InsideCounsel Magazine July 2013
They collaborate closely: Information-sharing among AGs and their staffs has long been an important part of their operations.
Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general since January 2011, spoke to InsideCounsel about how her office has collaborated with other AGs, federal authorities and the private sector to tackle some of Florida’s most pressing problems
The energy was high at this year’s SuperConference.
From the Publisher
In this month’s cover story, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi describes the ways in which she has advocated on behalf of the people of her state.
With 22 years as a general counsel soon coming to a close, I felt that this was an appropriate time to speculate on the future of the in-house legal department.
Beyond a mere increase in the number of financial institutions targeted for litigation, there also has been a marked change in the FDIC’s approach to such cases.
The 2nd Circuit’s September 2010 holding in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum broke ground when it threw into question whether plaintiffs could use the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) to bring civil claims against corporations—the paradigm modern-day use of the law. However, in the Supreme Court’s May 2013 judgment in Kiobel...
Software patents are absolutely essential for America’s technology sector—or they are choking that sector to death.
On May 3, police in Miami scooped up three people who were decidedly not common criminals.
A proposed rule pending in the Department of Labor (DOL) has the legal community in an uproar.
Recently published proposed federal rules aim to reduce the time and costs of e-discovery, but experts disagree on their likely impact.
When it comes to dealing with change, Scott Offer, the general counsel and senior vice president of Motorola Mobility, is cool as a cucumber.
French photojournalist Patrick Cariou spent six years in the 1990s living among Rastafarians in Jamaica and documenting their lifestyle.
The 4th Circuit clarified what e-discovery costs are taxable under Title 28 of the U.S. Code Section 1920(4) in its April 29 decision in The Country Vintner of North Carolina v. E & J Gallo Winery Inc. Put bluntly, their answer was: not much.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Sue Bell underwent a successful surgery and returned to her job at Hercules Liftboat Co. after six months of disability leave.
Paying It Forward
When Jane Sherburne joined The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. as general counsel in 2010, instituting a formal pro bono program was high on her list of priorities.
In The Country Vintner of North Carolina v. E. & J. Gallo Winery Inc., the prevailing party, Gallo, submitted a bill to the court under Title 28 of the U.S. Code Section 1920(4), seeking to recover its e-discovery costs.
When a state AG’s office launches a corporate investigation or enforcement action, it is helpful for the company in question to try to determine where in the AG’s office the case is being handled.
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