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A Conversation with Mary O’Carroll, Head of Legal Operations at Google

A Conversation with Mary O’Carroll, Head of Legal Operations at Google

Last month at the Legaltech Show in New York, I had an opportunity to meet with a variety of legal executives at top legal software and service providers. When I asked them to identify important trends in the market, nearly all of them mentioned the growth of legal operations, or as Dan Carmel, CMO of

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California | Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Google Can’t Avoid Privacy Suit Over Biometric Face Prints

By Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg News Google users who say the company’s facial recognition technology flouts their privacy rights won the first round of a court fight. A federal judge in Chicago ruled Monday that the world’s largest search engine must face claims that it violated the privacy of millions of users by gathering and storing

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Google’s ‘Gag’ Rule for Workers Challenged in Class Suit

By Kevin McGowan, Bloomberg BNA Google Inc. is violating state law and constitutional guarantees by requiring its employees to sign overly broad confidentiality agreements that infringe their freedom to speak and work, according to a class lawsuit filed in California state court. John Doe, an anonymous Google product manager, alleged the company effectively designates anything

Nicolas Brown-Spino, 6, sets down a paper flower at a make-shift memorial in front of the Stonewall Inn as people gather for a vigil following the massacre that occurred at a Orlando nightclub on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Twitter, Facebook, Google Sued Over Orlando Terrorist Attack

By Alexis Kramer, Bloomberg BNA The families of three victims in the June 12 Orlando, Fla. terrorist attacks have sued Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet’s Google for allegedly allowing the Islamic State Group — known commonly as ISIS — to use their sites to recruit fighters, raise funds and conduct operations. Although the defendants

Jack Chen, Product Counsel for Google

Here’s How Google’s Blind Lawyer Does His Job

Video by Josh Block; Article by Blake Edwards On his daily commute from New Jersey, Jack Chen, a lawyer in Google’s New York offices in Chelsea, navigates two train stations, the subway, and busy sidewalks using only what he can hear and smell, the feedback he gets from his cane, and the mental map he’s created in the

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Google-Backed Phone Start Up Announces GC (Updated)

Pindrop Security, the start up that blocks phone fraud and has raised more than $100 million, announced Monday it hired Clarissa Cerda as its general counsel. Cerda said her role will involve helping the company navigate the emerging regulatory landscape around phone fraud technology. “The CEO and the management were very clear that they wanted a strategic

Attendees inspect a Google Inc. self-driving car at Viva Technology conference in Paris, France, on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Google’s Driverless Car Project Has a New Head Lawyer

As the world awaits more details on the fatal crash in Florida of a Tesla car on “autopilot,” Google has hired a general counsel to oversee its self-driving car project. Kevin Vosen is the project’s first general counsel. Previously he had been chief legal officer at The Climate Corporation, which makes weather monitoring applications for farmers. According to his profile on the

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Google Hired a Blind Lawyer. Here’s His Story

When Jack Chen walked into an interview with law firm Baker Botts in 2007, he knew he was at a disadvantage in the Big Law world: born blind, Chen has to use assistive technologies to complete his legal work. “As a young associate at a law firm, you’re judged heavily on form as well as substance,” he

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Obama’s Web Rules Upheld in Win for Google, Loss for AT&T

By Andrew Harris and Todd Shields, Bloomberg News A federal court upheld net-neutrality regulations designed to ensure an open internet, handing a victory to the Obama administration and a defeat to telephone and cable providers. The Washington-based U.S. Court of Appeals Tuesday acted after a decade of debate over web access that pitted Silicon Valley

A LeSee concept sports vehicle, manufactured by Le Holdings Co. also known as LeEco, stands on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing, China, on Monday, April 25, 2016. China's Le Holdings will seek to raise funds from external investors as the technology company attempts to commercialize a prototype sports car. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Google Attorney Moves to Fast-Growing Chinese Tech Company as GC

Joshua McGuire is jumping from Google, where he served as counsel on mobile patent strategy, to the Chinese tech company LeEco, where he will be general counsel and vice president. McGuire joined Google in 2009, and took the lead handling the company’s patent strategy for its mobile and Android platforms “during the mobile patent wars,” according to his LinkedIn profile. He