On The Job
There is nothing about the board's executive compensation committee that justifies excluding the one person who should absolutely be part of the process: the company's general counsel.
As the White House's oft-bungled responses to its current wave of scandals provide some real lessons for CEOs, and the lawyers and public affairs executives who advise them.
The recently established Institute for Law Department Excellence is on a mission to enable in-house attorneys to practice law, and to help those in key operations roles to learn from each other.
Effective legal project management is very much on the minds of law departments, outside counsel, and the business units that partner with both sets of lawyers.
In-house counsel tackled an increased number of class-action lawsuits last year, but managed to tamp down legal spend by an average of $100,000 per matter, according to the 2013 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey.
When a merger-and-acquisition deal commences, in-house counsel of private and public companies face daunting tasks.
Gabriela Baron, vice president for business development at Xerox Litigation Services, discusses big-picture e-discovery trends, including what clients are putting on their wish lists.
The question is no longer whether your company should be involved with social media—it already is, whether you're leading or following. The skyrocketing popularity of these services is undeniable and the potential reward—for engaging, expanding and strengthening relationships with your key communities—is enormous.
General counsel at emerging-growth companies where executives are considering an initial public offering need to be aware of five offering-related trends that have emerged in the last year.
Thinking like a fox is a key ingredient to a risk-based compliance program and efficient allocation of resources to mitigate compliance risk.
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