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    Former Kraft GC Named Celanese's New Lead Board Director

    Chemical maker Celanese Corp. has announced the appointment of Kim K.W. Rucker, formerly general counsel for Kraft Foods and Avon Products, as the lead independent director of its board. 

  • UnitedHealth CLO Saw Comp Drop To $6.4M Last Year

    The top lawyer at UnitedHealth Group Inc. earned just over $6.4 million in 2023, down from the more than $11.3 million he saw the previous year when he was hired, the company said in a securities filing.

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    Ex-Mary Kay CLO Says Firms Should Work As Co. Partners

    Almost a month into her new role at Texas litigation firm Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP, former Mary Kay chief legal officer Julia Simon shares more about her decision to rejoin private practice, and why when she was in-house she rehired outside counsel who viewed their role to be a partner.

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    Aimbridge Hospitality Welcomes Ex-CLO Back To The Role

    Texas-based Aimbridge Hospitality has found its new top attorney in a familiar face — its longtime former chief legal officer, who returns to the role following a short stint at another management company.

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    Approach The Bench: Judge Rosenberg Fosters Young Talent

    Soon after U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg of the Southern District of Florida began presiding over her first multidistrict litigation — a case alleging the heartburn medication Zantac caused cancer — she took a novel approach to selecting leadership on the plaintiffs' side.

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    Veteran GC Joins Capstone Green Energy As It Rebuilds

    The longtime general counsel for Jafra Cosmetics International Inc. has moved to Capstone Green Energy Holdings Inc., as the generator manufacturer pushes forward after filing for Chapter 11 protection in 2023.

  • Legal Talent Platform Legal.io Opens NYC Office

    In-house legal talent hiring platform Legal.io is opening an office in New York City to better serve existing and new clients in the area, the Silicon Valley-based company said Tuesday.

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    Where Lawyers Stand On Generative AI Tools

    Lawyers are approaching generative artificial intelligence with caution, despite its promised advantages, and the use of legal AI tools is only slowly catching on, according to a new survey.

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    How Law Firms Can Create Winning Generative AI Policies

    Relatively few firms are encouraging their lawyers to use generative AI, according to a new survey by Law360 Pulse, and many do not seem to have policies about AI use in place.

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    What Lawyers Really Think Of AI

    Most lawyers aren't worried about being replaced by robots, but they are broadly concerned about the accuracy and ethical implications of generative artificial intelligence, a new survey shows.

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    Brownstein Ahead As Lobbying Shops Are Off To Strong Start

    This year has opened with record first-quarter profits for some BigLaw lobbying practices in Washington, D.C., as clients focus on issues such as artificial intelligence regulation and taxes, new figures show.

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    Former Norton Rose Atty Joins WildBrain As General Counsel

    WildBrain Ltd., a Canada-based children and family entertainment company, has hired a former Norton Rose Fulbright attorney as its new general counsel.

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    Law Firm Billing Rates Rose At 'Record Setting Pace'

    Average law firm partner billing rates rose 5.4% in 2023, higher than any other year in the last decade, with the largest law firms hiking prices the most, according to a report released Tuesday by LexisNexis' CounselLink.

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    Husch Blackwell Helping Lawyers Become In-House Counsel

    In June, Husch Blackwell LLP is going to start training 25 of its lawyers on how to become successful in-house counsel, with the firm's new chair saying "it makes all the sense in the world."

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    Unemployment Rate For Recent Law Grads Improves, ABA Finds

    Fewer recent law school graduates were unemployed in March than in the previous year, as the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic further recede into memory, according to data released Monday by the American Bar Association.

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    Asbury Automotive Group CLO Plans Retirement

    The longtime top attorney for automotive retail and service company Asbury Automotive Group Inc. is retiring from the company after more than a decade as chief legal officer.

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    Food Lion, Stop & Shop Parent Co. Promotes Atty To CLO

    Ahold Delhaize USA, the parent company of grocery brands such as Food Lion, Stop & Shop and Hannaford, said Monday it has elevated one of its longtime in-house counsel to chief legal officer.

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    Ex-Prosecutor, Venture Capital Pro To Leave Coinbase Board

    A former federal prosecutor and venture capitalist is leaving the board of directors of cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase Global Inc., according to recent securities filings.

  • GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    Tesla is thumbing its nose at the Delaware Chancery Court by again asking its shareholders to approve a $55 billion pay package for Elon Musk — essentially the same pay package the court voided in January. And British telecom giant BT Group will reward two law firms for successful diversity and AI programs with automatic spots on its pared down legal panel. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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    Atmus Filtration's Legal Chief To Depart

    The legal chief and secretary for Nashville, Tennessee-based Atmus Filtration Technologies Inc. has resigned, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday.

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    Emory University Recruits Red Ventures Atty As Next GC

    Emory University has announced that Brad Slutsky, who has served in-house stints with several companies and also previously worked at King & Spalding for many years, will soon take over as its general counsel.

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    Hinshaw Adds Liberty Mutual, Groelle & Salmon Attys In Fla.

    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP has brought on two new insurance litigation partners from Liberty Mutual Insurance and Groelle & Salmon PA who are experienced in both complex commercial litigation and first-party coverage matters to the firm's office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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    Netflix CLO's Comp Slightly Rose To Nearly $13.7M In 2023

    The longtime legal chief at Netflix Inc. pulled in a yearly compensation package of almost $13.7 million in 2023, a slight uptick from the previous year due in large part to an increase in stock awards, according to a securities filing Thursday.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry had another busy week with more lateral hires, partner promotions, new practice group launches, in-house moves and the passing of a trailblazing former Connecticut Supreme Court chief justice. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

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    More GCs Champion Legal Operations Amid Tight Budgets

    As in-house legal departments see increases in work and demand while dealing with persistent budget constraints, general counsel are looking to invest in technology and delegate more work to the legal operations role, a new survey found.

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