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In-House Q&A: Thomson Reuters’ Steve Rubley

The president of Thomson Reuters' government segment discusses a digital evidence product he's developing along with home-office style.
Tags: Law, Finance, House, General Counsel, Thomson Reuters, In-House Counsel, Legal Operations, Finance Docket, Law Departments, Steve Rubley


Introducing Finance Docket!

Dealbreaker and Above the Law detail the latest in litigation, regulation, transactions, and trends for in-house counsel in the financial services sector.
Tags: Law, Finance, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Legal Operations, Finance Docket, Law Departments


Morning Docket: 12.09.20

* A company that makes a law firm performance review platform has hired its first general counsel. Wonder how they'll track his performance... [Corporate Counsel] * A new lawsuit alleges that an Illinois funeral home gave out the wrong ashes to family members of the deceased. [Insurance Journal] * A lawyer for President Trump has been sued for saying that a former cybersecurity chief should be shot for statements made about the election. [Bloomberg Law] * Check out this New York City lawyer...
Tags: New York, Law, New York City, House Of Cards, Fox News, Santa, Illinois, General Counsel, Trump, Elf, Mike Pence, Insurance Journal, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, New York Attorney General, President Trump


General Counsel Comp: In-House Bonuses Soaring Sky High (2020)

How much more money are GCs earning than Biglaw partners?
Tags: Money, Law, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, General Counsel Compensation


Company’s First GC: An Opportunity-Rich, Rewarding Challenge

Firsts are filled with dreams and hopes. They are difficult and complicated for everyone involved. But they are also full of opportunities.
Tags: Law, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack


NY attorney general calls out Amazon’s ‘inadequate’ COVID-19 measures and ‘chilling’ labor policies

The New York attorney general’s office reportedly sent a sternly-worded letter to Amazon telling the company that the measures it has taken regarding the COVID-19 pandemic “are so inadequate that they may violate several provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act,” and firing outspoken workers sends “a threatening message to other employees.” The letter, not yet published but obtained by NPR (I’ve asked the NY AG for confirmation of the contents), is only informational and does not ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Unions, Labor, Government, Tech, Indiana, Npr, Jeff Bezos, General Counsel, Nlrb, PTO, NY AG, Smalls, NY AG James, Coronavirus


Pandemic Priorities in Corporate Legal Departments

Pandemic priorities in corporate legal departments are being constantly evaluated and reevaluated as everyone tries to figure out what the New Normal will look like. Hear what some experts say from The Changing Lawyer LIVE! virtual conference, which was hosted by Litera. The virtual conference focused on not only what has changed so far, but the relationship between corporate counsel and law firms, how corporate business will change in the long term, and new opportunities that may emerge as ever...
Tags: Law, Careers, Silicon Valley, Brian, Being a Lawyer, Law Department Management, General Counsel, Stephanie, Mitratech


Talkspace threatened to sue a security researcher over bug report

A security researcher said he was forced to take down a blog post describing an apparent bug in Talkspace’s website that gave him a year’s subscription for free, after the company rejected his findings and sent the researcher a legal threat. John Jackson said he was able to sign up to Talkspace, a popular therapy app, as if he were an employee at one of the companies whose health insurance plans covers Talkspace’s services. Some of these sign-up links are found in Google search results, some ...
Tags: Google, Security, Apps, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Therapy, Iowa, Health Insurance, Jackson, Boeing, Talkspace, Signal, General Counsel, Reilly, John Jackson


GCs and CLOs: Accelerate Career Growth and Job Search

GCs and CLOs often have the need, the need for speed. And by that we don’t mean cheesy references to the Top Gun sequel, but a real need to accelerate career growth and job search. Segal Coaching has nine tips to assist – and many are just as applicable to lawyers of all stripes, whether in-house or Biglaw lawyers and at varying levels of seniority. GCs and CLOs, and all attorneys, should also consider listening to advice from successful GCs. “Many of my clients are Chief Legal Officers or Ge...
Tags: Law, Careers, General Counsel, Career Tips for Lawyers, Segal Coaching


Legal Department Value – How To Show It

Legal department value is not something easily quantifiable or explainable, but it is critical to demonstrating how important in-house counsel are to their organizations. Need help? Sterling Miller comes to the rescue once again, and don’t forget to read other views on the topic. “If there is one question in-house lawyers ask me the most, it’s this: how do I show the value of the legal department?  Boy, do I feel your pain.  Having sat in the general counsel chair several times, if there is a...
Tags: New York, News, Law, Sasquatch, Mount Everest, Law Department Management, General Counsel, Miller, Legal Department


