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In-House Legal covers a variety of issues pertinent to the general counsel and in-house legal departments of small, mid-size, and large companies. Host Randy Milch, former general counsel for Verizon, discusses the latest developments, trends, and best practices for this very busy and often complicated area of law. Hear from top legal minds, industry experts, and other special guests on topics like ethical duties, corporate governance, employment law, and management.

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In-House Legal covers a variety of issues pertinent to the general counsel and in-house legal departments of small, mid-size, and large companies. Host Randy Milch, former general counsel for Verizon, discusses the latest developments, trends, and best practices for this very busy and often complicated area of law. Hear from top legal minds, industry experts, and other special guests on topics like ethical duties, corporate governance, employment law, and management.

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Great show about the corporate counsel world

By AAJCCA - May 11 2015
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This show keeps getting better and better. Randy is is the perfect host and has great guests sharing their experiences of what it's like to be the general counsel at large corporations as well as the journey to the role. A must for anyone who wants work from gc's or is thinking about going in-house.

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Great show about the corporate counsel world

By AAJCCA - May 11 2015
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This show keeps getting better and better. Randy is is the perfect host and has great guests sharing their experiences of what it's like to be the general counsel at large corporations as well as the journey to the role. A must for anyone who wants work from gc's or is thinking about going in-house.

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In-House Legal

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In-House Legal covers a variety of issues pertinent to the general counsel and in-house legal departments of small, mid-size, and large companies. Host Randy Milch, former general counsel for Verizon, discusses the latest developments, trends, and best practices for this very busy and often complicated area of law. Hear from top legal minds, industry experts, and other special guests on topics like ethical duties, corporate governance, employment law, and management.

Rank #1: Skills for Success as a General Counsel

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In this episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch interviews Mark Roellig, General Counsel of MassMutual, about the skills lawyers need to go in-house or become a general counsel, how to properly manage an in-house team of attorneys, and why diversity is important in business. Roellig explains that lawyers seeking a general counsel job need to gain legal experience above and beyond their current position in addition to the knowledge of business, communication, and other non-legal skills. He discusses how to choose the right team of employees, make sure your department adds value to the company, and the proper way to achieve success with diversity. Tune in to learn how to lead a corporate legal department successfully.

Mar 19 2015

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Rank #2: "Right-Sizing" the In-House Legal Department

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The demands and responsibilities placed on in-house legal departments are at an unprecedented level and show no signs of abating. In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton, Esq.,welcomes Attorney Jane Sender of Sender Legal Search to help explain the current thinking on how many lawyers a company should have and how to balance that with spending on outside counsel legal bills.

May 08 2009

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Rank #3: Taming the Litigation Beast

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At the first sniff of a claim or a lawsuit against your company, the in-house legal department must take charge of a case and not let go. Join In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., with trial attorney, Barry Weiner, from the law firm Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, as they discuss how to tame the litigation beast and share thoughts and insights on how in-house lawyers can effectively control their litigation budgets.

Feb 10 2009

22mins

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Rank #4: CVS Thomas Moriarty on Whether Law Firm Experience is Needed for General Counsel

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As new lawyers enter the legal marketplace it can be challenging trying to decide which job opportunities are best to gain the professional experience needed to advance one’s career. In this episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch talks with CVS Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel Thomas Moriarty about his current role, his occupational journey, and whether the experience of working for a law firm is vital for attorneys striving to be in-house counsel.

Thomas Moriarty is Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel for CVS Health.

Dec 12 2016

30mins

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Rank #5: To Sue or Not To Sue: A Litigation Framework for In-House Counsel

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In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran senior consultant with Altman Weil, explores the question of Litigation and builds a framework for In-house Counsel. Special guests include Kim Moses of Calfee, Halter & Griswold (Lex Mundi member firm for Ohio), and Kathy Vanderwist, Legal Director for Tarkett, North America. The group discusses whether and when it is in company’s best interest to pursue a litigation claim, the role of In-house Counsel as it relates to litigation, and factors to consider when deciding litigation.

