In-house Counsel

850 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

Apple’s former top corporate lawyer charged with insider trading

Apple’s former global corporate-law chief has been charged with insider trading.

Gene Daniel Levoff, 45, allegedly used nonpublic information to trade in Apple stock, according to press releases by the…

Alternative legal services providers come into their own as major players, says new report
The alternative legal services provider market grew approximately 25 percent from $8.4 billion in 2015 to $10.7 billion in 2017 amid growing demand from both corporations and law firms.
170 top in-house lawyers warn they will direct their dollars to law firms promoting diversity

General counsels and chief legal officers at more than 170 companies have signed an open letter telling law firms they expect their lawyers to “reflect the diversity of the legal…

Job-seeking lawyer loses age discrimination case before full 7th Circuit
A Chicago-area lawyer who challenged an experience cap in a legal job ad has lost his case before the en banc 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago.
One of America’s wealthiest corporate lawyers is retiring

Gregory Palm won’t have to worry about money in retirement when he steps down as co-general counsel of Goldman Sachs.

Palm, 70, is one of America’s wealthiest corporate lawyers, having…

CBS paid $9.5M to settle actress’s sexual harassment claim after company lawyer’s strategy backfired

CBS paid $9.5 million to settle a sexual harassment claim by Bull actress Eliza Dushku after a network lawyer released outtakes from the show in the mistaken belief that film…

Former Penn State general counsel cleared of ethics violations in Sandusky investigation

An ethics panel has found that the former general counsel of Penn State did not violate any ethics rules in her representation of Penn State officials during the investigation into…

Lawyer survey shows growing awareness and use of litigation finance

Litigation finance is gaining in popularity as more clients and law firms are figuring out how to use it.

That is the takeaway from a survey commissioned by litigation financing…

James Beckett: Scoring legal work
In his former job as chief business development officer at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, Kentucky, James Beckett was hungry to learn how his firm could do better.
2 Legal Rebels join forces to design the legal department of the future
Sitting on a beach in Florida with his wife, Jeff Carr was enjoying his retirement in April 2017 when he received a phone call asking him to join Univar as general counsel.
In-N-Out Burger sends pun-filled letter to beer maker to address ‘brewing’ trademark issue

In-N-Out Burger has advised the makers of In-N-Stout beer that it wants to “hop to action” to resolve a “brewing” trademark issue “in good spirits.”

In-N-Out sent its pun-filled cease-and-desist…

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…

Can law students improve contracts drafted by accomplished lawyers?

I had had great teachers of contracts, but they emphasized theory, not practice. I resolved to prepare law students to tackle the costly, time-consuming problems of contract ambiguities. Many years of practice allowed me to make good on this resolution.

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