In-house Counsel

842 ABA Journal In-house Counsel articles.

Jerry Sandusky prosecutor and ex-Penn State general counsel are disciplined for actions in the case
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended a prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case and reprimanded the former general counsel of Pennsylvania State University, where Sandusky had worked as an assistant football coach.
Age bias suit by fired general counsel claims CEO complained about financial drain of older workers
The former general counsel for a W.R. Berkley Corp. subsidiary claims that the real reason the company fired him in June 2018 was because of his age.
Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct
The chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, who recently came under fire for his relationships with women who worked at the company, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the month.
More corporate counsel predict a rise in disputes, signaling a need to prepare for ‘turbulent times’
Some corporate counsel are failing to embrace the most effective measures to mitigate litigation risk, despite an increase in the percentage of companies anticipating an uptick in disputes, according to a survey by Norton Rose Fulbright.
The role of counsel in preserving and protecting a closely held business

Many lawyers, accountants and business consultants advise closely held and family businesses. A critical time for these counselors occurs when the founder and sole owner starts to consider the role…

Majority of chief legal officers think a recession is coming, survey finds
Fears of a recession may be the reason why corporate legal departments are showing caution in spending, according to a survey of chief legal officers by the consulting firm Altman Weil.
University lawyer submits resignation after using N-word to make point about free speech
An assistant general counsel for the University of North Texas submitted her resignation Friday after an outcry over her use of a racial epithet at an event to discuss hate speech.
Afternoon Briefs: Author sues Trump for defamation; court tosses bias suit by white male lawyer

Author files defamation suit against Trump for denying he raped her

Author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll has filed a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of defaming her when…

Lawyer practiced for 17 years despite suspension, disciplinary board says
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer who was suspended 17 years ago but allegedly continued to practice law.
Suit accuses former casino company general counsel of approving ‘secret undercover operation’
An invasion-of-privacy lawsuit claims that the former general counsel of Wynn Resorts approved a “secret undercover operation” to gather derogatory information about a former salon employee who provided information to the Wall Street Journal.
Afternoon Briefs: Client convicted of tax attorney’s murder; 4th Circuit says Sessions was wrong

Client convicted of murdering his tax attorney

A former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was convicted of murder Wednesday for the fatal shooting of his tax attorney. Jurors…

Global general counsel fired after accusations of blackmailing woman he met online
Steven Fabrizio, the global general counsel of the Motion Picture Association of America, has been fired after his arrest for allegedly blackmailing a woman he met on a “sugar daddies” online dating site.
In-House Ethics: Top state court says ethics rules haven’t ‘evolved with the profession’ and lawyer-client relationships

A fired in-house lawyer may sue his former employer for breach of contract and violation of public policy, despite an ethics rule that “robustly protects” a client’s right to terminate a lawyer at any time, for any reason, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision.

Facebook recognizes diversity efforts of outside counsel with award to Kilpatrick Townsend
Facebook has tapped Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton for its first Law Firm Diversity Champion Award.
White House tells Congress it’s not entitled to documents from former counsel McGahn
White House counsel Pat Cipollone told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that documents subpoenaed from his predecessor, Don McGahn, are protected from disclosure.

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