In-house Counsel

884 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

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…

University Says Privilege Limits Ex-GC’s Right to Sue for Discrimination

The former general counsel of Florida Gulf Coast University sued her former client in federal court in April, alleging systemic employment discrimination and violation of…

Publication Names Qwest’s Legal Department as Best

Corporate Counsel has named the legal department at Qwest Communications as the best in 2008.

Richard Baer led the department through a difficult time, transforming it at the same time…

Experts Explain: How to Help Company Records Custodians Help You

Lawyers seeking documents from corporate records custodians will find that time spent explaining their requests pays dividends.

Although the litigation process may seem clear to the attorneys involved, it can…

Founders & Gen’l Counsel Sued By SEC in Broadcom Options Backdating Case

Broadcom Corp.’s two founders, its general counsel and a former chief financial officer were all named as defendants today in a civil complaint filed over options backdating by the U.S.…

Law Firms Will Have to Work Harder for Hefty Profits, Competitor Predicts

Despite rich profits recently reported by some of the nation’s biggest and best-known law firms, the legal work landscape is changing for the vast majority of corporate practitioners. Faced with…

How Attorneys Can Avoid Big Claims Over Bankrupt Clients

When struggling companies go under in a big way, bankruptcy trustees today are increasingly looking to their accountants and lawyers to ante up at least some of the missing money

Most GCs Happy With Job, Many Looking to Hire In-House Counsel

Despite headaches created by increased corporate compliance requirements and tension with outside auditors, the vast majority of lawyers at the helm of corporate legal departments are happy with their jobs.…

Coke Reviews Diversity at Outside Law Firms, Honors Shook Hardy

The Coca-Cola Co. sent a questionnaire to its 18 outside law firms asking about their diversity practices, then honored Shook, Hardy & Bacon for good results.

The soft drink company…

GCs Take Career Hit in Backdating Scandals

General counsel at 14 Silicon Valley companies have seen their careers slide under the taint of backdating scandals.

The Recorder (sub. req.) investigated the fate of general counsel…

Suit Claims Boss Waterboarded Worker as Motivational Tack

A suit by a sales employee claims his boss subjected him to waterboarding as part of a “team-building exercise.”

Chad Hudgens, part of a 10-person telephone sales team, said he…

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