In-House

  • Ex-Autonomy GC Tells Jurors He Wanted To Be 'Helpful' To HP

    Autonomy's former U.S. general counsel conceded Wednesday in the criminal trial of former CEO Michael Lynch that he told an HP lawyer he wanted to be as "helpful" as possible to the company as it was investigating Autonomy-related issues that popped up after the Silicon Valley giant purchased the British company, and that he was told he could face liability for his work at Autonomy.

  • Proxy Snapshot: Pfizer Inc.

    As one of the biggest U.S. corporate donors to political campaigns, Pfizer Inc. is facing an advisory shareholder resolution asking it to report on how its political, lobbying and election expenditures in 2023 may have conflicted with publicly stated company values and policies, including Pfizer's stated goal to "end discrimination against women, ensure equal opportunities for leadership and access to reproductive health," according to its annual proxy statement.

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    GM's Legal Vice President Earned $11.5M In 2023

    General Motors executive vice president of legal, policy and cybersecurity, who has been with the automotive giant since 2015, earned around $11.5 million in total compensation last year, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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    AMC GC's Compensation Reached Almost $2.8M In 2023

    AMC paid its general counsel close to $2.8 million last year, up from the nearly $2.6 million he saw in 2022, according to a securities filing Wednesday.

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    In-House Vet Named NantHealth's New Legal Chief

    Healthcare software company NantHealth announced that an experienced in-house attorney who has spent nearly 25 years working in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries was named its new chief legal officer.

  • Mitsubishi Promotes Top Lawyer To Newly Created Position

    Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. has promoted its highest-ranking attorney to a new, more senior position: senior vice president and chief legal and administrative officer, the company announced Tuesday.

  • Tesla's Risky Ride To Revive Musk's Multibillion-Dollar Pay

    Tesla Inc. and its mercurial CEO Elon Musk are banking on a bold strategy to salvage his multibillion-dollar compensation plan, invoking a recently enacted corporate power to first patch Tesla's charter and then reincorporate in Texas, potentially triggering stockholder claims of fiduciary breaches and waste.

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    Ex-Facebook GC Earns $7.1M In First Year As Etsy Legal Chief

    Former Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch, who joined online marketplace and e-commerce website Etsy as chief legal officer in February 2023, earned around $7.1 million in total compensation last year, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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    Ex-Cozen O'Connor Atty Moves In-House To DraftKings

    Cozen O'Connor's former co-chair of its state attorneys general practice has moved in-house to join major sports betting company and firm client DraftKings Inc. as its new chief responsible gaming officer.

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    Hunton Hires Martin Marietta Assistant GC In San Francisco

    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP said Tuesday it is growing its environmental team by bringing in a land use and mining expert as a partner in the firm's San Francisco office from building supply company Martin Marietta Materials Inc., where he was assistant general counsel.

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    Former Kraft GC Named Celanese's New Lead Board Director

    Chemical maker Celanese Corp. has announced the appointment of Kim K.W. Rucker, formerly general counsel for Kraft Foods and Avon Products, as the lead independent director of its board. 

  • UnitedHealth CLO Saw Comp Drop To $6.4M Last Year

    The top lawyer at UnitedHealth Group Inc. earned just over $6.4 million in 2023, down from the more than $11.3 million he saw the previous year when he was hired, the company said in a securities filing.

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    Aimbridge Hospitality Welcomes Ex-CLO Back To The Role

    Texas-based Aimbridge Hospitality has found its new top attorney in a familiar face — its longtime former chief legal officer, who returns to the role following a short stint at another management company.

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    Approach The Bench: Judge Rosenberg Fosters Young Talent

    Soon after U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg of the Southern District of Florida began presiding over her first multidistrict litigation — a case alleging the heartburn medication Zantac caused cancer — she took a novel approach to selecting leadership on the plaintiffs' side.

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    Veteran GC Joins Capstone Green Energy As It Rebuilds

    The longtime general counsel for Jafra Cosmetics International Inc. has moved to Capstone Green Energy Holdings Inc., as the generator manufacturer pushes forward after filing for Chapter 11 protection in 2023.

  • Legal Talent Platform Legal.io Opens NYC Office

    In-house legal talent hiring platform Legal.io is opening an office in New York City to better serve existing and new clients in the area, the Silicon Valley-based company said Tuesday.

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    Where Lawyers Stand On Generative AI Tools

    Lawyers are approaching generative artificial intelligence with caution, despite its promised advantages, and the use of legal AI tools is only slowly catching on, according to a new survey.

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    How Law Firms Can Create Winning Generative AI Policies

    Relatively few firms are encouraging their lawyers to use generative AI, according to a new survey by Law360 Pulse, and many do not seem to have policies about AI use in place.

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    What Lawyers Really Think Of AI

    Most lawyers aren't worried about being replaced by robots, but they are broadly concerned about the accuracy and ethical implications of generative artificial intelligence, a new survey shows.

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    Brownstein Ahead As Lobbying Shops Are Off To Strong Start

    This year has opened with record first-quarter profits for some BigLaw lobbying practices in Washington, D.C., as clients focus on issues such as artificial intelligence regulation and taxes, new figures show.

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    Former Norton Rose Atty Joins WildBrain As General Counsel

    WildBrain Ltd., a Canada-based children and family entertainment company, has hired a former Norton Rose Fulbright attorney as its new general counsel.

