• Workday Says Md.-Based Atty Can't Allege Calif. Bias Claims

    Workday has urged a California federal judge to toss a Black company attorney's suit claiming the business discriminated against him and harassed him with a police wellness check at his home, arguing that the Maryland-based employee can't keep his Golden State law claims in play.

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    Ex-Whole Foods Supplier CLO Named To Pitney Bowes Board

    Shipping company Pitney Bowes announced that the former chief legal officer at Whole Foods Market's main supplier, United Natural Foods, is one of two recently appointed members of its board of directors.

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    Murchison Law Adds Ex-Koch Industries Atty In Dallas

    Dallas-based boutique Murchison Law Firm PLLC has hired a former in-house attorney from Koch Industries Inc. to help bolster its efforts to service pipeline industry clients.

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    PCF Insurance Taps Ex-AIG Lawyer As General Counsel

    PCF Insurance Services said Thursday that it is bringing on a new general counsel who used to serve in-house at AIG, amid a wider leadership shift as the company aims to expand following two multimillion-dollar investments last year.

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    How Texas Agency Prepares Execs For Moments Of Crisis

    Law360 Pulse recently sat down with Stephanie Craig, president of Austin-based crisis communications agency Kith, to discuss how it prepares companies to respond to crises "appropriately and with great speed."

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    Falcon's Beyond GC: Understand How Your Co. Makes Money

    From Hilton to Tupperware to American Express, Bruce Brown has worked at several household-name brands throughout his career. Now at entertainment venue developer and operator Falcon's Beyond, he reflects on the importance of a general counsel being invested in the business.

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    Altria GC Who Joined From Arnold & Porter Set To Retire

    Tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. announced Thursday that its general counsel, an attorney who was formerly a senior partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, is set to retire in April.

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    Freshfields Adds Ex-FTC Commissioner To Antitrust Team In DC

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has hired the former sole Republican commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, Christine Wilson, who resigned last year after saying the agency's chair had disregarded due process and the rule of law.

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    Adams And Reese Welcomes Back Hartford Atty In Houston

    Adams and Reese LLP has added a litigator in Houston who rejoined the firm after serving in-house at the Hartford and Farmers Insurance.

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    Women GCs In Fortune 500 Are More Diverse Than Men

    Women in the general counsel position at Fortune 500 companies make up a more diverse group than men in the same role, according to an analysis shared with Law360 Pulse on Wednesday, although top corporate lawyers continue to be predominantly white.

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    AI Software Maker Primer Brings On Seasoned GC

    Artificial intelligence company Primer has brought on a new general counsel with decades of experience working in the technology industry, plus various other recent executive hires.

  • CLM Tools Add Generative AI While Tempering Expectations

    The legal industry should be excited about the prospects of adding generative artificial intelligence into contract lifecycle management, or CLM, while keeping expectations as realistic as possible, a panel of experts said Tuesday.

  • First Republic Bank Atty Resumes Private Practice At Hinshaw

    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced Wednesday the hiring of a First Republic Bank vice president and assistant general counsel as a partner in its New York office.

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    Acadia Pharma Hires CLO As General Counsel Departs

    Acadia Pharmaceuticals has hired as its chief legal officer an experienced attorney who has worked in-house for other biopharmaceutical companies, including Angion and Pfizer, as it prepares for the departure of its general counsel.

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    AmTrust Elevates In-House Counsel To Pres. Of Title Subsidiary

    AmTrust Financial Services has promoted a former in-house counsel who helped lead the company's title insurance affairs in New York to serve as president of its title insurance operations around the country, the company announced Wednesday.

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    Attys Identify Trust As Key Barrier To Generative AI Adoption

    The overwhelming majority of legal leaders who work for law firms and corporations don't trust generative artificial intelligence tools, and there's also a divide between the two groups on the use of this innovative technology, a new survey has found.

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    GCs Expect Greater Use Of AI, Yet Some Hesitation Remains

    Chief legal officers face some uncertainty regarding the integration of generative artificial intelligence in legal functions, but a significant majority anticipate the adoption of generative AI to grow in the years ahead, a new survey has found.

  • McDonald's CEO Can Be Deposed In Race Bias Suit

    McDonald's Corp. CEO Christopher Kempczinski can be deposed in a discrimination suit filed by a Black former security executive who claimed he was fired because of his race and for speaking out against his former boss during a company meeting, an Illinois federal magistrate judge ruled Tuesday.

  • NRA GC Says LaPierre Sidestepped Some Legal Approvals

    The general counsel of the National Rifle Association defended former CEO Wayne LaPierre as "very open and honest" during testimony in the New York attorney general's fraud trial Tuesday, but said LaPierre at times made consequential legal decisions without consulting him or the organization's board.

  • Does 'Do More With Less' Have A Limit For CLOs, Law Firms?

    A report out Tuesday revealed some legal chiefs don't plan to throw more work to outside counsel because they face cost-cutting mandates and law firm rate hikes.

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    Mercedes USA's Former GC Joins Luxury Electric Car Maker

    Lucid Motors said on Tuesday that it had brought on Mercedes-Benz USA's former general counsel to lead its legal affairs as the young electric vehicle company aims to expand production while grappling with an increasingly competitive market.

  • Compass Minerals' Top Attorney Saw Comp Jump In '23

    The top attorney for salt mining company Compass Minerals International Inc. saw her compensation increase by more than $500,000 in 2023 to more than $2.3 million.

