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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has hired the former U.S. Department of Commerce's chief counsel for the Bureau of Industry and Security, who has joined the firm as a partner in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Tuesday.
The FBI said Tuesday that it has elevated one of its attorneys, who has worked in the government sector for a large part of his career, to serve as the agency's general counsel in Washington, D.C.
Anne M. Foulkes, senior vice president and general counsel for Pittsburgh-based paint and coating supplier PPG Inc., increased her compensation by more than $1 million from a year ago, bringing in a total of $2.3 million, according to the company's financial proxy filing released last week.
Cooley LLP is boosting its Washington, D.C., presence with the launch of a congressional investigations practice led by the former chief counsel to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the firm announced Tuesday.
The general counsel for mobile game platform Skillz Inc. is stepping down from his role less than one year after joining the company.
The general counsel and chief operating officer of trade show operator Emerald Holding Inc. are departing in the upcoming months, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Investment bank and financial services company Jefferies paid its longtime general counsel $5 million in 2023 — almost the same amount he saw the previous year — according to a recent securities filing.
The Federal Communications Commission set a consumer advisory panel back into motion Tuesday, with the impact of artificial intelligence on the telecom industry as a top priority.
Lloyd's of London said on Monday that it has appointed Claire Schrader as general counsel on a permanent basis after she held the position temporarily when her predecessor stepped down in August.
A deputy general counsel for Workday urged a California federal court to dismiss her from a Black former subordinate's claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination, arguing that the Maryland-based worker was improperly seeking the protection of California state laws.
JetBlue Airways said Friday it has reached a deal with Carl Icahn to place two of the billionaire's handpicked nominees on the JetBlue board, just days after Icahn unveiled a nearly 10% stake in the airline.
Angry with Delaware's Chancery Court, a combative Elon Musk decided to move his SpaceX incorporation from Delaware to Texas. And Sony Pictures general counsel Leah Weil talked about the need for legal leaders to be strong, flexible and resilient as she prepares to leave her post.
McCormick & Company Inc.'s longtime general counsel Jeffery D. Schwartz earned over $3 million in 2023, mostly driven by a substantial increase in non-equity incentive plan compensation, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
The former senior vice president of legal at Sana Biotechnology has jumped to Viridian Therapeutics to serve as its top attorney, with the added bonus of an inducement grant worth over $5 million.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's first-ever general counsel and secretary announced this week that he will retire at the end of this academic year, marking the end of a tenure at the institution that began in 2016.
The legal industry had another busy week as attorneys made moves and grappled with the implications of artificial intelligence. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
Vail Resorts Inc. has elevated one of its in-house attorneys to general counsel, as its top lawyer leaves the mountain ski resort operator.
Bruce S. Klein recently joined Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP in its New York City office as a partner, bringing more than 35 years of experience in real estate as well as corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.
Mid-Atlantic firm Miles & Stockbridge PC announced that an attorney rejoined its real estate and transactional practice as a principal after a stint at investment banking firm HJ Sims and a short period working at a different firm.
International Money Express Inc., the money transfer company generally known as Intermex, said in a securities filing on Wednesday that its general counsel and chief legal officer has resigned, effective immediately. No reason was given.
Warner Music Group Corp. elevated the general counsel of its Atlantic division to its centralized management team, making him deputy general counsel of business and legal affairs, the record label conglomerate said Thursday.
An experienced real estate attorney has joined Florida-based Vertical Bridge REIT LLC, a telecommunications infrastructure real estate investment trust, as its general counsel.
A Texas federal judge has backed a magistrate judge's recommendation to resolve Samsung's claims of misconduct against two of its former in-house intellectual property attorneys through a bench trial.
Investors in Chicago restaurant Maple & Ash told an Illinois court that a principal at the eatery's management firm wrongly acted as a lawyer in their corporate theft lawsuit against the firm, saying he inappropriately seeks to assert attorney-client privilege over 6,000 documents in the suit.
Two former Cognizant executives have called on a New Jersey federal court to reject the company's attempt to shield evidence related to a purported bribe as the executives face a criminal trial over a separate bribery scheme.
SeriesMy Nonpracticing Law Job: Recruiter
Self-proclaimed "Lawyer Doula" Danielle Thompson at Major Lindsey shares how she went from Columbia Law School graduate and BigLaw employment associate to a career in legal recruiting — and discovered a passion for advocacy along the way.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Balance Social Activism With My Job?
Corporate attorneys pursuing social justice causes outside of work should consider eight guidelines for finding equilibrium between their beliefs and their professional duties and reputation, say Diedrick Graham, Debra Friedman and Simeon Brier at Cozen O'Connor.
Mateusz Kulesza at McDonnell Boehnen looks at potential applications of personality testing based on machine learning techniques for law firms, and the implications this shift could have for lawyers, firms and judges, including how it could make the work of judges and other legal decision-makers much more difficult.
The future of lawyering is not about the wholesale replacement of attorneys by artificial intelligence, but as AI handles more of the routine legal work, the role of lawyers will evolve to be more strategic, requiring the development of competencies beyond traditional legal skills, says Colin Levy at Malbek.
Legal writers should strive to craft sentences in the active voice to promote brevity and avoid ambiguities that can spark litigation, but writing in the passive voice is sometimes appropriate — when it's a moral choice and not a grammatical failure, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Help Associates Turn Down Work?
Marina Portnova at Lowenstein Sandler discusses what partners can do to aid their associates in setting work-life boundaries, especially around after-hours assignment availability.
Although artificial intelligence-powered legal research is ushering in a new era of legal practice that augments human expertise with data-driven insights, it is not without challenges involving privacy, ethics and more, so legal professionals should take steps to ensure AI becomes a reliable partner rather than a source of disruption, says Marly Broudie at SocialEyes Communications.
With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.
With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.
The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Use Social Media Responsibly?
Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.
Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.
In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.
Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage?
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.