In-house Counsel

879 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

Former Conn. Ethics Counsel Faces Ethics Complaint Over Fake Letter

A Connecticut lawyer who posed as a parking lot attendant when she wrote an anonymous letter complaining about her boss at a state agency is now facing a disciplinary complaint.

Chrysler’s GC Retires; Replacement is Assistant GC

Chrysler’s longtime general counsel Kenneth Gluckman is retiring. He worked for the company for 30 years.

His replacement is Louann Van Der Wiele, the National Law…

Jackson Lewis Caps Fees in Exchange for All of Pfizer’s Employment Work

Pfizer Inc. has dubbed its law firm management effort P3, for Pfizer Partnering Program. It’s a bit of a misnomer, however, since the program involves the whittling away of law…

Ex-Apple GC Settles SEC Case for $2.2M, Wants to Seek Social Justice

Former Apple general counsel Nancy Heinen has agreed to pay $2.2 million in a civil settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve allegations of stock options backdating.

The…

More In-House Counsel Regulation Needed, ABA Says

In-house counsel who advise their employers in a given state, even when they are admitted to practice only in another state, ought to be required to register with the state…

Female GCs at Fortune 500 Cos. Double in Last Decade

The number of top women lawyers at Fortune 500 companies has risen to 92 from 44 when the Minority Corporate Counsel Association first started counting nearly 10 years ago.

The…

Top Lawyer at UBS Resigns

A top lawyer has resigned from UBS AG, a Swiss bank under fire concerning its auction-rate securities practices.

David Aufhauser’s resignation has been accepted, the bank announced in a statement…

8 Percent of Associates Surveyed Expect to Move In-House

Only about 8 percent of midlevel associates surveyed by the American Lawyer expect to move to in-house positions in the next five years, while 43 percent expect to stay with…

Lawyer Named in UBS Case; Auction-Rate Probe of Citigroup, Too

A high-level lawyer at UBS AG is reportedly at the center of the New York attorney general’s civil investigation of the Swiss bank’s sale of auction-rate securities.

Although David Aufhauser,…

Internet Lawyer By Day, Law Prof By Night

Adam Palmer’s day job is working as policy counsel for .ORG, a public interest Internet domain registry based in Reston, Va. But his avocation is protecting children from Internet predators,…

Microsoft’s Outside Counsel Can Earn a Bonus for Increasing Diversity

Microsoft will pay its preferred outside counsel a 2 percent bonus if they meet diversity goals.

The program allows law firms to earn the annual bonus in two ways, reports…

GCs Fear Litigation Strategies Would Be Revealed if Rule Changes

The ABA is among the critics of a proposed accounting rule change that would require public companies to disclose more details about the risks of litigation.

In-house lawyers and other…

Bonuses for Top-Paid GCs Jumped 17%, to an Average of $1.1M

Salaries for the 100 best-paid general counsel at Fortune 500 companies stagnated last year while the average bonus and stock grant jumped about 17 percent, according to a survey by…

Some In-House Lawyers Find ‘Promised Land’ Lacking, Consider Alternatives

Is there life outside corporate law? Some lawyers who tried alternative career paths will answer the question in the affirmative at an upcoming seminar sponsored by the Association of Corporate…

Wal-Mart Will Use Software to Monitor Diversity of Outside Counsel

Wal-Mart has ditched four law firms for lacking commitment to diversity and will be using technology to keep an eye on the hundreds of other firms that do legal work…

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