• O’Melveny & Myers sponsors Women’s Leadership Academy

    Taking part were some 180 female lawyers, both who work at the firm and work at the businesses counted among the firm’s clients.

  • Securities class actions are here to stay

    Securities class action suits are here to stay. That's the result of the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, a case that directors, officers, the companies they serve and the D&O insurance industry closely watched.

  • Pay for performance trend impacts many GCs

    Cynthia Lee Dow, an executive search consultant for Russell Reynolds Associates, where she heads up the legal and compliance practice for the United States, sys the pay for performance trend is one that is here to stay, especially for top executives.

  • AIG to pay $960 million to settle shareholder suit

    On Aug 4 insurance giant AIG announced that it would settle a shareholder suit filed in 2008 for $960 million. The figure is one the largest amounts ever agreed to in addressing investor litigation.

  • The evolution of regulation

    Odell recently spoke with InsideCounsel to discuss the changes he has seen in the regulatory landscape in the past 14 years.

  • Five female lawyers honored with prestigious Margaret Brent Award

    Five women lawyers, including Judge Judy Gertner, Marissa Wesely, Stasia Kelly, Allie Latimer and Kathryn Doi Todd, will receive the 2014 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award on Aug. 10 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston during the ABA Annual Meeting.

  • Crisis in the C-suite

    With the recurring breakdown of corporate governance “checks and balances” and the decline in the public’s trust of traditional modes of corporate governance, heightened scrutiny of corporations has become the new normal in corporate America.

  • 7 noteworthy in-house career moves

    Charting some of the most recent GC and in-house appointments

  • General counsel must become global change agents

    With power shifting from outside counsel to the general counsel, GCs are now well positioned to lead their teams to refine their global operations and truly become best-run departments within the organization.

  • Folsom named general counsel of U.S. Steel

    Suzanne Rich Folsom knows quite a bit about matters of governance, regulation and compliance, and now she brings that expertise to a “historic and iconic American company that has been at the forefront of our country’s development and growth since the turn of the twentieth century,” as she puts it....

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