The demands and responsibilities placed on in-house legal departments are at an unprecedented level and show no signs of abating. In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton, Esq., welcomes Attorney Jane Sender of Sender Legal Search to discuss the notion of how many lawyers a company should have and how to balance that with spending on outside counsel legal bills – or how to “right size” the legal department.
Earlier this year, the 1st Circuit stymied the IRS in its ongoing effort to attack aggressive corporate tax shelters. In a sharply divided 2-1 panel ruling, the court determined that internal documents of Rhode Island-based Textron didn’t have to be given to the IRS because they are protected by the attorney work-product privilege. In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton, Esq., welcomes Attorney Brian Bixby of Burns & Levinson, to help assess the important issues in the Textron case, including the scope of the how much information companies need to divulge to the IRS and perhaps other government regulators.
The Federal Circuit recently sided with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruling that the USPTO did not overstep its authority in adopting new rules that some companies and patent lawyers claim will stifle innovation and fundamentally alter patent practice. Join In-House Legal host Paul D. Boynton Esq, as he welcomes Attorney James E. Hopenfeld, a partner in Ropes & Gray’s Intellectual Property Group, to discuss the immediate impact of this federal ruling and how patent practices and industries could be affected in real-world practice.
Join In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., as he welcomes two great guests. In our first segment, Paul welcomes Jim Durham, a former in-house lawyer and veteran law firm marketing consultant to discuss his book “The Essential Little Book of Great Lawyering.” In the second segment, Paul welcomes Attorney Marty A. Mazzone, vice president and associate general counsel in the legal department of Fidelity Investments in Boston, to explore the discovery process.
Join In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., as he brings two important legal topics to the table. In our first segment, Paul welcomes Maria Rodriguez, a partner with Winston & Strawn LLP in Los Angeles, to discuss the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and how it affects employers. Paul will also talk to Richard Stout, director of the Litigation Support Division for Counsel on Call and Dennis McKinnie, executive director of Counsel on Call’s Atlanta office, about how your legal department can save money through e-discovery.
Join In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., as he tackles two hot legal topics! In our first segment, Paul welcomes Rees Morrison, a consultant from Rees Morrison Associates, to discuss leading edge practice management tools for in-house law departments. In our second segment, Paul speaks with Jane Allen, President of Counsel on Call, who will explore the effect the economy is having on in-house departments and law firms with highlights for areas of greatest potential for cost savings.
At the first sniff of a claim or a lawsuit against your company, the in-house legal department must take charge of a case and not let go. Join In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., with trial attorney, Barry Weiner, from the law firm Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, as they discuss how to tame the litigation beast and share thoughts and insights on how in-house lawyers can effectively control their litigation budgets.
Unemployment numbers are rising as companies are shedding workers at an alarming rate. In-house lawyers are front and center to make sure their companies don’t run afoul of laws that protect workers during layoffs. Join In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., with guest Bret A. Cohen, an employment law specialist and partner at Mintz Levin in Boston, for insight on layoffs and lawsuits – how in-house lawyers can effectively advise their companies on this pressing issue.
For years, in-house lawyers have struggled with keeping the lid on legal expenses. On In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., welcomes guests Susan Hackett, senior vice president and general counsel of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Jeffrey E. Stone, partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, to discuss the Value Challenge Initiative and the relationship in-house lawyers need to have with outside law firms to get more accountability and value from their service providers.