Vendr, already profitable, raises $2M to replace your enterprise sales team

Vendr has developed an enterprise SaaS solution for managing enterprise SaaS. The new startup, founded by InVision’s former head of enterprise sales Ryan Neu, is another standout from Y Combinator’s latest batch. Contrary to the majority of those businesses, however, Vendr is already profitable. In classic YC fashion, the company has created software to sell to other startups and as such, it was quick to gain the confidence of top venture capital investors. Headquartered in Boston, Vendr h...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Business, Okta, Boston, Marketing, Tech, Software, Ashton Kutcher, Canva, General Counsel, Coo, Joe Montana, HubSpot, Invision, Search Engine Optimization


How tech companies measure “legal”

Daniel Doktori Contributor More posts by this contributor What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers In a working environment obsessed with metrics dashboards, key performance indicators, and objectives and key results, the legal function presents an elusive target. Compared to sales, marketing and product, “legal” in a growing tech company can seem an inaccessible alchemy of ri...
Tags: Google, TC, Column, Etsy, Tech, Intel, United States, Blue Apron, Ohio, General Counsel, Patreon, Jw Player, Vroom, Jacobellis, Colin Sullivan, Sarah Feingold


Franworth promotes one to president and names another as CFO

Franworth, a franchise-focused growth equity firm, has promoted Dave Keil, operating partner and chief operating officer, to company president. Also, the firm has named David Taccolini as chief financial officer. PRESS RELEASE ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Franworth®, a franchise-focused growth equity firm, announced today it has expanded its corporate leadership team to support and accelerate the growth of its portfolio of franchise brands. As part of these efforts, the company...
Tags: Art, New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees, Trends, People, Michigan, General Counsel, Madison Reed, Roberts, Barre, SBI, Executive Board, Ernst Young, Molly Maid, CFE, Keil


Franwork promotes one to president and names another as CFO

Franworth, a franchise-focused growth equity firm, has promoted Dave Keil, operating partner and chief operating officer, to company president. Also, the firm has named David Taccolini as chief financial officer. PRESS RELEASE ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Franworth®, a franchise-focused growth equity firm, announced today it has expanded its corporate leadership team to support and accelerate the growth of its portfolio of franchise brands. As part of these efforts, the company...
Tags: Art, New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees, Trends, People, Michigan, General Counsel, Madison Reed, Roberts, Barre, SBI, Executive Board, Ernst Young, Molly Maid, CFE, Keil


NBC: CIA General Counsel Thought She Made Criminal Referral Based On Whistleblower Info

The CIA’s general counsel made a criminal referral — or at least, she thought she did — of a whistleblower’s complaint concerning   President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine’s president. According to NBC News, which cited unnamed officials familiar with the matter, Courtney Simmons Elwood, the CIA’s top lawyer, considered her Aug. 14 phone call with high-ranking DOJ officials to be a criminal referral.  However, unnamed Justice Department officials told NBC News they didn’t cons...
Tags: News, Nbc, Nbc News, Ukraine, National Security Council, Cia, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, General Counsel, Whistleblower, John Eisenberg, Eisenberg, Demers, Elwood, Matt Shuham


Microbiome testing service uBiome puts its co-founders on administrative leave after FBI raid

The microbiome testing service uBiome has placed its founders and co-chief executives, Jessica Richman and Zac Apte, on administrative leave following an FBI raid on the company’s offices last week. The company’s board of directors have named John Rakow, currently the company’s general counsel, as its interim chairman and chief executive, the company said in a statement. Directors of the company are also conducting an independent investigation into the company’s billing practices which is bei...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Biology, Tech, Light, Fbi, Microbiology, Andreessen Horowitz, Seattle, Citizen Science, General Counsel, OS Fund, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kapor Capital, Ubiome, Jessica Richman


Here are the executive power moves that help explain everything that's going on in tech, fashion and consumer

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech, consumer goods and retail. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week. Last week, Snap named Kenny Mitchell as Chief Marketing Officer to lead all consumer and product marketing programs for th...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, US, Trends, CMO, General Counsel, Mitchell, Miller, Snap, Ab Inbev, McDonald, Anheuser Busch, Hurst, Pinette, Krispy Kreme, United States Department of State


The Wing poaches Snap’s comms director

Women-focused co-working space The Wing has hired Rachel Racusen as vice president of communications. Racusen has been the director of communications at Snap, the developer of Snapchat, since late 2016. Racusen’s exit represents the latest in a series of departures at the “camera company.” Earlier this year, the company’s chief financial officer Tim Stone stepped down. Shortly after, The Wall Street Journal reported that Snap had fired its global security head Francis Racioppi after an invest...
Tags: Startups, Barack Obama, Tech, Snapchat, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Vice President, Evan Spiegel, WeWork, Casper, Sequoia Capital, Msnbc, Wall Street Journal, Upfront Ventures, General Counsel, Snap


Facebook's head of product is out and Tesla is rebuilding its finance team: Here are the top power moves of the week

