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Texas Hourly Rates – Go Big or Go Home

If you have outside counsel in Texas, you can rest assured that their hourly rates are as outsized as those in many other large states: “Hundreds of Texas corporate clients have seen fees go up…


Navigating Law Department Politics

Law department politics – tips on how to navigate the minefield: “Rival cliques, power struggles and groups that refuse to cooperate. Those may sound like dynamics limited to high school cafeterias, but the reality is…



Personal Fit Key to Job Offers

Looking for an in-house counsel job? Personal fit may be the key driver for getting job offers: “I interviewed 120 decision makers and spent nine months observing the recruiting practices of one firm in particular. The…


Bitcoin Basics for Corporate Counsel

If you haven’t heard of Bitcoin or just want to learn more, read Bitcoin Basics by Steve Gold of McGuireWoods LLP: “Bitcoin, the online “cryptocurrency,” is not just for anti-government doomsday fanatics and drug dealers….



How to Clean Up Your Writing

Does the texting generation need the ruler? “Maybe you’ve read the stories about the candidate who wasn’t hired because of spelling errors in the resumé. Or the firm that lost the bid in response to…


Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Business

Ditching the legalese has its virtues and, for some GCs, it’s a requirement: “Lawyers are so famously fluent in their own jargon that the rest of the world has furrowed its brow and given this…