Bimbo GC: It's Not What You Think

Claudia Coscia, the first GC of Bimbo Bakeries USA, has saved the company some serious dough

, Texas Lawyer

Since Claudia Coscia became the first GC for Fort Worth-based Bimbo Bakeries USA in 1998, she has reduced the company's legal costs by more than 50 percent. She says the savings came from a combination of tactics, including doing more work in-house, closer management of outside counsel and negotiation of fixed-fee schedules. And for the record, the name of the company -- the U.S. operation of a Mexico City-based entity -- comes from a combination of "bambino" and "Bambi."

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