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Why the FaceTime Bug Is Not Good for Business

Let's face it: cell phones can be dangerous.

That's why it's against the law to drive and text. You shouldn't take a selfie on the edge of a cliff, either.

But the latest cell-phone danger is about company security. For example, some people were using FaceTime to secretly record conversations.

Need Inspiration, Entrepreneurs? Go to the Movies

Quint, the ill-fated captain of "Jaws," was a family man in real life.

The actor had 10 kids and bills to pay, but he took a pay cut for the movie because he believed in Steven Spielberg's vision. It was the young director's second feature film.

The risk paid off, and "Jaws" went on to become a classic. Film buffs and entrepreneurs know the story.

What Law Schools Have the Best Programs for In-House Jobs?

So, your plan is to graduate from law school and become corporate counsel at a Fortune 500 company? Good luck with that.

According to experts, your chances of getting that job right out of law school are slim and none. It would be like going to Hollywood to get discovered while working at McDonald's.

However, there are law schools that can give you an advantage on your career path. Here's how to find the schools that lead to in-house jobs:

Samsung Fooled by 'Counterfeit' Supreme

What's more embarrassing than a big-screen fail at a product launch?

You know the kind, like when Steve Jobs watched his giant iPhone meltdown in front of developers years ago? It became a YouTube favorite.

Rest in peace, Mr. Jobs, Samsung did you one better. The Apple rival unwittingly announced a fake partnership at a product launch in China.

When it comes to the general counsel paper chase, a recent report explains that the gender pay gap is rather large.

On average, a man serving as general counsel will make 39 percent or $125,000 more than a woman. These findings show that the gender pay gap is alive and just as bad for general counsel as in other industries. And while the CEO of Association of Corporate Counsel explained that growth for GCs is unparalleled at the moment, women seem to be underrepresented and underpaid.

For in-house counsel to be successful in tech, just like in any other industry, it requires just the right combination of skill and luck. And while luck may be fickle and unpredictable, skills are learnable.

If you hope to succeed in tech as an in-house attorney, the following three skills are among the most important to continually be working on:

Dirty Money: Behind the Scenes of the Netflix Original 'Cartel Bank'

Netflix is not just movies; it's about real-life drama.

Dirty Money: Cartel Bank is a documentary that speaks for itself. Watch it and you'll see the real story about Mexican drug cartels laundering money through a global bank.

The producers turned to Brett Wolf, a senior correspondent with Thomson Reuters, for deep background. Here's the inside scoop.

Finance Industry Pays General Counsel the Most

Morgan Stanley's Eric Grossman made nearly $7 million last year, the most among general counsel in a new survey.

According to the 2018 General Counsel Compensation Survey, Grossman topped 341 in-house attorneys in compensation. That included salary, cash bonuses, and nonequity incentives.

The survey also had good news for most general counsel, reporting that salaries increased slightly and bonuses jumped 31 percent. The bad news is their average cash compensation went down.

How to Be The Coolest Lawyer, Like the 49ers GC

Football, perhaps more than any professional sport, is not ready for women on the field.

But some women, like Hannah Gordon, are making an impact on the sport. She is general counsel for the San Francisco 49ers, and may be the coolest in the businesses.

After all, how many general counsel get to run down on the football field and high-five a team for winning a championship?

Some in-house attorneys lament a life devoid of excitement and limelight. But considering the plight of the in-house team at Michigan State University right now, those bored by their in-house drudgery should probably change those lamentations to celebrations.

In a recent post on Above the Law, whose editorial coverage and reader comments are second to none when it comes to legal snark, the university's in-house job was described as "The Absolute Worst In-House Job Right Now." The reason? Well, there are about ten, and each one is a different investigation or inquiry into just how MSU allowed the sexual predator, Larry Nassar, to do what he did, for as long as he did. Curiously though, ATL notes that an outside counsel is actually taking the lead for the institution, which probably makes the MSU in-house team's job even worse.