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    Greenberg Traurig Atty Joins Global Indemnity's Board

    An experienced Greenberg Traurig LLP insurance attorney has joined the board of directors of Global Indemnity Group LLC, a holding company for several insurers including Diamond State Insurance Co. and Penn-America Insurance Co.

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    Fortune 500 CLOs Are Usually External Hires, Study Finds

    Chief legal officers at Fortune 500 companies are more likely to be brought on from outside the organization than to be appointed from within, a new study that surveyed corporate leadership trends found.

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    Longtime Lee Enterprises GC Retires After 34 Years

    Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises announced this week that its longtime secretary and general counsel, C. Dana Waterman III, who served in the role for the last 34 years, is retiring, with a familiar outside counsel for the company stepping up to take his place.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry saw another busy week as firms merged and BigLaw continued to lavish associates with raises and bonuses before the end of the year. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    How In-House Attys Can Guard Against AI Risks

    The use of artificial intelligence in the law is here to stay, so the most important thing in-house lawyers can do is learn how to use it responsibly and keep up to date with the changing technology and the "onslaught" of new laws and court cases, according to a panel of experts.

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    Former Cisco, HP Atty Takes Grammarly's GC Role

    Writing software company Grammarly Inc. is bringing in the general counsel and chief legal officer of autonomous robot delivery company Starship Technologies as its new general counsel, the firm announced Friday.

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    Legal Industry Added 3,300 Jobs In November

    The U.S. legal services sector continued to add jobs last month after contracting during the summer, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.

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    Ex-Norfolk Southern, Allstate Atty Named AAA Entity's GC

    The former deputy general counsel for Allstate has traded one auto insurer for another while moving up in the ranks, becoming the new general counsel and chief legal officer for AAA Auto Club Enterprises.

  • GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    New data revealed that top corporate lawyers see regulatory compliance and data as their top risks heading into the new year, and a separate report detailed the billing rates of partners and associates at law firms of different sizes. These are among the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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    USPTO Adds 6 Patent And IP Experts To Advisory Committees

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has added six members between its Trademark Public Advisory Committee and its Patent Public Advisory Committee, including several patent and intellectual property attorneys and experts, according to a Wednesday announcement.

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    Ex-JPMorgan Atty Accused Of Defrauding NYC Housing Dept.

    A former Bronx County assistant district attorney and onetime JPMorgan assistant general counsel has been arraigned on charges that she and two family members defrauded the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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    Volvo Cars Replaces Longtime CLO From Within

    Volvo Cars has promoted one of its leaders in Switzerland to take over the law department next year as chief legal officer and general counsel.

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    McCarter Atty, Ex-J&J Deputy GC Joins FedArb As Mediator

    Alternative dispute resolution company FedArb Inc. has added to its panel of mediators a McCarter & English partner who previously worked for more than 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, including a decade as deputy general counsel.

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    Australian Insurer Axes GC, Alleges Conduct Breach

    Insurance Australia Group Ltd. said this week its group general counsel and company secretary is out after IAG discovered he had violated its employee code of ethics and conduct, but the insurer did not disclose specifically what warranted his ouster.

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    Ex-Apple Legal Bigwig Dodges Prison In Insider Trading Case

    The former director of corporate law at Apple Inc. was sentenced to four years' probation and 2,000 hours of community service, fined $30,000 and ordered to pay $604,000 in restitution Thursday in New Jersey federal court for an insider-trading scheme in which he pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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    JAMS Hires Former LA Judge, In-House Netflix, Warner Atty

    Alternative dispute resolution service JAMS is expanding its mediation team, announcing Wednesday that it is adding a former Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who also has 27 years of experience as an in-house entertainment attorney at Warner Bros. and Netflix Inc. as one of its mediators.

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    How In-House Depts. Can Save On Outside Counsel Costs

    In-house legal departments can reduce how much they spend on outside legal work by having smaller BigLaw firms or regional and boutique firms do their low-risk, run-of-the-mill work, according to a report released Thursday by e-billing and matter management software provider Brightflag.