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    DOT Veteran Named Regulatory Policy Head Of Airline Group

    The Cargo Airline Association has appointed a longtime U.S. Department of Transportation attorney as its managing director of safety and regulatory policy, the group said Monday.

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    American Airlines Atty Rejoins Kimberly-Clark As GC

    An in-house lawyer at American Airlines is returning to Kimberly-Clark as senior vice president and general counsel, reuniting with a former boss to collaborate on the consumer goods giant's growth strategy.

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    Compensation For AECOM'S CLO Ticked Upward In 2023

    The top attorney for infrastructure consulting firm AECOM earned nearly $2.6 million in 2023, a slight increase compared to his compensation from the previous year.

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Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Ask A Mentor: How Do I Negotiate Long-Term Flex Work? Author Photo

    Though the pandemic has shown the value of remote work, many firms are still reluctant to embrace flexible working arrangements when offices reopen, so attorneys should use several negotiating tactics to secure a long-term remote or hybrid work setup that also protects their potential for career advancement, says Elaine Spector at Harrity & Harrity.

  • What I Wish Law Schools Taught Women About Legal Careers Author Photo

    Instead of spending an entire semester on 19th century hunting rights, I wish law schools would facilitate honest discussions about what it’s like to navigate life as an attorney, woman and mother, and offer lessons on business marketing that transcend golf outings and social mixers, says Daphne Delvaux at Gruenberg Law.

  • 4 Ways To Break Down Barriers For Women Of Color In Law Author Photo

    Female lawyers belonging to minority groups continue to be paid less and promoted less than their male counterparts, so law firms and corporate legal departments must stop treating women as a monolithic group and create initiatives that address the unique barriers women of color face, say Daphne Turpin Forbes at Microsoft and Linda Chanow at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

  • Opinion

    We Need More Professional Diversity In The Federal Judiciary Author Photo

    With the current overrepresentation of former corporate lawyers on the federal bench, the Biden administration must prioritize professional diversity in judicial nominations and consider lawyers who have represented workers, consumers and patients, says Navan Ward, president of the American Association for Justice.

  • Series

    Ask A Mentor: How Do I Retire Without Creating Chaos? Author Photo

    Retired attorney Vernon Winters explains how lawyers can thoughtfully transition into retirement while protecting their firms’ interests and allaying clients' fears, with varying approaches that turn on the nature of one's practice, client relationships and law firm management.

  • Why I Went From Litigator To Law Firm Diversity Officer Author Photo

    Narges Kakalia at Mintz recounts her journey from litigation partner to director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the firm, explaining how the challenges she faced as a female lawyer of color shaped her transition and why attorneys’ unique skill sets make them well suited for diversity leadership roles.

  • For Asian American Lawyers, Good Mentorship Is Crucial Author Photo

    Navigating the legal world as an Asian American lawyer comes with unique challenges — from cultural stereotypes to a perceived lack of leadership skills — but finding good mentors and treating mentorship as a two-way street can help junior lawyers overcome some of the hurdles and excel, say attorneys at Paul Weiss.

  • Coping With Secondary Trauma From Pro Bono Work Author Photo

    As the need for pro bono services continues to grow in tandem with the pandemic, attorneys should assess their mental well-being and look for symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, while law firms must carefully manage their public service programs and provide robust mental health services to employees, says William Silverman at Proskauer.

  • How Firms Can Benefit From Creating Their Own ALSPs Author Photo

    As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.

  • Modernizing Legal Education Through Hybrid JD Programs Author Photo

    Amid pandemic-era shifts in education, law schools and other stakeholders should consider the wide geographic and demographic reach of Juris Doctor programs with both online and in-person learning options, and educators should think through the various ways hybrid programs can be structured, says Stephen Burnett at All Campus.

  • How BigLaw Can Mirror Small Firm Attorney Engagement Author Photo

    BigLaw has the unique opportunity to hit refresh post-pandemic and enhance attorney satisfaction by adopting practices that smaller firms naturally employ — including work assignment policies that can provide junior attorneys steady professional development, says Michelle Genet Bernstein at Mark Migdal.

  • Ditch The Annual Review To Boost Attorney Job Satisfaction Author Photo

    In order to attract and retain the rising millennial generation's star talent, law firms should break free of the annual review system and train lawyers of all seniority levels to solicit and share frequent and informal feedback, says Betsy Miller at Cohen Milstein.

  • How Attorneys Can Narrow LGBTQ Gap In The Judiciary Author Photo

    Lawyers can take several steps to redress the lack of adequate LGBTQ representation on the bench and its devastating impact on litigants and counsel in the community, says Janice Grubin, co-chair of the Judiciary Committee at the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.

  • Employers Must Heed Rising Attorney Stress And Alcohol Use Author Photo

    Krill Strategies’ Patrick Krill, who co-authored a new study that revealed alarming levels of stress, hazardous drinking and associated gender disparities among practicing attorneys, highlights how legal employers can confront the underlying risk factors as both warnings and opportunities in the post-COVID-19 era.

  • Lawyers Can Get Ready For Space Law To Take Flight Author Photo

    While international agreements for space law have remained relatively unchanged since their creation decades ago, the rapid pace of change in U.S. laws and policies is creating opportunities for both new and veteran lawyers looking to break into this exciting realm, in either the private sector or government, says Michael Dodge at the University of North Dakota.



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