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    Law Firm Billing Rates Rose At 'Record Setting Pace'

    Average law firm partner billing rates rose 5.4% in 2023, higher than any other year in the last decade, with the largest law firms hiking prices the most, according to a report released Tuesday by LexisNexis' CounselLink.

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    Unemployment Rate For Recent Law Grads Improves, ABA Finds

    Fewer recent law school graduates were unemployed in March than in the previous year, as the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic further recede into memory, according to data released Monday by the American Bar Association.

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    Asbury Automotive Group CLO Plans Retirement

    The longtime top attorney for automotive retail and service company Asbury Automotive Group Inc. is retiring from the company after more than a decade as chief legal officer.

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    Food Lion, Stop & Shop Parent Co. Promotes Atty To CLO

    Ahold Delhaize USA, the parent company of grocery brands such as Food Lion, Stop & Shop and Hannaford, said Monday it has elevated one of its longtime in-house counsel to chief legal officer.

Expert Analysis

  • 3 Innovative Ways AI May Be Used In Legal Practice
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    Artificial intelligence tools will increasingly be used by outside counsel to better predict the outcomes of litigation — thus informing legal strategy with greater precision — and by clients to scrutinize invoices and evaluate counsel’s performance, says Ronald Levine at Herrick Feinstein.

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    My Nonpracticing Law Job: Librarian Author Photo

    Lisa A. Goodman at Texas A&M University shares how she went from a BigLaw associate who liked to hang out in the firm's law library to director of a law library herself in just over a decade, and provides considerations for anyone interested in pursuing a law librarian career.

  • Legal Briefs Can Benefit From Cleaned Up Case Citations Author Photo

    Federal courts have recently been changing the way they quote decisions to omit insignificant details and string cites, and lawyers should consider adopting this practice to enhance the readability of their briefs — as long as accuracy stays top of mind, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

  • 5 Best Practices For Firms Designing DEI Programs Author Photo

    Nikki Lewis Simon, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Greenberg Traurig, discusses best practices — and some pitfalls to avoid — for law firms looking to build programs aimed at driving inclusion in the workplace.

  • Former Minn. Chief Justice Instructs On Writing Better Briefs Author Photo

    Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, now at Greenberg Traurig, offers strategies on writing more effective appellate briefs from her time on the bench.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Juggle Billables And Other Activities? Author Photo

    While involvement in internal firm initiatives can be rewarding both personally and professionally, associates' billable time requirements don’t leave much room for other work, meaning they must develop strategies to ensure they’re meeting all of their commitments while remaining balanced, says Melanie Webber at Fisher Phillips.

  • Making Legal Cents: How To Adapt As Clients Tighten Budgets Author Photo

    Amid a dip in corporate legal spending and client pushback on bills, Shireen Hilal at Maior Consultants highlights specific in-house counsel frustrations and explains how firms can provide customized legal advice with costs that are supported by undeniable value.

  • Spartan Arbitration Tactics Against Well-Funded Opponents Author Photo

    Like the ancient Spartans who held off a numerically superior Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae, trial attorneys and clients faced with arbitration against an opponent with a bigger war chest can take a strategic approach to create a pass to victory, say Kostas Katsiris and Benjamin Argyle at Venable.

  • General Counsel And Legal Ops Must Work Together Author Photo

    It is critical for general counsel to ensure that a legal operations leader is viewed not only as a peer, but as a strategic leader for the organization, and there are several actionable ways general counsel can not only become more involved, but help champion legal operations teams and set them up for success, says Mary O'Carroll at Ironclad.

  • How Generative AI's Growing Memory Affects Lawyers Author Photo

    A new ChatGPT feature that can remember user information across different conversations has broad implications for attorneys, whose most pressing questions for the AI tool are usually based on specific, and large, datasets, says legal tech adviser Eric Wall.

  • A Model For Optimal Legal Tech Investment Strategy Author Photo

    Legal organizations struggling to work out the right technology investment strategy may benefit from using a matrix for legal department efficiency that is based on an understanding of where workloads belong, according to the basic functions and priorities of a corporate legal team, says Sylvain Magdinier at Integreon.

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    My Nonpracticing Law Job: Recruiter Author Photo

    Self-proclaimed "Lawyer Doula" Danielle Thompson at Major Lindsey shares how she went from Columbia Law School graduate and BigLaw employment associate to a career in legal recruiting — and discovered a passion for advocacy along the way.

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    Ask A Mentor: How Do I Balance Social Activism With My Job? Author Photo

    Corporate attorneys pursuing social justice causes outside of work should consider eight guidelines for finding equilibrium between their beliefs and their professional duties and reputation, say Diedrick Graham, Debra Friedman and Simeon Brier at Cozen O'Connor.

  • Personality Tests And Machine Learning Applications In Law Author Photo

    Mateusz Kulesza at McDonnell Boehnen looks at potential applications of personality testing based on machine learning techniques for law firms, and the implications this shift could have for lawyers, firms and judges, including how it could make the work of judges and other legal decision-makers much more difficult.

  • AI Is Reshaping Lawyering: What To Expect In 2024 Author Photo

    The future of lawyering is not about the wholesale replacement of attorneys by artificial intelligence, but as AI handles more of the routine legal work, the role of lawyers will evolve to be more strategic, requiring the development of competencies beyond traditional legal skills, says Colin Levy at Malbek.

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