In-House

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    Ex-Magellan Midstream GC Returns To GableGotwals In Tulsa

    The former longtime general counsel for Magellan Midstream Partners has returned to GableGotwals, where he worked before moving in-house at the energy company.

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    Ill. Financial Services Co. Taps Newmark Atty As GC

    Financial services firm Hilco Global has brought on a new general counsel from commercial real estate company Newmark Group, which he helped take public in 2017, while its former top lawyer takes on a new role at the company.

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    Manatt Adds Artist Management Co. Founder In NY

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP has added an attorney with extensive experience as a record executive and talent manager to its entertainment group.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This was another busy week for attorneys as former President Donald Trump’s legal woes continued and BigLaw firms expanded their practices, headcounts and reach. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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

    The question has arisen about whether AI companies can shield themselves from copyright liability, and a law firm's study showed issues over patent inventorship and copyright ownership are among the biggest intellectural property worries for in-house lawyers. These are among the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the first week of the new year.

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    King & Spalding Adds Bechtel Energy In-House Atty In Texas

    King & Spalding LLP has grown its Houston roster with a partner who boasts decades of experience as an in-house lawyer for energy companies including Bechtel Energy, Chevron and Halliburton.

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    Seasoned Tech Atty Becomes 1st GC At Conversant Group

    Tennessee-headquartered cybersecurity provider Conversant Group has announced its first general counsel with the hiring of an in-house veteran bringing more than 30 years of experience to the role, capping a year of growth at the company.

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    Linde Says 'Earnings' Isn't Ambiguous In 3rd Circ. Benefit Suit

    Linde North America told the Third Circuit this week that it shouldn't revive a retirement benefits lawsuit from the company's former general counsel-turned-whistleblower in which he claimed his former employer had ripped him off for more than $100,000 in benefits, in part because he believes ambiguity surrounds the term "earnings" in the company retirement program. 

  • In-House Lawyers Fear Increase In IP Suits

    Issues over who invents a patent and who owns a copyright are some of the biggest intellectual property worries coming up among in-house attorneys across the U.S., according to a law firm's study.

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    Sense Of Duty Drives GC To Take On 'Administrative State'

    Zhonette Brown grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she says she absorbed the values of accountability, self-sufficiency, and duty to one's family and community.

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    International Trade Expert Rejoins Greenberg Traurig In DC

    The former chairman of Greenberg Traurig LLP's international trade practice is rejoining the firm he spent 16 years with in Washington, D.C., after most recently working for a Mexico-based steel company, the firm announced Thursday.

  • Taylor English Adds Ex-Healthcare GC In Expansion To Tenn.

    Taylor English Duma LLP has brought on a new partner with in-house experience in the healthcare industry to its fractional general counsel practice who will also help to expand the firm's national footprint to Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Boehringer Ingelheim Promotes In-House Atty To US GC

    An experienced in-house attorney in the pharmaceutical industry who has been interim U.S. general counsel at Boehringer Ingelheim USA is taking over the job on a permanent basis, the company announced this week.

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    Barracuda Networks Names Ex-McAfee GC As Top Atty

    Digital security company Barracuda Networks Inc. announced Thursday that it has added a new chief legal officer with an in-house background at McAfee and other tech companies as it expands its executive ranks.

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    Sustainable Products Retailer Hires Veteran Atty As GC

    Grove Collaborative, an online retailer that sells natural household and personal care products, is welcoming aboard an attorney with nearly two decades of in-house experience, most recently at the question-and-answer service JustAnswer.

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    K&L Gates Boosts DC Policy Team With Ex-Comcast Lobbyist

    K&L Gates LLP has hired a longtime congressional staffer who most recently was Comcast's lead lobbyist to Senate Democrats, joining as of counsel in the firm's public policy and law practice in Washington, the firm announced Wednesday.

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    Target's Legal Chief Plans Retirement For Later This Year

    Target's chief legal and compliance officer, a longtime in-house leader who has been involved in an initiative to increase the number of Asian Pacific American general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, plans to retire later this year, the retail giant said Thursday.

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    Disney Co. Top Atty Saw Smaller Comp In '23

    Top Walt Disney Co. attorney Horacio Gutierrez's compensation dipped last year, to just below $11.7 million compared to his $15.2 million pay package in 2022.

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    Aveanna Healthcare CLO To Depart At End Of March

    Aveanna Healthcare's chief legal officer will leave the company in March with regular severance payments worth 12 months' salary and a $240,000 bonus, according to a Wednesday regulatory filing.

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    Novel Deep-Sea Mining Proposals Target Tesla, GM

    Two novel biodiversity proposals are asking shareholders of Tesla Inc. and General Motors Co. to support a moratorium on deep-sea mining for cobalt, copper and other critical minerals needed for their electric vehicle batteries.

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    High Court Majority Shows No Eagerness To Overturn Chevron

    U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared split about whether decades-old precedent that favors federal agencies' legal interpretations in rulemaking infringes on judges' rightful authority to decide questions of law.

  • Judge Nixes Six Flags Suit After Finding No Skadden Conflict

    A Texas federal judge has dismissed with prejudice a shareholder derivative suit against Six Flags' board of directors over the company's failed attempt to expand amusement parks into China, saying the shareholder's argument that conflicted counsel advised the board is without merit.

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    After 20 Years, Chicago Bears General Counsel 'Sadly' Departs

    Amid a front office shakeup that brought in a new general manager and a new CEO, the National Football League's Chicago Bears are now looking for a new general counsel after dismissing their long-time top lawyer and chief contract negotiator.

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    Panda Restaurant Group Atty Rejoins Fisher Phillips In LA

    An in-house attorney for Panda Restaurant Group Inc. has returned to international labor and employment firm Fisher Phillips after two years, the firm said Tuesday.

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    Paratek Taps Longtime Atty As GC, Compliance Chief

    Boston-based drug developer Paratek Pharmaceuticals has promoted a longtime in-house attorney and chief compliance officer to the role of general counsel.

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Expert Analysis

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    Ask A Mentor: How Can Associates Deal With Overload? Author Photo

    Young lawyers overwhelmed with a crushing workload must tackle the problem on two fronts — learning how to say no, and understanding how to break down projects into manageable parts, says Jay Harrington at Harrington Communications.

  • A Scientific Path For Improving Diversity At Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.

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    Ask A Mentor: How Can Associates Seek More Assignments? Author Photo

    In the first installment of Law360 Pulse's career advice guest column, Meela Gill at Weil offers insights on how associates can ask for meaningful work opportunities at their firms without sounding like they are begging. 

  • Legal Sector Regulatory Reform Is Key To Closing Justice Gap Author Photo

    In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.

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