In-house Counsel

846 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

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…

How to plan ahead for compliance and privacy projections

As general counsel at Checkr, one of the most interesting challenges I face is staying on top of the ever-changing laws and regulations in the background check industry and…

Letter from 50 in-house counsels seeks change in expert testimony standards
Top legal officers from 50 major corporations sent a letter Monday requesting more rigorous scrutiny of expert testimony by the federal court system.
Google’s Mary Shen O’Carroll says the legal industry is finally getting faster and more efficient

On Friday at the ABA Techshow 2020, Mary Shen O’Carroll of Google said the legal industry finally seems to be moving closer to where she’s always been. “This is an industry that’s been stuck in time for a long time,” she said.

Jerry Sandusky prosecutor and ex-Penn State general counsel are disciplined for actions in the case
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended a prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case and reprimanded the former general counsel of Pennsylvania State University, where Sandusky had worked as an assistant football coach.
Age bias suit by fired general counsel claims CEO complained about financial drain of older workers
The former general counsel for a W.R. Berkley Corp. subsidiary claims that the real reason the company fired him in June 2018 was because of his age.
Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct
The chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, who recently came under fire for his relationships with women who worked at the company, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the month.
More corporate counsel predict a rise in disputes, signaling a need to prepare for ‘turbulent times’
Some corporate counsel are failing to embrace the most effective measures to mitigate litigation risk, despite an increase in the percentage of companies anticipating an uptick in disputes, according to a survey by Norton Rose Fulbright.
The role of counsel in preserving and protecting a closely held business

Many lawyers, accountants and business consultants advise closely held and family businesses. A critical time for these counselors occurs when the founder and sole owner starts to consider the role…

Majority of chief legal officers think a recession is coming, survey finds
Fears of a recession may be the reason why corporate legal departments are showing caution in spending, according to a survey of chief legal officers by the consulting firm Altman Weil.
University lawyer submits resignation after using N-word to make point about free speech
An assistant general counsel for the University of North Texas submitted her resignation Friday after an outcry over her use of a racial epithet at an event to discuss hate speech.
Afternoon Briefs: Author sues Trump for defamation; court tosses bias suit by white male lawyer

Author files defamation suit against Trump for denying he raped her

Author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll has filed a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of defaming her when…

Lawyer practiced for 17 years despite suspension, disciplinary board says
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer who was suspended 17 years ago but allegedly continued to practice law.
Suit accuses former casino company general counsel of approving ‘secret undercover operation’
An invasion-of-privacy lawsuit claims that the former general counsel of Wynn Resorts approved a “secret undercover operation” to gather derogatory information about a former salon employee who provided information to the Wall Street Journal.
Afternoon Briefs: Client convicted of tax attorney’s murder; 4th Circuit says Sessions was wrong

Client convicted of murdering his tax attorney

A former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was convicted of murder Wednesday for the fatal shooting of his tax attorney. Jurors…

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