Women GCs Climb Ranks But Still Face Challenges

Law360, New York (July 30, 2009, 7:36 PM EDT) -- It was Sept. 11, 2001, when Maria E. Pasquale, now the top legal officer of Celgene Corp., decided to go in-house.

She was working as a patent attorney for Pennie & Edmonds LLP, now part of Jones Day, in New York when the planes hit the World Trade Center towers. With three small children at home in New Jersey, she made a quick decision to find a job in her field closer to home in a company with a great management team.

“I was actually very...
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