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By Michele Gorman

Lawyers who serve on corporate boards said Tuesday that a shift is taking place, as boards expand beyond solely considering CEOs as members, and they advised other attorneys to hone their business skills for a spot in the room where it happens.

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    Rimon Makes Inroads In Delaware With IP Hire

    Rimon PC announced on Tuesday that, in continuing its rapid expansion, it has hired intellectual property partner Zhun Lu from Offit Kurman PA to help establish a new office in Newark, Delaware.

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