Legal Departments Of The Year Awards

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Legal Departments Of The Year: Chemtura GC Billie Flaherty Not Fazed By Bankruptcy Or Other Crises


By KAREN ALI

One publication dubbed Billie Flaherty the Rebound Queen for helping global chemical company Chemtura Corporation get through a difficult bankruptcy. But it's hardly her only success in the corporate world.

 

Legal Departments Of The Year: GE Pro Bono Efforts Help Nonprofits, Indigent And Others
 

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN

In 2010, when Brackett B. Denniston III, senior vice president and general counsel of General Electric, received an award for pro bono work, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg praised him as a "pro bono champion."

 

Legal Departments Of The Year: Emphasis On Diversity Helps Cigna's Culture And Customers


By ROBIN DEMERELL PROVEY

"You are different. We support that." Insurance giant Cigna, which has one of its two main offices in Bloomfield, stands behind the words on its website with a legal department devoted to diversity.

 

Legal Departments Of The Year: The Hartford's Rigorous Analysis Process Helps Avoid Litigation


CHRISTIAN NOLAN

When The Hartford gets involved in litigation, its lawyers don't procrastinate. "We don't just put the litigation on automatic pilot," said Alan J. Kreczko, executive vice president and general counsel at The Hartford.

 

Legal Departments Of The Year: Henkel Digs Deeper In Doing Research On Outside Firms


By JAY STAPLETON


When Paul R. Berry joined Henkel Corporation as its chief legal officer in 2006, the international manufacturing company that makes and sells household products like Dial Soap and Purex detergent was using dozens of law firms as outside counsel.

 

Legal Departments Of The Year: Praxair Safeguards Integrity With Aggressive Compliance Efforts


by JAY STAPLETON

It comes with the territory. If a company that does business around the globe is going to keep its lawyers out of court, it had better find an effective way train its workers on the myriad regulatory laws and regulations they must abide by.

 

Legal Departments Of The Year: Subway's Software Is A Powerful Litigation Tracking Tool


By DOUGLAS S. MALAN

Until recently, Subway restaurants' legal department used a litigation database that was a lot like their signature cold cut combo sub without the toppings. It was serviceable, but it could be so much better, with just a little more attention to detail.



 

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