Barbara Stob is the general counsel at Goucher College, a small private liberal arts college located in a suburb of Baltimore.
Barbara Stob is the general counsel at Goucher College, a small private liberal arts college located in a suburb of Baltimore.
Former New York banker Sean Stewart was found guilty of insider trading Aug. 17 for sharing confidential merger information with his father, resulting in illegal trades netting more than $1 million. Plus more in this week's column.
Emancipation can hinge on events like finishing school or attaining a certain age, but bring your proof.
A St. Clair Shores, Michigan, couple has sued the creators of Pokémon Go, claiming that the augmented-reality game has turned their neighborhood into "a nightmare." Plus more in this week's column.
The value of this evidence dissipates if it's not properly authenticated. Aim to do so during discovery.
"On any given day, I get to work with people from a wide variety of cultures solving business challenges for our clients across the full range of industries. I learn something new every day on the job."
A St. Louis plaintiffs firm filed complaints Aug. 10 and 11 against schools including Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania on claims that the schools allegedly sponsored retirement plans that caused participants to pay excessive fees, according to news reports. Plus more in this week's column.
The publisher of the "League of Legends" video game has filed a copyright suit against the operators of a service that allows users to gain unfair advantages while playing the game. Plus more in this week's column.
"No two days are the same, that's for sure."
Companies take note: the EEOC has ramped up prosecution of transgender discrimination claims.
The Washington Attorney General's Office has sued cable and internet titan Comcast Corp. in King County Superior Court, alleging 1.8 million violations of the state's Consumer Protection Act for misrepresentations, overcharges and improper practices. Plus more in this week's column.
New York dachshund Winnie Pooh is caught up in a legal spat between her caretaker and the executor of the $100,000 trust left for the dog by her late owner. Plus more in this week's column.
Newly named Houston College of Law has fired back against the University of Houston Law Center in a trademark infringement spat pitting the neighboring schools against each other. Plus more in this week's column.
A Pennsylvania police department posted on Facebook to find the owner of a misdelivered package — which contained nearly 5 pounds of marijuana. Plus more in this week's column.
"What I like most about my job is the diversity of the work and the ability to work with employees at all levels of the company. There is never a dull moment as general counsel."
Jack-of-all-trades practices increase the risk of big mistakes. Instead, focus in and develop new clients.
The company sought a ruling gutting statutory damage claims and class actions. It didn’t get one.
“A good portion of the day is inevitably putting out fires.”
A lawsuit filed by two Illinois men alleging that Snapchat is illegally storing biometric data, such as facial geometry, will be tried in federal court. Plus more in this week's column.
Kick-start effective response planning by creating a chain of command and strategic objectives.
"Don't be afraid take risks and to challenge yourself."
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's bid to win reversal of his four-game suspension over a conspiracy to deflate footballs — dubbed 'Deflategate' — was rejected July 13 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Plus more in this week's column.
"It's important to be able to think quickly and problem-solve to help the company achieve its goal."
A line of Delaware court rulings conclude that informed stockholder OKs should be accorded respect.
Apple sasses Spotify; Serena's passing storm; and Future looks bleak in this week's column.
Lawyers with the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division filed a petition in the Northern District of California on July 6 asking for a court order forcing Facebook Inc. to provide information to the IRS related to its transfer of many of its global assets to its Irish holding company, Facebook Ireland Holdings. Plus more in this week's column.
The Supreme Court's ruling further limits the ability to seek redress for wrongs occurring abroad.
Kanye begs to be sued, Mr. Pigglesworth abides, and wake up the judge in this week's column.
"Watch for forks in the road that can lead you to a GC job, have your eyes open, and don't be afraid to take risks, or pay cuts."
"There's no average day."
Flat earth arguments, lizards, and Leonardo DiCaprio in this week's column.
Companies should take three steps now to ensure use of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.
Rod Boggs of The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, stepped down this month after 45 years as executive director. Plus more in this week's column.
European Commission and U.S. agencies consider it critical in reviewing potential business marriages.
