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Only one general counsel in the NLJ 100 most influential lawyers in America

This paltry representation irritates me. The high-profile litigators who litter the top hundred don’t operate autonomously. No, they work under the direction of general counsel and experienced litigation managers, who aren’t just potted palms.

The listing in the Nat’l Law J, Vol. 28, June 19, 2006 at 1, biased toward nameplate lawyers at brand-name firms, insults the major influence of general counsel at the top of the strategic pile.

What trial equals advice to Microsoft on antitrust? What appellate argument has more sway than strategy set for massive litigation? Don’t sophisticated regulatory mazes guided through successfully count for more than People magazine headlines?