Al Driver


  • Monday, October 27, 2014
    Yesterday (about 60 years ago!) there were relatively few general counsel or legal departments except in the very largest corporations or those that, like insurance companies, were in businesses that required a legal staff to review policies and claims and manage any ensuing litigation.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    How does MCC differ from other legal industry periodicals? MCC, unlike many legal publications, focuses primarily on content written by outside lawyers. Every issue is packed with articles so that our corporate counsel readers will find at least a few of immediate interest. This unfiltered approach provides an opportunity for law firm lawyers and...
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
    Avoiding Scandals – A Matter Of Corporate Governance The recent scandals involving major corporations might have been prevented if those corporations had had corporate governance measures in place similar to those adopted by many other corporations. These include those mentioned below.
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Proposed Rules to reduce the cost of over-preservation by setting forth clear guidelines for document disposal are well on their way to adoption.  If adopted, this will be the greatest victory yet for our economy in reducing the cost of storing electronic information. As mentioned in our interview with Mary Mack in this issue on page 17, as soon as...
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Thursday, November 21, 2013
    On our cover, we feature Nathan L. Hecht, who is the 27th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and a worthy successor to Hon. Wallace Jefferson. Chief Justice Hecht was first elected to the court in 1988 as a justice and was re-elected four times. He was appointed chief justice by Governor Rick Perry on October 1, 2013. He is the senior Texas...
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Give thanks to the women in Congress for breaking the recent impasse that resulted in a costly and unnecessary shutdown that further weakened an already struggling economy. It was a great example of the power of women to bring sanity into a broken political process. It is likely that some of the women involved are lawyers – but service in Congress...
  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
    The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules (Advisory Committee) is seeking public comment on a number of proposals to amend the FRCP aimed at reducing the costs and burdens of discovery. The two most important of these are a rewrite of Rule 37(e), which regulates sanctions for failure to preserve discoverable information, and a revision to Rule 26(b)(1) which...
  • Thursday, August 22, 2013
    The Snowden and Manning affairs illustrate that we have entered an era that a contributor to this month's issue describes as one of “radical transparency” in which a corporation’s most confidential assets are vulnerable. Such assets may range from intellectual property to individual information of a private nature, trade secrets and...