In-House News

Once In a Blue Moon Privilege Ruling

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The idiom “once in a blue moon” refers to something that happens rarely, of course, and derives from the real-life phenomenon of a second […]

In-House Attorneys’ Role In Addressing Corporate Sector’s Reputation

According to James Bellerjeau, writing in ACCA Docket, in-house lawyers have a critical role to play in addressing an existential risk that their companies […]

Planning for the General Counsel’s Departure

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For many general counsel, succession planning is either a low priority or is unnecessary. However, the point of a succession plan isn’t just about […]

A Whisper Doesn’t Cut It

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“Speech is a very important aspect of being human. A whisper doesn’t cut it.” Many attribute this quote to James Earl Jones, and it […]

The More Things Change

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The pandemic ushered in a panoply of behavioral changes in the workplace, ranging from virtual conferences to repetitive use of now tiresome phrases such […]

Communication Is Key for General Counsel

Communication is key for General Counsel

Recent columns addressed how general counsel can effectively partner with their peers in the C-Suite. A common thread was open communication and connecting. With […]

Willing to Take an Oath?

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Although the subject of academic debate, many scholars agree that the privilege against self-incrimination arose in part from growing opposition to the ecclesiastical oath […]

Strengthening the GC-CMO Relationship

Strengthening the GC-CMO Relationship

All companies are in the business of marketing to other businesses or directly to consumers. As the general counsel or chief legal officer, building […]

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

As Benjamin Franklin once mused, “If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.” In-house lawyers often wish to […]

The General Counsel, the CFO and the Numbers

Pandemic Primes Law Departments for a New Normal

Most lawyers recall a day in law school that went something like this: The torts professor is discussing damages for a case, puts a […]