InsideCounsel Magazine December 2013
Attorneys on the path toward becoming general counsel or rising to another type of senior-level executive position within their company need to be taught leadership skills that are not taught in law school.
As the role of the CCO has evolved to become more integral to business operations, so, too, has the CCO’s relationship to the general counsel.
Not only do employers need to be able to navigate complex laws, but they also need to deal with sensitive issues that are historical hotbeds for employers.
Patent trolls beware. State attorneys general from around the country have donned their armor and picked up their swords, ready to slay the beasts that they claim threaten our economy.
Though the survey targeted numerous practice areas, some of the most important findings revolves around the assessment and implementation of technology.
From The Editor
Male or female, knowing behavioral change is needed often comes after that message has been repeated by different sources, whether they come in the form of a colleague’s observation or training with an executive coach.
With increasing transparency demanded of public companies combined with growing investor activism, corporate board meetings are becoming more visible and more contentious—in a polite sort of way.
Does the SEC's recent whistleblower award make your internal whistleblower hotline efforts futile? As of late, if feels like there are 14 million reasons why the answer is “yes.”
An array of hostile forces has integrated strategies, collaborating in multifaceted campaigns to put targeted companies or industries on the defensive, damage reputations and secure significant changes in corporate policy.
To be truly innovative means looking outside one’s industry and studying other successful business models to determine how they may transfer to the legal industry.
In companies of all sizes, newly hired or promoted leaders have a relatively short window—typically 90 days—to make an impact.
When criminals defraud Florida’s Medicaid program, they are essentially stealing money from taxpayers.
Today, Shackleton’s leadership is the subject of several books. It is a worthwhile exercise to consider the lessons from his story.
Good lawyers understand that practicing law is not just a job, defined by its attendant paycheck, but a profession with public and moral responsibilities that survive them.
Litigation is the default method transfer value between patent users and patent owners, and it is hard to imagine a less efficient form of economic exchange or price discovery.
Amid the data explosion, there is good news. There are multiple ways to bring order to chaos. The question is, which path to take?
Perhaps the biggest benefit of communication technology—from the printing press to the Internet—is the democratization of information.
Tour of Duty
Don Liu is a veteran general counsel in every sense of the word, having worked nearly 22 years out of his 27-year career in house.
From the Publisher
Should general counsel start looking at state AGs as their so-called frienemies?
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