• Michele Coleman Mayes retires as GC of Allstate

    The Allstate Corp. announced yesterday that Executive Vice President and General Counsel Michele Coleman Mayes is retiring, and her successor will be Susie Lees. Lees will be promoted from senior vice president, Allstate Financial Law and deputy general counsel.

  • Leadership workshop grooms women for the GC role

    InsideCounsel, in conjunction with the California Minority Counsel Program, is sponsoring the Project 5/165 Leadership Development Workshop on June 4 in San Francisco.

  • BofA wins dismissal from Allstate Countrywide suit

    Perhaps the New Year has brought a fresh set of luck for the beleaguered bank. After basically taking it on the chin again and again in 2011, Bank of America Corp. (BofA) caught a break in its battle with Allstate Insurance Co.

  • BofA/Merrill’s mortgage-backed securities morass

    Just days after Countrywide Financial was in the news again thanks to Allstate Insurance Co.’s lawsuit against it to recoup $700 million in losses on mortgage-backed securities, a federal judge ruled that Bank of America and its Merrill Lynch unit will face a pair of similar lawsuits brought by a...

  • Allstate securities case suffers setback

    Apparently a little “mayhem” has caught up with Northbrook, Ill.-based Allstate Insurance Co.

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