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Boeing said Thursday that the general counsel for its defense unit, a former federal prosecutor and associate White House counsel, will move up to take charge of the human resources department at the company effective April 1.
Federal courts from the U.S. Supreme Court down are expanding their definition of standing, particularly in disputes over politically charged issues, with potentially troublesome results, creating privileged categories of plaintiffs, undermining public confidence in the judiciary, and enabling policymaking from the bench, according to experts.
RumbleOn has brought on a lawyer who once led JCPenney's law team for several years to be its legal chief, the powersports vehicles retailer announced Thursday.
The executive vice president of global public policy and public affairs at Scientific Games was named chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority's board of commissioners, according to an announcement by the agency.
When the Hollywood writers' strike ended in September, there was a 24-hour period of euphoria before Writers Guild staff and members turned their attention elsewhere. Ann Burdick, general counsel of the Writers Guild of America East, recently spoke with Law360 Pulse about her roles and responsibilities during and after the monthslong strike that halted production last year.
PPL Corp. announced Wednesday that it has named its deputy general counsel as president of one of its subsidiaries, Rhode Island Energy, effective March 4.
An artificial intelligence rapid response team created by state judiciary leaders has released interim guidance and resources to help state courts navigate AI technologies, the National Center for State Courts said Wednesday.
A former senior counsel for Rocket Central jumped back into private practice by joining Winston & Strawn LLP's New York office, the firm announced Wednesday.
Maine-based animal health technology company Covetrus has appointed a former top attorney with U.S. Anesthesia Partners as its new global general counsel and chief human resources officer.
A lawyer whose in-house experience includes holding senior roles at the Environmental Defense Fund and Under Armour plans to join the American Chemical Society as general counsel next month, the nonprofit said Wednesday.
Fordham’s Black Law Students Association is honoring 10 alumni who have paved the way for aspiring Black lawyers.
There was a time when a board of directors' audit committee mainly dealt with the company's chief financial officer. Now it seems more general counsel, chief compliance officers and chief technology officers are coming under audit committee scrutiny, according to a new study.
The House of Representatives is forming a bipartisan task force on artificial intelligence, with leaders in the lower chamber planning to explore ways to maintain America's lead on AI while considering "guardrails" for the technology.
An experienced attorney who has spent nearly two decades at Warner Music Group Corp.'s Atlantic Records has been promoted to a new leadership role in the division.
Vail Resorts Inc.'s longtime general counsel will join digital marketing software firm Ibotta Inc. as the company's first ever chief legal officer.
In 1999, a young law firm associate in Wichita wrote an off-the-cuff email to a fellow law school alumnus he didn't know, but who had become general counsel of a golf company in Arizona.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has hired the former U.S. Department of Commerce's chief counsel for the Bureau of Industry and Security, who has joined the firm as a partner in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Tuesday.
The FBI said Tuesday that it has elevated one of its attorneys, who has worked in the government sector for a large part of his career, to serve as the agency's general counsel in Washington, D.C.
Anne M. Foulkes, senior vice president and general counsel for Pittsburgh-based paint and coating supplier PPG Inc., increased her compensation by more than $1 million from a year ago, bringing in a total of $2.3 million, according to the company's financial proxy filing released last week.
Cooley LLP is boosting its Washington, D.C., presence with the launch of a congressional investigations practice led by the former chief counsel to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the firm announced Tuesday.
The general counsel for mobile game platform Skillz Inc. is stepping down from his role less than one year after joining the company.
The general counsel and chief operating officer of trade show operator Emerald Holding Inc. are departing in the upcoming months, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Investment bank and financial services company Jefferies paid its longtime general counsel $5 million in 2023 — almost the same amount he saw the previous year — according to a recent securities filing.
The Federal Communications Commission set a consumer advisory panel back into motion Tuesday, with the impact of artificial intelligence on the telecom industry as a top priority.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage?
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.
To make their first 90 days on the job a success, new legal operations managers should focus on several key objectives, including aligning priorities with leadership and getting to know their team, says Ashlyn Donohue at LinkSquares.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
To safeguard against the many risks posed by generative artificial intelligence legal tools, in-house counsel should work with their information security teams to develop new data security questions for prospective vendors, vet existing applications and review who can utilize machine guidance, says Diane Homolak at Integreon.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.
In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.
Corporate legal departments looking to implement new technology can avoid hiccups by taking steps to define the underlying business problem and to identify opportunities for process improvements before leaping to the automation stage, say Nadine Ezzie at Ezzie + Co., Kenneth Jones at Xerdict Group and Kathy Zhu at Streamline AI.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Support Gen Z Attorneys?
Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.
There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.
Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.
Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.
Corporate counsel often turn to third-party vendors to manage spending challenges, and navigating this selection process can be difficult for both counsel and the vendor, but there are several ways corporate legal departments can make the entire process easier and beneficial for all parties involved, says David Cochran at QuisLex.