Washington Legal Departments of the Year

Outside Counsel Management Category Winner: AARP

The National Law Journal


When Cynthia Lewin left her post as general counsel of National Wildlife Federation to run the legal department at AARP in 2010, the first thing she did was look for places to trim legal expenses at the 37-million member organization. The AARP's lawyers, she found, were spending a lot of time relaying information from inside the organization to outside law firms.

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