The U.S. House of Representatives passed patent reform legislation that would bring sweeping changes the intellectual property landscape and curb litigation abuse by so-called patent trolls.
Facing a growing chorus of concerns about proxy advisory services, the industry's major players defended the advice they give institutional investors on shareholder voting, telling the Securities and Exchange Commission that their consulting is critical and ethical.
Microsoft's top lawyer, general counsel Brad Smith, compared the National Security Agency to elite hackers in a blog post titled, "Protecting customer data from government snooping."
With a vote on anti–patent troll legislation expected to take place in Congress this week, both supporters and opponents of the bill have been pulling out all the stops as the finish line approaches.
A decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans upheld the use of class or collective action waivers in arbitration agreements.
The U.S. Department of Justice is being sued over its refusal to publicly disclose a $2 million nonprosecution agreement prosecutors reached with a Houston-based tree services company that employed undocumented workers.
As glitches continued to plague Healthcare.gov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said the Affordable Care Act already has helped the U.S. economy and will have a "profound" effect on the U.S. economy in the coming years.
Some companies want to recover the extra costs incurred during the government shutdown, and there's a chance they may be in luck.
A two-page letter from two general counsel involved in the American Airlines-US Airways merger was a deciding factor in this $16 billion antitrust case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.
President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Army general counsel Brad Carson to be undersecretary of the Army, the military branch's No. 2 civilian post.
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