At the height of the Profumo scandal in England in the early 1960’s, the young Mandy Rice-Davies (unfairly portrayed by the tabloid press as a “good time girl,” in fact Rice-Davies was a brilliant woman who later became a notable business entrepreneur)... Read More
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Q. Won’t the Board be put off that I am using a lawyer? Can they withdraw my offer?
A. There are several answers to these concerns, or rather, several parts of one overall answer... Read More
Picking up on the list of reasons discussed in last week’s blog:
3. So as to Preserve the Good Relationship Between the President and the Board Which Prevails at the Outset of the President’s First Term of Office.
At the beginning... Read More
As executive employment attorneys with a concentration in higher education contracts, we have, over the past decade, represented dozens of college and university presidents in negotiating (or helping them negotiate) their contracts when they are hired.
Many of them were first-time... Read More
As executive employment and compensation lawyers, we are asked to render advice to clients who are going through employment transitions. They are being hired or fired, or facing ongoing challenges and changes to their executive work life.
As every experienced lawyer knows,... Read More
As executive employment lawyers, we are familiar with the ordinary ups and downs of hiring and firing in the sectors we serve: higher education, finance, media and industry.
These times are anything but ordinary. The pandemic, political and economic turmoil, and general... Read More
Our executive employment law practice gave us a vantage point from which to view the effects of the pandemic on our nation’s leaders in higher education, the presidents of American colleges and universities.
It was not a pretty picture.
Carefully formulated budgets,... Read More
The year of the pandemic shut-in has opened up even more time for reading (never enough time for reading!). Clients and friends of our executive employment law practice have kindly claimed to enjoy my annual selections, so here we go again, a... Read More
Continuing with our last blog topic:
7. Most employment law plaintiffs lose. This is a fact of legal life which both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ lawyers do not like to speak about, since it is bad for business, but I believe the... Read More
Much of our legal work as executive employment attorneys consists of negotiating individual executive employment agreements and offer letters. These negotiations take place when an executive is being hired or when his or her initial employment is being extended or expanded. These... Read More