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across media, tech and finance.  Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week. Yesterday, Facebook announced another leadership reshuffle as the company’s Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, is stepping down. R...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Walgreens, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Coupang, General Counsel, Zuckerberg, Jorgensen, Chris Cox, Altman


Here are the top power moves of the week: Facebook, Tesla and Y Combinator

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across media, tech and finance.  Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week. Yesterday, Facebook announced another leadership reshuffle as the company’s Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, is stepping down. R...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Walgreens, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Coupang, General Counsel, Zuckerberg, El Chapo, Jorgensen, Chris Cox, Altman


2019 was supposed to be easy for Tesla, but now it's a circus

For Tesla, 2019 was supposed to be easier than 2018 — a year when the company was pushed "near death" trying to launch its Model 3 sedan. Instead 2019 has been a three ring circus, featuring yet another run in with the SEC, high level executive departures, a sinking stock price, and questions from analysts about how the company will finance its operations. Plus, Elon Musk is still tweeting. The new year has started in a familiar, chaotic way at Tesla. It wasn't supposed to be like this. It wa...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Washington Dc, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Jp Morgan, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Mclaren, Morgan Stanley


Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company

David Frankel Contributor David Frankel is a managing partner at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor Startups should read this checklist before they go ‘whale hunting’ for big partners You earn a million dollars a year and can’t get funded? I’ve been fortunate to have been part of half a dozen exits this year, and have seen the process work smoothly, and other times, like a roller coaster with only the most tenuou...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Column, Business, Bloomberg, Ceo, Economy, Bank, Mergers and Acquisitions, The Wall Street Journal, General Counsel, Executive, Start, Startup Company, Human Resource Management


A long and winding road to new copyright legislation

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts by this contributor How AI and copyright would work Back in May, as part of a settlement, ...
Tags: Column, Spotify, Music, Law, Congress, Senate, US, Tech, Data, Economy, Copyright, United States, Liverpool, House, President, Sony


Which Companies Tolerate A Sexually Harassing GC?

What do their anti-harassment policies look like, and what are their practices?   
Tags: Law, Sexual Harassment, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Labor / Employment, On The Job, Richard B. Cohen


General Counsel Will Only Diss Your Law Firm On The DL

Shhhhhh. They'll only insult your firm in private.
Tags: Law, General Counsel, Quote Of The Day, In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel, Michele Coleman Mayes, Maureen Brundage


PE-backed Artivest hires general counsel and chief compliance officer

Artivest has named Kamal Jafarnia as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Previously, he worked at W.P. Carey where he was senior vice president. Artivest’s backers include KKR, Thiel Capital, Genstar Capital and Aquiline Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY and La Jolla, CA — October 18, 2018 — Artivest announces that Kamal Jafarnia has joined the firm as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Jafarnia brings more than 25 years of experience as an attorney and compli...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, San Diego, Dallas, Philadelphia, General Counsel, Reit, New York Ny, Carey, Kamal, Franklin Square, Greenberg Traurig LLP, PE, La Jolla CA, Georgetown University Law Center


All That Jazz: Spoliation In Big Sky Country

The Montana Supreme Court exercised supervisory control in a matter in which it is alleged that Montana State University - Bozeman negligently hired and failed to protect a student from a predatory professor. we find that exercise of supervisory control... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Music, Law, General Counsel, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana Supreme Court, Hot Topics, Legal Profession Prof, Professional Responsibility


Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax

Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documents to help recruit staff for its own credit scoring service. The Alibaba affiliate, which is valued at over $100 billion, launched Sesame Credit in China in 2015, and a report this week from The Wall Street Journal suggests that it leaned heavily on Equifax to do so. Ant Financial hired China-born Cana...
Tags: Security, Personal Finance, TC, Asia, Finance, China, America, Tech, Economy, Fbi, Canada, United States, Alibaba, The Wall Street Journal, Ant Financial, Credit Score


In recruiting win, GM’s Cruise employees offered equity in Cruise

In what will be seen as a big recruiting and retention win for Cruise, employees will be offered equity in GM’s self-driving technology subsidiary rather than shares of GM. The securities offering was disclosed in a recent SEC filing for GM Cruise Holdings LLC. The filing, which also lists the initial officers of GM Cruise Holdings LLC, is a result of SoftBank’s investment in Cruise earlier this year. SoftBank’s Vision Fund announced in May plans to invest $2.25 billion in Cruise. Once that d...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Softbank, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, SEC, General Counsel, General-motors, Spyker, Ramsey, Vogt, Kyle Vogt


Thinking About Moving In-House? Everything You Need To Know About General Counsel Compensation #sponsored

The compensation model for General Counsel is akin to a supermassive black hole between a slew of stock options, bonuses, base salaries, non-equity incentive compensation and more.
Tags: Money, Law, General Counsel, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Michael Allen, Lateral Link