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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday that it has awarded nearly $200 million to a single whistleblower, a historic bounty that roused concerns from one commissioner but that whistleblower attorneys said will bolster the agency's tipster program.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Allison Herren Lee on Wednesday pushed for a "global solution" to standardize the way companies report sustainability-related risks, as the agency works to "swiftly" propose its own new rules for registered firms by the end of the year.
Looking for an edge in the job market post-law school? It helps to have at least one parent with a law degree, a study released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement has found.
Have bar association rules that limit in which states lawyers can practice outlived their usefulness? Yes, to an extent. But getting rid of them altogether could also open a massive can of worms. Three experts came to that conclusion while discussing the issue on a panel Wednesday.
The world is moving toward loosening the reins on the practice of law to make legal services more accessible to more people, but the U.S. seems to be moving slowly and incrementally in its efforts, a panel of experts said Wednesday.
Many general counsel not only avoid burning their proverbial bridges after leaving their old firms, they also rely on their connections with their previous employers when striking merger and acquisition deals, according to a report released Wednesday by data company BoardEx.
A former JPMorgan & Chase compliance officer has joined the Canadian crypto-only trading platform Coinberry Ltd. as its new chief compliance officer.
A new push to raise the bar on in-house diversity and hiring standards has attracted 40 legal departments, many of them from name-brand companies, according to a Wednesday announcement from a legal diversity-and-inclusion organization.
Law firm lateral hiring is red-hot across the globe and at all seniority levels, according to a new report by recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa.
Eversheds Sutherland has snagged a former Chevron in-house attorney to join the firm as an energy partner in its London office, where he will help the firm face complex changes in the sector in the coming years.
The Atlanta area's transit system recently announced a changing of the guard among its legal leadership, with longtime chief legal counsel Elizabeth M. O'Neill poised to retire. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a look at Peter J. Andrews, O'Neill's replacement from Greenberg Traurig LLP, an experienced attorney who has served as deputy city attorney for Atlanta.
Corporations across different industries should recognize that their businesses' long-term success and growth is directly linked to crafting and tinkering with their own environmental, social and governance policies, a panel of legal executives said on Tuesday.
Alternative fee arrangements are becoming more prevalent than ever but their use and type employed between law firms and corporate legal departments can differ greatly, according to a new report from Deloitte Legal Business Services.
A New Jersey state judge on Monday said the New York Giants cannot escape a fired video director's whistleblower suit over purported workplace violence complaints after attorneys traded barbs over his claims that the team's general counsel threatened to "strangle" him if he shared confidential information.
A cannabis researcher who is waging a legal battle to reschedule marijuana in the federal circuit courts said that Bank of America decided to deactivate her institute's bank account without explanation or recourse.
Greenspoon Marder LLP has launched an affiliate specializing in environmental, social and governance matters to advise public and private companies as well as investment firms, the firm announced Monday.
After a gunman killed 11 and wounded six others at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October 2018, Jones Day's Laura Ellsworth said the mass shooting motivated her to find a way to effectively combat hate in the United States.
It was a give-and-take week. A Michigan mortgage company claims to have accepted the nation's first cryptocurrency mortgage payment, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is re-proposing rules to claw back executive compensation. These are some stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
Racist imagery from more than 100 years ago has persisted as painful stereotypes that impact not only society as a whole but also diversity and inclusion efforts in the law, according to speakers at a recent talk organized by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.
T. Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association, has been appointed to lead the New York division of multistate cannabis operator Ascend Wellness Holdings, the company has announced.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday reopened the comment period on proposed rules requiring executives at publicly traded companies to pay back certain bonuses and other incentive-based compensation in the event of an accounting restatement, regardless of whether they were at fault.
The recent revelation that more than 130 federal judges didn't exit hundreds of cases involving companies in which they or a family member owned stock is triggering new interest in an elementary market solution: the mutual fund.
Lantern, an on-demand cannabis e-commerce marketplace that operates a home-delivery platform, announced changes to its leadership team on Wednesday, including promoting a former Greenberg Traurig LLP lawyer to be the company's general counsel.
Attorneys in major firms across the U.S. have been trying on a different professional hat in the last few years: podcast host.
Oral therapy company Vedanta Biosciences Inc. said on Thursday it has tapped the general counsel for biology research company Cell Signaling Technology Inc. to become its chief legal officer.