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‘Brilliant and Inspirational’ In-House Lawyer Killed in Sri Lanka Blasts

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Anita Nicholson, in-house counsel at mining company Anglo American in Singapore, was killed along with her two children in a terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

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State Department Lawyer Who Drafted Patriot Act is New Facebook GC

State Department Lawyer Who Drafted Patriot Act is New Facebook GC

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Jennifer Newstead, legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch

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University’s General Counsel Suspended, Gets 30 Days in Jail for Court Behavior

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Sean P. FitzGerald was sentenced following a series of misbehavior incidents while representing himself in the divorce from his wife.

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Former SeaWorld Associate GC Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

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The SEC said that it had also charged Paul B. Powers with insider trading based on confidential information he received.

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Halliburton’s Top Lawyer Helps Fend Off Billions in Lawsuits

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The biggest challenge for Robb Voyles on day one was the mountain of lawsuits pending against Halliburton as part of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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After Years of Apologies for Customer Abuses, Wells Fargo CEO Suddenly Quits; GC Takes Over

After Years of Apologies for Customer Abuses, Wells Fargo CEO Suddenly Quits; GC Takes Over

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Wells Fargo general counsel C. Allen Parker will take over as interim president and chief executive of the company after the abrupt departure of chief executive Tim Sloan on Thursday.

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Event: Digital Transformation in Corporate Legal Departments

Event: Digital Transformation in Corporate Legal Departments

Event, April 3, 2019
Morae Global and SimpleLegal will present a breakfast and a panel discussion offering a practical look at digital transformation in corporate legal departments.

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Rockefeller Foundation Names Maria Santos Valentin New GC

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The Rockefeller Foundation announced that Maria Santos Valentin has been named general counsel and corporate secretary for the foundation.

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Above the Law’s Outside Counsel Rankings: GCs Reveal Their Go-To Firms

Above the Law’s Outside Counsel Rankings: GCs Reveal Their Go-To Firms

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Approximately 1,000 in-house lawyers — from nearly 500 companies and more than 40 cities — responded with evaluations of their outside law firms.

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Monica Johnson Joins Bonduelle U.S. Leadership Team as General Counsel

Monica Johnson Joins Bonduelle U.S. Leadership Team as General Counsel

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Monica Johnson, general counsel of Bonduelle Fresh Americas, has been appointed to its Executive Committee.

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Comcast Hires Davis Polk Chair Reid as General Counsel

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that Comcast has hired Thomas J. Reid, chair and managing partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell, as its newest general counsel.

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Tesla’s General Counsel Lasts Only Two Months

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CNN reports that Tesla’s general counsel is leaving the company after just two months on the job — the latest in a series of executive departures at Elon Musk’s electric car company.

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Frank E. Pasquesi Named GC of Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation

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Frank E. Pasquesi was recently appointed general counsel of the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation.

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Fired Hershey IP Attorney Sues Alleging Race, Age, Sex Bias

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The 52-year-old former senior counsel for global intellectual property at Hershey Co., has sued his ex-employer, claiming he was replaced with a younger, black, female lawyer in a case of race, age and sex bias.

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MSU Will Pay Fired GC Almost $1 Million Not to Work for Them

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The Detroit Free Press reports that Young, the university’s top lawyer, had a three-year contract that paid $425,000 a year in salary.

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Case Study: TIAA – A Legal Transformation With Technology, Process and People

Case Study: TIAA – A Legal Transformation With Technology, Process and People

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Brad Rogers was tasked with transforming the entire legal operations function for TIAA, a company managing more than $1 trillion in assets and serving more than 5 million active and retired employees by providing financial services to over 15,000 institutions in more than 50 countries.

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How One Legal Department Saw Success from an Internal Client Feedback Program

How One Legal Department Saw Success from an Internal Client Feedback Program

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A case study describes one legal department’s increased win-win with its internal clients through a client feedback program.

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Michigan State Fires Former State Supreme Court Justice as GC

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A university spokeswoman said Young will receive a full payout of his contract, which was to run through May 2021, reports the Lansing State Journal.

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How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

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Three senior in-house attorneys discussed best practices for collaborating with outside counsel during a panel discussion at Ward and Smith’s 2018 In-House Counsel Seminar, with a focus on leveraging technology, controlling legal spend, and managing succession.

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Bionpharma Fails to Get Rival’s GC Disqualified in Supply Spat

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Bloomberg Law reports that Generic drug distributor P&L Development LLC’s general counsel and an outside firm may continue to represent P&L in its breach-of-contract and fraud suit against Bionpharma Inc., a federal court in North Carolina ruled.

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