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    Veteran Legal, Compliance Exec Named Nobell Foods' 1st CLO

    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.

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    Seyfarth, Ex-Stryker Atty Talks Employment Law's Evolution

    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.

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    Biotech Co. Appoints Life Sciences Atty To Its Board

    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.

  • AI Practices Law 'At The Speed Of Machines.' Is It Worth It?

    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.

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    Coinbase, Binance Bring Out BigLaw Guns For SEC Defense

    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.  

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    Former NASA Atty Tapped As GC For Slingshot Aerospace

    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.

  • Yearlong Breach Probe Puts SEC In Businesses' Shoes

    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.

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    Univar Appoints Kimberly-Clark Atty As New General Counsel

    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.

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    Ex-UnitedLex Atty Leads New AI Legal Training Lab

    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.

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    Holland & Knight Adds Ex-DOE Deputy Chief Counsel In DC

    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.

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    Ford O'Brien Brings On Former SEC Atty In Austin

    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.

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    Cannabis Co. Verano's Ex-Legal Chief Promoted To President

    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.

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    ConnectiCare Names General Counsel Next President

    ConnectiCare, an EmblemHealth-affiliated health care plan in Connecticut, has found its new president in its general counsel.

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    Onetime Kirkland Associate Now CFO At Chemours

    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.

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    Why In-House Counsel Are Taking Historic Rate Hikes In Stride

    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.

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    Foley Hoag Adds Cannabis Law Pro To NY Office

    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.

  • Nixon Peabody Real Estate Pro Joins BH Properties As GC

    Commercial real estate investment firm BH Properties has hired a veteran Nixon Peabody LLP real estate attorney to serve as its general counsel.

  • Unisys GC Plans Exit From Tech Giant After 14 Months

    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.

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    Ex-Development Biz GC Joins Varnum's RE Group In Fla.

    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. 

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    Biopharma Co. Entices New General Counsel With Stock

    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.

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    Mayer Brown Adds IP Veteran Bill Patry From Google

    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.

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    NASA Hires Former DOJ Atty As General Counsel

    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.

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    Ex-Amazon, Warner Bros. Senior Atty Is 1st CLO At Nonprofit

    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.

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    Why Few Women Are In C-Suite Tech Roles In BigLaw

    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 Adds Longtime NY Energy Regulatory Pro

    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.

Expert Analysis

  • Advice For Summer Associates Uneasy About Offer Prospects Author Photo

    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.

  • How Law Firms Can Cautiously Wield AI To Streamline Tasks Author Photo

    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.

  • Keys To Managing The Stresses Of Law School Author Photo

    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.

  • 10 Steps To Improve Legal Vendor Management Author Photo

    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.

  • Can Mandatory CLE Mitigate Implicit Bias's Negative Impacts? Author Photo

    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.

  • Ditch The Frills And Start Writing Legal Letters In Plain English Author Photo

    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.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Negotiate My Separation Agreement? Author Photo

    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.

  • DoNotPay Cases Underscore Hurdles For AI-Fueled Legal Help Author Photo

    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.

  • For The Future Of Legal Practice, Let's Learn From The Past Author Photo

    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.

  • Why All Law Firms Should Foster Psychological Capital Author Photo

    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.

  • A GC's Guide To Litigation, Inspired By Sun Tzu's 'Art Of War' Author Photo

    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.

  • ChatGPT Is A Cool Trick, But AI Won't Replace Lawyers Author Photo

    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.

  • Pro Bono Work Is Valuable In IP And Continued Learning Author Photo

    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.

  • Increasing Public Access To Legal Services: A Practical Plan Author Photo

    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.

  • Priorities For Improving The Legal Industry In Texas Author Photo

    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.



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