• CFTC Makes History With $200M Whistleblower Award

    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.

  • SEC's Lee Pushes For 'Global Solution' To Climate Disclosure

    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. 

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    Children Of Lawyers Have Leg Up In Law Jobs, Report Says

    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.

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    Is It Time To Rethink Where Lawyers Can Practice?

    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.

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    How Global Legal Service Innovations Impact GCs

    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.

  • Law Firm Alums Who Become GCs May Be Key To Mergers

    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.

  • Canada's Coinberry Taps Ex-JPM CCO To Head Compliance

    A former JPMorgan & Chase compliance officer has joined the Canadian crypto-only trading platform Coinberry Ltd. as its new chief compliance officer.

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    Dozens Of In-House Teams Join Mansfield Rule '3.0' Program

    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.

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    Demand For Law Firm Laterals Is Up Around The World

    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.

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    Eversheds Sutherland Snags Chevron Atty As Energy Partner

    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.

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    Meet The Incoming Legal Chief For Atlanta's Transit System

    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.

  • How Pursuing ESG Matters Can Build Companies' Success

    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.

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    4 Key Takeaways From Deloitte's Alternative Fee Report

    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.

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    NY Giants Must Face Suit Claiming GC Made Strangle Threat

    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.

  • Bank Of America Shuts Down Pot Researcher's Account

    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 Starts An ESG Affiliate

    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.

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    Jones Day Atty Works On Combating Hate, Mass Shootings

    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.

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

    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.

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    How Racist Tropes Affect Legal DEI Efforts

    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.

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    NYSBA President To Lead Pot Co. Ascend In Empire State

    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.

  • SEC Resurrects Proposed Rules For Clawing Back Exec Pay

    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.

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    Mutual Funds Could Salve Fed. Judiciary's Conflict Headaches

    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.

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    Lantern Appoints GC Amid Spinoff From Drizly Group

    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.

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    Lawyers On Air: Firms Find Their Voice With Podcasts

    Attorneys in major firms across the U.S. have been trying on a different professional hat in the last few years: podcast host.

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    Vedanta Biosciences Taps Life Sciences Atty As CLO

    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.

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