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Carter Phillips, of Sidley Austin, talks about the importance of Social Media

BLB GC Column: Tech Company Lawyers In the Spotlight

BLB GC Column: Tech Company Lawyers In the Spotlight

Every week, BLB chronicles top news in the world of general counsel. Here are the highlights:   • On Nov. 1, general counsel from Twitter, Google and Facebook are slated to testify before Congress in relation to the ongoing Russia investigation. They are expected to be grilled on what they knew about Russian-linked entities purchasing ads and using

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

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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Trump’s FTC Pick Known for ‘Energetic’ Antitrust Enforcement

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Joseph Simons, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Trade Commission, might be more inclined than the agency’s acting chief to pursue enforcement against big firms like Qualcomm Inc., antitrust lawyers told Bloomberg Law. Simons is most likely to differ from acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen in non-merger enforcement,

The United States Patent and Trademark Office.  By Paul J. Richards (AFP/Getty Images)

Tribal Lawyer Shops Patent-Shielding Idea to State Universities

By Susan Decker, Bloomberg News Despite a federal judge’s skepticism of a drugmaker’s attempt to shield patents by selling them to an Indian tribe, the tribe’s lawyer is inviting other organizations to take advantage of the idea. He’s in talks with some state universities, historically black colleges and other Indian tribes with funding woes that

A file photo dated May 22, 2015 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and his wife Georgina Chapman (R) attending screening of the film 'The Little Prince' at the 68th international film festival in Cannes, France. Harvey Weinstein has been excluded from his production company over the sexual harassment allegations. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

How Lawyers Protect the Harvey Weinstein in Your Workplace

By Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg News A first-year associate at a Manhattan law firm brought her complaint of sexual harassment to the managing partner. Her male boss, she said, had told her to take off her clothing. After months during which she continued to work for the same man, she left, signing a nondisclosure agreement in

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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

American Express Co. chip credit cards are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. American Express surged the most in more than seven years after posting third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates and raising its full-year profit forecast. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

American Express Fee Accusations Get U.S. High Court Hearing 

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News The U.S. Supreme Court accepted a case that could roil the credit-card business, agreeing Monday to consider reviving government allegations that American Express Co. thwarts competition by prohibiting merchants from steering customers to cards with lower fees. A federal appeals court had thrown out the lawsuit, saying the U.S. government

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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

A Microsoft Corp. store in Bellevue, Washington. Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg

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