May 03 2010

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Rank #6: Thomson Reuters' Deirdre Stanley: Being Interested and Getting Ahead

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Despite not being 100% sure of her desired practice area when she graduated from Harvard Law School, Deirdre Stanley, now general counsel of Thomson Reuters, was certain of two things: she wanted to work in business and wanted to do so in New York City.

During her tenure in Biglaw doing mergers and acquisitions, Deirdre found her calling working alongside in-house counsels. She realized that in order to advance, she would need to diversify her experience, so when the opportunity to head business development at USA Network came up, she took it. That off-path experience eventually paved the way for an offer from Thomson Reuters to head their legal department.

In this episode of In-House Legal, host Randy Milch interviews Deirdre Stanley about her path to the top. Together, they discuss her background, pivotal decisions along the way, and how being interested in multiple disciplines is the key to high level positions. Tune in to hear her advice for lawyers in today’s market and about her daily duties to maintain a free press worldwide.

Deirdre Stanley is the executive vice president, general counsel, and board secretary at Thomson Reuters. Prior to her current role, she held various legal and senior executive positions, including deputy general counsel at IAC (previously USA Networks, Inc.). From 1997 to 1999, Deirdre served as associate general counsel for GTE Corporation (a predecessor company to Verizon), where she headed the mergers and acquisitions practice group. She currently serves as a vice chair on the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Special Surgery and is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Executive Leadership Council.

Dec 02 2015

33mins

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Rank #7: How General Counsels Drive the Legal Profession

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Bill Ide’s resume is packed with impressive positions, not the least of which includes ABA President and general counsel of Monsanto. In this episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch interviews Bill Ide about his career path, the decisions he made along the way, and what it truly takes to be a leader in the legal industry. In-house lawyers can gain insight from his experience with corporate governance and the future of the profession as a whole.

Oct 07 2015

31mins

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Rank #8: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Saving through E-Discovery

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Join In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., as he brings two important legal topics to the table. In our first segment, Paul welcomes Maria Rodriguez, a partner with Winston & Strawn LLP in Los Angeles, to discuss the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and how it affects employers. Paul will also talk to Richard Stout, director of the Litigation Support Division for Counsel on Call and Dennis McKinnie, executive director of Counsel on Call’s Atlanta office, about how your legal department can save money through e-discovery.

Mar 11 2009

28mins

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Rank #9: Insights from 3M GC Ivan Fong about Embracing Opportunities

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Ivan Fong, senior vice president for legal affairs and general counsel of 3M Company, started in an unusual place for an attorney: as a chemical engineer with undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT. He attended Stanford Law School and subsequently built a distinguished career from a big law partnership to senior in-house positions in some of America’s finest legal departments. These positions were all punctuated by stints of public service at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. But what advice does he have to offer lawyers looking to build a successful in-house career?

In this episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch interviews Fong about the course of his legal career, how his time in public service set him up to go in-house at General Electric, and how he charted his course internally at such a big company.

Topics include:

  • Fong’s decision to switch from engineering to legal
  • Clerkships for Judge Abner J. Mikva and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Why he started in big law after law school
  • Choosing the right company over a specific subject matter
  • Appellate work, ecommerce, and patent litigation
  • Fong’s position as Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Legal doctrines concerning unlawful conduct and the internet
  • Moving in-house at GE and then becoming GC at Cardinal Health
  • Doing pro bono work as a general counsel

Jan 22 2016

35mins

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Rank #10: Copyright Issues, Intellectual Property, and Data Security in the Digital Age

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In this episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch interviews Michael Fricklas about his path to becoming general counsel of Viacom, his specific interest in technology law, and what it’s like to be general counsel in a company owned by lawyers. Fricklas also discusses the copyright infringement lawsuit between Viacom and YouTube, how he managed the corporation’s public reputation during that time, and what he predicts for the future of cybersecurity in law firms and corporate legal departments. Tune in for an inside look at how the digital age has influenced the job of general counsel.

