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Facebook Lawyer Joins Bias Class Action Against Jones Day
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Facebook Lawyer Joins Bias Class Action Against Jones Day

A former Jones Day associate who is now an in-house attorney for Facebook has joined a gender bias lawsuit against Jones Day, making her the third...

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General Counsel, Other Executives Resign Following University of Maryland Medical System Scandal
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General Counsel, Other Executives Resign Following University of Maryland Medical System Scandal

Four executives at the University of Maryland Medical System, including general counsel Megan Arthur, have resigned following a scandal in which...

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Former SolarCity, Coremetrics General Counsel Returns In-House as Marqeta's Top Lawyer
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Former SolarCity, Coremetrics General Counsel Returns In-House as Marqeta's Top Lawyer

A veteran startup general counsel with experience in solar energy and software is taking on a new industry, leading the legal team at payment card...

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Blackboard General Counsel to Serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer
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Blackboard General Counsel to Serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer

The Washington, D. C.-based educational company Blackboard Inc. announced Friday that its chief financial officer will be resigning and the company...

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Google Can’t Dodge Class Action Lawsuit Brought by Conservative Job Applicants
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Google Can’t Dodge Class Action Lawsuit Brought by Conservative Job Applicants

Google was unable to convince a judge to toss out class action allegations claiming the company discriminates against job applicants based on their...

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Can You Hear the ‘Heels of Justice’? This In-House Duo Is Turning Up the Volume
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Can You Hear the ‘Heels of Justice’? This In-House Duo Is Turning Up the Volume

Can You Hear the 'Heels of Justice'? This In-House Duo Is Turning Up the Volume Listening to legal podcasts used to make Sarita Venkat angry. An...

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Microsoft's Legal Ops Director: Lessons Learned From 10-Plus Years Using Alternative Legal Service Providers
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Microsoft's Legal Ops Director: Lessons Learned From 10-Plus Years Using Alternative Legal Service Providers

Microsoft Corp.'s legal department has a longer history with alternative legal service providers than many, a history that's left the team with...

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Chief Legal Officer of Pennsylvania Health Care Network Named Interim CEO
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Chief Legal Officer of Pennsylvania Health Care Network Named Interim CEO

The CEO of Allentown, Pennsylvania-based Health Network Laboratories resigned this week and was replaced by the chief legal officer of the parent...

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Timeline: A Year of International Antitrust Regulators' Eyes On Tech
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Timeline: A Year of International Antitrust Regulators' Eyes On Tech

Am Law Firms With Zero Black Partners-How Is This Possible in 2019? "The word 'project' introduces the ideas of project planning and project...

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Report: Procurement and Legal's Relationship Is Improving, but There's Room for Growth
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Report: Procurement and Legal's Relationship Is Improving, but There's Room for Growth

Legal procurement professionals are increasingly engaged in outside counsel and service provider selections, a Wednesday-released report from...

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Women Soccer Players Push FIFA for Gender Pay Equity as World Cup Tourney Begins in France
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Women Soccer Players Push FIFA for Gender Pay Equity as World Cup Tourney Begins in France

On the brink of the women's World Cup soccer matches in France beginning June 7, the Australian union for professional soccer players is joining...

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SEC Takes Cannabis Company to Court Seeking Documents
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SEC Takes Cannabis Company to Court Seeking Documents

The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a motion in Illinois federal court on Tuesday seeking an order to compel a vertically integrated...

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Pop-Ups Get Creative with Hospitality Concepts
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Pop-Ups Get Creative with Hospitality Concepts

HOUSTON-Pop-up retail has been fairly commonplace for a while now but a hospitality version has popped up in the form of WhyHotel. This alternative...

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Starting Young: A Q&A With John Moynan, General Counsel at Organa Brands
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Starting Young: A Q&A With John Moynan, General Counsel at Organa Brands

John Moynan started working at Organa Brands in 2014 as an intern under the company's then-general counsel while he was finishing up his law degree...

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General Counsel Peter Lieb Leaving Aon After 10 Years
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General Counsel Peter Lieb Leaving Aon After 10 Years

Veteran general counsel Peter Lieb is leaving Aon after 10 years with the global brokerage. According to a filing with the U. S. Securities and...

