The Center for Studies on Economic and Social Law (CEDES), a Brazilian think tank, has sponsored a competition. “[T]he winners will be granted access to the litigation portfolios of five global companies with presence in Brazil, the United States and Europe. Winners will assess and compare the causes for litigation in these jurisdictions and will create a proposal, which CEDES will publish, for improving the Brazilian scenario.”
Fascinating, that description from the ACC Docket, April 2011, Supp. 2, and it intrigues me. That five large law departments open up the litigation kimono is impressive; that data might be produced that gives glimpses of costs and management is to be hoped; that law department responses to litigation has its own competition and awards thrills me.