Rick Koske spent 11 years as an electrical engineer before he went to law school to become an intellectual property lawyer. Later in his legal career, he took a break to try his hand at product marketing. In between, he worked in a law firm and as chief intellectual property counsel at Fluke Corp., handling a variety of acquisitions, international contracts, IP disputes and litigation issues.
After more than 30 years in private practice, health care attorney Paul Murphy ventured in-house for the first time last year, becoming solo general counsel at LibertyHealth. He came well prepared. His experience--almost solely in boutique health care law firms and a short spell as a solo practitioner--has uniquely trained him for the task of single-handedly running legal affairs for a health system encompassing two New Jersey hospitals.