In-house Counsel

884 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

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.

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…

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