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Though his standing order on lawyers writing briefs using artificial intelligence — one of the first in the country to address the technology — is fairly broad, Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania says he's "not banning AI."
Walgreens' next top legal leader is a seasoned in-house lawyer who has worked at other high-profile companies including Shell and Sprint, the pharmacy giant said Monday.
Zions Bancorporation will be making several leadership changes at Zions Bank, the company's largest banking division, and at the parent company, amid retirements in the spring, including promoting its deputy general counsel to general counsel.
The former chief legal and business development officer of Kimberly-Clark Corp. earned over $4.2 million in compensation in 2023, according to a securities filing.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced Monday that the former chief legal officer at Canadian paper product manufacturer Paper Excellence was named its new senior vice president and general counsel.
The total compensation for the now-retired general counsel and executive vice president at Moody's Corp. rose from just shy of $2.15 million in 2022 to more than $2.8 million in 2023, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday.
As would-be lawyers prepare to take the bar exam, testing accommodations for those who menstruate or lactate will vary by jurisdiction. In recent years, there's been a reckoning on state bar policies that affect women and transgender test-takers, but advocates say there's more to be done.
A Delaware Chancery judge's rejection of Elon Musk's $55 billion Tesla pay package shows how a court historically viewed as corporate-friendly may be shifting, one of several trends executive compensation experts told Law360 they're seeing. Here are four issues executive pay lawyers should have on their radar.
A Texas federal judge has told the National Labor Relations Board to wait at least another two weeks to start enforcing a new rule making it harder for companies to prove they are not joint employers. And board audit committees are branching out beyond finance and into the general counsel's realm, overseeing risks related to cybersecurity, ESG and more.
Carnival Corp.'s general counsel saw a spike in total compensation last year, jumping from about $1.1 million in 2022 to more than $2.5 million in 2023, according to a Friday filing by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Friday that its chief counsel will soon depart, creating a vacancy that will be filled temporarily by an agency veteran until a permanent replacement is lined up.
Floor & Decor Holdings Inc. has promoted an in-house attorney who has been with the company for more than a decade to serve as its chief legal officer, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says.
Oil field services giant Schlumberger Ltd. paid its chief legal officer and secretary over $5.4 million in 2023, nearly $450,000 more than the package she received the previous year, according to a recent securities filing.
Humana Inc.'s legal chief, a 15-year veteran of the health insurance giant's law department, earned $3.1 million in total compensation in 2023, down from the $3.6 million he saw the previous year, according to a recent securities filing.
Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc., the nation's largest Coca-Cola bottler, is awarding $6.3 million in "achievement recognition" pay to its general counsel and four other executives, according to a public filing.
Online legal services provider LegalZoom Inc. is parting ways with its chief operating officer next month, according to a recent government filing, four months after announcing plans to layoff more than 100 sales employees in Austin, Texas.
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Boeing said Thursday that the general counsel for its defense unit, a former federal prosecutor and associate White House counsel, will move up to take charge of the human resources department at the company effective April 1.
Federal courts from the U.S. Supreme Court down are expanding their definition of standing, particularly in disputes over politically charged issues, with potentially troublesome results, creating privileged categories of plaintiffs, undermining public confidence in the judiciary, and enabling policymaking from the bench, according to experts.
RumbleOn has brought on a lawyer who once led JCPenney's law team for several years to be its legal chief, the powersports vehicles retailer announced Thursday.
The executive vice president of global public policy and public affairs at Scientific Games was named chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority's board of commissioners, according to an announcement by the agency.
PPL Corp. announced Wednesday that it has named its deputy general counsel as president of one of its subsidiaries, Rhode Island Energy, effective March 4.
An artificial intelligence rapid response team created by state judiciary leaders has released interim guidance and resources to help state courts navigate AI technologies, the National Center for State Courts said Wednesday.
A former senior counsel for Rocket Central jumped back into private practice by joining Winston & Strawn LLP's New York office, the firm announced Wednesday.
Maine-based animal health technology company Covetrus has appointed a former top attorney with U.S. Anesthesia Partners as its new global general counsel and chief human resources officer.
Legal organizations struggling to work out the right technology investment strategy may benefit from using a matrix for legal department efficiency that is based on an understanding of where workloads belong, according to the basic functions and priorities of a corporate legal team, says Sylvain Magdinier at Integreon.
SeriesMy Nonpracticing Law Job: Recruiter
Self-proclaimed "Lawyer Doula" Danielle Thompson at Major Lindsey shares how she went from Columbia Law School graduate and BigLaw employment associate to a career in legal recruiting — and discovered a passion for advocacy along the way.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Balance Social Activism With My Job?
Corporate attorneys pursuing social justice causes outside of work should consider eight guidelines for finding equilibrium between their beliefs and their professional duties and reputation, say Diedrick Graham, Debra Friedman and Simeon Brier at Cozen O'Connor.
Mateusz Kulesza at McDonnell Boehnen looks at potential applications of personality testing based on machine learning techniques for law firms, and the implications this shift could have for lawyers, firms and judges, including how it could make the work of judges and other legal decision-makers much more difficult.
The future of lawyering is not about the wholesale replacement of attorneys by artificial intelligence, but as AI handles more of the routine legal work, the role of lawyers will evolve to be more strategic, requiring the development of competencies beyond traditional legal skills, says Colin Levy at Malbek.
Legal writers should strive to craft sentences in the active voice to promote brevity and avoid ambiguities that can spark litigation, but writing in the passive voice is sometimes appropriate — when it's a moral choice and not a grammatical failure, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Help Associates Turn Down Work?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Use Social Media Responsibly?
Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.
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.
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.
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.