In-house Counsel

879 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

A conversation about food insecurity, pursuing charitable endeavors in the legal industry
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Tyrone Thomas, a vice president and deputy general counsel at Invenergy and the founder of Conversation for Six, a nonprofit organization focused on expanding ongoing discussions about food insecurity.
Afternoon Briefs: Giuliani, Powell sued by another voting machine company; Cooley ups its bonuses

Voting machine company sues Fox News, lawyers

Voting machine company Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit Thursday against Fox News, three of its TV personalities, and lawyers Rudy Giuliani…

Coca-Cola general counsel gets tough with law firms that fail to meet diversity goals
Law firm diversity scorecards, committees, summits and action plans aren’t working, according to Coca-Cola general counsel Bradley M. Gayton.
Ridiculed for urging ‘Lord of the Rings’ remedy, lawyer blasts media in new election lawsuit filing
Updated: Fired in-house lawyer Paul MacNeal Davis has retreated from his request for a Lord of the Rings remedy in his lawsuit that contends that voting changes resulted in an illegal election.
Lawyer fired after posting Capitol riot video sues to block ‘illegitimately elected Congress’
A lawyer who posted video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot has filed a lawsuit contending that voting changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an illegal election and an “illegitimately elected Congress.”
Afternoon Briefs: NRA files for bankruptcy; Boies Schiller partner is arrested

NRA files for bankruptcy, plans Texas move

The National Rifle Association announced Friday that it is filing for bankruptcy, leaving New York and moving to Texas to reincorporate there as…

Second BigLaw partner on Trump’s Georgia phone call leaves his law firm
Fox Rothschild partner Alex Kaufman has left his law firm after being present during President Donald Trump’s Jan. 2 phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Lawyer loses his job after posting video of himself outside Capitol during riot
Updated: Goosehead Insurance in Texas has fired associate general counsel Paul MacNeal Davis after he posted a video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol during the riot Wednesday.
Meet Annaliese Fleming, the ABA’s new general counsel

After an extensive nationwide search, ABA Executive Director Jack Rives announced in October that the association had found its new senior associate executive director and general counsel.

Legal departments cut outside spending, focus on managers and specialists, study shows
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed more legal departments to cut spending on outside counsel, according to a new report from global research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.
9th Circuit wrongly overturned death sentence, Supreme Court rules in summary decision
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed a federal appeals court decision on behalf of a death-row inmate who claimed that his trial lawyer was ineffective.
Alternative legal services provider teams up with Bechtel Corp. to provide diverse legal talent

Legal Innovators, a startup alternative legal services provider, has entered into a new partnership with the Bechtel Corp., in which it will provide the engineering and construction company with junior attorneys who will assist the company’s in-house team.

Assistant GC and firm partner discuss the future of client collaboration
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Megan O'Flynn, an assistant general counsel at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and Doug Donahue, a partner in the finance practice at Linklaters in New York City, about ISDA Create—a collaboration between the ISDA and Linklaters.
Former general counsel of LeClairRyan agrees to disbarment
Bruce Matson, the former general counsel of the disbanded law firm LeClairRyan, has been disbarred in Virginia after he was accused of misappropriating money from a bankruptcy trust account.
Biden names former Alito clerk as White House counsel
President-elect Joe Biden has named a former law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. as his White House counsel.

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