AMC threatens legal action over potential "Walking Dead" revelations. Plus: Stallone gets sued, and censorship is averted in India.
"I'm the first one in so I usually make coffee."
The parents of two first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are offering to settle their wrongful-death lawsuit against Newtown, Connecticut, and its Board of Education for $5.5 million each. Plus more in this week's column.
Procedural rules focuses on "proportionality," but litigators know in their hearts what's reasonable.
"I've always been a big music fan. So when the SoundExchange opportunity popped up, it was this amazing thing."
U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. is leaving office on June 24 and will be replaced as acting SG by Ian Gershengorn, the principal deputy, the U.S. Justice Department announced on June 2. Plus more in this week's column.
Turning in your dad for a turn on red; Kraftwerk loses a long-running suit over sampling; and the Notorious RBuG in this week's column.
CBS has amped up the fight over sound recordings made prior to 1972 with a rare win in California. Plus more in this week's column.
"We're a global enterprise. There's always people who are at work someplace, so I'm available if there's anything I can address to keep the wheels of commerce moving forward."
Among the few changes created by the new law are seizure procedures and employee job mobility.
Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins and White & Case were among the group of firms that paid $1.75 million into Hillary and Bill Clinton coffers. Plus more in this week's column.
Lateral moves, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.
An object lesson in escaping the scene of a crime; battling over a Picasso bust; and party out of bounds in this week's column.
Sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby have been held over for trial, a Pennsylvania magisterial district judge ruled May 24. Plus more in this week's column.
"I don't hire firms, I hire lawyers and I'll follow lawyers I like from firm to firm."
A pending decision from the Supreme Court shows how problems arise when a jury is recalled.
"I believe in forced labor" when it comes to improving access to justice for the poor, she said during an appearance at the American Law Institute's annual meeting in Washington. Plus more in this week's column.
A not-so-neighborly war over a glaring big-screen TV; a suit over backyard chickens; and everybody wants some credit in this week's column.
DLA Piper plans to cut up to 200 support jobs in the U.K., with the bulk of those roles being moved to a new back-office operations center in Warsaw. Plus more in this week's column.
"You need to be a business executive first, who uses their legal expertise to help the company succeed and drive change. You also have to be adept at risk analysis, seeing risks around the corner."
A major case of job dissatisfaction in France; dueling flowers; and intervention against the divine in this week's column.
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates last week defended the changes the U.S. Department of Justice made to white-collar investigations last year in a speech that attempts to call the bluff of corporate law practitioners. Plus more in this week's column.
It was like winning the PR lottery: Fifteen seconds of unexpected fame for law firms featured May 10 on the TV game show "Jeopardy!"
Intelligent and influential, the late justice nevertheless diminished the profession with caustic rhetoric.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said on April 29 "I am not ashamed" to have returned to private practice after resigning last year, asserting he will continue to advance the justice reform issues he espoused in office as a private attorney. Plus more in this week's column.
Determining how much children should receive involves factors far beyond taxable income.
"I'm looking for a partnership that feels like an extension of our company, like they could be in the office next to mine."
A ruling on Pastafarianism and freedom of religion, and fighting for shampoo techs in Tennessee in this week's column.
Amy Hancock is general counsel of the American Beverage Association, the trade group of the nonalcoholic beverage industry. The group represents the interests of soft-drink companies, bottled-water producers and makers of energy and sports drinks and teas.
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens recalls his clashes with the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Dentons doubles down on demanding payment from ex-McKenna partners. And Rosemary Collyer is named the new presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
A Texas lawyer fumes when his "Saturday Special" arrives without soup. And Jones Day's Noel Francisco slips when he calls Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Justice O'Connor."
The Pro Bono Institute has named Eve Runyon as its new president and CEO, following the death of the group's founder and longtime leader Esther Lardent on April 4. Plus more in this week's column.
The litigation of "Pablo," dissimilar situating, and fighting over "Deadpool" and alcohol in this week's column.
"Don't be afraid to take calculated risks. In my career, I've taken voluntary pay cuts and moved in and out of the law in order to pursue my goals."
