Inside

  • Client service differentiators: What makes the difference

    Delivering on promises is still an opportunity for a firm to differentiate itself from others. We’ve summarized two years’ worth of client interviews with general counsel and senior litigation counsel to find what they look for in outside counsel.

  • Making allies in unexpected places

    General counsel are essential players in building some very important relationships, and there is one connection in particular that has developed into a critical dynamic for businesses.

  • In-house counsel mentor outside counsel on executive skills

    Here is a unique concept for general counsel: Have your inside lawyers act as mentors to outside counsel to help outside counsel grow, develop and learn your business and build leadership and collaboration skills for your own people in the process.

  • Need benchmarking? Take the 2014 LDO survey

    Now in its seventh year, it is the only survey dedicated to benchmarking the operations of legal departments in areas including staffing, technology, e-discovery, cost management, metrics/reporting, and relationships with outside counsel.

  • Caesar's wife: GCs in the spotlight and under the gun

    No matter what eventually happens, the controversy surrounding General Motors’ defective ignition switches and the company's alleged failure to recall the product when needed will continue to resonate for in-house counsel in the decades-long struggle to define their dual public and client responsibilities.

  • Tour of Duty: Dow Corning GC N. Cornell Boggs, III

    Now the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of silicon-based manufacturing company Dow Corning, Boggs has developed a wealth of experience running an in-house legal department and helping develop successful in-house counsel.

  • Balance of power

    In the wake of the economic recession and an increasingly challenging compliance landscape, GCs are now critical members of the senior executive team.

  • Shareholder support for executive pay plans weakens

    While large-cap companies gain more support from their smaller counterparts, a new report revealed that shareholder support for executive compensation plans has declined in 2014 at mid-cap, small-cap and micro-cap companies.

  • Prepare for fight over Charney’s removal at American Apparel

    American Apparel may see a fight among shareholders over the removal of Dov Charney as chairman and his planned removal as the company’s CEO.

  • Seeger named general counsel of American Express

    At American Express, Seeger will become the new executive vice president and general counsel and will lead the financial company’s legal, compliance and ethics initiatives, later adding federal and state government affairs duties.

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