In-house Counsel

850 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

In-House Lawyer Files Age Bias Suit

A 52-year-old former staff lawyer for Philip Morris has filed a suit that contends he was fired for being too old and for complaining about others who were dismissed for…

GC Scolded for Backdating Warning Lands New Job

The former general counsel of KLA-Tencor who sparred with the company’s then-CEO over stock options backdating has been named the new top lawyer for another Silicon Valley company.

Stuart Nichols…

Simpson Thacher Lawyer Hired as KKR General Counsel

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has tapped a lawyer who worked on many of its biggest deals as general counsel.

He is David Sorkin of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett,…

Corporations Use Surveys to Get Feedback on Outside Lawyers

Corporate legal departments eager to keep better tabs on their outside lawyers are asking about their performance in surveys of company executives and in-house lawyers.

Lawyers attending the annual meeting…

Telecommuting Option for Professionals

Working at home has long been seen as an attractive option by a significant number of the nation’s professionals. However, that view isn’t shared by the vast majority of employers.…

Warner Norcross & Judd Enters Flat-Fee Deal With Whirlpool

Michigan law firm Warner Norcross & Judd, tapped as Whirlpool’s North American business litigation counsel, has agreed to set up a flat-fee billing arrangement with the appliance maker.

Jay Cragwall,…

Ex-Legal Chief Claims Samsung Had Bribe Fund for Prosecutors

The former chief lawyer for Samsung Group has filed a legal complaint with South Korean prosecutors that alleges a bribery scheme and cover-up by chairman Lee Kun Hee.

Kim Yong…

Apple Gives New GC $25M in Stock

Apple has granted its new general counsel Daniel Cooperman 133,000 shares of restricted stock valued at about $25 million.

Cooperman was general counsel of Oracle before Nov 6, 2007 3:16 PM CST

Wal-Mart Refuses Law Firm Fee Hikes, Cites High Associate Salaries

Wal-Mart has issued a memo to its law firms announcing a “moratorium on across-the-board rate increases.”

The memo says the retailer will consider only “reasonable, individual requests for rate increases…

Outside Law Firms Still Don’t Get It, In-House Counsel Say in Survey

Although the law firms doing corporate work understand that they need to focus on servicing the needs of in-house counsel, they still don’t know how to do so.

That is…

Patent Dispute Aired on High-Tech Executives’ Blogs

Officials with two high-tech companies, including one general counsel, are trading barbs on their own blogs about a patent dispute.

Voicing their opinions from Sun Microsystems are general counsel

Cost to Keep Ex in Health Plan: Law License

Misrepresenting himself as still married to his ex-wife for six years, so that she could continue to be covered under his health insurance, has cost a former New York state…

Big Biz Scoring System for Law Firm Hires

Two big-name companies based in Switzerland are now using a new scoring system to determine what law firms to hire.

Zurich, a well-known insurance carrier, announced this week that it…

A Lucky 17% of Big Companies Didn’t Get Sued

Fewer large U.S. companies got sued this past year, although a substantial majority still were named in suits, a new survey of corporate counsel concludes.

Seventeen percent of in-house counsel…

In-House DuPont Lawyers Post Profit

Like many corporations, DuPont Co. spends a lot of money on its in-house law department. The department’s annual budget was about $230 million last year. However, unlike most corporations, the…

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