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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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


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