In-house Counsel

879 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

Insurer GC Agrees to Reprimand for Claim of ‘Paid Off’ Judges

The general counsel for United Automobile Insurance has agreed to a public reprimand for telling a journalist that Miami-area judges are being “paid off” by plaintiffs lawyers.

As part of…

$50K Payment Ends Indy Law Firm’s $18M Nightmare

After worrying for two years about an $18 million jury verdict, partners of Fillenwarth Dennerline Groth & Towe were presumably delighted to ante up $50,000 to the Indiana Department of…

Lawyer’s Fake Letter Complaining About Boss Puts Her in Hot Water

Attorney Maureen Duggan wasn’t happy with her boss at a state agency in Connecticut. But she was afraid that openly complaining about him could put her job at risk.

So…

Coke Zero Lawyers Don’t Really Want an Infringement Judgment

Coca-Cola lawyers are seeking a declaratory judgment that Coke Zero is not infringing the copyright of a water company that markets Naturally Zero Canadian Natural Spring Water.

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Judge Raps Abbott Attorney in Rare ‘Inequitable Conduct’ Sanction

A federal judge has held that an Abbott Laboratories patent is unenforceable because of the “inequitable conduct” of an in-house lawyer.

Attorney Lawrence Pope withheld important information…

Bad News for Law Firms: Half the GCs Surveyed Are in a Firing Mood

Law firms hired by in-house counsel may be seeing less work this year, or none at all.

About half the chief legal officers surveyed by Altman Weil say they have…

Bear Stearns Ace Joins K&L Gates

The former managing director of the Bear Stearns legal arm in New York has joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis as a…

In-House Counsel See Generation Gap

Younger lawyers are more likely to use e-mail and text messages to communicate and less likely to respect authority.

Those were the conclusions of some in-house lawyers and a diversity…

‘Convergence’ Can Benefit Law Firms as Well as Corporate Clients

After the apparent success of Tyco International’s grand experiment in legal cost-cutting in Europe, which is now in its second year, further innovation is expected both from…

The Dress Code Debate: Pantyhose and Flip-Flops

Worried about discussing dress codes with the employees who work for you? The Association of Corporate Counsel has an option in the form of a free phone message entitled: Flip-Flops…

New NLJ List: 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers

Winnowing through an avalanche of nominations to determine the 50 minority lawyers who have had the most influence on the profession during the past five years was no easy task,…

Opening Up to Open Source

Corporation counsel must be ready to deal with “free” software and its licensing

Affymetrix Legal Team Jumps Ship to Dewey & LeBoeuf

The general counsel of a California-based genetic products manufacturer is leaving, along with three in-house Affymetrix patent lawyers, to join Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Barbara Caulfield, who…

DLA Piper Litigator Named Pfizer GC

The lead lawyer defending Pfizer Inc. in litigation over two of its painkillers will become the company’s general counsel.

Amy Schulman will take the place of Allen…

2 Female Firsts: 1st Circuit Chief Judge and SW Gas Gen’l Counsel

Two female firsts have been announced in top judicial and corporate positions:

Judge Sandra Lynch is to become the first female chief judge of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of…

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