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    72-Year Weil Alum, 'True Visionary' Corporate Atty Dies At 97

    Ira M. Millstein, the legendary Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP senior partner who helped save New York City from bankruptcy in the 1970s and used his bipartisan connections to help smooth Ruth Bader Ginsburg's path to the federal judiciary, has died, the firm said Thursday.

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    Ex-Siemens GC To Lead Legal For Fresenius Medical Care

    Fresenius Medical Care, a German-based renal disease medical services and supply company, has announced a new top lawyer, adding a former longtime legal executive for Siemens who most recently served as chief legal officer for Spanish petroleum company Cepsa.

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    Rising Turnover Seen Among Seasoned General Counsel

    After a slow 2022, the job market for experienced general counsel picked up to pre-pandemic levels last year, as companies look to external candidates who have taken on a broader scope of responsibilities, according to a just-released study.

  • Seuss Enterprises Names New Legal VP, Corporate Counsel

    Children's entertainment company Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced a pair of new executive hires with the elevation of former senior corporate counsel Nicole Gates to vice president, legal and the addition of ex-Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP attorney Mike Lancaster as corporate counsel.

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    Pfizer GC Saw Comp Drop In '23 Amid Incentive Pay Difference

    Douglas Lankler, who has been Pfizer's general counsel since 2014, earned nearly $5.5 million in total compensation in 2023, a sharp decrease from the previous year as he and other executives did not receive annual incentive payouts, the company disclosed in a securities filing Thursday.

  • Ex-Oracle Exec Joins Lathrop GPM In Kansas City

    The former chief health compliance officer at computer technology giant Oracle has joined Lathrop GPM's litigation practice as a Kansas City, Missouri-based counsel.

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    Global Payments' Legal Chief Saw Compensation Dip In 2023

    The top attorney for payments processor Global Payments Inc. saw his compensation package dip by about $400,000 in 2023 to just over $4.7 million, a Thursday U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed.

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    Krispy Kreme Legal Chief Set To Depart This Year

    The chief legal officer at Krispy Kreme, a seasoned in-house lawyer who has worked at other name brands including KFC, Pizza Hut and PepsiCo, resigned from the doughnut and coffee company with plans to exit in a few months, according to a recent securities filing.

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    From Prosecutor To Firm Owner, Attys Start From Scratch

    Starting your own firm is a gamble for any lawyer, but it can feel particularly daunting for federal prosecutors, for whom leaving a job in the U.S. attorney's office can often feel like starting over completely.

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    In-House Office Snapshot: McKinsey & Co.

    Here Law360 Pulse presents its first Office Snapshot of an in-house legal department. Lawyers at the giant management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. recently developed a program to enhance collaboration across regions and industry practice areas.   

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    Dechert Wants Its Attorneys To Be More Creative

    International law firm Dechert LLP wants its lawyers to unlearn some of what they picked up in law school about being an attorney so they can be more creative and innovative to offer better advice and services to their clients.

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    Ex-Theranos Compliance Head Joins Quarles & Brady In Calif.

    Quarles & Brady LLP announced Wednesday it added an attorney with more than 20 years of in-house experience, including two years with the blood-testing company Theranos Inc.

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    Uber Recruits Ex-NY Chief Judge DiFiore For Safety Board

    Ride-hailing company Uber announced Wednesday it is bolstering its safety advisory board with the addition of Janet DiFiore, the former chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals who abruptly resigned in 2022 amid an ethics probe.

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    Moderna's CLO Saw Growth In 2023 Compensation

    Moderna Inc.'s top attorney earned about $4.3 million in total compensation last year, an increase compared to 2022 but a steep drop from the near $11.5 million she saw in 2021, according to a recent securities filing.

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    Brooks Running Gives Ex-GC COO Role, Names New CEO

    Berkshire Hathaway unit Brooks Running Company announced a pair of executive changes for 2024, with former general counsel Matt Dodge being elevated to chief operating officer after the company decided to name incumbent COO Dan Sheridan the company's new chief executive officer.

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    How This Veteran Hewlett Packard Atty Landed The GC Role

    Rather than focusing on landing the general counsel position, David Antczak found motivation and gratification for the past 13 years by giving his all to leading the organizations he managed within Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and its predecessor company.

  • Crypto Bank Anchorage Brings On Ex-SEC Atty As Legal Chief

    Crypto bank Anchorage Digital has hired a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission senior attorney and Bain Capital regulatory adviser to head its legal operations after the departure of its general counsel, the bank announced early Wednesday.

  • Eli Lilly GC's Pay Jumped To $7M In 2023 Amid Stock Boom

    Eli Lilly & Co. legal chief Anat Hakim's total pay package rose to $7 million last year, up 33% from 2022, according to Lilly's latest proxy statement, as the pharmaceutical giant has experienced booming drug sales and positive investor sentiment.

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    MGM Resorts' Top Atty Saw Comp Inch Up To $4.5M In 2023

    Spurred by an "extraordinary year" financially in 2023, MGM Resorts International raised the total compensation of its chief legal officer to $4.5 million last year, up from $4.37 million in 2022.

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    Huron Consulting GC Steps Down After 4 Years

    The legal chief of Huron Consulting Group Inc. will leave the management consulting firm effective Friday, and has been replaced by its deputy general counsel, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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    LG Assistant GC Suspended In NJ For Side-Work Misconduct

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has handed a minimum three-month suspension to an in-house attorney for LG Electronics over misconduct he committed while operating a side practice, including commingling client funds and mishandling two estates.

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    MoneyGram Promotes In-House Atty To Serve As Its New GC

    MoneyGram International Inc. has promoted an in-house attorney who formerly worked for Bank of America to serve as its general counsel and another employee to be its chief regulatory and public affairs officer.

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    Sheppard Mullin Adds Ex-Latham & Watkins Atty In Chicago

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has hired as a partner in its Chicago office an attorney who formerly worked for accounting firm KPMG and also spent 18 years at Latham & Watkins LLP.

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    Estee Lauder GC Will Step Down For 'New Chapter'

    The general counsel at Estee Lauder, who took the helm of the legal team in 2019, is set to leave the luxury cosmetics company next month.

  • Conn. Judge Pick Takes Heat As Other Nominees Advance

    The Connecticut legislature's joint judiciary committee voted to issue favorable reports Monday on 21 of Gov. Ned Lamont's nominees for the state court bench, but several lawmakers raised concerns about one pick's reputation, with a Democratic leader saying that holding a vote on assistant state prosecutor Devant J. Joiner's nomination was "a real slap in the face" given questions about his temperament.

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