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In-House Legal

In-House Legal covers a variety of issues pertinent to the general counsel and in-house legal departments of small, mid-size, and large companies. Host Randy Milch, former general counsel for Verizon, discusses the latest developments, trends, and best practices for this very busy and often complicated area of law. Hear from top legal minds, industry experts, and other special guests on topics like ethical duties, corporate governance, employment law, and management.

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Feb 16, 2017

Uber GC Salle Yoo on Comfort Zones and Seizing New Opportunities

Uber General Counsel Salle Yoo joins host Randy Milch to discuss how lawyers sometimes must leave their comfort zones to seize new opportunities.

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Jan 19, 2017
State Farm CLO Jeffrey Jackson on Ranging Experience in the Legal Office

Jeffrey Jackson, CLO at State Farm, talks about building communities in which budding lawyers feel free to ask questions and speak their minds.

Dec 12, 2016
CVS Thomas Moriarty on Whether Law Firm Experience is Needed for General Counsel

CVS General Counsel Thomas Moriarty talks about whether working for a law firm is important to be in-house counsel.

May 17, 2016
Cybersecurity in Regulated Industries with AMEX GC Laureen Seeger

Laureen Seeger discusses her path to becoming AMEX GC, industry regulation and cybersecurity, and the importance of brand trust.

Apr 29, 2016
Google GC Kent Walker on Internet Disruption and Censorship

Google GC Kent Walker how the company approaches the legal balance between personal privacy and the government’s need for access to information.

Apr 8, 2016
Cisco GC Mark Chandler on Automation and International Surveillance

Mark Chandler, general counsel at Cisco, discusses non-practicing entities (patent trolls) and questions of security, privacy, and surveillance between the U.S. and Europe.

Feb 24, 2016
Yahoo GC Ron Bell on Privacy vs. Security

In this episode of In-House Legal, Yahoo General Counsel Ron Bell joins host Randy Milch for a conversation about national security vs. online privacy. For companies that provide access to online content worldwide there can be a fine line between freedom of expression and unlawful content. Just because something is legal in the U.S. does...

Jan 22, 2016
Insights from 3M GC Ivan Fong about Embracing Opportunities

Ivan Fong, senior vice president for legal affairs and general counsel of 3M Company, started in an unusual place for an attorney: as a chemical engineer with undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT. He attended Stanford Law School and subsequently built a distinguished career from a big law partnership to senior in-house positions in some...

Dec 2, 2015
Thomson Reuters’ Deirdre Stanley: Being Interested and Getting Ahead

Despite not being 100% sure of her desired practice area when she graduated from Harvard Law School, Deirdre Stanley, now general counsel of Thomson Reuters, was certain of two things: she wanted to work in business and wanted to do so in New York City. During her tenure in Biglaw doing mergers and acquisitions, Deirdre...

Oct 30, 2015
Ford’s GC David Leitch on Leadership During Crisis

David Leitch is no stranger to crisis. During his career, he was chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration during the September 11th terrorist attacks where he was responsible for closing the skies to commercial flights, recruiting qualified Air Marshals, and turning airport security over to TSA. In addition, he was Ford Motor Company’s group...

Oct 7, 2015
How General Counsels Drive the Legal Profession

Bill Ide’s resume is packed with impressive positions, not the least of which includes ABA President and general counsel of Monsanto. But the rise to his current status didn’t involve a predictable path after law school. Opting out of working for a big law firm after receiving his J.D., he instead accepted a clerkship for...

Aug 19, 2015
GC at Tumblr: Legal Issues Faced by the Digital Publishing Platform

In 2007, David Karp and Marco Arment started Tumblr, a microblogging website that now hosts over 248 million blogs. General Counsel of Tumblr Ari Shahdadi started at MIT with a graduate degree in computer science. Taking a few risks in his career, Shahdadi moved into the legal field, acquired a law degree from Harvard, and...

Jul 2, 2015
Copyright Issues, Intellectual Property, and Data Security in the Digital Age

Michael Fricklas is executive vice-president, general counsel, and secretary of Viacom Inc., a powerhouse in the digital content industry. Viacom, a global mass media company, owns Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Spike, Comedy Central, Channel 5 in the UK, and hundreds of other cable television networks. Because of the massive amount of media content it owns...

May 5, 2015
Vertical Promotion is Not Always the Route to General Counsel

Louise Parent served as general counsel and executive vice president of American Express from 1993 until 2013 and has since been Of Counsel at the firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. For eight years at AMEX, Parent worked to prevent and remove global anti-competitive barriers caused by Visa and Mastercard rules. But before...

Apr 14, 2015
Cyber Security: Using Insurance to Motivate Technology

The public and private sectors are equally struggling with cyber security issues. Despite the development of innovative problem-solving technologies and systems, many small, medium, and large companies are still at great risk of a cyber attack. The government cannot regulate these attacks without proper access to business information and the private sector needs government aggregation...

