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Nobell Foods, a startup company pioneering plant-based, "animal-free" cheese, has announced it is hiring a veteran chief legal officer with over 20 years' experience in the law and compliance fields.
Employment and labor law has seen important changes in recent years as issues such as diversity, equity and inclusion; environmental, social and governance concerns; and pay transparency come to the forefront. Andrew Quesnelle, a new partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP who has worked in employment law for nearly two decades, discusses these changes and more with Law360 Pulse.
Massachusetts-based biotechnology company Replimune Group Inc. said it named a veteran industry attorney with a wide range of private practice and corporate experience in the health care and drug industries to its board of directors.
Law firms across the globe are increasingly testing out artificial intelligence tools as a way to supercharge their work, entering a brave new world that's rife with potential pitfalls.
When the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission escalated its crackdown on the digital assets industry this week by suing Coinbase and Binance, the cryptocurrency exchanges showed they were geared up for a fight by hiring some of the most well-known securities and white collar defense lawyers from firms such as WilmerHale and Latham.
Slingshot Aerospace has hired a former NASA Office of Inspector General attorney-adviser and Axiom Space associate general counsel to serve as its new general counsel, the space data and tracking company said Tuesday.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's yearlong investigation revealing that an in-house data breach had a far deeper impact than previously believed could give the agency — which is finalizing closely watched new cyber incident reporting rules — insight into the challenges faced by cyberattack victims.
Illinois-based specialty chemical company Univar Solutions Inc. announced that it named the associate general counsel at personal care giant Kimberly-Clark as its next legal chief.
A lawyer who previously worked at UnitedLex and Eversheds Sutherland is now leading an innovation lab focused on helping legal professionals adapt to generative artificial intelligence technology, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Holland & Knight LLP has expanded its public policy and regulation group in Washington, D.C., with an attorney who formerly worked as deputy chief counsel of the Loan Programs Office at the U.S. Department of Energy.
White collar boutique firm Ford O'Brien Landy LLP has expanded its office in Texas this week with the addition of an attorney with more than 35 years of litigation experience.
Cannabis company Verano Holdings Corp. has promoted its former chief legal officer to serve as president as part of a larger expansion of the company's executive team.
ConnectiCare, an EmblemHealth-affiliated health care plan in Connecticut, has found its new president in its general counsel.
Chemical giant Chemours has appointed as its chief financial officer an executive who has been with the Delaware-based company for more than five years and has a legal background, including a brief stint as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
As several law firms have significantly increased their rates over the past year amid a slowing economy, the relative silence from corporate clients has been deafening.
Foley Hoag LLP has added the former general counsel of cannabis-focused investment firm Navy Capital to its New York City office, it has announced.
Commercial real estate investment firm BH Properties has hired a veteran Nixon Peabody LLP real estate attorney to serve as its general counsel.
The general counsel at Unisys Corp., who joined the information technology firm just over a year ago as part of a management shakeup, plans to leave the company later this month, according to a recent securities filing.
Varnum LLP has added a new partner with deep Florida real estate law experience to its firm, where his time working in-house with a large Sunshine State development company, as well as in private practice, will help Varnum as it grows its real estate group, the firm announced.
Ambrx Biopharma Inc. used several million dollars' worth of share options to help attract a Lowenstein Sandler LLP partner to be Ambrx's senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, the company said Monday.
Mayer Brown has brought on leading intellectual property lawyer Bill Patry from Google to its New York office, where he will serve as a partner, the firm announced Monday.
NASA appointed a longtime government attorney, who most recently served as an associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, to be its general counsel effective immediately, the agency announced Monday.
A former in-house lawyer at high-profile brands including Amazon, Warner Bros. and Viacom is now the first chief legal officer at the Executive Leadership Council, a nonprofit that advocates for Black current and former CEOs, board members and other Fortune 1000 senior executives, the organization announced Monday.
At the largest U.S. law firms, few tech-focused C-suite positions — like chief information officer, chief innovation officer and chief knowledge officer — are held by women, a Law360 Pulse analysis found.
Barclay Damon LLP has hired a former in-house attorney for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as counsel in its Albany office, the firm announced last week.
There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.
Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.
Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.
Corporate counsel often turn to third-party vendors to manage spending challenges, and navigating this selection process can be difficult for both counsel and the vendor, but there are several ways corporate legal departments can make the entire process easier and beneficial for all parties involved, says David Cochran at QuisLex.
Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.
To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.
Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey discusses how a law firm associate can navigate being laid off, what to look for in a separation agreement and why to be upfront about it with prospective employers.
Recent legal challenges against DoNotPay’s "robot lawyer” application highlight pressing questions about the degree to which artificial intelligence can be used for legal tasks while remaining on the right side of both consumer protection laws and prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law, says Kristen Niven at Frankfurt Kurnit.
At some level, every practicing lawyer is experiencing the ever-increasing speed of change — and while some practice management processes have gotten more efficient, other things about the legal profession were better before supposed improvements were made, says Jay Silberblatt, president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Law firms will be able to reap great long-term benefits if they adopt strategies to nurture four critical components of their employees' psychological wellness and performance — hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism, says Dennis Stolle at the American Psychological Association.
With caseloads and spending increasing, in-house counsel might find themselves called to opine on the risks and benefits of litigation more often, and they should look at five Sun Tzu maxims from the ancient Chinese classic "The Art of War" to inform their approach to any suit, says Jeff Golimowski at Womble Bond.
Generative AI applications like ChatGPT are unlikely to ever replace attorneys for a variety of practical reasons — but given their practice-enhancing capabilities, lawyers who fail to leverage these tools may be rendered obsolete, says Eran Kahana at Maslon.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent elimination of a rule that partially counted pro bono work toward continuing legal education highlights the importance of volunteer work in intellectual property practice and its ties to CLE, and puts a valuable tool for hands-on attorney education in the hands of the states, say Lisa Holubar and Ariel Katz at Irwin.
Recommendations recently issued by a special committee of the Florida Bar represent a realistic, pragmatic approach to increasing the accessibility and affordability of legal services, at a time when the disconnect between the legal profession and the public at large has widened considerably, says Gary Lesser, president of the Florida Bar.
To assist Texas lawyers in effectively executing their duties, we should be working on succession planning, attorney wellness, and increasing understanding of the grievance system by both bar members and the public, says Laura Gibson, president of the State Bar of Texas.