Corporate Compliance

  • Joe Borstein and Magdalen Reeder (photo by Josh Klausner)

    Career Alternatives, Technology Legal Innovation Is NOT Just Legal Technology — How Adherence LLC Built a Niche  

    Let’s meet two former Biglaw attorneys who built a new business (and business model) to help a underserved client segment — without writing any new computer code.

    / Jan 13, 2016 at 2:44 PM
  • Moonlighting Susan Moon

    In-House Counsel

    Moonlighting: Answers To All Of Your Questions About Compliance

    Everyone and their sister is interested in compliance, so here are some answers to some of your questions.

    3 Comments / / May 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM
  • Emails

    English Grammar and Usage, In-House Counsel

    Why Are The Lawyers Pestering Us? Communicating About Law And Compliance

    Write and speak comprehensibly as a lawyer, and more people will listen to your message.

    0 Comments / / Apr 21, 2014 at 11:10 AM
  • happy young lawyers RF

    Biglaw, In-House Counsel

    Giving Of Yourself To Improve Employee ‘Engagement’

    What is in-house columnist Mark Herrmann’s biggest weakness, according to his latest 360-degree review?

    6 Comments / / Aug 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM
  • Just take a compliance class, bro.

    Affirmative Action, Biglaw, Disasters / Emergencies, Election Law, Gay Marriage, Insurance, Job Searches, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Pro Bono, Real Estate, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Morning Docket: 05.29.13

    * This year, like every year before it, SCOTUS is saving the best cases (read: most controversial) for last. We’ll likely see opinions on voting rights, affirmative action, and gay marriage in June. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * We know of at least one Biglaw firm that will be putting its increase in gross revenue to work. Boies Schiller is planning to open its first office outside of the United States in the “near-term.” [Am Law Daily]

    * If you’d like to get paid under a terrorism insurance policy for your damages in the Boston bombings, you’ll have to wait; the bombings haven’t been certified as acts of terror yet. [National Law Journal]

    * Mandatory pro bono work is now required for bar admission in New York, but it’s still not enough to close the justice gap. Now Chief Judge Lippman wants to give non-lawyers a chance to provide legal services. [New York Law Journal]

    * Arizona Law recently made the announcement that interim dean Marc Miller has been instated as the school’s permanent dean. What’s not to like about a “new” dean and new tuition cuts? [UANews]

    * As many of our readers know, the job market is rough, but apparently if you take some compliance classes in law school, you’ll magically become employable. Great success! [Corporate Counsel]

    * Brooklyn Law, do you remember what your old dorm looked like? It’s different now that it’s been transformed into an apartment complex that’s no longer stained with the tears of law students. [Curbed]

    1 Comment / / May 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM
  • dartboard pen on target inside straight

    Biglaw, In-House Counsel, Legal Ethics

    Inside Straight: The Shoemaker’s Children Going Barefoot

    Mark Herrmann asks: Does your law firm have an adequate compliance program in place?

    3 Comments / / May 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM
  • Patrick Fitzgerald US Attorney Northern District of Illinois Chicago

    Biglaw, Conferences / Symposia, In-House Counsel, Partner Issues, Patrick Fitzgerald, White-Collar Crime

    Inside Straight: Pat Fitzgerald On Handling Prosecutors

    Advice for in-house lawyers on how to respond when prosecutors come a-knocking, from U.S. Attorney turned Skadden partner Patrick Fitzgerald. You’re welcome!

    6 Comments / / Mar 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM
  • dartboard-pen-on-target-inside-straight

    Biglaw, In-House Counsel, Partner Issues

    Inside Straight: Competing, Collaborating, And Compromising

    Mark Herrmann is happy to share his conflict resolution style with the world, but what’s your method of handling conflict in the practice of law?

    5 Comments / / Mar 11, 2013 at 10:15 AM
  • Moonlighting-logo-260x19511

    In-House Counsel, Practice Pointers

    Moonlighting: Want To Go In-House? Compliance May Be The Key

    Why consider a compliance job? In-house columnist Susan Moon discusses all of the possibilities.

    15 Comments / / Feb 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM
  • alabama football

    Biglaw, Law Schools, LSAT, Money, Morning Docket, Paul Bergrin, SCOTUS, Sports, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 01.08.13

    * After serving in the position for 22 years, William K. Suter, the clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, will be retiring come August. Now don’t get too excited about that, it’s not really a job you can apply for. You have to be appointed, so keep dreaming. [Blog of Legal Times]

    * A Biglaw hat trick of labor deals: if you’re looking for someone to thank for bringing a tentative ending to the management-imposed NHL lock-out, you can definitely reach out to this group of lawyers from Skadden Arps and Proskauer Rose. [Am Law Daily]

    * “Thanks for helping us out, but you can go f**k yourself.” AIG, a company that was bailed out by the government, is now considering suing the government with its shareholders. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Apparently there’s such a thing as the “Nick Saban Corporate Compliance Process.” And as we saw from last night’s game, that process involves efficiency, execution, and raping the competition. [Corporate Counsel]

