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Dec. 18, 2008

Running on Empty in Lean Times

The bad economy has forced Leonard J. McGill, general counsel of an RV and mobile home manufacturing company, Fleetwood Enterprises, to trim his in-house staff to just three people. Meanwhile, he said, law firms seem more focused on profits per partner than the interests of their clients.

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It's been a rough couple of years for Riverside-based Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. The manufactured housing and recreational vehicle mammoth has seen its business affected by the housing crisis, rising fuel costs and the credit crunch.

Through it all, General Counsel Leonard J. McGill says he is doing his best to ride out the tough times, which has meant making hard decisions like conducting in-house layoffs. McGill, a native of Scotland, came to the U.S. to ... (continued)

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