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Lloyd's of London said on Monday that it has appointed Claire Schrader as general counsel on a permanent basis after she held the position temporarily when her predecessor stepped down in August.
A deputy general counsel for Workday urged a California federal court to dismiss her from a Black former subordinate's claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination, arguing that the Maryland-based worker was improperly seeking the protection of California state laws.
JetBlue Airways said Friday it has reached a deal with Carl Icahn to place two of the billionaire's handpicked nominees on the JetBlue board, just days after Icahn unveiled a nearly 10% stake in the airline.
Justin Carlson, the chief legal officer and general counsel at Florida-based software company Velocity Solutions, was appointed president of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation in September after years both volunteering and participating in its programs.
Angry with Delaware's Chancery Court, a combative Elon Musk decided to move his SpaceX incorporation from Delaware to Texas. And Sony Pictures general counsel Leah Weil talked about the need for legal leaders to be strong, flexible and resilient as she prepares to leave her post.
McCormick & Company Inc.'s longtime general counsel Jeffery D. Schwartz earned over $3 million in 2023, mostly driven by a substantial increase in non-equity incentive plan compensation, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
The former senior vice president of legal at Sana Biotechnology has jumped to Viridian Therapeutics to serve as its top attorney, with the added bonus of an inducement grant worth over $5 million.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's first-ever general counsel and secretary announced this week that he will retire at the end of this academic year, marking the end of a tenure at the institution that began in 2016.
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Vail Resorts Inc. has elevated one of its in-house attorneys to general counsel, as its top lawyer leaves the mountain ski resort operator.
Bruce S. Klein recently joined Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP in its New York City office as a partner, bringing more than 35 years of experience in real estate as well as corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.
Mid-Atlantic firm Miles & Stockbridge PC announced that an attorney rejoined its real estate and transactional practice as a principal after a stint at investment banking firm HJ Sims and a short period working at a different firm.
International Money Express Inc., the money transfer company generally known as Intermex, said in a securities filing on Wednesday that its general counsel and chief legal officer has resigned, effective immediately. No reason was given.
Warner Music Group Corp. elevated the general counsel of its Atlantic division to its centralized management team, making him deputy general counsel of business and legal affairs, the record label conglomerate said Thursday.
An experienced real estate attorney has joined Florida-based Vertical Bridge REIT LLC, a telecommunications infrastructure real estate investment trust, as its general counsel.
As she winds down from her decades-long career at Sony Pictures, general counsel Leah Weil recalled major events in the studio's history, including the 2014 cyberattack, that taught her the importance of empathy as a leader.
A Texas federal judge has backed a magistrate judge's recommendation to resolve Samsung's claims of misconduct against two of its former in-house intellectual property attorneys through a bench trial.
Investors in Chicago restaurant Maple & Ash told an Illinois court that a principal at the eatery's management firm wrongly acted as a lawyer in their corporate theft lawsuit against the firm, saying he inappropriately seeks to assert attorney-client privilege over 6,000 documents in the suit.
Two former Cognizant executives have called on a New Jersey federal court to reject the company's attempt to shield evidence related to a purported bribe as the executives face a criminal trial over a separate bribery scheme.
UnitedLex said Wednesday that it has named a former longtime in-house lawyer at Dell as general counsel, the latest in a string of hires at the data and professional services company.
The integration of generative artificial intelligence into legal practice marks a pivotal shift in the industry. As in-house lawyers increasingly leverage these technologies, the volume and nature of work sought from outside counsel may change dramatically, according to a recent report.
While top corporate lawyers have a keen interest in how outside counsel will use generative artificial intelligence, many are in the dark about their law firms' views and strategies on the technology, according to a new report.
Video game commerce and distribution company Xsolla announced Tuesday that it had added a new global general counsel with deep in-house experience amidst a couple of new leadership appointments.
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP continued to expand its health sciences services in the Philadelphia region with the addition this week of a patent practitioner who joined the firm after more than 20 years with GlaxoSmithKline.
Supply chain data company Assent has added the former general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who also served as an executive at GE, to its board of directors.
Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.
To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.
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Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey discusses how a law firm associate can navigate being laid off, what to look for in a separation agreement and why to be upfront about it with prospective employers.
Recent legal challenges against DoNotPay’s "robot lawyer” application highlight pressing questions about the degree to which artificial intelligence can be used for legal tasks while remaining on the right side of both consumer protection laws and prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law, says Kristen Niven at Frankfurt Kurnit.
At some level, every practicing lawyer is experiencing the ever-increasing speed of change — and while some practice management processes have gotten more efficient, other things about the legal profession were better before supposed improvements were made, says Jay Silberblatt, president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Law firms will be able to reap great long-term benefits if they adopt strategies to nurture four critical components of their employees' psychological wellness and performance — hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism, says Dennis Stolle at the American Psychological Association.
With caseloads and spending increasing, in-house counsel might find themselves called to opine on the risks and benefits of litigation more often, and they should look at five Sun Tzu maxims from the ancient Chinese classic "The Art of War" to inform their approach to any suit, says Jeff Golimowski at Womble Bond.
Generative AI applications like ChatGPT are unlikely to ever replace attorneys for a variety of practical reasons — but given their practice-enhancing capabilities, lawyers who fail to leverage these tools may be rendered obsolete, says Eran Kahana at Maslon.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent elimination of a rule that partially counted pro bono work toward continuing legal education highlights the importance of volunteer work in intellectual property practice and its ties to CLE, and puts a valuable tool for hands-on attorney education in the hands of the states, say Lisa Holubar and Ariel Katz at Irwin.
Recommendations recently issued by a special committee of the Florida Bar represent a realistic, pragmatic approach to increasing the accessibility and affordability of legal services, at a time when the disconnect between the legal profession and the public at large has widened considerably, says Gary Lesser, president of the Florida Bar.
To assist Texas lawyers in effectively executing their duties, we should be working on succession planning, attorney wellness, and increasing understanding of the grievance system by both bar members and the public, says Laura Gibson, president of the State Bar of Texas.
Marjorie Peerce and Peter Jaslow at Ballard Spahr discuss the challenges of building a new law firm practice group from the ground up, and how sustained commitment, communication and collaboration are the key ingredients for success.
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Michael Cohen at Duane Morris discusses the best ways to articulate how an associate is not meeting expectations, and why documentation of performance management is crucial for their growth and protecting the firm from discrimination suits.
Several forces are reshaping partners’ expectations about profit-sharing, and as compensation structures evolve in response, firms should keep certain fundamentals in mind to build a successful partner reward system, say Michael Roch at MHPR Advisors and Ray D'Cruz at Performance Leader.
The legal profession faces challenges that urgently demand new solutions, and lawyers and firms can address this by leaning on other industries that have more experience practicing, teaching and incorporating innovation into their core business and service models, says Jennifer Leonard at the University of Pennsylvania.