• SolarWinds' Ruling 'No Comfort' For Cybersecurity Leaders

    Although a federal district court has struck down significant portions of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's data breach case against software developer SolarWinds Corp., attorneys say what remains of the lawsuit gives "no comfort" to chief information security officers hoping to avoid similar suits over statements about their company's cybersecurity practices.

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    Ryan Companies Chief Legal Officer Adds New HR Role

    National commercial real estate services provider Ryan Companies US Inc. has announced that its chief legal officer has taken on an expanded role to lead its human resources team.

  • Judge Recuses As Tech Firm Slams Dow Chemical's Request

    An Ohio federal judge has recused himself from a trade secrets case brought against Dow Chemical Co. after the technology firm that sued it showed the court a settlement offer without approval that would grant Dow Chemical's recusal motion, which the tech firm said was a "cavalier approach to a drastic remedy."

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    Prince Lobel Fires Atty Following Misconduct Investigation

    A former general counsel for the Boston Cannabis Board turned chair of Prince Lobel Tye LLP's restaurant and hospitality group has been terminated by the Boston firm following an investigation, the firm confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Friday.

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    Veteran Benefits Atty Joins Amundsen Davis As Practice Head

    Amundsen Davis LLC announced that a longtime former attorney at legacy firm SmithAmundsen LLC rejoined its Milwaukee office as a partner and leader of its employee benefits, executive compensation and tax practice.

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

    A kidney care company has asked a federal judge to throw out a former in-house counsel's lawsuit that claims she was fired for raising concerns about violations of federal anti-kickback statutes, and a study showed the world's most extensive public country-by-country tax reporting rules would require 51% of large U.S. multinational corporations to disclose tax arrangements. These are among the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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    NASCAR Names New General Counsel Amid Shake-Up

    NASCAR Holdings' has named a new general counsel and a new deputy general counsel and head of privacy to fill out the team of chief legal officer Amanda Oliver.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry had another action-packed week as BigLaw firms expanded their footprints and Donald Trump scored a court victory. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

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    PBS CLO Joins Networking Co's Board Of Directors

    Professional Diversity Network Inc. announced Friday that the chief legal officer of the Public Broadcasting Service will join the company's board of directors following the decision of one of its current members to resign at the start of August.

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    Ex-Wells Fargo, SVB Atty Is Now Fintech Co. Tala's Legal Chief

    A seasoned in-house attorney, whose experience includes working at Wells Fargo and Silicon Valley Bank, has stepped into the chief legal officer spot at Tala, the financial technology company said.

  • Healthcare Co. Says Fired In-House Atty Lacks Standing To Sue

    Kidney care company Panoramic Health has urged a Colorado federal judge to toss a former assistant general counsel's lawsuit that claims she was fired for raising concerns about violations of federal anti-kickback statutes.

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    FTI Consulting Picks Ex-BigLaw Atty To Lead Forensic Unit

    International business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc. has promoted a former WilmerHale managing partner to be global segment leader of its forensic and litigation consulting division and join its global executive committee.

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    Greenberg Traurig Atty Moves In-House To FaceTec As CLO

    A former Greenberg Traurig LLP principal shareholder has moved to his first in-house role with security software firm FaceTec Inc., where he'll serve as chief legal officer and executive vice president for corporate development, the company announced Thursday.

  • Off-Channel Comms Top Concern For Compliance Pros

    Investment advisers' compliance officers have listed electronic communications surveillance as their hottest topic, beating out concerns about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's marketing rule, according to a new survey of compliance professionals representing nearly 600 investment advisers.

  • SEC Awards $37 Million To Whistleblower

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday announced a $37 million award to a whistleblower who provided information that the commission did not previously know, which contributed to a successful enforcement action.

  • Ex-Cognizant Execs Bemoan Access Woes In Bribery Case

    Former Cognizant executives accused of authorizing a bribe to a government official in India have told a New Jersey federal court that obstacles to their access to evidence and overseas witnesses undermine their right to a fair trial and could warrant the dismissal of the case.

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    Leech Tishman Adds IP Attorney In Pittsburgh

    A seasoned attorney who spent more than 25 years providing in-house intellectual property counsel to industrial tool supplier Kennametal Inc. has retired from the company and joined Leech Tishman's Pittsburgh office.

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    Crafty! Joann Promotes GC Who Guided It Through Ch. 11

    Joann Inc., the parent company of the big fabrics and crafts retailer, has promoted its general counsel and expanded her duties to include oversight of human resources, corporate communications, risk management, charitable giving, corporate responsibility, and diversity and inclusion, as well as legal and compliance.

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    FINRA Hires JPMorgan GC For Senior Enforcement Role

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has hired two new senior vice presidents of enforcement, one of whom is returning to the agency after serving as general counsel of JPMorgan Chase's wealth management line, the agency announced Wednesday.

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    Russo Bros.' Media Company Hires Ex-Amazon Studios Atty

    AGBO, the media company co-founded by brother directors Anthony and Joe Russo, announced Wednesday that it had recruited as chief legal officer a seasoned entertainment and media in-house lawyer who has held senior positions at Amazon MGM Studios and HBO.

  • Musk Says X, SpaceX Moving To Texas Over Calif. Gender Law

    Elon Musk took to X Tuesday to announce he will be moving the headquarters of the social media company and his astronautics company, SpaceX, out of California to Texas, after Golden State Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that bars policies mandating that teachers notify parents about students' gender identity.

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    Universal Music Exec Joins Pierson Ferdinand In Los Angeles

    Alison Finley had always loved music, but she didn't know she could be an attorney in the industry until her first year at New York Law School when she walked into a panel on music.

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    Georgia State Rep. Named GC Of Public Employees Union

    A Georgia state representative who unsuccessfully proposed a bill last year to require police officers to wear body cameras has been named as general counsel for the Georgia Federation of Public Service Employees.

  • Ex-CBD Cos. GC Says Owner Hasn't Paid What Deal Promised

    The former general counsel of several CBD companies has told a Pennsylvania federal judge that their owner failed to keep up her end of a settlement agreement that ended his suit to obtain over $600,000 in back pay and benefits he and his wife felt they were owed.

  • Whirlpool CLO Joins Calif. Tech Biz Lam Research

    The former chief legal officer at Whirlpool Corp. has jumped to Fremont, California-based Lam Research Corp. as its top attorney, the company said Tuesday.

Expert Analysis

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    Talking Mental Health: Tackling Stress As A Practice Leader Author Photo

    Constance Rhebergen at Bracewell discusses how she handles the stress of being a practice chair, how sources of stress have changed in the legal industry over the past decade and what law firms can do to protect attorney mental health.

  • Making Legal Cents: Engaging A Remote, Evolving Workforce Author Photo

    In the face of a dispersed and changing workforce with Generation Z entering the scene, law firms should consider some practical strategies to revitalize their cultures, provide meaningful mentorship and safeguard their knowledge bases, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Strategic Consulting.

  • How Firms Can Effectively Evaluate Their Summer Associates Author Photo

    One of the most effective ways firms can ensure their summer associate programs are a success is by engaging in a timely and meaningful evaluation process and being intentional about when, how and by whom feedback should be provided, say Caroline Cimei and Erica Fine at Shutts & Bowen.

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    Talking Mental Health: Life As A Lawyer With OCD Author Photo

    Kelly Hughes at Ogletree discusses what she’s learned in the 14 years since she was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, recounting how the experience shaped her law practice, what the legal industry and general public get wrong about the disorder, and how law firms can better support employees who have OCD.

  • 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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