In-house Counsel

807 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

Chief roles: General counsels earn top dollar, new titles and C-suite access
A growing number of companies are replacing the title of general counsel with that of chief legal officer. The move signifies an equal position in the C-suite and greater influence within the organization.
Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting of prince.com

The estate of the late recording artist and actor Prince is suing an Englewood, New Jersey-based domain broker for cybersquatting the prince.com website.

Filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District…

Ex-Lions Gate in-house lawyer got $2.5M settlement for alleged harassment by then-general counsel

A former in-house lawyer at Lions Gate Entertainment is talking to the media about allegations of unwanted sexual contact by general counsel Wayne Levin, who resigned last November.

Levin’s departure…

Some corporate clients are making ‘unpalatable’ demands in outside counsel guidelines, partner says
Corporate clients are increasingly making broad demands in outside counsel guidelines that restrict the type of work law firms can do for other clients, observers say.
More than 25 new legal tech AI players have emerged in past year, report says
Artificial intelligence offerings in the legal tech field have increased by nearly two-thirds over the last year.
General counsel at Novartis to retire after acknowledging payments to Cohen were an ‘error’

The group general counsel at the pharmaceutical company Novartis, Felix Ehrat, has announced his retirement after acknowledging that the agreement to pay lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 million for consulting…

Outgoing Adobe GC Mike Dillon saw changes that digitization and globalization wrought (podcast)
Mike Dillon has seen a lot change over his career as general counsel to some of the nation’s largest technology companies.
Program places law students in paid internships that help them see the business picture
A team of prominent law professors and legal professionals has formed a national nonprofit, the Institute for the Future of Law Practice, which will place law students in paid internships that will expose them to legal operations principles.
General counsel for Midas parent company gets stayed suspension for unauthorized practice
A general counsel who failed to complete his continuing education requirements, leading to his suspension from law practice in Ohio, has received a two-year stayed suspension because of his legal work for his Florida corporation.
No. 3 lawyer at Justice Department is leaving; what does it mean for the special counsel probe?
Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the third-highest ranking official at the Justice Department, is leaving for a top position with Walmart.
Former in-house lawyer is suspended for disclosures to reporter and regulators

A lawyer who formerly worked for General Electric has been suspended for 60 days for disclosing confidential company information.

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals imposed the suspension on…

Accused of videotaping nude women at work, general counsel agrees to disbarment

The former general counsel of a Florida company has agreed to disbarment after he was accused of secretly videotaping women showering, using the restroom and changing clothes at the workplace.

Microsoft backs bill barring mandatory arbitration of sex harassment claims, waives its own clause

Microsoft is backing federal legislation preventing mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims, while it takes steps to change its own contractual requirements with some employees.

Chief legal officer Brad Smith…

Minorities are still scarce among law firm partners and general counsel

Minority lawyers are an increasing percentage of lawyers at law firms, but their numbers still lag at the partnership level, according to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Sixteen percent of…

Uber ousts in-house counsel who suppressed information about 2016 data breach

An in-house attorney for Uber is no longer with the company after it was discovered that he’d helped suppress news of a data breach, the Recorder has reported.

Attorney…

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