In-House

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    Ex-DOD GC Rejoins Wilson Sonsini In Calif.

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC rehired an experienced cybersecurity partner after a short stint working as U.S. Department of Defense general counsel, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    MSG Entertainment Taps Ex-Samsung Top Attorney As GC

    Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. announced Friday that it has tapped former Samsung top attorney Jamal Haughton to become its executive vice president and general counsel.

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    ABA Recognizes 3 LGBT Pioneers With Stonewall Awards

    The American Bar Association will honor three trailblazing attorneys for advancing LGBTQ rights at its upcoming midyear meeting, bestowing its 10th annual Stonewall Award on two prominent legal activists and a sitting Washington state Supreme Court judge.

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    Impossible Foods CLO To Join Twilio, As Deputy GC Steps In

    Impossible Foods said Monday it has named deputy general counsel Jason Gao as its acting chief legal officer to replace Dana Wagner, who is joining the cloud communications company Twilio.

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    White & Case Ranked Most Social Media-Savvy BigLaw Firm

    White & Case LLP was the most social media savvy BigLaw firm in the U.S. this year, according to digital marketing firm Good2bSocial LLC, which releases an annual assessment of the top 200 U.S. firms' performance on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms.

  • In-House E-Discovery Pros Say Culling Data Is Critical

    The challenges associated with data collection for in-house e-discovery professionals are all over the map, but there is near-universal agreement that culling data is now a critical step early in the process, according to a report released Monday.

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    In-House Attys More Valued By Financial Cos. Post-Pandemic

    Legal departments in the financial services industry have become more valued by finance leaders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that increased the workload of these attorneys and drove up legal costs, according to a report released Monday.

  • Ex-JPMorgan VP Says She Was Fired For Spotting Red Flags

    An attorney and former vice president for JPMorgan's anti-corruption compliance unit claims she was fired for flagging conduct that she believed put the bank in violation of agreements with federal prosecutors and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Hall Booth Nabs In-House Counsel For Health Care Team

    Hall Booth Smith PC has tapped a senior-level, in-house counsel to join its headquarters in Atlanta to focus on health care and medical malpractice work, the firm has announced.

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    Deloitte Partners With Persuit To Streamline Legal Spending

    Deloitte is teaming up with Persuit, a software company with a platform that optimizes counsel selection, to help corporate legal departments reduce external legal costs, the Big Four accounting firm announced Thursday.

  • GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    Consumers won some and lost some this week. In the U.K., Google Inc. won a landmark privacy breach lawsuit that could restrict consumers from suing as a group, while in the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission took the side of investors, warning investment advisers that their sloppy errors could constitute fraud.     

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    'Wolf Of Wall St.' Atty Leaves Perkins Coie For Fintech Startup

    Perkins Coie LLP partner Adam Schuman — the onetime prosecutor who tried and convicted the so-called Wolf of Wall Street — is leaving to join fintech company Menai Financial Group as general counsel on Jan. 1.

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    Lyft Taps Associate GC And Litigator To Take Over Legal Dept.

    Lyft Inc. has promoted its associate general counsel and leader of its litigation team to the ride-hailing giant's top legal post, a move that comes as its outgoing general counsel shifts into a newly created president of business affairs position, the company announced Wednesday.

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    Resolute Forest's VP Of Legal Affairs To Replace Retiring CLO

    Paper company Resolute Forest Products has elevated its vice president for legal affairs to become its new chief legal officer.

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    Cybersecurity Co. Names New Head Of North America Legal

    Deep Instinct, a cybersecurity company that boasts it can prevent 100% of ransomware attacks, has hired William Ettenger as head of its legal affairs in North America.

  • Calif. Pot Co. Shryne Taps Irell & Manella Vet As CLO

    California cannabis holding company Shryne Group Inc. has hired Cary Berger, a former Irell & Manella LLP partner with two decades of in-house experience, as its new chief legal officer.

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    FHLBank San Francisco Names Veteran Housing Atty As CLO

    The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has appointed Anne Segrest McCulloch, a regulatory attorney with more than 30 years in the housing industry, as executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary effective Nov. 18.

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    Ex-Stanford GC Joins HyperDraft Advisory Board

    HyperDraft Inc. has tapped former Stanford University general counsel and ex-Morrison & Foerster partner Michael Roster to serve on its advisory board, the legal document software company said Tuesday.

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    BigLaw Attys Take On VA Roadblocks To Help Fellow Veterans

    The bureaucracy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can make accessing benefits a complex and overwhelming task, but a handful of military veterans turned corporate attorneys are leveraging their military experience and legal know-how to take on pro bono cases helping their fellow service members.

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    2 NBA Teams Tap BigLaw Firms Amid Toxic Workplace Claims

    The Portland Trail Blazers have hired O'Melveny & Myers LLP to investigate hostile workplace claims, just days after the NBA said Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz would probe allegations of racism and misogyny against the owner of the Phoenix Suns.

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    Ex-Deutsche Bank Americas Top Atty Leaving Trust CEO Role

    Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas CEO Steven Reich, who formerly served as the general counsel for the Americas region at Deutsche Bank, will leave the bank at the end of 2021.

  • 4 BigLaw Players In Elizabeth Holmes' Criminal Fraud Trial

    In the two months since the start of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial, jurors have heard a variety of testimony highlighting the role several BigLaw firms and their attorneys played in the rise and fall of the once high-flying blood-testing startup.

