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Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman and founder of Weinstein Co., arrives for a morning session during the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Technology companies from Silicon Valley are expected to take center stage at this year's Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley conference as tech and media converge. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Weinstein Saga Has Business Leaders Calling Their Lawyers

Weinstein Saga Has Business Leaders Calling Their Lawyers

By Chris Opfer, Bloomberg BNA  The reverberations from movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace has some businesses—and their lawyers—taking another look at how a permissive office culture can allow sexual harassment to go unchecked. “I’m getting hit with a lot of calls,” Jonathan Segal, an attorney at Duane Morris who advises businesses on compliance

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Wells Fargo Taps Barclays for New Chief Compliance Officer

Wells Fargo has announced the hire of a new chief compliance officer as it distances itself from its fake account scandal, which has drawn repeated congressional hearings this year and forced a spate of resignations and turnover in the executive suite. Michael Roemer will takeover in January as the new chief compliance officer, based out of San

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BLB GC Column: Top Fox News Lawyer Goes on Leave

Every week, Big Law Business chronicles top developments in the general counsel community. Below are the most recent highlights.   Fox News Lawyer Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence  Fox News announced that its general counsel Dianne Brandi will take an unspecified leave of absence from the company, according to The Washington Post. Fox didn’t explain why she

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Microsoft Email-Access Fight With U.S. Gets Top Court Review

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft Corp. and other technology companies in a high-stakes clash over digital privacy. The justices will review a federal appeals ruling that the Trump administration says has become a

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General Counsel See Pay Increases Amid Shifting Role

By Sara Merken, Bloomberg BNA General counsel at U.S. public companies are being paid more to reflect their increasing involvement in strategic decision-making, with the highest pay increases at companies with revenues of between $1 billion to $5 billion, a new report found. The top legal officers at such companies received an 8.1 percent pay raise in fiscal

Apple Inc. signage stands on the Apple campus after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Apple unveiled its most important new iPhone for years to take on growing competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Google and a host of Chinese smartphone makers. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple Has Named a New General Counsel

Apple Computers announced Friday that its longtime general counsel Bruce Sewell will retire at the end of 2017 and be replaced by Katherine Adams, the former general counsel of Honeywell. At Apple, Adams will hold the title of general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Global Security, and will report to CEO Tim Cook, according to


Axiom Hires Microsoft Vet as Technology Officer

The alternative legal services provider Axiom announced on Monday it has hired a Microsoft veteran as its first chief technology officer. Doug Hebenthal, who was a founding member of the Microsoft team that developed the Xbox and departed in 2012, will be based in Seattle with CEO Elena Donio. In an interview, Donio said Axiom decided to

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KPMG Hires WilmerHale Alum as General Counsel

Accounting giant KPMG announced the appointment of Tonya T. Robinson as the company’s top lawyer, replacing Joseph I. Loonan, who held the role of general counsel for 12 years. In a statement released Monday, KPMG said that Loonan will remain as special counsel to the chairman of KPMG. Robinson takes over responsibility for coordinating legal

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Round Up: Zynga Hires Chief Legal Officer and Other Moves

Here’s what general counsel had to say the past week:   On the departure of PepsiCo’s former general counsel “PepsiCo did not engage in any retaliatory conduct and any allegations to the contrary are untrue,” the company said in a statement reported by the Wall Street Journal. The SEC could be investigating former general counsel