Deadline Extended: NYLJ In-House Legal Departments of the Year – New York News

Deadline Extended: NYLJ In-House Legal Departments of the Year – New York News

This contest recognizes outstanding work performed by general counsel and in-house legal departments over the past year, specifically how a corporate counsel’s office, regardless of its size, came up with innovative programs, used ingenuity to solve problems or surmounted a scarcity of resources and still delivered high quality client service.

Deadline extended: June 30

TO NOMINATE AN IN-HOUSE LEGAL DEPARTMENT:

Write an essay of no more than 1,000 words detailing one or more of the following:

• Significant litigation activities in the last year, including pretrial achievements, trial victories, arbitrations and settlements; unique strategies for multiple litigation matters, out-of-the-ordinary non-litigation matters in the last year, such as working on a major M&A transaction or responding to a government investigation and unique strategies for routine non-litigation matters

• Excellence in outside counsel management, such as how outside counsel are chosen and/or unique fee arrangements

• How does the department encourage and reward diversity both among in-house staff and outside counsel.

• Defined routes for the advancement of in-house lawyers.

• Any formal pro bono programs or significant pro bono or community service projects over the past year

• Innovative compliance programs or creatively communicated compliance information

All submissions should be in an attached Word of PDF document via email to editorialawards@alm.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Pearl Wu pwu@alm.com.

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