InsideCounsel Magazine December 2012
A roundup of 20 headline-making stories from the past year that in-house counsel couldn’t afford to miss.
From The Editor
The state of InsideCounsel and the corporate legal industry
How to better forecast and budget legal finances
The state of diversity in the legal profession today doesn’t look much different than it did in 1963.
Leading litigators--including those who argued on behalf of Wal-Mart and Apple--discuss skills and strategy
EEOC spotlights pregnancy accommodation in draft strategic plan
Three new quasi-litigation challenge procedures are now in effect
DOJ and FTC explore potential anti-competitive effects
Experts call the law a step in the right direction to solving a longstanding problem
Companies must properly license open-source software to protect their assets
Court finds in Kivalina v. ExxonMobil that the EPA and Clean Air Act displaced the Village of Kivalina's tort case
7th Circuit reverses its own precedent in EEOC v. United Airlines
11th Circuit decision reminds companies to protect their data
Decision clarifies misappropriation theory of insider trading; Circuit enforces EEOC subpoena in disability discrimination case; Wal-Mart didn't illegally fire employee for medical marijuana use; Adjusting workweek to cut overtime costs doesn't violate FLSA
Thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, we have a new corporate form
Notable moves in the corporate legal world
Paying It Forward
Legal department has soft-launched two new initiatives that will grow next year
Top litigators explain what in-house counsel should focus on as they seek trial representation
Rules aim to heighten independence standards for public companies’ compensation committees
Our readers voted online on the most important stories of the year, and this is what they chose
Technology has infiltrated nearly every part of the modern world, and legal departments are no exception.
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