"I serve as a resource to our younger lawyers, and I'll tend to provide advice that cuts across subject matter areas."
A SCOTUS justice for "Superhero Day," somebody's still behind the wheel in the "Drive" lawsuit, and a drug bust is a total bust in this week's column.
President Obama's "mixtape," the kombucha comeback in Virginia, and an incompetent bank robber in this week's column.
"One of the best parts of my role here is that I never know quite what to expect."
The Florida Bar this year filed a complaint against Bernardo Roman III for allegedly making a false 911 call in an attempt to get his opposing counsel in a legal malpractice case locked up. Plus more in this week's column.
Caffeine influence; the legal legacy of Carrie and Debbie; and maybe the squirrel was a squatter in this week's column.
"We are a de minimus spender of outside legal fees."
SCOTUS returned to lower courts a case alleging Visa and MasterCard blocked ATM competition.
Why are attorneys so verbose? One theory — gasp — we think we are more eloquent than we are.
The first graduates of the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law can take the bar exam even though their school is still struggling to win accreditation. Plus more in this week's column.
"We aren't like the old stereotype of the naysaying lawyer, and I'm very happy and proud to run that type of a team."
The incoming White House counsel bids the band life farewell; a lawsuit over bad grades; and a temporarily favorable bank glitch in this week's column.
President-elect Donald Trump once called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act a "horrible law." Will the U.S. continue to play the role of global corporate corruption cop?
"I'm trying to work with regulatory bodies to show them we are making a process safer than it was before."
Lateral moves in this week's column.
A man expected fruit in his raspberry creme doughnuts; a storage center looks for answers and not a fight; and mugshots with parrots in this week's column.
When couples divorce, courts must balance the right to procreate with the right not to.
In a bitter fee fight between lawyers for Uber Technologies Inc. and three law firms that sued the company over alleged discrimination against blind passengers, a federal judge in San Jose has largely sided with the plaintiffs lawyers. Plus more in this week's column.
A few 'nudges' can make your web presentation more attractive relative to gender and race.
Police on Prince Edward Island threaten an unusual punishment for drunk driving; everybody's an art critic these days; and he wasn't ready for that jelly in this week's column.
Johnson & Johnson lost a $1 billion verdict on Dec. 1 in a closely watched trial over a hip implant device made by its DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. division. Plus more in this week's column.
"No in-house attorney can do a truly excellent job unless they understand their business inside and out."
Why a Ninth Circuit decision and an amendment to the Economic Espionage Act change the landscape.
Chipotle is sued over allegedly deceptive calorie counts; an IP attorney hears the muse calling over Dr. Seuss and fair use; and you can't pay for everything with pizza in this week's column.
Obama administration officials and Mylan N.V. are declining to send representatives to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this month that would explore the government's $465 million settlement with the pharmaceutical company over its alleged misclassification of the EpiPen for purposes of Medicaid rebates. Plus more in this week's column.
"I focus on the talent in the firms."
This term, the Supreme Court is taking a look at juror misconduct from a different perspective.
"The change that has occurred in this space has been exciting."
A subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co. ran a nepotism program on a grand scale in China, Justice Department officials said Nov. 17, as the bank agreed to pay $264.4 million to settle allegations it hired the sons and daughters of government officials to bribe its way to investment deals. Plus more in this week's column.
A lawyer's trip to the bathroom nearly derails a case. Plus: a steamy art heist in Florida and a foiled syrup heist, but an attorney's life isn't always so glamorous in this week's column.
“People who advise in a vacuum are not very useful.”
Squire Patton Boggs announced Nov. 7 that Cleveland-based partner Frederick Nance will be the global firm's next managing partner for U.S. operations, beginning Jan. 1. Plus more in this week's column.
And you thought our election was complicated. Plus: A battle over a neighborhood garage and a possibly illegal sandwich delivery via drone in this week's column.
Heeding foreign mandates while conducting business abroad may stave off U.S. antitrust allegations.
Food for thought: In inter partes review, the institution of trial likely means invalidation.
Some colleagues are calling for the resignation of University of Oregon School of Law professor Nancy Shurtz after she wore blackface to an off-campus Halloween party attended by some law faculty and students. Plus more in this week's column.
"There are many different pathways to the general counsel role, and I recommend people should try to keep their doors open."
A motion from Donald Trump's defense team in the Trump University case is rebutted with Alec Baldwin's impersonation. Plus: Château-no-UFOs-du-Pape in this week's column.
Repp is the general counsel at LaSalle Investment Management Inc., a global real estate investment manager.
