The company failed to notify 57 million users of a breach in October 2016. Two employees tasked with handling the response process have left the company, including Uber in-house attorney Craig Clark, who reported to the company’s chief security officer.
“There is a general perception if you’re in-house counsel or you’re a lawyer for a larger company, you should be in your 50s sitting behind a wooden desk with all your law books on the shelf,” one millennial GC said. “That’s just not who we are.”
Via Transportation's VP of legal affairs, Erin Abrams, said her company differs from some of its startup counterparts in that the legal department wants to work with regulators, not "smash through" their rules and regulations.
For general counsel seeking a hefty paycheck, it looks as though there's no better place to be than New York. A larger proportion of the top 100 best paid GCs in the U.S. work in New York than in any other state.
The general counsel of Midas parent company TBC Corp. is locked in a legal battle with the disciplinary counsel for the state of Ohio after a panel recommended a suspension for the lawyer, who allegedly practiced law while previously suspended from practice in the state.
Simon Property Group Inc., the largest mall operator in the United States, is ending decades-old practices alleged to be anti-competitive at one of its New York outlet shopping malls after reaching a $945,000 settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
In recent years, Keurig single-serve beverage brewing machines have become ubiquitous in homes and offices, along with the small pods that go inside. But there's a lot of legal work behind bringing the K-Cup pods and Keurig Green Mountain Inc.'s other products to the thirsty masses. At the center of it all is Mike Degnan, the company's chief legal officer and group general counsel.
During this year's annual Tony awards recognizing Broadway theater, Whoopi Goldberg took to the stage to announce that the musical revival of “Falsettos” would be hitting movie theatersnationwide starting July 12.
In the Goulston & Storrs 2017 General Counsel Survey, fifteen percent of GCs or in-house counsel say they have the most difficulty identifying exposures, and this emerging risk is reshaping their role.
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