In-house Counsel

860 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

Former Shoplet general counsel pleads guilty to embezzling nearly $6M through PayPal transfers
Former Shoplet general counsel and senior vice president Leslie Scharf has pleaded guilty to grand larceny for embezzling nearly $6 million from the office supply company.
Afternoon Briefs: Justice Ginsburg officiates wedding; more women and minorities join GC ranks

Justice Ginsburg officiates wedding

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at an outdoor wedding Sunday, about a month and a half after revealing that she was receiving…

Afternoon Briefs: 4th Circuit rules for transgender youth; tribe objects to execution

4th Circuit rules for transgender youth on bathroom policy

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, has ruled for former high school student Gavin Grimm, a…

Book publisher paraphrases Bullwinkle in response to Michael Avenatti’s defamation assertion
A lawyer for a book publisher is paraphrasing the cartoon character Bullwinkle J. Moose in response to a defamation allegation by convicted lawyer Michael Avenatti.
Growing number of law firms at least partly roll back salary cuts
Salary cuts are easing for lawyers and staffers at many law firms that adopted austerity measures to controls costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
General counsel of Fortune 500 company talks gratitude, empathy and a decade of lessons he learned
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Matt Fawcett, the general counsel of NetApp, a Fortune 500 cloud data services and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Should there be an Aspen Dental equivalent for lawyers? Task force backs rule changes
"Antiquated" legal ethics rules are interfering with access to justice and a more sustainable legal profession, according to a bar association task force.
Afternoon Briefs: Deloitte unveils legal services unit; forensic botanist as crime solver

Deloitte launches legal business services in US

Deloitte announced Monday it is launching its Legal Business Services unit in the United States to help corporate legal departments streamline and automate…

Harassment is ‘embedded within the culture’ in many legal workplaces, new study finds
Sexual harassment still affects female lawyers at all levels, including judges, partners, general counsels and law professors, according to a study released Tuesday by the Women Lawyers on Guard, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on equality and justice.
Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman is suspended for switching sides after leaving the group
Updated: Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman has been suspended for 90 days and ordered to take a continuing legal education course on conflicts of interest.
New York bar reports minor increases in women’s court participation since 2017
Not much has changed in the three years since the New York State Bar Association released a landmark report highlighting the scarcity of female attorneys in lead roles in court cases in the state, according to a new study published Thursday.
Afternoon Briefs: Missouri sues China over COVID-19; lawyer accused of threatening cameraman

Missouri is first state to sue China over COVID-19

The state of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against China that contends that its government covered up knowledge of COVID-19 and…

Some corporate lawyers see pay cuts as coronavirus impacts bottom lines
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting corporate earnings and the compensation of top corporate executives—including some general counsels.
Afternoon Briefs: Amazon GC’s leaked notes may lead to lawsuit; ABA legal ed section’s council seeks ideas

Amazon GC badmouthed protest organizer in leaked notes

Amazon general counsel David Zapolsky badmouthed fired warehouse employee and protest organizer Christian Smalls, according to internal notes of a meeting leaked…

Afternoon Briefs: GCs are overloaded with coronavirus webinars; former judge dies at 88

General counsels are overloaded with COVID-19 emails and webinar invites

Corporate clients are inundated with emails and webinar invitations from law firms offering information on the novel coronavirus, according to…

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