Sitting firmly at the intersection of the business and legal communities, Maryland’s in-house counsel have a strong interest in seeing business disputes administered efficiently in the state’s courts. To this end, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association that promotes the professional and business interests of in-house counsel, has supported the establishment [&hell[...]
Should in-house counsel who are bar members in other states have to register with another state bar when they move to a new company?
What factors do you think are most important in a successful patent case mediation?
In-house lawyers are often an isolated group. Many work for small or midsize employers where they are the only lawyer, or one of a very small number. Even if they are part of a large legal department, they may be the only lawyer in their practice area. Unlike a law firm where lawyers often associate […]
An advocacy group for in-house counsel is holding a contest in the hope of getting its members to pool their best practices for reducing costs, promoting efficiency and increasing predictability of claims and results. The Association of Corporate Counsel, which advocates for more than 29,000 in-house attorneys across the globe, is seeking nominations for its […]
The ongoing recession has increased the need for pro bono legal services. Once the purview of large law firms, pro bono activities are alive and growing at in-house legal departments. Gone are the days when corporate legal departments sat on the sidelines while large law firms conducted the heavy lifting. As in-house legal departments have […]
A “new normal” continues to take root at law firms, according to a survey showing increases in the use of alternative fee arrangements. Almost three in 10 in-house lawyers said they used more alternative billing arrangements in 2010, and 53 percent said they used strictly flat-fee billing on a case or project, up from 48 […]