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Join Us in a Discussion on Leveraging In-House and Law Firm Technology to Achieve Value and Efficiency
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Join Us in a Discussion on Leveraging In-House and Law Firm Technology to Achieve Value and Efficiency

In-house counsel are being asked not just to do more with less, but to be better with less. This is putting extreme pressure on legal departments...

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Bank Policy Institute Promotes In-House Lawyer as General Counsel Joins Big Law
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Bank Policy Institute Promotes In-House Lawyer as General Counsel Joins Big Law

With its current chief lawyer going back into private practice, the Bank Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy and advocacy group in...

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Crypto Custody and Investment Platform Paxos Cashes In on New General Counsel
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Crypto Custody and Investment Platform Paxos Cashes In on New General Counsel

Regulated cryptocurrency custody and investment platform Paxos has hired a full-time general counsel, the New York-based company announced...

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Silicon Valley In-House Counsel Spill Their Biggest Stressors and Firm Frustrations at ABTL Event
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Silicon Valley In-House Counsel Spill Their Biggest Stressors and Firm Frustrations at ABTL Event

In-house leaders from Oracle Corp., Facebook Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. shared their job stressors and outside counsel pet peeves at a Tuesday...

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AXA Equitable Names Dave Hattem as Chief Legal Officer, Kermitt Brooks as General Counsel
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AXA Equitable Names Dave Hattem as Chief Legal Officer, Kermitt Brooks as General Counsel

Manhattan-based AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. has promoted Kermitt Brooks to general counsel. Brooks replaces Dave Hattem, a 25-year veteran who...

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Global Manufacturing Company SPX FLOW Appoints New General Counsel
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Global Manufacturing Company SPX FLOW Appoints New General Counsel

Global industrial manufacturing and equipment company SPX FLOW Inc., which has about $2 billion in annual revenues and operates in more than 30...

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Accenture Finds New General Counsel From Within
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Accenture Finds New General Counsel From Within

Accenture, the Dublin-based professional services company, announced Monday that its deputy general counsel will be taking over as the company's...

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Amid Antitrust Woes, Apple Hit With New Suit From App Developers
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Amid Antitrust Woes, Apple Hit With New Suit From App Developers

On the heels of an antitrust loss for Apple Inc. at the U. S. Supreme Court, a growing swirl of regulatory scrutiny around the world for big...

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What's the Best Fit for Startups? The Entrepreneurial GC
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What's the Best Fit for Startups? The Entrepreneurial GC

Webster's defines the word oxymoron as follows: "a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction." Close enough. I...

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Headline-Making Companies Change Legal Leaders as General Counsel Become CEOs: May 2019 In-House Moves
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Headline-Making Companies Change Legal Leaders as General Counsel Become CEOs: May 2019 In-House Moves

Major companies from newly public Beyond Meat to scandal-ridden Boeing filled and created in-house positions in May as more general counsel assumed...

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General Counsel, Stakeholders Still Await FDA Guidance for CBD
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General Counsel, Stakeholders Still Await FDA Guidance for CBD

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration recently held its first public comments session on CBD and CBD-infused products, though it appears the...

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First Black General Counsel at UPS to Retire
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First Black General Counsel at UPS to Retire

The first black senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at UPS Inc. is packing up and moving into retirement. The Atlanta...

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Oral Arguments Ordered for Former Penn State General Counsel
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Oral Arguments Ordered for Former Penn State General Counsel

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ordered that there be oral arguments over whether or not Cynthia Baldwin, the former general counsel of...

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Twitter Apology Defuses Dust-Up Between Meek Mill, Vegas Hotel and General Counsel
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Twitter Apology Defuses Dust-Up Between Meek Mill, Vegas Hotel and General Counsel

Late apologies get a bad rap. But they can be effective. Joe Tacopina, the New York attorney for hip-hop artist Meek Mill, said in an interview...

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Grammarly Finds Its First General Counsel
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Grammarly Finds Its First General Counsel

Grammarly Inc. has hired Virginia Badenhope, an in-house lawyer with a history of working for California-based tech businesses, as its first...

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