InsideCounsel Recognizes Innovative Legal Departments with Annual IC10 List

Summit Business Media publication profiles ten legal departments that have used innovation to solve the big problems beleaguering law departments in its September issue.

Sep 04, 2012, 06:00 ET from Summit Business Media

CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InsideCounsel, a Summit Business Media publication, names its 2012 IC10 winners in its September issue. IC10 is an annual list compiled by InsideCounsel through nominations submitted by readers and advertisers. Those who make the list show a knack for creatively solving problems facing law departments.

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"It's obvious that in the wake of the economic downturn, in-house counsel have honed their skills to do more with less and they aren't afraid to get creative in the process," reported Editor-in-Chief Cathleen Flahardy. "This year's extensive pool of nominations was stellar, and their submissions demonstrated what legal departments are really capable of in challenging times."

The legal leaders chosen have developed novel solutions for many of the obstacles that inside counsel encounter. Perseverant and proactive, this year's IC10 winners are true pioneers who have a passion for improving not only their law departments, but also their companies. Their efforts triggered ingenuity, cut costs, strengthened morale and sparked success. 2012 winners are:

  • CompTIA
  • AXA Equitable Life Insurance
  • Eisai
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Husky International Molding Systems
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Zynga
  • eBay
  • Textron
  • InterContinental Hotels

The September issue also includes an article on a little-known Sarbanes-Oxley provision that could blindside companies, plus a labor and employment story covering potential "attractiveness" discrimination at a coffee shop chain. September's Paying It Forward department explores how Medtronic's legal department is helping both its community and its in-house lawyers.

To read more about those chosen for the IC10, visit

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