General Motors Co. general counsel Michael Millikin will cohead an internal investigation into the company's handling of complaints related to sudden vehicle shutdowns that led to at least 13 deaths.
Surveys & Rankings
It's been a long, difficult few years for U.S. corporate legal departments. In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, many general counsel had to make painful cuts to their ranks and tighten their purse strings. But that might just be over.
The high stakes that companies faced, and the constant barrage of suits, kept law firms' patent practices busy, according to results from our "2013 Patent Litigation Survey," which ranks law firms according to how many federal district court patent suits they handled in 2012.