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Like their counterparts in the rest of the country, general counsel in the South saw a slight drop in compensation in 2015, according to the 2016 General Counsel Compensation Survey, conducted by Daily Report affiliate ALM Legal Intelligence. But experts on executive compensation say Southern GCs have reason for optimism about their pay in years to come.
A man who intentionally planted an incomplete bomb at a Home Depot to try to force the company to pay him $2 million is still guilty of planting a "destructive device" within the meaning of the extortion statute, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Some GCs say that, in the year since the infamous Yates Memo took effect last September, it has turned in-house counsel into investigators for the DOJ and damaged their credibility with employees.