Jul 02 2015

33mins

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Rank #11: Verizon’s Randy Milch on Being General Counsel and Running the In-House Legal Department

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In-House Legal returns with new host Randy Milch, the executive vice president and strategic policy advisor to the chair and CEO for Verizon Communications. Formerly the general counsel for Verizon, Randy has worked nearly his entire legal career in the telecom industry. In this episode of In-House Legal, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews host Randy Milch as he takes the reigns of the show. Together, they discuss Randy’s path to becoming Verizon’s GC, the importance of having talented attorneys on your team, and the challenges faced in regulatory environments. In addition, they talk about the cost of patent trolls, the necessity of support staff, and relentlessly weathering pressure and uncertainty. Tune in to hear what Randy’s plans are for the show’s future as well as his advice for in-house legal departments. Randy Milch is the executive vice president and strategic policy advisor to the chair and CEO for Verizon Communications. Prior to that, he was the company’s executive vice president and general counsel. Mr. Milch has worked a career in the telecom industry and brings decades of legal experience to the In-House Legal show.

Feb 25 2015

28mins

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Rank #12: Where to Sue and Not Be Sued: Surviving Litigation

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In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran with Hubbard One, explores what In-House Counsel should know in order to survive litigation. Special guests include Joe Sepulchre, Partner with Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick (Lex Mundi member firm for Belgium), and Carla Swansburg, Senior Counsel with RBC Law Group. The group discusses how to sue, whether you have a choice and why In-House Counsel should care.

Jul 21 2010

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Rank #13: Ford’s GC David Leitch on Leadership During Crisis

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David Leitch is no stranger to crisis. During his career, he was chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration during the September 11th terrorist attacks where he was responsible for closing the skies to commercial flights, recruiting qualified Air Marshals, and turning airport security over to TSA. In addition, he was Ford Motor Company’s group vice president and general counsel during the auto industry bailout, when the survival of vital suppliers and General Motors was in doubt. Fortunately, his in-and-out government employment armed him with the tools to manage the legal affairs of our country’s largest and most important institutions during critical times.

In this episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch interviews David Leitch about his career path, crisis management, and leadership. Tune in to hear his opinions about GM’s bailout and bankruptcy as well as facilitating an ethical company culture.

Oct 30 2015

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Rank #14: Yahoo GC Ron Bell on Privacy vs. Security

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In this episode of In-House Legal, Yahoo General Counsel Ron Bell joins host Randy Milch for a conversation about national security vs. online privacy. For companies that provide access to online content worldwide there can be a fine line between freedom of expression and unlawful content. Just because something is legal in the U.S. does not mean that it’s allowed in other countries. And furthermore, if something is lawful does that mean a company has to provide access to it?

In addition to providing access to content, Randy asks Ron about his path to Yahoo, which had some interesting stops along the way. Originally starting as an associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Illinois, Ron set his sites on Silicon Valley fairly early in his career. Without being licensed in California or even an available position to apply for, Ron asked for a meeting at Apple Computer, Inc. As it turned out, a position opened during his visit and he was hired shortly after. Tune in to hear more about his story and what it takes to ascend to the top.

Ron Bell is the general counsel, secretary, and vice president at Yahoo. Prior to that, he served as deputy general counsel for several regions of the company as well as other legal positions as he advanced through the ranks. Before beginning his career at Yahoo, Ron served as senior corporate counsel at Apple Computer, Inc. and as an associate at the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.

Feb 24 2016

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Rank #15: Learning to Cope with the Wave of New Employment Laws and Regulations

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In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran senior consultant with Altman Weil, welcomes John Vering with Armstrong Teasdale, Lex Mundi’s member firm for Missouri, and Kim Kmentt with Tomkins Industries, Inc., to discuss key employment laws and regulations. The group examines what In-House Counsel should know now and in the future about the Americans with Disabilities Act, Healthcare Reform and more.

Jun 09 2010

29mins

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