Mar 19, 2015
Skills for Success as a General Counsel

In-house lawyers who are looking to become a general counsel face fierce competition and high standards. Corporations are seeking candidates with an extensive skillset, often favoring experienced general counsels, or exceptional in-house lawyers. But how does an in-house lawyer gain these valuable skills? In this episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch interviews Mark Roellig, General...

Feb 25, 2015
Verizon’s Randy Milch on Being General Counsel and Running the In-House Legal Department

In-House Legal returns with new host Randy Milch, the executive vice president and strategic policy advisor to the chair and CEO for Verizon Communications. Formerly the general counsel for Verizon, Randy has worked nearly his entire legal career in the telecom industry. In this episode of In-House Legal, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews...

May 27, 2011
Off-Shore Outsourcing of Document Reviews

In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran with Hubbard One, explores what In-House Counsel should know about Off-Shore Outsourcing of Document Reviews.  Special guests include Cindy Courtney, with Day Pitney LLP (Lex Mundi member firm for New Jersey), and Kate Bertini, Assistant General Counsel with United Technologies Corporation in...

Jul 21, 2010
Where to Sue and Not Be Sued: Surviving Litigation

In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran with Hubbard One, explores what In-House Counsel should know in order to survive litigation.  Special guests include Joe Sepulchre, Partner with Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick (Lex Mundi member firm for Belgium), and Carla Swansburg, Senior Counsel with RBC Law Group.  The group...

Jun 9, 2010
Learning to Cope with the Wave of New Employment Laws and Regulations

In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran senior consultant with Altman Weil, welcomes John Vering with Armstrong Teasdale, Lex Mundi’s member firm for Missouri, and Kim Kmentt with Tomkins Industries, Inc., to discuss key employment laws and regulations. The group examines what In-House Counsel should know now and in...

May 3, 2010
To Sue or Not To Sue: A Litigation Framework for In-House Counsel

In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran senior consultant with Altman Weil, explores the question of Litigation and builds a framework for In-house Counsel.  Special guests include Kim Moses of Calfee, Halter & Griswold (Lex Mundi member firm for Ohio), and Kathy Vanderwist, Legal Director for Tarkett, North America....

Apr 2, 2010
The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and more: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran, senior consultant with Altman Weil, discusses the importance of the FCPA to any U.S. entity that conducts business internationally.  Special guests include Ross Booher, of Bass, Berry & Sims (Lex Mundi member firm for Tennessee), and Carolyn Lindsey, Director of Member Services...

Feb 23, 2010
Keeping Your House Clean: Compliance and Internal Investigations

In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran, senior consultant with Altman Weil, discusses the latest in compliance and internal investigations with special guests, Erin Reilly Lewis of Baker & Daniels (Lex Mundi member firm for Indiana), and Richard Korman, General Counsel/Organizational Integrity Officer for Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. ...

Oct 20, 2009
ACC Value Challenge

On this special edition of In-House Legal, Susan Hackett, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), explores important issues to in-house lawyers and to the outside counsel who provide services to them with two high profile guests.  In the first segment, Susan welcomes David M. Dresden, a law department...

Jun 29, 2009
Greenwashing Claims Sprouting Up Across the Country

Going green has gone mainstream, and companies everywhere are trying to cash in with eco-friendly product claims.  Products labeled as green are flooding the market, but  according to consumer advocates many of these products aren’t really green.  In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton welcomes Attorney Eric Lane of San Diego-based Luce Forward to discuss the...

Jun 17, 2009
The SEC Tackles Wall Street Meltdown

The Securities and Exchange Commission is aggressively probing the financial world in the wake of the meltdown on Wall Street last fall.  For the first time, the SEC filed  an insider trading lawsuit involving the purchase of a credit default swap based on confidential, nonpublic material information.  In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton welcomes Attorney...

May 19, 2009
Compliance in Pandemic Planning

The concern over a global pandemic of swine flu has been easing a bit since the first couple of weeks of its outbreak–but questions about healthcare compliance linger.  In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton welcomes Attorney Jay Shepherd from the Shepherd Law Group to help explain what steps companies should be taking to be ready...

May 8, 2009
“Right-Sizing” the In-House Legal Department

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...

Apr 23, 2009
The Textron Case & Attorney Work-Product Privilege

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...

Apr 7, 2009
Patent Filing Rules Boosted by Federal Court

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,...

Mar 20, 2009
The Essential Little Book of Great Lawyering and the Discovery Process

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...

Mar 11, 2009
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Saving through E-Discovery

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...

Feb 24, 2009
Practice Management Tools for Law Departments and the Effect of the Economy

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...

Feb 10, 2009
Taming the Litigation Beast

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...

Jan 26, 2009
Layoffs & Lawsuits

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...

Jan 13, 2009
The Value Challenge Initiative

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...

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Randy Milch

Randy Milch is the former executive vice president and general counsel of Verizon Communications. Mr. Milch has worked a...