Legal market and technology

  • United States
  • 11/08/2017
  • Bloomberg Law
  • Responding to big shifts in the U.S. legal market and technology, almost every big law firm in Texas–including Baker Botts, Bracewell, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkin–has hired non-lawyer professionals to manage essential marketing and staff development operations. (Houston Chronicle)
  • The United States Steel Corporation announced the resignation of Suzanne Rich Folsom, its general counsel, chief compliance officer and senior vice president government affairs, effective December 29. It said Deputy GC Richard Fruehauf will head the company’s legal operations while the company looks for a permanent replacement for Folsom. (Nasdaq)
  • Innovari, Inc., specializing in energy-platform grid tech for utilities, said it hired former Sullivan & Cromwell corporate transactional attorney Lisa Jurinka as general counsel. Jurinka was most recently GC at Jive Software and has held assistant GC roles at various San Francisco Bay area companies. (PR Newswire)
  • The Republican leadership of the Kentucky House of Representatives hired a law firm to investigate a sexual harassment scandal that prompted the resignation of House Speaker Jeff Hoover. (WDRB)
  • Sky Plc warned U.K. regulators it could pull the plug on Sky News if the operation gets in the way of its 11.7 billion-pound ($15.3 billion) takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. (Bloomberg)