InsideCounsel Magazine August 2013
We are proud to introduce the R-3 100 program—a list of 100 women who will likely be ready in three years to become general counsel. Hence, R-3 100—“ready” in “three” years.
A large class action lawsuit is most corporations’ worst nightmare.
The leadership profile of today’s general counsel as holistic risk manager, strategist and member of the senior management team is represented by many in the Fortune 500, those companies widely regarded as the economic fulcrum of the global economy.
Law school has been top of mind for me lately, even though it has been a quarter century since I earned my J.D.
It’s every general counsel’s worst nightmare: lawsuits that threaten the very existence of the company.
During the past 30 years, companies routinely obtained patents on isolated genes.
When the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released its new manual of psychiatric condition diagnoses in May, some employment lawyers sounded an alarm.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Jo White signaled that the agency will be making a major policy change by requiring the settling party to make admissions in certain cases.
Last year, Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued the first judicial opinion recognizing predictive coding.
In May 2006, Andrea Brown learned a juicy secret about her boss.
Cases of negligent misrepresentation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) are common and perhaps inevitable.
While he was an employee of Amgen Inc., Steve Harris participated in one of the drug maker’s employee pension plans, which invested part of plan participants’ funds in Amgen stock.
From the Publisher
Consider this: Approximately one-quarter of current general counsel in the Fortune 500 are now over 60, and recent SEC actions suggest that organizational succession planning for general counsel may soon become a question of legal compliance.
From The Editor
As I was growing up in journalism, I had a lot of help.
In the U.S., private antitrust enforcement plays a large role in the general enforcement scheme of the antitrust laws.
Bet-the-company litigation often entails multiple cases and investigations that in-house counsel must juggle simultaneously.
The Beatles left a vast musical legacy, as well as a business legacy that has not fared quite so well.
In a concurring opinion in the 7th Circuit’s June 13 decision in Kenseth v. Dean Health Plan, Inc., Judge Daniel Manion distinguished it from the Supreme Court’s Cigna Corp. v. Amara.
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