Corporate Counsel

In-house Counsel as Gatekeeper: Wearing Many Hats; Weighing Multiple RisksPosted on 12-18-2018

By: Devika Kewalramani IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL TO WEAR many hats in an organization’s business, legal, compliance, regulatory, risk management, or business development matters. Playing different internal roles can create possible risks for both in-house counsel and the organization... Read More

Confidentiality and Whistleblowing: Where In-House Counsel’s Competing Interests CollidePosted on 06-22-2018

By: Devika Kewalramani, Moses & Singer                       With a changing legal landscape, increasing regulatory compliance, and global economic uncertainties, corporations—foreign and domestic—are... Read More

Current Updates And Legal DevelopmentsPosted on 10-31-2017

SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON VALIDITY OF CLASS WAIVERS IN EMPLOYMENT CONTEXT By: Lexis Practice Advisor Staff THE U.S. SUPREME COURT IS expected to decide this term whether the collective-bargaining provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) prohibit enforcement of agreements requiring employees... Read More

In-House Counsel Ethics: Fee Sharing ImplicationsPosted on 10-31-2017

By: Devika Kewalramani MOSES & SINGER LLP Lawyers are prohibited from sharing legal fees with non-lawyers unless an exception applies. The issue of fee sharing infrequently arises for in-house counsel as they are typically salaried employees who usually do not receive fees for advising their corporate... Read More

Avoiding Company Liability When Using Cross-Device Tracking DataPosted on 06-07-2017

By: Nicholas R. Merker and Blaine L. Dirker, ICE MILLER LLP   As Internet-connected mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops, tablets, wearables, smart appliances, etc.) have become seemingly ubiquitous, consumers now have more ways than ever to access the Internet to interface with social... Read More

In-House Counsel Sanctions: Recent TrendsPosted on 06-07-2017

By: Devika Kewalramani , Moses & Singer LLP Disgorgement of legal fees is a harsh, but not unusual, penalty. Although this unforgiving sanction is more frequently imposed on outside counsel, it is not uncommon for in-house counsel to be required to disgorge and forfeit their compensation due to... Read More

U.S. Patent Office Launches PTAB Procedural Reform Initiative - Practice News, Summer 2017Posted on 06-07-2017

THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE (USPTO) With the enactment of the America Invents Act in 2011, the PTAB was charged with conducting proceedings to address challenges to existing patents. Those proceedings “have significantly changed the patent landscape by providing a faster, cost... Read More

Corporate Counsel Oversight of the Risk Assessment ProcessPosted on 04-12-2017

By: Gary Deutsch M.B.A, C.P.A.                                       AS COUNSEL FOR ONE OR MORE BUSINESSES TYPES (for-profit and/or non-profit), you are often asked to advise on many different... Read More

Current Updates and Legal DevelopmentsPosted on 04-12-2017

HHS AGENCY PROPOSES RULE TO STABILIZE INSURANCE MARKETPLACE THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) issued a proposed rule aimed at stabilizing individual and small group health insurance markets in anticipation of Congress’ possible repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care... Read More

Issues to Consider Regarding In-House Counsel DisqualificationPosted on 02-09-2017

By: Devika Kewalramani , Moses & Singer LLP. Federal and state courts have the power to disqualify a lawyer from continuing to represent a client by requiring withdrawal when a disabling conflict of interest exists. While courts are generally reluctant to impose this harsh remedy—recognizing... Read More

Cloud-Based OutsourcingPosted on 09-13-2016

By: James E. Meadows , Culhane Meadows PLLC. Cloud computing is a subscription-based service that offers on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computer resources (e.g., networks, applications, servers, storage, etc.) that is usually hosted by the supplier and provided over the... Read More

Contract Drafting LandminesPosted on 09-13-2016

By: Timothy Murray , Murray, Hogue & Lannis. There are innumerable articles, books, and seminars that offer guidance on contract drafting style. Among many other things, they typically counsel drafters to avoid legalese, redundancy, inconsistency, and ambiguity—all important suggestions... Read More

Avoid Stretching Your License Beyond Its Legal and Ethical LimitsPosted on 06-03-2016

By: Devika Kewalramani, Esq. , Moses & Singer LLP. The practice of law has no universally accepted definition, but the unauthorized practice of law is well-defined in jurisdictions around the country. Most states have an assortment of rules of professional conduct, statutes, and/or court rules... Read More

An Overview of Corporate Transactional Practice & Expert WitnessingPosted on 03-11-2016

Q&A with: Neil J. Wertlieb , Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Please tell us about your current practice and the types of transactions you typically handle. My practice at Milbank focuses on corporate transactions, primarily acquisitions, finance, securities offerings, real estate and... Read More