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ALM’s InsideCounsel Names 10 Most Innovative Law Departments

Annual awards celebrate innovation and the ability to achieve alignment with their company’s overall strategic direction

NEW YORK – Jan. 4, 2016 — ALM’s InsideCounsel has named its 2015 IC10 winners in its December issue. Now in its 12th year, the IC10 awards profile the accomplishments of an elite group of innovative legal departments whose milestones and achievements set them apart from their peers. Submitted by InsideCounsel readers and sponsors, nominations range from small and mid-sized law departments to those that handle multi-million dollar legal budgets.

“These 10 law departments embody what we set out as the five principles of innovation: vision; project leadership; C-suite support/funding; GC long-term commitment; and a law department culture that welcomes change,” says InsideCounsel Editor-in-Chief Anthony Paonita. “We selected our winners because they went the extra mile—they mix both practical considerations and creativity to come up with solutions that work. They’re not afraid to try new ways of doing business, they learn from mistakes and emerge stronger.”

The 2015 IC10 winners are:
• Archer Daniels Midland Co.
• The Harford Financial Services Group Inc.
• Ford Motor Co.
• Gordon Food Service Inc.
• Marsh & McLennan
• Silicon Valley Bank
• Discover Financial Services
• The Gates Foundation
• American Electric Power Co., Inc.
• Target Corp.

To read more about the law departments of the future and for complete profiles of all 10 winners, click here.

About InsideCounsel
InsideCounsel is the award-winning monthly magazine that has been serving general counsel and other top in-house legal professionals for nearly two decades. With BPA-audited circulation of 40,000 and unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage, InsideCounsel provides the strategic tools GCs need to better manage their departments and business risk. Its live and web event programs, custom publishing and robust web/eNewsletter offerings provide cost-effective tools and measurement-rich feedback to support demanding business development and marketing program needs. Visit for more information.

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