    * Guess who’s back in court representing himself in a racketeering trial? None other than Paul Bergrin, “the baddest lawyer in the history of Jersey.” Jury duty for that could be a fun one. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * Too bad last night’s football game between Alabama and Notre Dame wasn’t played by their law schools. In that case, the final score on factors like tuition, enrollment, and employment would’ve been a tie. [HusebyBuzz]

    * This just in: when studying for the LSAT, you should focus on scoring the best you can. This is actual advice that the future law students of America need to hear. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News & World Report]

    0 Comments / / Jan 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM
  • law graduate

    Bar Exams, Deaths, In-House Counsel, Job Searches, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 12.11.12

    * As an in-house compliance officer, there’s only one guarantee: you’ll be paid, and you’ll be paid quite well — we’re talking like six-figure salaries here. Regulatory corporate compliance, on the other hand, isn’t such a surefire thing. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * When it comes to employment data, this law dean claims that using full-time, long-term positions where bar passage is required as a standard to measure success in the employment market is “grossly misleading.” Uhh, come on, seriously? [Am Law Daily]

    * “Bar passes and jobs are inextricably tied,” but eight of New York’s 15 law schools had lower bar passage rates than last year for the July exam. Guess which school came in dead last place. [New York Law Journal]

    * You know, it may actually be a good thing for a monk to apply to law school right now. It can’t get much worse; after all, the guy’s already taken a vow of poverty. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News & World Report]

    * Dominique Strauss-Kahn officially settled the sexual assault civil lawsuit that was filed against him by Nafissatou Diallo. Given that she thanked “everybody all over the world,” it was probably a nice payout. [CNN]

    * Steven Keeva, a pioneer in work/life balance publications for lawyers, RIP. [ABA Journal]

    0 Comments / / Dec 11, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • dartboard pen on target inside straight

    In-House Counsel, Labor / Employment

    Inside Straight: Identifying Dangerous Employees

    How do we train employees about corporate policies, legal requirements, compliance issues, and the like? Here are some insights from in-house columnist Mark Herrmann.

    8 Comments / / Nov 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM
  • dartboard pen on target inside straight

    In-House Counsel

    Inside Straight: Operationalize This!

    How can in-house lawyers get company employees to follow rules? It’s not easy.

    16 Comments / / Aug 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM
  • 99 percent

    Abortion, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.26.12

    * “There’s no future in working for Dewey & LeBoeuf,” but maybe if the firm’s few remaining employees can hold on for a little while longer, then perhaps they’ll be able to take home some bonus cash. [Am Law Daily]

    * Doctors in Arizona are trying to block part of a new law that makes it a crime for physicians to perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Well, somebody wasn’t paying attention in Con Law. [Bloomberg]

    * All it took was an investigation by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission to get this judge to change his tune and apologize for throwing a lawyer in jail for the crime of representing his client. [WZZM]

    * What do recent law school grads think about Yale Law’s new Ph.D. program? Most aren’t willing to spend the time or money to “resolve [their] next career crisis by going back to school.” [U.S. News & World Report]

    * Come on, you’re not the 99 percent. Clinic members from NYU Law and Fordham Law wrote a report criticizing the NYPD’s response to the Occupy Wall Street movement. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Wait, law schools are slow to adopt something that may benefit their students? What else is new? Corporate compliance classes are few and far between, even though they could get you a job. [WSJ Law Blog]

    7 Comments / / Jul 26, 2012 at 9:09 AM
  • dartboard pen on target inside straight

    In-House Counsel, Legal Ethics

    Inside Straight: Knowing That Law Wins

    Someone in the company is going rogue: The person proposes to do something brazenly illegal, or slightly illegal, or perfectly legal but sufficiently immoral that the conduct would turn any reasonable person’s stomach. The rogue is not listening to logic. The person is ignoring everything that your local in-house lawyer is saying. What’s the appropriate response from the law department?

    10 Comments / / Apr 2, 2012 at 10:32 AM
  • dartboard pen on target inside straight

    Biglaw, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Job Searches, Rudeness

    Inside Straight: If Law Don’t Get No Respect

    Current in-house lawyers: Is the law respected in your workplace? Aspiring in-house lawyers: How can you make sure that a potential in-house employer respects the legal function?

    10 Comments / / Mar 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM
  • Enron, Law Professors, Music, Rap, Sarbanes-Oxley / Sarbox / SOX

    Because Sometimes You Just Need to Rap About the Law

    It’s the end of October, and you know what that means: law school finals are lurking. As law students begin to hunker down and make sweet, sweet love to their outlines and flashcards, others are busy thinking up more clever ways to study the same materials. Visual learners think that drawing pictures will help them […]

    28 Comments / / Oct 26, 2011 at 1:55 PM