Defense's suggestion that leaked video boosted her career demonstrates legal profession's sexism.
A client's rejection of his lawyer takes on a diabolical air, and Daddy Yankee gets caught up in the Panama Papers in this week's column.
Companies need specific, well-executed plans to meet growing demands of federal and state agencies.
A federal appeals panel in Washington last week appeared ready to disrupt the organizational structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which vests power in the hands of a single director. Plus more in this week's column.
From 2011 to 2015, the justice wrote the opinions for some of the most pivotal decisions of our time.
Words matter in the Missouri House of Representatives. Plus: Madonna fights her co-op board and Beyoncé wants a Texas company to take the ring off it in this week's column.
"Follow your instincts — this is not a dress rehearsal."
Lardent founded the Pro Bono Institute in 1996 and quickly became one of the nation's most high-profile and effective advocates for free legal assistance for the poor and disadvantaged. Plus more in this week's column.
Don't let your clients get crossways with the government when supporting their candidates.
Who among the current crop of presidential candidates is most likely to look into extraterrestrial life on Earth? Plus more in this week's column.
George Mason University School of Law will be renamed for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the request of an anonymous donor who gave $20 million to the school. Plus more in this week's column.
Darcy Manning was hired in 2006 as DHC USA's first in-house attorney, and she remains its sole legal counsel.
On March 22, U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May in Atlanta rejected screenwriters' and producers' motions to dismiss a suit over the 2014 film "The Good Lie" by "the Lost Boys," 54 refugees who fled persecution in Sudan. Plus more in this week's column.
Travis Torrence, Jiffy Lube's only in-house lawyer, coordinates legal services for the company and is a member of its leadership team.
A misconduct complaint against former Chief Judge Richard Roberts of the federal district court in Washington has been dismissed. Plus more in this week's column.
Starbucks, McCartney, and the Donald in this week's column.
Delaware decision regarding Zillow-Trulia tie-up increases the likelihood of dismissals at early stages.
Mark Van De Voorde is the general counsel at Victaulic Co., a leading producer of mechanical pipe joining products based in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Agreements involving generic companies are especially vulnerable to government scrutiny.
Paramount and CBS claim ownership of the Klingon language. Plus: Judge Judy's salary suit and forcing the darn kids off their cellphones in this week's column.
Former Suffolk University Law School Dean Camille Nelson will be the next dean of the American University Washington College of Law, university leaders announced last week. Plus more in this week's column.
Founded in 1998, Ebates is able to channel cash to its users by sharing commissions it receives from retailers for directing traffic to them. "People often think it's too good to be true," Mia Chiu said.
Despite a recent Ninth Circuit decision, the law still applies to government-sponsored entity cases.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has agreed that the court's full bench will consider whether a Texas voter ID law violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act. Plus more in this week's column.
Sometimes, getting the U.S. Supreme Court to deny cert is a big deal. Take the case against the city of San Jose.
50 Cent, Graceland artifacts, and way more quarters than fifty cents in this week's column.
More than 350 legal scholars last week called on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional obligation to consider President Barack Obama's upcoming U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Plus more in this week's column.
Two U.S. Supreme Court justices told stories last week of life at the court with the late Antonin Scalia, describing him as a loyal friend and a cherished — and challenging — colleague. Plus more in this week's column.
Exchanges between businesses can give rise to antitrust violations in some countries, but not in others.
Frank Underwood gets an official portrait, and don't mess with Hamilton ticket buyers in this week's column.
Damien Atkins oversees nearly 70 people: the 30-attorney legal group, which has about 20 support staffers, and the public affairs team.
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
Scott Bojczuk is the general counsel at Electronic Funds Source LLC, a Nashville-based provider of fuel-purchasing cards and payment processing services for the fleet trucking industry.
The justice's historical interpretation of the Constitution linked the future to the past.
As President Barack Obama prepares to travel to Cuba next month to further mend ties with the communist country, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is continuing to bolster its Cuba practice. Plus more in this week's column.
Litigious pet-sitters, dueling bio flicks, and bad bagpipe decisions in this week's column.