  • NFL Misses Deadline For Washington Team Investigation Docs

    The NFL missed a Friday deadline from the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee to hand over documents from an investigation into sexual harassment and workplace misconduct in the Washington Football Team front office, the leaders of the committee said, though noting the league has promised to "cooperate."

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    Digital Bitcoin Miner Hires TZERO Chief Legal Officer

    Digital asset mining company Prime Blockchain Inc. has tapped digital marketplace tZERO Group Inc.'s interim CEO and top attorney to become its chief legal officer.

  • GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    This week general counsel received some help with evaluating their outside counsel when Law360 Pulse offered its new ranking of law firms, focusing first on pro bono work. GCs also learned that in-house counsel are much in demand when Major Lindsey & Africa shared a new study showing that recruiting and placement is at a record high, especially with minorities.

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Expert Analysis

  • For Asian American Lawyers, Good Mentorship Is Crucial Author Photo

    Navigating the legal world as an Asian American lawyer comes with unique challenges — from cultural stereotypes to a perceived lack of leadership skills — but finding good mentors and treating mentorship as a two-way street can help junior lawyers overcome some of the hurdles and excel, say attorneys at Paul Weiss.

  • Coping With Secondary Trauma From Pro Bono Work Author Photo

    As the need for pro bono services continues to grow in tandem with the pandemic, attorneys should assess their mental well-being and look for symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, while law firms must carefully manage their public service programs and provide robust mental health services to employees, says William Silverman at Proskauer.

  • How Firms Can Benefit From Creating Their Own ALSPs Author Photo

    As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.

  • Modernizing Legal Education Through Hybrid JD Programs Author Photo

    Amid pandemic-era shifts in education, law schools and other stakeholders should consider the wide geographic and demographic reach of Juris Doctor programs with both online and in-person learning options, and educators should think through the various ways hybrid programs can be structured, says Stephen Burnett at All Campus.

  • How BigLaw Can Mirror Small Firm Attorney Engagement Author Photo

    BigLaw has the unique opportunity to hit refresh post-pandemic and enhance attorney satisfaction by adopting practices that smaller firms naturally employ — including work assignment policies that can provide junior attorneys steady professional development, says Michelle Genet Bernstein at Mark Migdal.

  • Ditch The Annual Review To Boost Attorney Job Satisfaction Author Photo

    In order to attract and retain the rising millennial generation's star talent, law firms should break free of the annual review system and train lawyers of all seniority levels to solicit and share frequent and informal feedback, says Betsy Miller at Cohen Milstein.

  • How Attorneys Can Narrow LGBTQ Gap In The Judiciary Author Photo

    Lawyers can take several steps to redress the lack of adequate LGBTQ representation on the bench and its devastating impact on litigants and counsel in the community, says Janice Grubin, co-chair of the Judiciary Committee at the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.

  • Employers Must Heed Rising Attorney Stress And Alcohol Use Author Photo

    Krill Strategies’ Patrick Krill, who co-authored a new study that revealed alarming levels of stress, hazardous drinking and associated gender disparities among practicing attorneys, highlights how legal employers can confront the underlying risk factors as both warnings and opportunities in the post-COVID-19 era.

  • Lawyers Can Get Ready For Space Law To Take Flight Author Photo

    While international agreements for space law have remained relatively unchanged since their creation decades ago, the rapid pace of change in U.S. laws and policies is creating opportunities for both new and veteran lawyers looking to break into this exciting realm, in either the private sector or government, says Michael Dodge at the University of North Dakota.

  • Ask A Mentor: What Makes A Successful Summer Associate? Author Photo

    Navigating a few densely packed weeks at a law firm can be daunting for summer associates, but those who are prepared to seize opportunities and not afraid to ask questions will be set up for success, says Julie Crisp at Latham.

  • How To Successfully Market Your Summer Associate Program Author Photo

    Law firms can attract the right summer associate candidates and help students see what makes a program unique by using carefully crafted messaging and choosing the best ambassadors to deliver it, says Tamara McClatchey, director of career services at the University of Chicago Law School.

  • Opinion

    Judges Deserve Congress' Commitment To Their Safety Author Photo

    Following the tragic attack on U.S. District Judge Esther Salas' family last summer and amid rising threats against the judiciary, legislation protecting federal judges' personal information and enhancing security measures at courthouses is urgently needed, says U.S. District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can Recalcitrant Attys Use Social Media? Author Photo

    Social media can be intimidating for reluctant lawyers but it can also be richly rewarding, as long as attorneys remember that professional accounts will always reflect on their firms and colleagues, and follow some best practices to avoid embarrassment, says Sean Marotta at Hogan Lovells.

  • Keys To Digitizing Inefficient Contract Management Processes Author Photo

    Neville Eisenberg and Mark Grayson at BCLP explain how they sped up contract execution for one client by replacing email with a centralized, digital tool for negotiations and review, and how the principles they adhered to can be helpful for other law firms looking to improve poorly managed contract management processes.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can Firms Coach Associates Remotely? Author Photo

    Practicing law through virtual platforms will likely persist even after the pandemic, so law firms and senior lawyers should consider refurbishing their associate mentoring programs to facilitate personal connections, professionalism and effective training in a remote environment, says Carol Goodman at Herrick Feinstein.

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