Monday, 28 October 2013 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Ildiko Mehes, vice president and general counsel for Teva North America, Generics|
In a few days I leave for Los Angeles and the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting for which I organized a session for those interested in teaching at law school. The response to what was to be a small, informal breakfast conversation with a few ACC members who currently teach at their local law school has been incredible. We had to change rooms as we now have over 200 registrants for this early morning session that does not even offer CPD credit.
Monday, 21 October 2013 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Brian Tsuji says the new Quebec language stipulation means extra steps in most cases.|
|Thales Canada's GC Daniel Marion updating their risk assessment and business continuity plans is a practice engrained in his company's culture.|
Monday, 23 September 2013 11:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
As hard as it may be for some to believe, in-house counsel are not perfect! The legal media and blogosphere are filled with criticism of law firms and the legal profession by in-house counsel (and others) for their lack of business acumen, high costs, continued use of the billable hour, unsustainable business models, poor communication skills, and so on. You see less criticism of the in-house community and when you do it frequently addresses the failure to exercise fully their influence when dealing with law firms.
More general counsel decided to cut ties with their external law firms this year compared to 2012, highlighting price and budget reduction among the top reasons.
Monday, 09 September 2013 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|‘I don’t think there is a lot of interest in vacating a union when you have one and I don’t think people draw a connection between a bad economy and unions,’ says Glenn Wheeler.|