• Sleeper IL Law Could Cost Tech Giants $1 Billion-Plus

    A state law passed back in the day when the privacy issue was just a gleam in the eye of a few libertarians and left-wingers could become the basis for class-action lawsuits that will cost some major...

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  • Lawyer For Trump Whistleblowers Repped RNC In Hillary Email Case

    Washington lawyer Mark Zaid has been taking some heat from Trump supporters on account of his representation of the whistleblowers in the Ukraine phone call matter. But he takes it in stride. Republicans liked him well enough,...

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  • Cyber Now Rated #1 Risk For Companies

    For the first time, the threat of a cyber attack ranks number one on the list of concerns for business leaders, ahead of medical cost inflation, cost of employee benefits, attracting and retaining talent, and legal liability....

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  • In-House Counsel, PR Consultants And The Privilege

    Formerly PR, and PR crises in particular, were handled internally and with extensive involvement of the legal department. Today the handling of PR crises is often outsourced, and crisis management is a recognized specialty industry. “Unfortunately,” writes...

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  • Sour View Of Lawyers From Multinational Corporate Group

    A jaundiced take on the legal profession from its purported origin as a loose association of medieval scribes, in an age when few could write, to an ignoble present, “preying on the insecurity of someone trying to...

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  • Trump “Opportunity Zones” Are A Bonanza For High-End Real Estate Lawyers

    The opportunity was supposed to accrue to people living in low-income areas of certain cities, but this investigative piece from the New York Times says those people appear to be at the bottom of the beneficiary list....

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  • An Old Judge Kavanaugh Opinion Prevails In A GC Privilege Case

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a general counsel’s emails to various in-house parties were ruled privileged when the court declined to apply “the primary purpose” test as requested by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs wanted the defendant...

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  • GC’s Several Roles Require Disparate Skill Sets

    The general counsel typically has three identifiable and separate roles: senior executive and strategist, legal advisor, and resource manager, whose job includes determining how much of the department’s budget will be allocated to an outside legal spend....

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  • Is The ABA Defending Money Laundering?

    A British lawyer and specialist in investigations and asset recovery says the ABA has come out against proposed legislation that would make it more difficult for company principals to hide their identities.

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  • What General Counsel Should Ask Tax Directors

    Tax departments report up through finance rather than the legal function in most companies, so it’s easy for chief legal officers to be disconnected from one of the most legally complex and risky parts of any enterprise....

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