In-house Counsel

867 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

FTC Chair to Jump to Procter & Gamble

Antritrust sources are telling The Deal that Deborah Platt Majoras, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, will join the legal department of Procter & Gamble.

Majoras is…

Pentagon GC Resigns, Faced Controversy Over Detainee Policies

Defense Department general counsel William Haynes III is resigning to take a job in the private sector.

The Wall Street Journal (sub.…

Troll Tracker Outs Himself, $15K Reward Remains Unclaimed

The anonymous author of the Patent Troll Tracker blog has revealed that he is Richard Frenkel, an intellectual property lawyer who is a director in Cisco Systems’ IP group.

Frenkel…

Top In-House Lawyers Make $645K, Survey Says

Chief legal officers and general counsel in legal departments of more than 25 lawyers made a median of $645,000 in total cash compensation in 2007, according to a survey by…

Countrywide Plaintiffs Include Borrowers, Investors, Shareholders

Countrywide Financial Corp. general counsel Sandor Samuels has his work cut out for him.

Samuels also serves as Countrywide’s litigation chief and “he’s facing huge lawsuits on all fronts” arising…

Home Depot Lays Off an Estimated 17 In-House Legal Staff

An unnamed source who reportedly was among those adversely affected says perhaps 17 in-house legal staff are included in Home Depot’s layoff of 500 corporate employees late last month.

The…

Hedge Fund Sues Over General Counsel’s $10M Bonus

A hedge fund has filed a lawsuit claiming that a $10 million bonus awarded to the general counsel of Transmeta Corp. is “outrageous, illegal and unconscionable.”

The stockholder’s derivative suit…

Onetime Law Firm Gofer Now a Corporate Counsel

When Ryan Swift got a job as a gofer, making sure the coffee machine was filled and fetching sandwiches for lawyers at Holland & Knight in Atlanta, his mother told…

GC of Troubled Sallie Mae Resigns, Says He Wants to Spend Time With Family

Sallie Mae’s general counsel Robert Lavet resigned at the end of January, in advance of two investor lawsuits against the student lender.

Lavet told Corporate Counsel he…

As In-House Lawyers Struggle With E-Discovery, Vendors Ready to Help

Many in-house counsel are ill-prepared to deal with e-discovery, but it’s not for lack of companies willing to help.

E-discovery vendors crowded the exhibition floor at LegalTech New York this…

Ex-GC to Be Sentenced this Month for Insider Trading

The former general counsel of semiconductor maker Amkor Technology Inc. faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 28 for insider trading.

At one time, Kevin…

GCs Back Obama With Campaign Cash

The nation’s top general counsel have poured more money into the campaign coffers of Barack Obama than any other candidate.

Corporate Counsel’s analysis of Election Commission records…

The Hammer Goes In-House

Latest chapter in corporate fraud probe has SEC going after general counsel

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D.C.‘s Top Lawyer Resigns

Washington D.C.’s top lawyer resigned Monday, reportedly amid growing frustration that the mayor was leaving key legal decisions to his general counsel.

D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer, who was spearheading…

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