Career Development

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…

Remote Work, Employee Well-Being And COVID-19

The COVID pandemic has been a catalyst for changes in the workplace, none more consequential than the increase in remote work, which often means working…

Executive Nostalgia For “Two Cans And A String,” Plain Talk Instead of PowerPoint

A panel of corporate secretaries and counsel expressed a growing sense of “videoconferencing ennui” and “zoom fatigue,” says an article in trade publication Corporate Secretary.…

Need-To-Know Rules For In-House Counsel

The in-house lawyer achieves attorney-client privilege protection upon proving an attorney-client relationship with the entity that employs the person with whom she communicates, the communication…

Former Abbott Labs VP Took Covid Trade Secrets, Company Alleges

In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois, Abbott Laboratories has accused a former VP of “absconding to a competitor with Abbott’s confidential…

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