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Oct. 9, 2008

Keeping Some Litigation at Home

"I think if this proves successful, that we could be taking more of our California litigation in-house," Robert A. Gordon, general counsel of Safeway Inc, says of his plan not to hire outside lawyers for some of his employment litigation.

Read more about Robert A. Gordon...
As general counsel of Safeway Inc., the nation's third largest grocery store operator, Robert A. Gordon sees more in a typical day than discounted items, fresh produce, and supermarket tabloids. The $42 billion Pleasanton-based company faces legal dilemmas ranging from employment litigation to intellectual property issues, all of which Gordon oversees and manages.

Gordon hasn't always occupied the supermarket's legal aisle. He was a litigation partner at Pil... (continued)

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