Human Capital Management

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    Axiom’s legal chief shifts to new growth-focused role

    Catherine Kemnitz will oversee the legal talent platform’s implementation of new business models and other strategic expansion efforts. 

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Walmart GC Karen Roberts is stepping down

    Roberts says she is stepping away after leading the company’s in-house legal team for the last 10 years.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Nokia promotes internal leader for legal chief post

    The tech company, which has faced some ups and downs, has elevated 15-year veteran Esa Niinimäki to chief legal officer.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    YouTube’s in-office mandate is ploy to squash unions, workers claim

    An NLRB complaint filed Jan. 24 alleges that Alphabet’s return-to-work mandate is a “response to the union effort.”

    By Caroline Colvin • Jan. 27, 2023
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    Hiring roundup: Tyson Foods promotes ex-Boeing lawyer to GC

    CVS Health, Lucas Oil, Piston Group and Relativity also announced new legal department leaders.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    5 trends that will shape HR in 2023

    The attention paid to people issues has placed HR leadership in the C-suite’s spotlight, but the next task is keeping the momentum going.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 26, 2023
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    Employees say in-office workers have a ‘competitive advantage’

    Raises, bonuses and promotions are going to in-office workers, remote workers told the American Staffing Association.

    By Caroline Colvin • Jan. 24, 2023
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    Legal talent platform launches law firm

    Axiom Advice & Counsel will provide corporate legal services to a wide array of corporations while operating as an alternative business structure in Arizona.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Diversity of outside law firms not tracked by most GCs, survey finds

    Meanwhile, those legal chiefs who do closely monitor the make-up of their external law firms said they have seen some DEI progress.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    In-house job market to stay strong, recruiters say

    Especially for lawyers who keep their profiles updated and are disciplined about networking, opportunities remain even if openings are down from last year.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    How software can help businesses bring immigration work in-house

    The Formally technology platform walks legal teams through the steps necessary to hire and retain immigrant employees in the U.S.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    FTC begins crackdown on noncompetes

    Three companies and two individuals were cited the same week the agency announced plans to ban such agreements entirely.

    By Kathryn Moody • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Hiring roundup: Verra Mobility taps Honeywell lawyer as legal chief

    Lockton, Mattermost, LanzaTech and Hilb Group also announced new legal department leaders.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Salesforce layoffs come as customers tighten SaaS spend

    The software provider is bracing for tighter economic conditions with plans to lay off 10% of its workforce.

    By Roberto Torres • Jan. 5, 2023
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    How SecurityScorecard uses flexible talent for assistance with contracts

    The cybersecurity company’s GC says utilizing attorneys from Lawtrades has helped his small legal team handle spikes in commercial contracts work.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Former U.S. House lawyer named SEC’s next general counsel

    Megan Barbero, who joined the commission in 2021 after managing litigation for the House, will replace the departing Dan Berkovitz early this year.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Discover hires new legal chief from Bank of the West

    Hope Mehlman will serve as chief legal officer and general counsel at the financial services company.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    Young lawyers are landing in-house legal jobs

    Companies appear to be more comfortable hiring attorneys with little or no law firm experience to work in their legal departments.

    By Henrik Nilsson • Dec. 20, 2022
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    The unspoken crisis in men’s mental health — and how employers can help

    For many men, the traditional approach is not working, one expert told HR Dive.

    By Emilie Shumway • Dec. 20, 2022
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    10 of the year’s top stories on building and developing legal teams

    From retaining directors of innovation to tapping flexible talent providers, legal chiefs are implementing varied approaches to staffing their legal departments.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Managing legal and reputational risks when right-sizing your workforce

    Reductions in force can help lower your company’s operating expenses, but if not undertaken with empathy, they might have the opposite effect.

    By Evandro Gigante, Noa Baddish and Melissa Overbeck • Dec. 19, 2022
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    Hiring roundup: Grainger selects new legal chief from Eaton Corp.

    Dinara, Organon, Terran Orbital and Trinity Life Sciences also recently announced new legal department leaders.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
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    Seven benchmarking best practices for legal departments

    GCs can closely look at their own billing information and use it to negotiate better rates with outside law firms.

    By Kris Satkunas • Dec. 16, 2022
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    Twitter’s in-house legal team shrinks as legal threats mount

    New owner Elon Musk is relying on in-house lawyers from one of his other companies to fill the gap, according to reports.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    How TechGC has cultivated a strong community of legal leaders

    The growing group provides general counsel with forums to discuss pressing issues and develop deep relationships that help advance their careers.

    By Dec. 13, 2022