8 notable GCs in the news

Tracking some of the most-significant quotes from general counsel in the mainstream media


“None of us likes to hear our company talked about in this way. But I do not have to tell you that the alleged activity is not a reflection of who we are or what we stand for—not now and not then."

"We would not condone that behavior because it is patently illegal. We don't believe that is taking place. In the unlikely event that it is, that is a state and local issue."

Mark Dopp, general counsel of the American Meat Institute

“Today’s agreement with Facebook enables us to recoup over half of our costs while achieving our goals from the AOL auction.”

Brad Smith, general counsel of Microsoft

"The company takes its responsibility to patients and health care providers seriously and has established robust compliance programs to ensure its marketing programs meet the needs of health care providers and legal requirements."

Laura Schumacher, general counsel of Abbott Laboratories

"We think the judge's ruling is flat-out wrong. The rules are much needed to update and streamline the election process."

Lynn Rhinehart, GC of the AFL-CIO labor federation

“The world doesn’t need another closed proprietary environment and Microsoft has the chance to be so much more.”

Harvey Anderson, general counsel of Mozilla, in a blog post

"We believe the numbers for the big banks are too high and had the Fed followed the law there would be significantly greater savings for merchants and their customers.”

Mallory Duncan, general counsel of the National Retail Federation

“Any attempt to limit disclosure of death information under current law would undoubtedly spawn additional litigation.”

David Black, GC of the Social Security Administration

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