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Starbucks, Google Assailed by Shareholders Over Gender Policies

Starbucks, Google Assailed by Shareholders Over Gender Policies

By Emily Chasan, Bloomberg News Investors focused on social issues are finding that trickle-down diversity doesn’t work. For years, they surmised that having enough women on boards and in senior management would produce fairer policies. Now investors are changing tactics, saying it’s not enough and that employers also need to implement gender-pay equity and paid-

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Google Sued by Women Workers Claiming Gender Discrimination

By Erik Larson, Bloomberg News   Google Inc. was accused in a class action of systematically paying male employees more than females, adding the internet giant to a growing list of technology companies sued for gender discrimination. Three women who worked at Google in recent years sued in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the

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Ex-Google Engineer Hires Lawyer Shortlisted as Trump Nominee

By Ellen Huet, Bloomberg News The engineer who was fired by Google after he criticized the company’s diversity policies for ignoring differences between the sexes has hired civil rights lawyer Harmeet Dhillon, who was widely reported months ago to be a contender for a top job in the U.S. Justice Department. Dhillon confirmed Wednesday that


A Conversation with Mary O’Carroll, Head of Legal Operations at Google

Last month at the Legaltech Show in New York, I had an opportunity to meet with a variety of legal executives at top legal software and service providers. When I asked them to identify important trends in the market, nearly all of them mentioned the growth of legal operations, or as Dan Carmel, CMO of

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Google Can’t Avoid Privacy Suit Over Biometric Face Prints

By Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg News Google users who say the company’s facial recognition technology flouts their privacy rights won the first round of a court fight. A federal judge in Chicago ruled Monday that the world’s largest search engine must face claims that it violated the privacy of millions of users by gathering and storing

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Google’s ‘Gag’ Rule for Workers Challenged in Class Suit

By Kevin McGowan, Bloomberg BNA Google Inc. is violating state law and constitutional guarantees by requiring its employees to sign overly broad confidentiality agreements that infringe their freedom to speak and work, according to a class lawsuit filed in California state court. John Doe, an anonymous Google product manager, alleged the company effectively designates anything

Nicolas Brown-Spino, 6, sets down a paper flower at a make-shift memorial in front of the Stonewall Inn as people gather for a vigil following the massacre that occurred at a Orlando nightclub on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Twitter, Facebook, Google Sued Over Orlando Terrorist Attack

By Alexis Kramer, Bloomberg BNA The families of three victims in the June 12 Orlando, Fla. terrorist attacks have sued Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet’s Google for allegedly allowing the Islamic State Group — known commonly as ISIS — to use their sites to recruit fighters, raise funds and conduct operations. Although the defendants

Jack Chen, Product Counsel for Google

Here’s How Google’s Blind Lawyer Does His Job

Video by Josh Block; Article by Blake Edwards On his daily commute from New Jersey, Jack Chen, a lawyer in Google’s New York offices in Chelsea, navigates two train stations, the subway, and busy sidewalks using only what he can hear and smell, the feedback he gets from his cane, and the mental map he’s created in the

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Google-Backed Phone Start Up Announces GC (Updated)

Pindrop Security, the start up that blocks phone fraud and has raised more than $100 million, announced Monday it hired Clarissa Cerda as its general counsel. Cerda said her role will involve helping the company navigate the emerging regulatory landscape around phone fraud technology. “The CEO and the management were very clear that they wanted a strategic

Attendees inspect a Google Inc. self-driving car at Viva Technology conference in Paris, France, on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Google’s Driverless Car Project Has a New Head Lawyer

As the world awaits more details on the fatal crash in Florida of a Tesla car on “autopilot,” Google has hired a general counsel to oversee its self-driving car project. Kevin Vosen is the project’s first general counsel. Previously he had been chief legal officer at The Climate Corporation, which makes weather monitoring applications for farmers. According to his profile on the