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    The Top In-House Hires Of February

    Legal department hires during the shortest month of the year included high-profile appointments at Walgreens, MSG Entertainment and the FBI. Here, Law360 Pulse looks at some of the top in-house announcements from February.

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    How GCs Can Safeguard Ethics, Data In Face Of Evolving Tech

    New technology is moving so fast, as well as the laws relating to attorneys' use of technology, that panelists at a Thursday evening webinar complained it was nearly impossible to have an up-to-date slide deck.

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    Morgan Lewis Adds Otsuka Pharmaceutical Atty In DC

    An in-house attorney for drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceutical has moved to private practice at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

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    Compensation For AO Smith GC Climbed To Nearly $3M In 2023

    The longtime general counsel for water heater manufacturer A.O. Smith Corp. saw his compensation package increase by more than $1.1 million in 2023.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    February ended with a bang as BigLaw made moves and the Supreme Court waded into former President Donald Trump’s legal woes. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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

    The number of class actions targeting companies' boards of directors and allegedly "coercive" bylaw provisions continues to grow, and eight European consumer groups are saying Meta's "consent or pay" choice for customers is a cover-up for obtaining sensitive personal information. These are among the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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    18-Year Ogletree Shareholder Named ERIC Legal Group Head

    A longtime Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC shareholder has left the firm for a role as executive director of the ERISA Industry Committee's Legal Center, the group announced Friday.

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    How Aspiring GCs Can Be Sure Their Comp Packages Are Fair

    The beginning of proxy season is upon us, which means we can gain insight into compensation packages for public companies' legal chiefs. But how can lawyers, especially those stepping into their first general counsel role, be sure their own compensation is fair and reasonable?

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    Former ConsumerAffairs GC Joins Troutman Amin In Calif.

    The former general counsel of ConsumerAffairs has jumped to Irvine, California-based marketing law firm Troutman Amin LLP.

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    EPR's Top Atty Retires, Associate GC To Succeed Him

    The general counsel of Kansas City, Missouri-based real estate investment trust EPR Properties plans to retire at the start of March, with the company's associate general counsel set to take over upon his departure from the firm, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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    Amazon GC Honored For Legal Team's Pro Bono Efforts

    The National Legal Aid & Defender Association announced Thursday that it will honor a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney who now leads the legal department at Amazon, but kept his passion for helping those in need.

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    Senate Confirms First Woman To Top IRS Attorney Post

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed a former director at EY who previously served as associate chief counsel, international, at the Internal Revenue Service to be the agency's chief counsel, making her the first woman to be confirmed for the role.

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    Inside BigLaw's 'Tremendous' Hunger For Restructuring Attys

    Even as the economy appears poised to pick up steam in 2024, BigLaw firms are still aggressively adding restructuring capabilities, with a number of recent lateral hires reflecting the glut of work still to be found in the practice area.

  • Photronics GC Sees Comp. Top $2M In 2023

    The top attorney for Photronics Inc., a Connecticut-based semiconductor photomask manufacturer, saw her compensation increase slightly in 2023, pushing it to just over $2 million.

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    SEC Taps Agency Vet To Lead Adviser, Fund Rulemaking Unit

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday that an agency veteran currently serving as deputy director of the examinations division will be the new head of its investment management division, which oversees the regulation of investment advisers, mutual funds and certain private fund operators.

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    Gov't Attys Must Mind Confidential Info Or Be DQ'd, ABA Says

    Both current and former government attorneys who take on private clients should look out for instances where their possession of "confidential government information" calls for them to be disqualified from representing a client, according to the latest guidance from the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, released Wednesday.

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    Why This Bank GC Wears Two Hats And Loves It

    Republic Capital Group general counsel Jim Collins kept using his skills beyond lawyering to help out his small investment bank. The bank appreciated his efforts so much it recently gave him the added title of chief operating officer.

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    Loyola Marymount Adds Higher Ed Atty For 1st In-House Role

    Los Angeles-based Loyola Marymount University has named as its first-ever senior vice president and general counsel an experienced attorney who has held legal leadership positions at higher education institutions throughout the country.

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    WilmerHale Adds Ex-Medtronic Legal Leader To Its DC Office

    WilmerHale has hired for its Washington, D.C., office an attorney who helped build the global trade legal department at healthcare technology company Medtronic.

  • Novant In-House Attys Want Access To Confidential FTC Info

    Novant Health has asked to tweak a protective order in the Federal Trade Commission's merger challenge regarding its $320 million plan to buy two hospitals in North Carolina, saying the current order designates nearly the entire investigative file confidential and is "unworkable."

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    Alliance Resource Recruits Veteran PE Atty As GC

    Tulsa, Oklahoma-based publicly traded energy company Alliance Resource Partners LP will soon add a new general counsel whose relationship with the company stretches back more than 25 years.

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    Ex-Anchorage Digital GC Speaks Out On Leaving Crypto Bank

    The former general counsel for cryptocurrency custodian Anchorage Digital said Tuesday that a continued lack of regulatory clarity for the industry as a whole and the scale of bad actors in the space led her to step down from her role with the digital asset bank late last year.

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    HP Inc.'s General Counsel Earned $6.2M Pay Package In 2023

    HP Inc. legal chief Julie Jacobs raked in a compensation package totaling $6.2 million in 2023, including a $2 million payment for leaving her position at Yahoo Inc. the year before, according to the company's proxy statement submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Cannabis Company Puts CLO On Unpaid Leave To Cut Costs

    The chief legal officer of Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. has been placed on a mandatory unpaid leave of absence along with the CEO and other employees as part of a rapid cost-cutting effort to save the company, which has been battered by legal expenses, according to recent securities filings.

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    Multiple Female Law Profs Get Bizarre Text Messages

    The FBI is investigating a series of strange, unsolicited text messages sent to female law school professors and students across the country, which complain that "feminism has triumphed" and "women have won the battle of the sexes," before asking to purchase their dirty socks.

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