In House

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.

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11th Circuit Revisits How to Determine Race in Title VII

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

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How Will Trump Policies Affect H-1B Logjam?

By Anton Mertens |

Georgia employers and their in-house counsel should manage immigration-related risks and understand how future policies may impact their workforce, while identifying workers who will need visa sponsorship to remain employed in their company—and be prepared for an increase in I-9 audits and site visits by ICE agents.

New Hire Stock Art.

Hiring From Abroad Requires Visa Know-How

By Sara Herbek |

Here are a few pointers that U.S. employers should consider when recruiting top talent, even when the H-1B visa category is not an option.

Donald Trump.

The Trump Effect in the Workplace: The First Twelve Days

By Amanda Farahany |

This flawed perception and analysis of potential danger from the most powerful person in the world directly impacts the way employees see each other in the workplace, leading to more discriminatory actions and hostile work environments against people from those seven countries.

David Green, Global Payments.

Q&A with Global Payments Inc. GC David Green

By Kristen Rasmussen |

David Green, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at credit-card processor Global Payments Inc. is profiled by reporter Kristen Rasmussen.

Dara Berger

Employment-Based Immigration Lawyers Have Questions About Trump Orders

By Dara Berger |

Since the president signed the two executive orders of Jan. 25 and Jan. 27 relating in part to illegal immigrants, refugees and asylees, increasing DHS staff and limiting the entry of travelers from certain Muslim countries, employment-based immigration lawyers everywhere are wondering, "Will he get to our clients next? If so, how?

Patent Agreements Stock Art

Tips for Conducting Due Diligence on US Patents

By Rivka Monheit |

Involving patent counsel early in the process allows for a more comprehensive review, and can provide the company with valuable leverage during negotiations, writes Rivka Monheit of Pabst Patent Group.

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IP Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court in 2017

By Virginia Carron and Ashley Winkler |

Patent cases before the Supreme Court this term, including one already decided, promise that the coming year will continue the trend of transition since enactment of the America Invents Act. The court also will decide cases concerning trademarks and copyrights.

U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court Increases the Risk of Big Damage Awards

By Rich Miller |

Rich Miller of Ballard Spahr writes that the Supreme Court increases risk of big damage awards.

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Continuation Applications Can Hurt Patent Portfolios

By Brent R. Bellows |

It is common practice in the United States to file one or more continuation or "child" patent applications following the allowance of a first or "parent" application.


Q&A With Atlanta Power Bank SunTrust's GC

By Kristen Rasmussen |

ALM GC reporter Kristin Rasmussen profiles Raymond Fortin, corporate executive vice president and general counsel at SunTrust Banks Inc.