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Knowledge management counsel in Intel’s legal department

Amy Fox holds the title of Lead Knowledge Management Counsel in the Legal and Corporate Affairs department at Intel. We learn that because Fox will be speaking at an upcoming Ark conference, Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession on October 26-27 in New York City. Four observations result.

One: Fox is the only representative from a legal department among the many law firm and consultant speakers. The role is unusual.

Two: That Fox is Intel’s “Lead” knowledge management lawyer suggests there are others.

Three: Fox would be categorized as a practice support lawyer (See my post of July 11, 2011: PSL’s as an opportunity for law department collectives.).

Four: Fox’s position is cost justified in part because Intel has a very large law department (See my post of April 23, 2006: sabbaticals; Feb. 9, 2006: at Intel HR controls its lawyers; Dec. 9, 2008 #4: online auction by Intel for patents in 2006; July 7, 2010: named in IP software lawsuit; Sept. 20, 2010: R&D spending is high; and Nov. 3, 2010: filed amicus brief in Supreme Court.).