Earlier this week I had a discussion with the general counsel of a mid-size company. He was going on and on about how his in-house attorneys secured a huge U.S. court judgment against a foreign company. I simply smiled and thought to myself, this person does not have a clue about the rough road ahead. You see, securing a U.S. court judgment against a foreign company is … [Read more...]
International Lawyers Get Green Light to Serve as In-House Counsel in the U.S.
It’s about time the American Bar Association recognized that the globalization of law is a “trend” that’s here to stay. I say this because the ABA House of Delegates just passed a resolution that would allow foreign attorneys to work in the U.S. as in-house counsel. The fact is that seven states already allow international attorneys to work as in-house lawyers in the U.S. … [Read more...]
5 Ways to Make In-House Counsel's Job Easier in High Stakes Litigation
As a litigator, I’m in constant communication with in-house counsel concerning the status of a given case—as most litigators are or should be. Even if nothing material is going on, I make it a point to simply communicate “there are no material issues to discuss at the moment.” I do this for several reasons. First, knowing that the case is under control allows … [Read more...]