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InsideCounsel Magazine September 2014


  • Transforming leadership

    Encouraging diversity within a legal team is often not as simple as an assemblage of policies aimed at promoting tolerance in the workplace; it requires vision and strong leadership to bring out the true potential in any team member.

  • Fifty years of evolving risk

    On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. In particular, Title VII of the Act, which focused on discrimination by employers with at least 15 employees, provided workers with new...

  • Full disclosure

    The Commission looks closely at financial statements, down to the smallest footnote, putting more pressure on true financial metrics, but also on the explanations for matters ranging from revenue to risk.

  • Armored assets

    Given all that trademarks involve, many companies—including Chrysler—do everything they can to leverage trademarks. That means that the general counsel's office plays a key role company-wide when it comes to trademark usage.

  • Survival of the efficient

    The ability to handle the selection of technology, management of processes, efficiencies, training and outside counsel has become key to the success of law departments. Increasingly, that has meant hiring a dedicated legal department operations (LDO) executive.

From The Editor

  • Breaking boundaries

    Talent development,” “thought leader,” “Big Data,” “law department operations”— these are just a handful of buzzwords that have bounced around the industry this past decade. Here's a potential new one for you: “borderless.”

Inside Perspective



  • M&A: Compliance due diligence

    With a renewed focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the technology sector, it may be time to refresh your M&A compliance playbook to reflect an increasingly complex regulatory environment.


  • Patent risk: Not just a big company problem

    It is rare to find an early-stage growth company with a full-time general counsel or an in-house intellectual property attorney, and even the most seasoned entrepreneurs often have a limited view of how patents and patent risk fit into their operating strategy.


Tour of Duty

  • Tour of Duty: CVS Caremark GC Thomas M. Moriarty

    Thomas M. Moriarty, the general counsel of retailer and healthcare company CVS Caremark, knows a thing or two about health. But it's not just his role as chief health strategy officer that drives him; it's maintaining the health of the in-house legal department of one of the 50 largest companies...

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