Four cases now up for U.S. Supreme Court review allege employees were cheated out of overtime pay.
A tree guy, Starbucks-styled bongs thwarted, and other moments of madness in this week's column.
A 23-year-old New York man sent police on a wild Wigglytuff chase, plus more in this week's column.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has reached a $50 million settlement to get out of a class action alleging that the animation studio held down employee wages through a "no-poach" conspiracy with other companies. Plus more in this week's column.
"I always joke that I must be a glutton for punishment."
Decisions by Delaware courts push merger planners toward more disclosure before a stockholder vote.
Comcast Corp. has been hit with a $2.3 million civil penalty by the Federal Communications Commission, closing an investigation into whether the company wrongfully charged customers for services and equipment they didn't want. Plus more in this week's column.
Dean Hart is challenging Michael Montesano for his New York legislative seat, and he believes he's hit a winning issue: Long Island's own Piano Man. Plus: A proposed class action says something's rotten in the advertising of Odor-Eaters.
"I like being part of a startup environment and being part of a team."
A friendly reminder: clients frequent firms that treat them well and avoid others for repeat business.
But it's too early to predict when, and in what form, the UPC and the Unitary Patent might take shape.
Chris Gaenzle is the general counsel at INC Research Holdings Inc., a contract research organization that provides clinical development services to the pharmaceutical industry.
After 11 years with Newegg Inc., Lee Cheng, the longtime top lawyer at Newegg and an outspoken critic of the patent system, left the company to serve as chief operating officer at Nashville-based guitar manufacturer Gibson Brands Inc. Plus more in this week's column.
Neighbors decide their suit's for the birds; a Massachusetts man wants us all to have a piece of the pie; and no, you can't sue for being stuck in traffic in this week's column.
Legal action may be brewing over an addition to the Tate Modern that turns museum goers into potential peeping Toms. Plus: an unusual missing person case in this week's column.
Critics say that the European Commission has used its state-aid laws to start a "tax war" with the U.S.
Mumbai's zombie invasion readiness is questioned; a most unusual phobia; and excessive spending at the Paris Opera Ballet in this week's column.
A New York state judge has denied a request by news organizations to unseal records related to Donald Trump's 1990 divorce from Ivana Trump. Plus more in this week's column.
"I work around the clock. I don't ever turn the phone off, so I'm available unless I'm asleep."
A new lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. alleges that the device maker had problems with exploding smartphone batteries even before the recent recall of its Galaxy Note 7, leaving at least one man with third-degree burns. Plus more in this week's column.
Companies that place holds should also have their employees read a District of Delaware opinion.
"You hire the lawyer and not the firm. It's about building a relationship, and firms being straightforward about what they're good at, and what they're not good at. We have to work well together, taking into account what I can spend and what I need."
Key court rulings and enforcement activity in recent years have made it riskier and costlier for patent owners to bring — and settle — patent infringement cases.
IRS puts the heat on Nelly; how original-ish is "Black-ish"; and heavy metal rules in this week's column.
SCOTUS: the Patent Act gives trial judges discretion to assess these awards in "egregious cases."
After surviving an attempt to legally remove her from office for alleged incompetence and going public about her struggles with mental illness, Dallas County, Texas, District Attorney Susan Hawk announced her resignation. Plus more in this week's column.
Police get involved in an email war of words between a dance school principal and a parent. Plus: possibly all-too-convincing testimony, and things are really bad at home in this week's column.
Patrick McGlone is the general counsel at Ullico Inc., which says it's the only labor-owned insurance and investment company.
More than 100 account holders who evaded taxes and reporting requirements have been prosecuted.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeal the "Blurred Lines" verdict, with a little help from their friends. Plus: Blind Melon's "Insane" suit, delicate sensibilities in Australia, and a tip of the hat to Gene Wilder in this week's column.
That Golden State Warriors app on your phone might be eavesdropping on you. Plus more in this week's column.
Larry Knopf is the general counsel at HeartWare International Inc., a provider of implantable devices that enable the heart to pump blood throughout the body.
"As I became a better broker, I also became a much more effective general counsel in support of my clients."
Charles Harder, a partner at Beverly Hills entertainment law boutique Harder Mirell & Abrams who represented Hulk Hogan in his defamation case against Gawker, has been particularly busy of late.
Advocates can help steer discussions away from demagogy and toward reasoned policy talks.
Emancipation can hinge on events like finishing school or attaining a certain age, but bring your proof.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
"No two days are the same, that's for sure."
"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."
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.
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.
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.