In-house Counsel

850 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

Slowdown for Fast-Track Pa. Lawyer

Only a year ago, Michael A. Adler was on a seeming fast track to major career success.

For one thing, he had been named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track”…

Top GCs Earning $1.5 M on Average

Fueled by big bonuses, the average cash compensation for the 100 best-paid general counsel increased to $1.5 million last year.

Average salaries were about $560,000 while average bonuses were $1…

Corp Clients Trim US/Foreign Firm Rosters to Save $$

Major medical insurers have been leveraging their purchasing power for decades, negotiating fee discounts from medical providers by promising a large volume of business from insured individuals.

Now in-house counsel…

White House Counsel Hires 10 Attorneys

Ongoing investigations of the Bush administration by the Democrat-controlled Congress are good news for attorneys seeking work in the White House.

White House Counsel Fred Fielding announced today that his…

Ex-GC Tries ‘Career Suicide’ Defense

The former general counsel of Hollinger International, accused of helping direct noncompete payments to other companies owned by company executives, is claiming at trial that he was unfamiliar with securities…

GE Lawyer Claims Gender Bias
Ex-GC Accused of Backdating

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil fraud charges claiming the former general counsel of a California-based software maker participated in stock-options backdating.

The SEC claims former general counsel…

DOJ Targets Drug Marketing

A guilty plea by the company that makes OxyContin caps the latest of several federal prosecutions against companies for making misleading statements about pharmaceuticals.

Purdue Pharma agreed to pay $600…

GC Fired As Company Probes Backdating

Another backdating probe, another general counsel gets the boot.

But in the case of Matthew Gloss, dismissed as general counsel of Marvell Semiconductor Inc., it’s not clear if his firing…

How Much Does Google’s GC Earn?

David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer, earned a salary of $250,000 in 2006, according to the company’s proxy statement filed yesterday with the SEC.

But that’s just the start…

Close Calls

ABA creates a support network for in-house ethics counsel

Moving Targets

Some Courts May Be Changing Course on Corporate Counsel Mobility

Investing In Success

Citigroup Is Sending its New Lawyers to Law Firms to Earn Experience

Clause for Alarm

As Arbitration Costs Rise, In-House Counsel Turn to Mediation or a Combined Approach

Schmooze or Lose

At Conferences, Put Down the Memo and the Cell Phone–Go Meet and Greet

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