Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the editor of Canadian Lawyer InHouse.
Speakers at the annual general counsel panel included (from left) Nikki Latta, Catherine Forbes, and Stephanie Robinson. The moderator was Lexpert editor-in-chief Jean Cumming. Photo credit: Jennifer Brown
Speakers at the annual general counsel panel included (from left) Nikki Latta, Catherine Forbes, and Stephanie Robinson. The moderator was Lexpert editor-in-chief Jean Cumming. Photo credit: Jennifer Brown
External counsel should pay attention as their in-house clients are keeping tabs on their performance even when they're acting on the other side of a deal.
WeirFoulds partner Frank Walwyn and associate Nadia Chiesa speak with Canadian Lawyer InHouse editor Jennifer Brown about the different challenges of pursuing litigation in offshore regions. To read and answer all of the questions in this month's quiz, go to the digital edition here.
Monday, 02 November 2015 09:00

The boutique alternative

The boutique alternativeWhether it’s to get specialized advice or solve a conflicts issue, in-house counsel are finding boutique law firms often provide the solution when they have a matter requiring external expertise in a range of practice areas and jurisdictions. In fact, our annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey indicates 72.6 per cent of those who responded said they use the services of boutique law firms.
Monday, 02 November 2015 09:00

Testing the AFA waters

Testing the AFA watersIf it seems like everywhere you go these days someone is talking about alternative fee arrangements, you’re not alone. It’s been a popular topic at legal conferences and workshops for a few years now, but have they really taken off? And what exactly is an AFA, do flat fees or discounts count?
Monday, 02 November 2015 09:00

The broad shoulders of general counsel

If general counsel didn’t already have enough on their plate, the pressure is really on to be the eyes and ears within an organization and be aware of everything that could possibly go wrong. On top of that, the challenge is to blow the whistle loud enough that the right people hear and allow action to be taken.
Alison Burton of RBC says the bank is reluctant to settle some employment cases.
Alison Burton of RBC says the bank is reluctant to settle some employment cases.
BOSTON — When it comes to the option of settling a constructive dismissal case or going to court, the Royal Bank of Canada says it opts to choose litigation first as plaintiffs often see “deep pockets” and the possibility of a settlement.
Monday, 19 October 2015 09:00

Survey shows gender gap in in-house income

Base salary by gender. Source: 2015 ACC Global Census
Base salary by gender. Source: 2015 ACC Global Census
If almost half of all lawyers working in-house are women, why does it appear that 69 per cent of them are earning less than their male colleagues?
Karen MacDonald says counterfeiting cases are ‘death by a 1,000 cuts’ and summary trials make a huge difference in the ability to go after counterfeiters.
Karen MacDonald says counterfeiting cases are ‘death by a 1,000 cuts’ and summary trials make a huge difference in the ability to go after counterfeiters.
Those fighting against the proliferation of counterfeit goods won a victory in Federal Court recently when a judgment of $380,000 was granted against two corporations and an individual found to be selling fake Chanel merchandise.
Monday, 05 October 2015 09:00

Where was compliance at Volkswagen?

Experts say Volkswagen executives must have known at some level about the  the emissions-cheating TDI program. Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Experts say Volkswagen executives must have known at some level about the the emissions-cheating TDI program. Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
The scandal currently rocking Volkswagen could take “months and years” to overcome and is proof compliance programs need to be brought from the back office to the front office, say risk management experts.
Monday, 05 October 2015 09:00

One hardball lawyer’s passion

Jack Fireman with Gators team members Bob Green and Lorne Swartz.
Jack Fireman with Gators team members Bob Green and Lorne Swartz.
Whether it’s in the courtroom or on the ball diamond, Jack Fireman brings the same approach to winning — preparation and solid team building net you the best result.
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