49 ❘ who represents america’s biggest companies
It’s our annual survey of which outside law firms represent which Fortune 100 companies in both going to the
mats and everyday matters. Plus: which legal services
general counsel will and won’t pay for; who protects
IP America; and a slew of charts, from big (the overall
look) to small (practice area breakouts).
By Chris Futrell, Anthony Paonita and Lisa Shuchman
13 ❘ who’s whistling
Bio-Rad insisted the
man wasn’t really a
whistleblower, but he
should know—he’s the
By Patience Haggin
14 ❘ he lawyers but
The general counsel of
eHarmony has his day
job down so he can play
guitar at night.
By David Ruiz
16 ❘ all Very hush-
Companies like to keep
quiet. But the NLRB
warns not to go too far.
By Rebekah Mintzer
19 ❘ time to pull
After a long public
discussion, the Federal
defers on antitrust.
By Sue Reisinger
BRIAN SMITH (TOP)
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COVER S TORY 50
FACES IN THE NEWS THIS MONTH
correction: In “Banks 10, Regulators 0” (September), we erroneously reported that in
June Bank of America Corp. (BofA) was one of six global banks that paid $2.5 billion in fines
after pleading guilty to various criminal charges for fixing prices and rigging bids in the foreign
exchange market. In fact, only five banks were criminally charged and pled guilty. The pleas
came in May, and Bof A was not criminally charged and did not pay a criminal fine. At the same
time the Federal Reserve Bank imposed $1.8 billion in civil fines against the six banks, including
BofA, for misconduct in the foreign exchange market. Civil settlements with other regulators
brought the total amount of fines to more than $5.4 billion. We apologize and regret the errors.