Career Development

Privilege Rejected For In-House Lawyer’s Spreadsheet

A Marathon Oil Company in-house lawyer asked a business manager for information related to the company’s producing wells in Oklahoma, and then recorded that information…

An Overlooked Danger From The SolarWinds Hack

We can add “OT systems” to the list of what could be compromised by the SolarWinds cyberattack, and the impact may not be seen for…

Small Firm Lawyer Will Be Trump’s Impeachment Defense Counsel

For his upcoming Senate impeachment trial, Donald Trump has retained a lawyer from a small firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Though not well known nationally,…

Proposed NY Law Would Regulate Hiring By Algorithm

Legislation proposed for New York City would require companies to disclose when an applicant for employment has been assessed by software. It would also require…

Associate GC, Fired After Insurrection Selfie, Files Lawsuit

The former associate general counsel of Goosehead Insurance, Inc., who was fired after posting a video of himself stating his beliefs outside the capital during…

The Decision That Has Shaped Privilege Law For 40 Years

This is the fortieth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that “forever redefined the corporate attorney–client privilege,” writes Todd Presnell in his Presnell on Privileges…

The Long Strange Trip Of Cleta Mitchell

The unlikely career path of former Foley & Larder partner Cleta Mitchell is the subject of a recent article in the online daily Urban Milwaukee.…

The Rise Of “Event-Driven” Securities Class Actions

Events like environmental disasters, #MeToo reckonings, cybersecurity breaches and even COVID outbreaks, which might predictably draw plaintiff injury lawsuits, are increasingly becoming the basis of…

Trump Diversity Training Order Roils HR Depts, Triggers Lawsuit

An executive order prohibiting “divisive concepts” in diversity training has caused confusion and discord in HR and legal departments, and in some organizations, engendered some…

What “Environmental Justice” Will Mean For Companies Under The New Administration

Environmental Justice, long a refrain among many Democrats, is likely to translate into concrete policy under a Biden administration, most likely by Congress if the…