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A department with a plethora of diversity and a remarkable leanness

Matthew W. Geekie, general counsel of Graybar Electric Co., is the only male in a law department of 13 people. The other three lawyers and the remaining nine staff are all female. Moreover, Graybar’s net sales for 2008, as a distributor of electrical, communications and networking products surpassed $5.4 billion, securing it the No. 455 slot on the Fortune 500. These facts comes from the Nat. L. J.</a>

This data means that Graybar employs less than one lawyer per billion dollars of revenue!! That number is so low – most big companies employ more than three lawyers for every billion dollars of revenue – that this remarkable leanness (dare I say Amazonian ability) deserves kudos.