In-House Perspective

JD Supra's new 'In-House Perspective' series provides in-house counsel a platform upon which to share their views and thought leadership on issues of the day, including industry news and legal... more +
JD Supra's new 'In-House Perspective' series provides in-house counsel a platform upon which to share their views and thought leadership on issues of the day, including industry news and legal developments, relationships with outside counsel, and law practice matters. If you're a GC interested in writing for the series, contact news@jdsupra.com. less -
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Things Lawyers Do - An In-House Client's Perspective...

A call to a law firms for better client service by Matt Fawcett, senior VP, general counsel for multinational data storage and management company NetApp....more

Internet of Things: Navigating Privacy, Data Security, and Client Trust in the Age of Big Data

In-house attorneys Olga Mack and Katia Bloom on risk management, data security, privacy, and client trust in the rapidly developing IoT Age....more

In-House Perspective: Management and Boards Must Think Like Activist Investors

Management and boards aren’t usually considered activists, but when it comes to fighting for diversity in boards and leadership, many can actually learn from activist strategies....more

Focus On Enabling Your People, Not Controlling Them, To Create an Effective Compliance Culture

When employees of all levels believe in and support policies and standards, that’s when you see real compliance. In-house perspective from NetApp GC, Matt Fawcett....more

Bare-Knuckle Innovation Offers Unexpected Benefits: In-House Perspective

Find those areas of your business where the status quo or established practice isn’t good enough and get started innovating. ...more

It's Time to Change the Mindset of Your In-House Legal Team

Innovative legal teams believe they can help create competitive advantage for their business and have a true "seat at the table." They do not simply solve the problems that their internal clients bring them – they anticipate...more

Things Lawyers Say...

"There are some things that lawyers say that are absolutely guaranteed to set me off." In-house perspective from NetApp GC, Matt Fawcett....more

It's Time to Innovate in Legal

We are entering a new era in Legal, one in which tradition and complacency will no longer be tenable. In-house perspective from NetApp GC, Matt Fawcett....more

When Lawyers Cross the Line – Breaking Bad Under the Law

While reading the Embraer settlement documents, I read over the facts implicating a senior legal executive and his/her involvement in the Embraer bribery scheme. Truthfully, I had a slight gasp as I read about a fellow lawyer...more

New York Appellate Division Strongly Supports In-House Law Firm Privilege Claim

In Stock v. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, 2016 WL 3556655 (N.Y. App. Div. 2016), the First Judicial Department of the New York Appellate Division upheld, in a case involving a former law firm client seeking to sue the...more

When Lawyers Get in the Way of Compliance

I hate to pick on lawyers. I have been practicing law for nearly 35 years. I have worked with and met a lot of lawyers, some great, some good and some not so good. Lawyers can sometimes be their own worst enemies. When...more

Value Insights: Delivering Value in Labor and Employment Law survey

Proskauer's Labor and Employment Law Department released its Value Insights: Delivering Value in Labor and Employment Law survey, a resource that illuminates current practices and future trends in managing labor and...more

How My 'WTF' Moment Sparked a Petition for Gender Equality

Companies that aim to improve and shape society can’t do so unless they reflect society....more

How'd You Get That Job? Olga Mack (@OlgaVMack), Head of Legal at ClearSlide

The latest in our occasional series in which inhouse attorneys respond to the question: how did you get that job? Here, Olga V. Mack - startup lawyer, prolific writer, mentor - weaves lessons about mentor-mentee relationships...more

2015 Year in Review: Top Five Stories for In-house Counsel

One of our priorities is tracking the big issues affecting in-house counsel, and since 2015 seems to be the year of the “Top __ List,” we thought it would be fun to jump on that bandwagon too. It’s helpful to understand your...more

How prepared is industry for the possibility of a Brexit?

The next structural issue facing the European Union - White & Case commissioned independent research to capture views on how senior in-house legal decision makers and senior managers viewed the possibility of a Brexit...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter – January 2016

Middle Eastern Disputes: Top 10 Tips for In-House Counsel - The lowdown on what every in-house counsel should bear in mind with regard to arbitration proceedings in the UAE. We set out our list of the top 10...more

Little By Little, In-House Legal Departments Progress Towards Metrics

Many attorneys come to in-house roles to avoid having to track time ever again. Perhaps it’s time to rethink our aversion to the billable hour....more

Five Lessons from a Social Media Survey of In-House Counsel

Just before Thanksgiving, Greentarget and Zeughauser Group released their 5th annual State of Digital and Content Marketing report. This year’s survey included responses from 181 in-house counsel (IHC) about their use of...more

ACC releases largest study of its kind on cybersecurity preparedness among in-house counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation (ACC) released a State of Cybersecurity report on December 9, 2015. Ballard Spahr was the only law firm that served on the advisory board for the study and helped to formulate...more

ACC Foundation Releases Largest Study of its Kind on Cybersecurity Among In-House Counsel Study Underwritten by Ballard Spahr

The Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation (ACC) released a State of Cybersecurity report underwritten by Ballard Spahr on December 9, 2015. The report provides valuable insights on cybersecurity issues from more than...more

7 Ways To Make In-House Lawyers Happy

Recap with takeaways of a recent LMA conference presentation featuring several in-house lawyers talking about what makes them happy clients....more

The Art and Science of Being Useful to In-House Counsel

A GC perspective on how outside counsel can earn and keep the attention of in-house lawyers with helpful legal commentary and analysis....more

Results of Valorem Survey of In-House Counsel on Hiring Priorities

Valorem Law Group recently surveyed in-house counsel. A huge thank-you to the 42 in-house lawyers who responded. The question we asked was: Here are the results: When making a decision to hire a law firm to handle a...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week ending August 14, 2015....more

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