Al Driver


  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Your company is undoubtedly experiencing skyrocketing e-discovery costs, both those related to active litigation and those attributable to overpreservation. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are outdated. The situation in most state courts is also unsatisfactory. Until a broad-based package of rule reforms is enacted to comprehensively address the...
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Litigation costs continue to soar with the explosive growth of electronically stored information (ESI) attributable, among other things, to the proliferation of smart phones, electronic readers and social and other new media. By significantly increasing the cost of doing business in the U.S., this burden contributes to making the price of U.S. goods...
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    In this editorial I bravely soldier into the minefield of advising on stock picking. My advice is that if stock pickers are looking for the best long-term investments, they should select those companies that have the strongest general counsel with the best legal departments that reach out for advice from the best law firms. 
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Federal and state agencies have marshaled every conceivable weapon to ferret out compliance breakdowns and corrupt practices by U.S. corporations, including using qui tam and whistleblowing to incentivize suppliers, customers and employees to report corporate wrongdoing. In the past, general counsel faced the major challenge of getting early warning about...
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Tom joined DuPont Legal in 1976, became associate general counsel in 1994, chief litigation counsel in 1998, vice president and assistant general counsel in 1999 and rose to senior vice president and general counsel in July 2008. 
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    We face a depressing reality. Hope for economic recovery recedes as export growth is hindered by the Eurozone crisis and the slowing pace of growth in developing countries. Our divided government is paralyzed - unable to take any effective measures. Rather than offer constructive messages in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential elections, candidates...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    This issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel comes at a time when the future of this country seems particularly bleak. An important reason is that the huge number of unemployed will undoubtedly increase if the nation focuses on deficit reduction to the exclusion of job growth. If people don't have jobs, they are not going to have money to spend,...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011