In-house Counsel

874 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

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…

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.

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