In-house Counsel

879 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

At Some Companies, Purchasing Agents Help Choose Outside Law Firms

Some corporations are so intent on cost-cutting that their purchasing or procurement departments are involved in decisions to hire outside counsel.

Ron Friedmann, president of Prism Legal Consultants Inc., told…

New Century GC Sounded Early Warning About Subprime Exposure

The general counsel of New Century Financial Corp. warned of unsound lending practices in a 2004 memo that was apparently ignored, according to a bankruptcy examiner’s report.

General counsel Stergios…

Pfizer Global Patent Director Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

The global patent director of Pfizer Inc., Alan Hesketh, has been arrested and charged with child pornography, the Associated Press reports.

Hesketh is a British citizen who…

In-House Jobs Not So Cushy or Exciting, Says Veteran Lawyer

If you think a jump from a law firm to an in-house position is the ticket to a cushy, stress-free job, think again. The life of an in-house lawyer is…

Bear Stearns GC Sold Stock Options Before They Plummeted in Value

Bear Stearns general counsel Michael Solender was one of six corporate insiders who sold stock options before they dropped below $3 a share, according to a published report.

Solender sold…

Top Lawyers to Consider Diversity Initiatives at Upcoming Summit

More than 100 general counsel and law firm managing partners plan to focus on specifics when they meet next month in Arizona on improving diversity in the profession.

The conference,…

‘Feeding Frenzy’ Over Expected Lawyer Layoffs at Bear Stearns

Updated: Although it’s not yet confirmed, observers expect that a significant number of the 100 or so lawyers in the compliance department of Bear Stearns Cos. will be laid off…

More FTC Officials Jump to New Jobs

Two more staffers at the Federal Trade Commission are planning to leap to new jobs, according to The Deal.

Deputy general counsel John Graubert has confirmed that…

The Wall Street Journal’s General Counsel Is Fired

The Wall Street Journal has axed Stuart Karle, the paper’s longtime general counsel who achieved some important First Amendment victories.

Karle did not disclose why he was fired in a…

Attorney at Loan

Secondment grows in U.S. to link firms, clients

How Big Law Firms Can Retain the ‘Lost Generation’ of Unhappy Associates

Associates at large law firms are a “lost generation” who are given mostly drudge work, face unceasing pressure to produce, and are kept in the dark about firm finances and…

Ex-GC Turned Winery Owner Wins Derivative Suit

The former general counsel of Covad Communications says he feels partly vindicated by a $5 million settlement of his derivative suit against the telecommunications company, even though he won’t receive…

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…

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