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In Uncertain Economy, GCs' Cash Compensation Takes Rare Dip

By Sue Reisinger

Despite their expanded duties, pay for corporate general counsel and chief legal officers has fallen — by 4% — for the first time in at least 12 years, according to the latest survey from legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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    NALP Says Pandemic Hasn't Hindered 2020 Law Grads

    Despite entering the workforce during a pandemic, most 2020 law school graduates are thriving, with high rates of employment and a dip in educational debt, but some still feel negative effects on their mental health, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement Inc.

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    California Pulse

    Lyft's GC-Turned-President To Depart Next Month

    Lyft's longtime general counsel, who rose from one of its first employees to be its president — and is credited with being a "driving force" behind the growth of both the company and the transportation network industry — plans to step down from her leadership position at the ride-hailing business in August.

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    California Pulse

    Nixon Peabody Adds Veteran GC With IP, Korean Biz Focus

    The longtime general counsel of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency's Los Angeles office has joined Nixon Peabody LLP, continuing the firm's recent growth of its intellectual property team on the West Coast.

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    California Pulse

    Longtime IP Attorney Named Lewis Roca's California Head

    Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP has appointed an experienced intellectual property attorney who has been with the firm and a legacy for nearly 30 years, as managing partner of its California offices.

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    Holland & Knight Media, Privacy Atty Joins Ballard Spahr

    A former Holland & Knight LLP litigator and onetime NBCUniversal chief privacy officer is bringing her diverse practice spanning data privacy and media law to Ballard Spahr LLP's New York office, the firm announced Wednesday.

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    California Pulse

    Record Retrieval Co. Compex Discloses April Data Breach

    Compex Legal Services Inc., a record retrieval and litigation support services provider, said Wednesday it had a data breach in April that exposed the personal identifiable information of "certain individuals," and the company is currently conducting an investigation into the event.

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    Vroom Compliance Chief To Replace Outgoing CLO

    Texas-based Vroom Inc.'s chief legal officer will leave the former used car company in late August, with its chief compliance officer set to succeed her, according to a Wednesday U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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    Texas Pulse

    Office Snapshot: Fisher Phillips Feels 'Good Vibes' In Dallas

    In recently moving its Dallas shop to The Crescent building, Fisher Phillips is seeking to accommodate its growing roster in a larger space that the firm's city leader says provides "good vibes and great energy."

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    Former AUSA Joins Venable's White Collar Team In Chicago

    Venable LLP announced that a longtime former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois joined the firm's investigations and white collar practice as a Chicago-based partner.

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    New York Pulse

    Fried Frank Hires 5th Ex-Goodwin Partner, This Time In NY

    Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP has hired another Goodwin Procter LLP attorney, who joins the firm in New York to continue her work with asset management and other financial industry clients, the firm announced Tuesday.

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