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    Commercial Contracts Cases Hit 10-Year Low In 2022

    Commercial contracts litigation has slowed down considerably in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with new case filings reaching their lowest level in a decade last year before beginning to rebound in 2023, following a brief but dramatic spike in 2020, according to a new report Thursday.

  • AT&T Political Spending Report A Corporate Transparency 1st

    AT&T has released a report on its political spending that some shareholder activists say heralds a new era of disclosure and government affairs accountability.

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    GCs Identify Regulatory Issues As Top Risk In 2024

    Chief legal officers view regulatory compliance and data as their top risks heading into 2024, but most say they are better prepared for these risks than for generative artificial intelligence, according to the results of a new survey released Wednesday.

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    CFA Institute Atty Rejoins Gallup, This Time As GC

    Washington, D.C.-based analytics and polling firm Gallup announced Wednesday that it has welcomed back the former deputy general counsel of CFA Institute as its new general counsel, noting his public sector expertise and familiarity with the firm from when he worked there previously.

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    Macy's Recruits Ex-Hanes, Neiman Marcus Atty For CLO Role

    A seasoned chief legal officer who has worked in-house for several well-known retail companies, including Hanes, Neiman Marcus and Levi Strauss & Co., is set to be the next top lawyer at Macy's, the department store chain said Tuesday.

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    Seyfarth Adds Ex-Goldman Sachs Benefits Atty As Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP said Tuesday that it has added the longtime in-house legal chief over Goldman Sachs' executive compensation and employee benefit plans as a partner in the New York office.

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    Over 90 Law Firms Agree To Disability Inclusion Proposals

    Diversity Lab, the company behind the Mansfield Rule certification — which aims to ensure more attorneys from historically underrepresented groups win leadership positions and consideration for development opportunities — is recommending 10 new actions that law firms and legal departments can take to promote inclusion for people with disabilities in the legal profession.

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    Electric Grid Group Chooses Deputy GC As President

    A nonprofit electric grid trade organization named its 2024 leadership team on Tuesday, with the deputy general counsel of utility company PSEG set to serve as president.

Expert Analysis

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Help Associates Turn Down Work? Author Photo

    Marina Portnova at Lowenstein Sandler discusses what partners can do to aid their associates in setting work-life boundaries, especially around after-hours assignment availability.

  • How AI Legal Research Tools Are Shifting Law Firm Processes Author Photo

    Although artificial intelligence-powered legal research is ushering in a new era of legal practice that augments human expertise with data-driven insights, it is not without challenges involving privacy, ethics and more, so legal professionals should take steps to ensure AI becomes a reliable partner rather than a source of disruption, says Marly Broudie at SocialEyes Communications.

  • Data Source Proliferation Is A Growing E-Discovery Challenge Author Photo

    With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.

  • Bracing For A Generative AI Revolution In Law Author Photo

    With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.

  • Why I Use ChatGPT To Tell Me Things I Already Know Author Photo

    The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Use Social Media Responsibly? Author Photo

    Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.

  • Yada, Yada, Yada: The Magic Of 3 In Legal Writing Author Photo

    Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.

  • How Firms Can Stop Playing Whack-A-Mole With Data Security Author Photo

    In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.

  • 5 Life Lessons From Making Partner As A Solo Parent Author Photo

    Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage? Author Photo

    Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.

  • How To Thrive As A New Legal Operations Manager Author Photo

    To make their first 90 days on the job a success, new legal operations managers should focus on several key objectives, including aligning priorities with leadership and getting to know their team, says Ashlyn Donohue at LinkSquares.

  • Resume Gaps Are No Longer Kryptonite To Your Legal Career Author Photo

    Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.

  • Law Firm Guardrails For Responsible Generative AI Use Author Photo

    ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.

  • How In-House Counsel Can Prepare For Generative AI Risks Author Photo

    To safeguard against the many risks posed by generative artificial intelligence legal tools, in-house counsel should work with their information security teams to develop new data security questions for prospective vendors, vet existing applications and review who can utilize machine guidance, says Diane Homolak at Integreon.

  • Opinion

    We Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds Author Photo

    Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.



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