Top Legal Department of 2008: Qwest Communications

We read submissions. We talked. We argued. And, in a rare show of unanimity, we chose our top legal department for 2008

, Corporate Counsel

Richard Baer and his legal team did more than rescue a badly managed company from the brink of bankruptcy. As Qwest Communications International's troubles played out in the headlines, Baer and his colleagues transformed the legal department against the backdrop of investigators scouring Qwest's records, looking for the kind of accounting fraud that destroyed Enron and triggered an outcry for corporate reform. That's why Corporate Counsel has named Qwest's lawyers the Best Legal Department of 2008.

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