Posts tagged "2010"

From the Vault: David Leitch, general counsel of Ford Motor Co.

In the July/August 2010 issue of Super Lawyers -- Corporate Counsel Edition, our cover featured David Leitch, general counsel of Ford Motor Co. Leitch, who was chief counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration on 9/11, and before he moved to his position at Ford, worked with his legal team to pull the company through the recession that greatly affected its two U.S. competitors, General Motors and Chrysler. After facing Ford's largest annual loss in 2006 ($12.7 billion), Leitch made major changes:

LinkedIn's Erika Rottenberg on the power of connections

For the July/August 2010 issue of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, we spoke with Erika Rottenberg--the general counsel, vice president and secretary of LinkedIn Corp., which launched in 2003, gaining 4,500 members within its first month. Professionals now join the networking site at a rate of more than two members per second, and, as of Nov. 3rd, the site's membership had risen to more than 135 million members around the globe. In this excerpt, Rottenberg talks about the importance of connections in her own career:

From the Vault: Gerry Spence

In 2010 Mountain States Super Lawyers, we featured the legendary trial lawyer Gerry Spence, of The Spence Law Firm and founder of The Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming, in a Q&A. Spence spent time in his career as an attorney for insurance companies, but switched to the other side and has never looked back. In this excerpt, he explains why he made the change:

From the Vault: Title IX in Oklahoma

Our cover subject in the 2010 issue of Oklahoma Super Lawyers, Karen Long, partner at Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold, has taken on Title IX cases across the state of Oklahoma. In 1996, an Owasso man sued his daughter's high school district, alleging a violation of Title IX as her daughter's softball team played on a dirt field while the school's baseball team played in a modern stadium. An excerpt: