Welcome to the March issue of NWLawyer. This month we’re shining light on the work of in-house counsel. Alaska Air Group Vice President and Gen- eral Counsel Kyle Levine talks with NWL about
the excitement of working on the inside of the merger deal
between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. On page 36,
Paul Swegle describes the role of in-house counsel as
gatekeeper and offers six best practices for proceeding “in
the best interest of the organization” under the Rules of
Turn to page 44 for Mark Davis’ feature on handling
sexual harassment complaints. His advice is, of course,
timely. Women’s History Month is upon us, and tradition has
it we should be thinking about gender bias—sort of like we
are supposed to think about “giving” during the holidays.
Thanks to the #Me Too and Time’s Up movements, though,
EMILY WHITE is the editor of NWLawyer and
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
lately every month has become women’s history month. It’s
clear the kind of outrage manifesting itself in these movements is something lawyers will be reckoning with for a long
time, and it will be something we continue to cover in these
pages. If you have relevant stories you’d like to share with
NWLawyer, please email email@example.com. Also, don’t
miss our next Decoding the Law panel, March 21, on the
topic of sexual harassment. These panels are free and open
to the public, and can also be streamed live. More information can be found on our website.
Call for Submissions
In honor of the season when people are rumored
to have “more time” to engage in the endangered
art of actually reading a book, NWLawyer is
publishing a SUMMER READING LIST.
Please send a 50-150 word description of a book you believe
everyone should read, and why. The kind of book you might
push on someone at a dinner party until they say, “OK, I get
it!” They don’t need to be books built around legal plots or
issues, nor do they need to be contemporary titles.
Send your submissions to NWLawyer@wsba.org
with the subject line SUMMER READING.
Deadline is May 1, 2018
NOW READ THIS!