Power Player: GC Does Deals Over Decades, Both as a Lawyer and a Businessman
Keith Head knows energy deals from beginning to end. As vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Harvest Natural Resources Inc. in Houston, he’s been on the front end of deals identifying and valuing potential acquisitions.

After Ruling, What Happens to NLRB Decisions, its GC?
In the wake of the Jan. 25 federal court ruling invalidating three of President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, corporations are left in a cloud of doubt.

President Lincoln’s Lessons for General Counsel
Michael P. Maslanka offers six lessons general counsel can learn from the 16th president, starting with “Mission over ego.”

Effectively Communicate Compliance Risk to the Board of Directors
In an age where so many of us rely on technology and PowerPoint presentations, the most effective communicators understand that, to persuasively present ideas, you have to understand your audience and react to signals sent to the presenter in real time, writes Ryan McConnell.
Special Report: Immigration Law

How to Handle Immigration Issues of a Surprise Hire
How can the GC navigate the murky immigration waters without putting the hiring process at risk or slowing down the new employee’s start on the job? Irina Plumlee lists some steps to quickly develop a plan of action to reconcile the company’s workforce demands with the realities of the immigration world.

Not Child’s Play: DACA and the Workplace
Elise A. Healy offers a brief summary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program’s requirements, the government’s guidance to employers in relation to DACA beneficiaries and some key issues relating to I-9 compliance for people in this group.

Address I-9 and DACA Questions With Aplomb
With the recent implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gives work authorization to those who establish that they were in the United States without authorization, GCs are sure to face implementation questions from managers, writes Leigh Ganchan.