When I am working with subject matter that I don't have personal experience with, it is important to try to find a dramatic center that I can relate to. I wasn't going to get very far drawing upon my knowledge of corporate law, so I started to look for characters and conflict. The material boiled down to a struggle between a large entity and a group of smaller entities that are taking unfair advantage of the larger entity's weakness. (It's unusual to have a story that asks the reader to feel sympathy for the "big guy.") With this premise in hand, I was ready to hit the sketches.
And here they were:
1. Hijacked by Lilliputians
2. Stealing from a Giant
3. When the Giants Aren't Looking
4. The Giant Pile of Money
And the final...
Thanks to Elizabeth Novak for the great assignment!