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Rees Morrison’s Morsels #71 – additions to earlier posts

Another co-general counsel department. Diane Genova and Travis Epes are co-general counsel of JPMorgan Chase, according to Corp. Counsel, Vol. 15, May 2008 at 56 (See my post of June 16, 2007: Computer Associates’ co-general counsel, and cites to Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.).

Some depth on statistics. The correlation squared (R2) is the percentage of the variance in the observations that is accounted for by the regression equation. The adjusted R2 reduces the R2 to reflect the fact that as more and more independent variables are added the amount of variance accounted for by the equation will generally increase regardless of the explanatory value of those variables. The F-statistic is a measure of whether the equation as a whole has significant explanatory power; stated differently, it is a test of the joint significance of the independent variables (See my posts of April 5 and May 10, 2005: correlation; and Jan. 14, 2007: the amount of variance in an independent variable explained by correlation.).

Sports references on this blog. Baseball season is here, and the Mets I love to root for (sorry, Monica Bay!) are wallowing at .a 500 pace. To cheer myself up I searched for baseball references among my posts and found a few (See my posts of Sept. 4, 2005: lawyers should rely on metrics more; July 21, 2005: Zagat ratings for law firms; Sept. 4, 2005: define diverse lawyers; April 22, 2008: drugs that increase mental ability; and Nov. 14, 2005: metaphors of managers.). Other sports are not represented.