• Rite Aid names new general counsel on heels of Walgreens merger announcement

    Jim Comitale has been named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Rite Aid Corp. The news follows the recent announcement that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. would acquire all outstanding shares of Rite Aid in a $17.2 billion all-cash transaction.

  • Comcast Cable promotes Lynn Charytan to EVP and general counsel

    Lynn Charytan was promoted this week to executive vice president and general counsel for Comcast Cable. She fills the shoes of outgoing Comcast Cable General Counsel Doug Gaston, who will retire after serving in his role since 2004.

  • Sandy Wall makes a return to DLA Piper

    Renowned corporate attorney Sandy Wall has returned to her roots. Wall recently rejoined global law firm DLA Piper in the firm’s Franchise and Distribution practice after spending more than a decade at the McDonald’s Corporation. Wall had previously been with DLA Piper for close to 19 years before she began...

  • Leading health IT attorney and thought leader joins Crowell & Moring LLP

    Tapping her health information technology and health law acumen, Jodi G. Daniel, a former policy director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has joined Crowell & Moring LLP’s Washington, DC office

  • Almost no progress for women in equity partner positions in U.S. since 2006

    A NAWL study found that there is a huge stagnation in the promotion of women to equity partner in the U.S.

  • Skadden’s Ashley helps advise on $280 million Gannett acquisition

    Katherine D. Ashley, a corporate partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, is part of the team advising Gannett Co. in its acquisition of Journal Media Group Inc. Under the terms of the deal, Gannett will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Journal Media Group for approximately...

  • Reaching out

    When companies want to expand globally, in-house legal departments need to be part of the process.

  • Getting your mojo back—or moving on

    Hopefully, this column is not necessary for you at this time. But we all hit walls on occasion, and if you know someone who is unhappy in his or her career, I encourage you to share this advice.

  • Tips for managing a small legal department

    The panel featured Nadia Dombrowski, senior vice president and general counsel, ICR LLC; Delphine Adam, senior director and associate general counsel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Aretae Wyler, general counsel and director of corporate operations, Atlantic Media Company; and Jodi Golinksy, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary, FS Card Inc.

  • Lessons in leadership

    The panel featured: Maureen Brundage, executive vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer, The Chubb Corporation; Vanessa Soman, general counsel, TheStreet, Inc.; Betty Temple, chair elect, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; and Ann K. Armstrong, vice president and associate general counsel, legal and policy group, the Intel Corporation....

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