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Wayne Brown, Deputy GC of @QuestDX, Discusses His Life as a Tournament Chess Player [Video]

Today, my guest is Wayne Brown, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Quest Diagnostics, who is a tournament chess player. Wayne has a chess rating of "Expert" (top 5-10% of all tournament...more

Prince George’s County “Bans the Box”

Add another locality to the growing list that have “banned the box” for private employers. Starting January 20, 2015, employers with at least twenty-five full-time employees in Prince George’s County (MD) can no longer ask...more

What does a telephone interview with a Social Security claims representative involve?

For people seeking Social Security Disability benefits, a telephone interview is often the most convenient or physically feasible option. However, many Illinois applicants do not know what to expect from this interview....more

Minority Powerbrokers Q&A: Bradley Arant's Hope Cannon

Hope Thai Cannon is a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Alabama. She is licensed in Florida, Alabama and Texas, and actively litigates cases in all three states, focusing primarily on Florida and...more

Sean Patrick Butler, GC at @Meraki, Talks w/ @HsuUntied About His Homelife Off the Urban Grid [Video]

Today, my guest is Sean Patrick Butler who is General Counsel of Meraki (now part of Cisco). Unlike most of us, Sean eschews the dense urban life of the Bay Area and has chosen to live in Sebastapol -- about 2 hours north of...more

Tae Hea Nahm Talks w/ @HsuUntied About His Transition from Law Firm Partner to Venture Capitalist [Video]

Today, my special guest is Tae Hea Nahm, former partner at Wilson Sonsini and Venture Law Group, and one of the founding Managing Directors at Storm Ventures. Going from a law firm partner to a venture capitalist is not an...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Nov. 14, 2014)

From Around the Web - 9 Career Alternatives for JDs: From life coach to LSAT tutor to cupcake baker, if being a lawyer isn’t in your future, check out these job options. (About.com)...more

7 Questions with Tyler Coulson

The 7 Questions With… interview series will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today we’re exited to welcome Tyler Coulson, a writer,...more

Hsu Untied with Lawyers Who Box: Part 2, Mitch Zuklie [Video]

Today, my guests are two former colleagues, Mitch Zuklie (from Venture Law Group) and Stephen Kong (from Townsend) who both box as a hobby. Stephen is more of a boxing aficionado and historian while Mitch takes a more...more

Hsu Untied with Lawyers Who Box: Part 1, Stephen Kong [Video]

Today, my guests are two former colleagues, Mitch Zuklie (from Venture Law Group) and Stephen Kong (from Townsend) who both box as a hobby. Stephen is more of a boxing aficionado and historian while Mitch takes a more...more

Client Q&A: Ivor Longo, Coca-Cola Company Counsel, Patents

Q: If you think about your best relationships with outside counsel over time, what are the top three things other lawyers could learn from them? A: 1. Fast response is essential. 2. Outside counsel need to approach...more

What Does Your Personality Test Really Say About Your Career?

We are excited to welcome Kate Mayer Mangan to Trebuchet for a guest post about whether personality tests are an actual indicator of career success, especially for lawyers. Kate is a San Diego-based appellate litigator and...more

7 Questions with Judi Cohen of Warrior One

The 7 Questions With… interview series will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today we’re exited to welcome Judi Cohen, who...more

A Question To Be Answered By The Supreme Court: Should You Discuss The Obvious At Job Interviews?

Sometime next year the United States Supreme Court will decide whether a job interviewer had an obligation to inform an applicant that the interviewer has noticed that the applicant is wearing a headscarf. Put another way, on...more

Client Q&A: Norman Jetmundsen, Jr., Assistant General Counsel, Vulcan Materials Company

Vulcan Materials Company provides essential infrastructure materials required by the U.S. economy. Vulcan is the nation’s leading producer of construction aggregates: primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel....more

Darron Flagg, Sr Corporate Counsel at @Intel and Opera Singer, Talks About His Life in Music  [Video]

Today, my guest is Darron Flagg, Senior Corporate Counsel at Intel Corp., who is also a semi-professional opera singer. His interest in opera was originally noticed by his grade school teacher on a school field trip and since...more

Client Q&A: Jim Hutcherson, Chief Legal Officer/VP Human Resources, Bahnson, Inc. An EMCOR Company

Bahnson is one of the largest specialty engineering, manufacturing and mechanical contracting firms in the United States specializing in ultra-low freezers and environmental chambers. They provide infrastructure and...more

7 Questions with Kate McGuinness of Counselor Coaching

The 7 Questions with … interview series will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today we’re exited to welcome Kate McGuinness, an...more

ESI Discovery Best Practices, Part 5 – Collection of ESI and the custodial interview — Who do you talk to and what do you ask?

As part of my ongoing discussion about ESI collection issues, I want to spend more time on the custodial interview process, because the interview is a critical part of any defensible collection. First, you must identify...more

Entrepreneur Chris Yeh (@chrisyeh) Discusses Co-Authoring "The Alliance" on @HsuUntied [Video]

Today, my Special Guest is Chris Yeh, Co-Author (along with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha) of "The Alliance," a New York Times best selling book on managing talent in the networked age from the employer's perspective. Chris...more

Case alert: Failure to interview disabled employee amounted to disability discrimination

In London Borough of Southwark v Charles, the EAT decided that the London Borough of Southwark (the "Borough") had failed in its duty to make reasonable adjustments when it refused to assess by other less formal means the...more

Abandon Random Acts of Interviewing — A Structured Process Is Worth the Effort

Law firms across the country once again are visiting law school campuses to interview students for much sought after summer associate or entry-level positions. A lot of time and effort will be devoted to this process, and...more

New Jersey Senate Bill Aimed at Protecting Job Applicants With Criminal History

Earlier this month, the New Jersey State Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced a bill seeking to bar employers from inquiring about the criminal history of job applicants during initial interviews and on job...more

Federal Government Expands Enforcement of Immigration Laws through Site Inspections and Employee Interviews

USCIS’s Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Directorate is expected to begin full-scale implementation of an L-1 site inspection program in the near future. FDNS conducts unannounced administrative site visits...more

The City of Rochester Adopts a “Ban the Box” Ordinance

The City of Rochester recently unanimously enacted a “Ban the Box” ordinance, which prohibits employers from asking applicants about criminal convictions at any time before the employer has conducted an initial employment...more

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