitedHealth, Hewlett Packard, Global Crossing and many others. In an interactive session, where your opinions will matter, general counsel and the individuals who recruit and represent them will discuss the changing landscape for today’s GCs. Through electronic voting, you will be asked to share your views on today’s climate for the top in-house lawyer.

Vernon Baker
Sr. Vice President and General Counsel
Arvin Meritor, Inc.

Michelle Coleman Mayes
Sr. Vice President & General Counsel
Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Paul Williams
Managing Director
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Former GC, Cardinal Health

Theodore Wells, Jr.
Paul Weiss

Neal Wolin
President and COO
The Hartford Property & Casualty
Former GC, The Hartford

Robert R. Simpson
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

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