In-house Counsel

850 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

GC Charges a Case of SEC Sour Grapes?

A former official with the Securities and Exchange Commission thinks his former employer is taking out its frustration over a failed reporting rule on general counsel.

A record 10 general…

A High-Tech GC Revolving Door

Donald Rosenberg appears to have a habit of replacing high-tech general counsel who leave their posts under a cloud. He is leaving his job at Apple Inc. and being replaced…

Suit Accuses Sheppard Mullin of Conflict

Pan Am is accusing Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton of a conflict of interest in a malpractice suit.

The complaint contends the law firm agreed to represent Pan Am’s general…

Apple CEO, Law Firm May Play Role in GC Case

A well-known law firm and the CEO of Apple Inc. may provide evidence in the civil fraud case against the company’s former general counsel, Nancy Heinen.

CEO Steve Jobs has…

Corporate Monitors Costly, Influential

Corporate monitor agreements with the U.S. Justice Department vary to such an extent that they can have a big impact on companies that agree to them.

The agreements can last…

CLOs Feast on Meaty Stock Options

In-house lawyers are taking home bigger paychecks and bigger bonuses, according to a 2007 survey by legal consulting firm Altman Weil. But bigger still are the stock options some receive.

EU Court: No In-House Counsel Privilege

Highlighting the differences between American law practice and international law practice, the second-highest court in the European Union ruled today that attorney-client privilege does not apply to communications between companies…

Home Depot GC to Work as Store Clerk

The new general counsel of Home Depot will soon be working as store clerk for several weeks, in a standard initial assignment for executives at the home improvement retail chain.

Skadden Tops Corporate Counsel Lists

The usual names top Corporate Counsel’s list of law firms most often used by Fortune 250 companies.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom got the most…

How Public Law Firms Would Benefit GCs

General counsel have long complained that lawyers have no incentive to deliver services economically. The focus on generating profits through hourly billing produces an incentive to pad lawyer hours and…

Qualcomm GC Resigns

On the heels of several legal setbacks, Qualcomm has announced the resignation of its general counsel, Lou Lupin.

He will be replaced on an acting basis by former U.S. attorney…

Anger, Frank Talk Help Promote Diversity

Working to diversify the legal profession–which lags significantly behind corporate counterparts–requires, as a first step, talking clearly about the issue. And sometimes anger helps.

Or so Stanley Stallworth found about…

Taser Talks Tough, Settles Quietly

Taser International Inc. talks a tough game concerning its litigation strategy in cases brought over its controversial stun guns.

“The word has gotten out: Taser doesn’t settle,” said the company’s…

Unlicensed Gen’l Counsels are Unusual

Does a general counsel of a corporation have to be a licensed lawyer? To many, the answer to that question would seem to be a no-brainer: Yes.

But a small…

Google’s Top Lawyer Settles With SEC

Google’s chief in-house legal officer has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint that he failed to prevent misleading accounting statements when he worked at…

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