JetBlue Airways Corp. has appointed an in-house attorney as its next general counsel and corporate secretary, the company announced Tuesday.
Amazon Inc. said on Tuesday that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the two locations for its new headquarters, laying out a plan that would see the e-commerce giant invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 full-time jobs across the two locations.
President Donald Trump on Monday said he supported a call by a cable industry group to investigate alleged anti-competitive activity by Comcast Corp., specifically with regard to its merger with NBC Universal.
Continuing a steady uptick in outside counsel spending, top legal decision makers are projected to spend billions more on law firms next year, with areas like cybersecurity and data privacy and mergers and acquisitions expected to see big gains, according to a report released Monday.
Facebook Inc. announced Friday that it will no longer make its workers who claim they have been sexually harassed arbitrate their claims, following Google LLC, which made a similar announcement on Thursday.
Employers paid about $505 million to nearly 70,000 workers in connection with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission actions in fiscal year 2018, the agency announced Friday in a report detailing these and other enforcement statistics.
A British advocacy group is urging European privacy regulators to investigate Equifax, Oracle, Acxiom and several other data brokers and ad-tech companies for allegedly exploiting millions of people's personal data in violation of the bloc's stringent General Data Protection Regulation.
A 10-year Tesla compensation plan offering founder and CEO Elon Musk as much as $55.8 billion cannot avoid Delaware Chancery Court’s tough entire fairness review standards, despite director claims that more-permissive standards apply, an investor who challenged the deal argued Friday.
Hedge fund Third Point LLC on Friday scaled back its bid to control Campbell Soup Co.’s board following what it called “decades of underperformance,” announcing its intent to nominate five independent director nominees instead of the originally planned 12.
German automakers BMW and Daimler were given the green light by the European Commission to merge their car-sharing, ride-hailing and other mobility services, provided they make concessions to allay the watchdog’s concerns about a potential monopoly in six cities.
An All-American in track and field, Laureen Seeger says the competitiveness from the sport has been beneficial to her career. Here, the top lawyer at American Express Co. explains what she’s doing to level the playing field in the legal industry, and at what point she thinks it will be clear the profession has reached the finish line on improving diversity and inclusion.
A former global supply manager for Elon Musk-helmed Tesla Inc. was indicted on Thursday for his alleged role in an embezzlement scheme in which he purportedly used fake documents and email accounts to divert about $9.3 million from one auto parts supplier to another.
An H&R Block Inc. tax preparer hit the tax services provider with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court Thursday, claiming the company’s noncompete contracts with employees and its “no-poach” agreements between its corporate offices and franchises have illegally stifled wages and career advancement of thousands of workers.
Cyber policies are increasingly incorporating coverage for the hefty fines and liabilities that are likely to arise from the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, but legal and regulatory pronouncements in vital jurisdictions may stymie these efforts and open the door for unprecedented coverage battles, experts say.
General counsel from Uber, PayPal and dozens of other companies backed the California Bar Association's proposed pro bono changes, Google announced it plans to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault claims, and a new report found that law departments of all sizes are currently handling a majority of their legal needs in-house. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
Instead of revamping the National Labor Relations Board's Obama-era union election rule all at once, the NLRB will release a series of proposed rules starting in the next few months to revise specific aspects of the union election process, the labor board's four current members said Thursday.
MoneyGram International Inc. will pay $125 million after breaching its agreements with government agencies in Pennsylvania and Illinois federal courts following claims that its agents ran international mass marketing and consumer fraud schemes, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.
Electric vehicle startup Faraday & Future must face claims from rival EVelozcity that it imposed an illegally restrictive contract term that prevented departing employees from recruiting colleagues to another company, a Los Angeles judge ruled Thursday, rejecting Faraday's bid to end the suit on anti-SLAPP grounds.
More than two dozen legal executives from companies like Uber, Salesforce, Macy's and PayPal expressed their support for the State Bar of California's proposed changes that would loosen rules governing a registered in-house counsel's ability to do pro bono work in the state.
A shareholder of mattress maker Tempur Sealy International Inc. told a Delaware Chancery judge Thursday that an odor of wrongdoing accompanied the loss of the company’s largest customer and that the investor needed access to corporate books and records to determine if any misconduct had occurred.
When are fiduciary breach claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act susceptible to arbitration? Dylan Rudolph and Brian Murray of Trucker Huss APC discuss the state of the law and offer thoughts on certain elements that plan sponsors should consider.
We recently reviewed for-profit companies that investigated workplace harassment allegations over the past six years and examined how they handled the release of information. Our findings reveal emerging trends and considerations for companies deciding whether to release post-investigation reports, say attorneys with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
A California jury was recently asked to determine whether the popular herbicide Roundup causes cancer. The case demonstrates how jurors often must draw conclusions on unresolved scientific issues, and how manufacturers that ignore complaints about product risks will struggle to overcome the image of corporate irresponsibility at trial, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland LLP.
Compensation committees may find value in reflecting a new public attitude toward workplace sexual misconduct in the structure of their companies’ executive pay programs. John Utz of Utz & Lattan LLC discusses how employers can design compensation packages to discourage or censure such misconduct.
It appeared from the U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Frank v. Gaos that the majority of the court would approve 100 percent cy pres settlements, but under extremely limited circumstances, says Irving Scher of Hausfeld.
Now that certain U.S. corporations can receive tax-free dividends by reason of the 100 percent dividend received deduction, the IRS has determined — according to guidelines released Oct. 31 — that Section 956 should also not be applied where a dividend would not be taxed, says Stanley Ruchelman of Ruchelman PLLC.
As the time and hassle of obtaining tax-exempt status increase, the charitable-minded are turning to "fiscal sponsorships" as an alternative. A well-drafted agreement that clearly defines each organization's role is key to obtaining the desired tax treatment, say George Constantine and Christopher Moran at Venable LLP.
Experienced practitioners are well-aware of the dangers of having a one-size-fits-all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance policy that is oblivious to the realities of the company’s risk profile and business activities. Attorneys with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP offer tips on when to be flexible and when to stand your ground.
More than 20 years ago, change management guru Dr. John Kotter introduced an eight-step change methodology to help business leaders transform their workplaces. Barbara Hoey and Jennie Woltz of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP explain how it can be used for a transformation focused on sexual harassment eradication and prevention.
Fierce brainpower was on show Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices seemed likely to deliver a business-friendly outcome in two separate cases under the Federal Arbitration Act — even though this would require treating the FAA’s blind enforcement of arbitration agreements as sacrosanct in one instance while undermining it in another, says Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group PC.