Innovative Corporate Counsel: Ed O'Keefe

Law360, New York (October 11, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- When Bank of America Corp. agreed to buy a struggling Merrill Lynch in the eye of the financial crisis, the bank found itself with two large legal departments and hundreds of outside counsel to sift through. But instead of simply mashing the two together, General Counsel Ed O'Keefe and his team embarked on a months-long campaign to pare down both companies' previous outside firms to a select litigation roundtable, earning him a spot on Law360's list of Most Innovative Corporate Counsel.

O'Keefe, who took over as...
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