Media Monitor
March 26, 2015
A digest of the week’s news of note:
From the most buzz-worthy and blogged-about, to the leading business, innovation and legal industry headlines.

Corporate Counsel



  • Salary Wars Help Boost In-House Counsel Pay: A seasoned and skilled in-house attorney looking for work is a candidate worth fighting over, which fortunately for the lawyer can lead to better compensation. (CC, 3.24)











  • Guest post: Pricing Power... and how to convert it into profit: The growth of professionals in Law Land with the word 'pricing' in their title has been explosive over the past couple of years. It's a trend we applaud loudly and fervently, so perhaps it's worth a primer on how it's done in the major leagues. (LB, 3.23)



  • The machines are coming for your job: The commoditisation of artificial intelligence means many areas of the lawyer’s trade are at risk – including the ‘creative’ element. (TL, 3.23)

Legal Education

  • Law School Applications: How Low Can They Go? The number of people applying to law school has been shrinking for some time. But just how far have the figures fallen? The latest numbers released by the Law School Admission Council are eye-opening. (WSJ, 3.20)



Law Firms/Lawyers/Corp Counsel

  • NSA’s General Counsel Joins Mayer Brown: The National Security Agency’s top lawyer has left the government and returned to private practice as a partner at Mayer Brown LLP in Washington D.C., running the firm’s global privacy and security practice.(CC, 3.20)



  • A Maven of Money Law: Interview with/ profile of Obrea Poindexter, a lawyer at Morrison & Foerster in Washington. (WSJ, 3.21)



  • Google Makes Most of Ties to White House: Google’s access to high-ranking Obama administration officials, averaging a White House meeting a week, during a critical phase of the antitrust probe is one sign of the Internet giant’s reach in Washington. (WSJ, 3.25)


  • Google Avoided Probe but Others Loom: Google escaped a U.S. antitrust investigation, but the company isn’t out of the regulatory woods. The disclosure of a 2012 FTC report that found it used anticompetitive tactics gave fuel to rivals and a European probe. (WSJ, 3.21)



Additional Legal News

  • EU’s Top Court Hears Facebook Data Privacy Case: The European Union’s top court heard arguments Tuesday in a case challenging the legal mechanism that lets Facebook Inc. and thousands of other firms transfer European personal data to U.S.-based servers. (WSJ, 3.25)