Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the editor of Candian Lawyer InHouse.
It won’t change or strengthen any laws around executive compensation but a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal should have boards giving sober second thought to how they grant big bonuses and golden parachutes to top executives.
Tyler Langdon has left McCain Foods to establish a presence for Cognition LLP in Atlantic Canada.
Tyler Langdon has left McCain Foods to establish a presence for Cognition LLP in Atlantic Canada.
After eight years as in-house counsel at McCain Foods Ltd., Tyler Langdon has left the company to establish an Atlantic Canadian presence for alternative legal services provider Cognition LLP.
Hospitals should ensure staff are properly trained and know what is inappropriate conduct.
Hospitals should ensure staff are properly trained and know what is inappropriate conduct.
The lawyer for plaintiffs pursuing a class action against Toronto’s Rouge Valley Centenary says recent privacy breach cases helped inform the $412-million lawsuit.
Monday, 30 June 2014 10:55

A return to firm life

Av Maharaj, former vice president and chief counsel at Kellogg has moved into an of counsel position at Faskens. Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Av Maharaj, former vice president and chief counsel at Kellogg has moved into an of counsel position at Faskens. Photo: Sandra Strangemore
It’s not often you see in-house lawyers return to the law firm fold, but two recent examples show experienced lawyers are finding new opportunities as outside counsel.
'Sophie' and her fellow robots are designed to pre-screen job candidates and record applicant’s physiological responses.  Photo: La Trobe University Bulletin
'Sophie' and her fellow robots are designed to pre-screen job candidates and record applicant’s physiological responses. Photo: La Trobe University Bulletin
Consider this: A robot that conducts job interviews and collects data on applicants based not just on the person’s answers but their physiological responses. It’s not science fiction — robots and artificial intelligence could be the next frontier in labour and employment law.
Monday, 16 June 2014 08:00

Defining roles

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_June_shutterstock_152657705.jpgWhen it comes to related-party transactions, are the roles of in-house counsel, audit committees, and external lawyers always clearly defined?
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_June_Screen-shot-Small2014-06-05.jpgIn the fourth and final video from the InHouse general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by Field Law, the participants discuss the regulatory pressures their law departments are dealing with including Canada's Anti-Spam law, the new Alberta energy regulator and the"regulator" of public opinion.
In the fourth and final video from the InHouse general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by Field Law, the participants discuss the regulatory pressures their law departments are dealing with including Canada's Anti-Spam law, the new Alberta energy regulator and the"regulator" of public opinion.
(l to r) Eric Sigurdson, TD Insurance; moderator Larry Swartz, Morneau Shepell Ltd.; and Steven Rosenhek, Faskens.
(l to r) Eric Sigurdson, TD Insurance; moderator Larry Swartz, Morneau Shepell Ltd.; and Steven Rosenhek, Faskens.
It’s rare these days for an in-house lawyer to hand over a litigation file to their external firm and simply wait for a result. Demands for cost control and efficient resolution mean the complete hands-off approach is no longer realistic. Enter the era of project management on litigation files.
In the third of four videos from the InHouse general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by Field Law, the participants discuss how they are using alternative service providers and fee arrangements and to what degree they are having success. They also talk about the conversations they are having with traditional firms about alternatives to the billable hour.
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