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Legal Prog Director

Local Address: Mounds View, Minnesota, United States
Medtronic , Inc.
710 Medtronic Pkwy
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55432
United States

Company Description: Medtronic, Inc. is engaged in medical technology. The Company functions in seven operating segments that manufacture and sell device-based medical therapies. Its...   more
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"It's hard to put into words," ...
www.gcconsulting.com, 7 Feb 2010 [cached]
"It's hard to put into words," comments Tom Ehlinger, Senior Legal Counsel for Medtronic, Inc. Ehlinger-a lawyer for 25 years, 23 of which have been spent in corporations and two in private practice-isn't talking about being inarticulate. He's referring to the number of differences between in-house counsel and outside lawyers.
Ehlinger and others interviewed for this article note a variety of areas in which practicing in a corporation differs from private law firm practice.
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"Outside counsel comes in for specific projects," notes Tom Ehlinger. "It's hard to establish a close working relationship when" these lawyers work on a particular legal matter and then leave. Inside counsel, says Ehlinger, "has a more direct involvement with projects, legal issues, and operational issues."
Ehlinger makes an important distinction between corporate attorneys and their law firm counterparts.
Choosing Right Career, In-House Law Firm Job, In-House Attorney, General Counsel Consulting
www.gcconsulting.com, 18 Nov 2006 [cached]
"It's hard to put into words," comments Tom Ehlinger, Senior Legal Counsel for Medtronic, Inc. Ehlinger-a lawyer for 25 years, 23 of which have been spent in corporations and two in private practice-isn't talking about being inarticulate. He's referring to the number of differences between in-house counsel and outside lawyers.
Ehlinger and others interviewed for this article note a variety of areas in which practicing in a corporation differs from private law firm practice.
...
"Outside counsel comes in for specific projects," notes Tom Ehlinger. "It's hard to establish a close working relationship when" these lawyers work on a particular legal matter and then leave. Inside counsel, says Ehlinger, "has a more direct involvement with projects, legal issues, and operational issues."
Ehlinger makes an important distinction between corporate attorneys and their law firm counterparts.
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