In House

David and Goliath concept.

Deposing the Giant Under the Apex Doctrine

By Jake Evans, Thompson Hine |

Many jurisdictions have adopted a unique test called the Apex Doctrine to examine the permissibility of apex depositions.

Jury box.  2-9-11.  Photo by Jason Doiy...

Will Trials Ever Return?

By Amanda Farahany, Barrett & Farahany |

The vanishing trial may be the most important issue facing our civil justice system today. It deserves our continued attention.

How to Speed Up and Streamline Your Next Arbitration

By Henry R. Chalmers and Rebecca Lunceford Kolb, Arnall Golden Gregory |

The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act streamlines the process for initiating arbitrations, sets tight deadlines for concluding them, automatically confirms arbitration awards and provides speedy resolution of any challenges directly to the Delaware Supreme Court.

In-House Profile: Managing Litigation at Georgia-Pacific

By Jonathan Ringel |

Starting as chief litigation counsel in 2005, John Childs holds the title of assistant general counsel, litigation, at Georgia-Pacific, managing 12 in-house lawyers among more than 50 in the company's in-house department.

Cyber Security.

Cybersecurity Vendor Management Has Role in Risk Reduction

By Mitzi Hill, Taylor English Duma |

Here are some basics to consider when evaluating your vendors and their commitments to your cybersecurity, as well as some specific measures to employ with those suppliers whose work might present a risk to your company data.

J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building, Washington, D.C.

Your Company Has Been Hacked; Should You Call the Government?

By Justin S. Daniels and Jason R. Edgecombe, Baker Donelson |

In the rush to respond to a hack, the victim needs to assess whether the involvement of law enforcement is appropriate.

Cyber attack

Theft of Trade Secrets by Cyberattack: Mitigating the Damage

By William "Chip" Collins Jr., Burr & Forman |

To mitigate damage and try to preserve the protected status of trade secrets affected by a cyberattack, businesses must act fast.

Simon Jenner, Accella Pharmaceuticals, Atlanta.

'Business Is Practical,' Says Entrepreneurial CLO

By Jonathan Ringel |

With a law degree and an MBA from Case Western Reserve, Jenner has a lot of experience in transactional law, which is why the Daily Report asked him for an email interview for this edition of In-House Georgia, which looks at corporate transactions.

David Clifton, Intercontinental Exchange, Atlanta.

Intercontinental Exchange Does a Lot of Acquisitions—Meet the Lawyer Responsible For Them

By Jonathan Ringel |

Since he joined the company in 2014, David Clifton has been involved in the purchase of among many targets, including the New York Stock Exchange.

Mediators Share Advice on Managing Outside Counsel

By Amanda Farahany, Barrett & Farahany |

Several well-respected employment mediators describe what they'd advise inside counsel to do when managing outside counsel handling a case. Their responses were enlightening:

Ross Mansbach, Halyard Health, Atlanta.

Hiring and Managing Outside Counsel at Halyard Health

By Jonathan Ringel |

"Assuming you've hired the right counsel, the key is enabling them to do their best work," says Ross Mansbach.

Daily Report Announces In-House Awards

By Jonathan Ringel |

​The Daily Report on Friday announced the honorees in its In-House Legal Department of the Year and GC Impact program.

Noncompetition Agreement.

The Noncompetition Agreement Has a Renaissance

By Patrick J. Maher, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart |

While the Supreme Court now views noncompetition agreements more favorably, trial courts still scrutinize them carefully and will strike them down if they seem heavy-handed.

Database Access.

Protect the Keys to the Kingdom by Controlling Access to Data

By Paul O. Lopez, Tripp Scott |

Here are the key issues to keep in mind when providing employees access to your computer systems.

Labor Law.

I Wish Courts Took ‘Stray Remarks’ in Employment Cases as They Did Trump’s in Travel Ban Case

By Amanda Farahany, Barrett & Farahany |

As shown by the Hawaii federal court's restraining of President Donald Trump's travel ban, decisions are not made in a vacuum,remarks made outside of the decision-making process can show evidence of discriminatory animus.

EEOC Stock Illustration

11th Circuit Revisits How to Determine Race in Title VII

By Jon M. Gumbel and Honore N. Hishamunda, Burr & Forman |
FCRA Stock Illustration

Spokeo: One Year Later, How High Did the Case Raise the Bar?

By Ashley Steiner Kelly and Theresa Y. Kananen |
David Werner, Office of Gov. Nathan Deal.

Meet the Governor's Top Lawyer

By Kristen Rasmussen |

David Werner, executive counsel to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, leads the governor's legal department. He is profiled here by reporter Kristen Rasmussen.

Physician Accounting.

Georgia Providers Prepare for Major Changes to Payments

By Chester J. Hosch |

Georgia physician practices are preparing for major changes to payments.

Affordable Care Act.

Road Ahead Could Be Bumpy for Georgia Practitioners

By David Gordon |

The road ahead could be rough for health care providers, due to increased hospital and health care provider failures in 2017.

Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court, in Washington, D.C., on the day of arguments in the case King v. Burwell, regarding the government's Affordable Care Act subsidies. March 4, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Repeal of Obamacare: Will Employers Pay the Price?

By Amanda Farahany |

The Affordable Care Act offers a benefit of the highest value —predictability—and employers may ultimately pay the price for its repeal.

U.S. Justice Department headquarters in Washington.

Preserve Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations

By Aaron M. Danzig and Samuel M. Shapiro |

It has perhaps never been more important for in-house attorneys to understand their role in conducting internal investigations.