Chicago Legal Departments of the Year

Chicago Legal Department of the Year Finalist:

The National Law Journal


When Mondeléz International Inc. moved into its new headquarters last fall, the legal department had to adjust to a much smaller space. That meant an open floor plan with few private offices and no filing cabinets to sort paper documents. At the beginning, general counsel Gerhard "Gerd" Pleuhs said, "you didn't see that many happy faces." But people have adjusted. "What everybody realizes is it enhances communication," he said, "and you find an easier way to access what other people are doing so you can help each other."

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