Hiring/Talent


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    Law firm allows associates to ‘test drive’ in-house role

    Many lawyers consider moving in-house, so Husch Blackwell is helping its talent explore those roles while gaining insights to better serve clients, the firm says.

    By Lisa Burden • June 14, 2024
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    Gender diversity momentum stalls across U.S. corporate boards on Russell 3000

    At the current rate, gender parity and 20% women of color representation on boards won’t occur until 2045, a report shows.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 14, 2024
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    In-house counsel compensation rose 4%, in line with inflation

    Median compensation for in-house counsel rose modestly this year as the incidence of signing bonuses declined.

    By June 12, 2024
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    How to factor all genders into pay equity discussions

    Generally, discussions about pay equity focus on the gender pay gap between men and women but fail to consider those who identify as nonbinary and to address intersectionality.

    By Ginger Christ • June 12, 2024
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    Picking the best path for a career in eDiscovery

    The eDiscovery space offers abundant economic and professional opportunities to those willing to put in the work.

    By Jonathan Moody • June 12, 2024
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    Uber loses gig worker court decision

    The battle over whether gig workers are independent contractors continues. A separate court case will decide the legality of a Lyft- and Uber-backed ballot measure in California that would define them as such.

    By Dan Zukowski • June 11, 2024
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    DEI backlash won’t halt workplace initiatives, most leaders say

    Nearly all leaders said they believe DEI is important for its positive impact on recruiting, hiring and retention, a survey finds.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 7, 2024
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    Lawsuit says uniform employment screening can be discriminatory

    Companies are advised to review their practices after EEOC goes after Sheetz for the disparate impact of a policy that treats all job applicants the same. 

    By June 6, 2024
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    Listen more, talk less to get in-house role, recruiter says

    Prepare for questions you know you’re going to be asked to help ensure you give succinct answers, says Brittney McDonough of BarkerGilmore.

    By May 6, 2024
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    How women counsel can up their board chances

    A good start is to network and talk with recruiters while you’re still in your in-house or outside counsel role, the head of an executive network says.

    By May 3, 2024
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    Think like a business person to move in-house, recruiter says

    Being on top of a legal specialty is crucial but you must think beyond that to apply your skills in a way that can help an organization move towards its goals.

    By April 30, 2024
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    How to negotiate higher in-house compensation

    Despite what the hiring manager says, there’s often more money available if a company wants to hire you, in-house legal specialists say.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Multiple pathways for legal pros to move into biotech GC role

    The industry is expected to grow 14% over the next decade, providing opportunity for legal professionals attracted to the unique challenges in the life sciences.

    By Amy Katz • April 15, 2024
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    Conference meeting led to sports lawyer getting top Chicago Bears legal role

    When she was in law school, Krista Whitaker introduced herself to a rising star in sports business after a panel session. A decade later, CEO Kevin Warren tapped her to be CLO of the storied football team.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Legal leaders must make themselves redundant, veteran CEO says

    Spotting and nurturing talent should be a general counsel’s top skill, says Bob Cahill, former CEO of G-P.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Fortune 500 GCs are increasingly external hires, report finds

    The growing remit of general counsel is prompting more large corporations to appoint seasoned legal chiefs, according to Russell Reynolds Associates.

    By Lyle Moran • March 20, 2024
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    Top quarter of legal ops pros earn $240,000, survey finds

    The Brightflag report also highlights there are wide pay ranges for legal operations professionals who hold similar titles. 

    By Lyle Moran • March 19, 2024
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    Axiom launches permanent placement solution for legal departments

    The company said its new offering responds to demand from clients and provides increased opportunities for its growing network of legal talent.

    By Lyle Moran • March 18, 2024
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    Leave your firm by year 6 if becoming a GC is your goal, recruiter says

    If you wait longer than that, you’re competing with others with comparable skill who have in-house experience.

    By March 11, 2024
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    Federal judge says Christian employers don’t have to cover gender transition

    Mandates requiring Christian employers to provide gender-affirming healthcare violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, the judge held.

    By Laurel Kalser • March 11, 2024
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    Managing counsel is often a key step before GC

    Senior counsel is also a good box to check, but most in-house counsel who become general counsel do so after a stint as deputy GC, a BarkerGilmore survey shows.

    By March 6, 2024
  • NLRA protects nonunionized workers, 3rd Circuit ruling reminds employers

    A manager unlawfully interfered with workers’ rights when he allegedly threatened them over discussing race-based mistreatment, the appeals court held.

    By Laurel Kalser • Feb. 27, 2024
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    In-house counsel bonuses are often in the 20-29 percent range, survey finds

    More than one-third of respondents reported that their total compensation is between $200,000 and $299,000.

    By Lyle Moran • Feb. 27, 2024
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    How generative AI could alter the staffing mix in legal departments

    The emerging tech will result in more data-focused hires and lawyers becoming a minority on in-house legal teams, a KPMG global leader predicts.

    By Lyle Moran • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Republicans say proposed rule would disincentivize apprenticeships

    The lawmakers’ complaints focus on administrative requirements, including mandatory disclosures and required adoption of a time-based model.

    By Kathryn Moody • Feb. 20, 2024