In-House Texas

Quintin Cassady, vice president and general counsel of Galderma Laboratories L.P.

Galderma Laboratories' GC Has Skin in the Pharma Game

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Reporter Kristen Rasmussen interviews Quintin Cassady, vice president and general counsel at Galderma Laboratories, Swiss-based operating company of Nestle Skin Health known for products such as Cetaphil .

Michael P. Maslanka, assistant professor of law, UNT Dallas College of Law.

Five Hacks to Minimize Cognitive Load and Effectively Maximize Cognitive Processing Power

By Michael P. Maslanka |

My law professor gig is now going on two years plus. I've learned a lot about teaching. (As the Zen expression goes: "a good teacher always remains a good student.") Here's one lesson: yes teach doctrine, yet also teach mindsets; that is a way of thinking.

Mexico's Broad Assault on Corruption

By Charles E. Meacham |

Over the last five years, Mexico has undertaken important structural reforms to several segments of the Mexican economy, most notably, the energy sector that was previously closed off to foreign investment.

Cross-Border Issues Are Not Always Limited to Business Deals

By Ryan Kirkham |

A host of international legal issues may arise, including complicated custody litigation, in the event of a cross border relocation.

Michael P. Maslanka, assistant professor of law, UNT Dallas College of Law.

Social Anxiety: The Invisible Elephant in the Room

By Michael P. Maslanka |

This month we look at an intractable issue: dealing with mental illness/cognitive impairment in the workplace.

Amanda Richards, general counsel of Cudd Energy Services

Meet the GC of Cudd Energy Services

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Reporter Kristen Rasmussen profiles Amanda Richards, general counsel of The Woodlands-based Cudd Energy Services, a domestic and international oil field service company.

Nightmare on 14th Street

By Ben Major |

I hate watching horror movies. When not covering my eyes, I futilely plead with the characters to flee and escape death at the hands of the villain. As the viewer, I know that Michael Myers is hiding in the closet, that the shark is much bigger than the hero's boat, and that eerie music foreshadows the villain's attack. I read court opinions from a similar perspective, and when sneaky procedural issues aim to gut a party's otherwise meritorious case, I tend to pull for that party.

Buckle Up: Seat Belt Evidence Now Admissible

By Quentin Brogdon |

In 'Nabor Well Services v. Romero' in 2015, the Texas Supreme Court upended more than 40 years of precedent when it allowed evidence of a plaintiff's nonuse of seat belts to reduce a plaintiff's recovery in a car crash case.

Michael P. Maslanka, assistant professor of law, UNT Dallas College of Law.

Follow the Golden Rule: Model Rule 5.6, That Is

By Michael P. Maslanka |

It's easier to comply with the law than to circumvent it. This summer I am teaching this simple yet profound lesson to the students in our Professional Responsibility class.

Avoiding the Cybersecurity Chopping Block

By Lori S. Nugent |

If it were easy to avoid cybersecurity incidents like data breaches and ransomware attacks, most organizations happily would apply whatever the solution and protect the sensitive information in their care.

Michael P. Maslanka, assistant professor of law, UNT Dallas College of Law.

Military Ideas That Can Help Lawyers Fight the Good Fight

By Micahel P. Maslanka |

I hope all enjoyed a reflective Memorial Day. There is much lawyers can learn from the military experience.

South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX.

Texas Law School Receives $1.27M Gift

By ALM staff |

South Texas College of Law Houston has received a $1.27 million gift aimed at launching a criminal defense certification program, which is meant to train defense lawyers to more effectively represent indigent defendants in the city's courts.

Melissa Pifko, vice president and chief legal officer for health care and clinical affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Meet Melissa Pifko: Co-CLO at UTHealth Science Center at Houston

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Reporter Kristen Rasmussen profiles Melissa Pifko, one-half of a duo of chief legal officers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Pifko is VP and CLO for health care and clinical affairs at the center; her colleague Daniel Reat was previously profiled.

How to Handle Digital Damage Control

By Lee Winkelman and Alan Bush, Bush Law Firm |

How much (legal) trouble can one employee get into with a smartphone and a social media account or two? Hint, hint: It's more than most in-house counsel would want to admit.

Employees on Social Media: Avoiding Potential Litigation Traps

By Matthew Coolbaugh |

For some employers, social media can prove to be a litigation trap.

Michael P. Maslanka, assistant professor of law, UNT Dallas College of Law.

How Reading Poetry Helps You With Your Lawyering

By MICHAEL P. MASLANKA |

Feeling down as a lawyer? Seeking transcendence? Needing a mindset transplant? Here's a suggestion: read poetry.

Reese Arrowsmith, vice president and head of legal operations at Campbell Soup Co.

Digital Pillars: Essential Technologies in Corporate Legal

By Rhys Dipshan |

As modern legal departments look to become more cost-effective and efficient, many cannot do without vital management and analytic technologies.

Daniel Reat, vice president and chief legal officer for operations and business affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Meet a Co-Chief Legal Officer at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Meet a Co-Chief Legal Officer at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.