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Tips From A General Counsel: What I Wish I Had Known and What I'm Glad I Know Now
In 2016, I was given the wonderful opportunity to serve as general counsel (GC) of a newly formed publicly traded company. I had been dreaming about becoming a GC for several years and thus had been actively been preparing myself for the moment when the opportunity would present itself.


There's No Such Thing As "Time Management"
The following is an excerpt from 50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More - Stress Less - Be Awesome by Nora Riva Bergman. The book offers 50 lessons focused on productivity, marketing, and leadership in bite-sized, easily digestible lessons.
Don't Take Heat for That Tweet: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in the Use of Social Media
In the 2017 Packingham v. North Carolina case, Justice Anthony Kennedy observed in writing for the majority that: "While we now may be coming to the realization that the cyber age is a revolution of historic proportions, we cannot appreciate yet its full dimensions and vast potential to alter how we think, express ourselves, and define who we want to be."
Effective Use of the Hyphen, En Dash, and Em Dash in Legal Writing
Some lawyers and legal writers, including recent law school graduates and certain Millennials, may not know the difference between the hyphen, en dash, and em dash.
What Skadden's Fara Violations and Settlement Can Teach Lawyers (And Others) About Fara Compliance in a New Age of Fara Enforcement
For much of its recent history, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) rested upon the shelves of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) link an antique relic- dusty and unused, but potentially returnable to active service if needed.
The Reverse Commute: General Counsel to Private Practice - What I Learned In-House and How it Translates Back to Private Practice
I recently returned to private practice after a dozen years as general counsel (GC) for a medium-sized worldwide corporation. I have dubbed the transition my "reverse commute."
Tips for Catching the Wandering Eye of In-House Counsel
Building a relationship is more than soliciting business; it is about developing a connection. It is built on a true understanding of your client's goals, personal interest, and, of course, their business.