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Register for ACC Xchange 2019 Mid-Year Meeting for Legal Executives

Register for ACC Xchange 2019 Mid-Year Meeting for Legal Executives

Event, April 28-30, 2019
ACC has arranged for four curricula addresses in the areas of contracts, leadership, legal operations, and litigation.

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A Top 10 Verdict in Texas

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A team of lawyers with Boyd Powers & Williamson alleging deceptive business practices against BBVA Compass Bank won a $98 million verdict for their client, a real estate developer who was working to build three luxury subdivisions in Tarrant County, Texas.

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Complimentary Webinar: Best Practices for Vendor Risk Profiling

Complimentary Webinar: Best Practices for Vendor Risk Profiling

Webinar, Feb. 6, 2019
A new NAVEX Global webinar will discuss how to find the right approach to third-party risk management by applying appropriate risk factors.

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Download: 3rd Annual In-House Legal Benchmarking Report

Download: 3rd Annual In-House Legal Benchmarking Report

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Exterro has published its 3rd Annual In-House Legal Benchmarking Report for use in benchmarking legal processes against 110 legal departments.

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Burns Charest Attorney LeElle Slifer Named Partner

Burns Charest Attorney LeElle Slifer Named Partner

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Attorney LeElle Slifer has been named partner by the Dallas-based trial law firm of Burns Charest LLP.

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Taking the First Step to Digitally Transform Your Legal Department

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Digital transformation continues to be a strategic priority for organizations today. However, a recent study by Gartner revealed 81% of legal departments are not prepared to support their company’s digitization process.

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Four Farrell Frtiz Lawyers Receive NY State Bar Association Appointments

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Four lawyers with Farrell Fritz have received appointments from the New York State Bar Association.

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Download: Zapproved’s Winter 2019 Volume of Ediscovery Case Law Summaries

Download: Zapproved’s Winter 2019 Volume of Ediscovery Case Law Summaries

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This volume from Zapproved covers a wide range of topics, from spoliation and sanctions to proportionality, scope, and technology.

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Biglaw Firm Pushing Out Senior Associates

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Associates were told they weren’t partner or counsel material, given only a portion of their bonus and told they had six months to find another job.

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Another N.Y. Lawyer Censured After 60 Minutes Sting Report

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The CBS program reported on an undercover probe by anticorruption advocacy group Global Witness.

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Jury Awards $21 Million to Hotel Dishwasher After She Was Forced to Work on Sundays

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A federal jury in Miami set a $21.5 million verdict for a Haitian immigrant in a religious accommodation case who lost her job at a Conrad Hotel because she would not work on Sundays because of religious beliefs.

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Environmental Defense Fund Satellites to Monitor Methane Emissions From Oil and Gas Operations

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An EDF spokesman said the satellite will be able to distinguish emissions from ambient methane and trace them back to their source.

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Another Reason Not to Use Fixed Price Buy-Sell Agreements

Another Reason Not to Use Fixed Price Buy-Sell Agreements

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Fixed price buy-sell agreements in theory offer two main advantages over pricing mechanisms that utilize formulas or appraisals at the time of the trigger event.

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Negotiating a Labor Contract: Finding the Style that Suits You

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In labor contract negotiations, should you be low key? Should you yell and pound the table?

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Webinar: Focusing on the Business Processes of Contract Management

Webinar: Focusing on the Business Processes of Contract Management

Webinar, Jan. 31, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Above the Law and Concord will present a complimentary webinar titled “The Process of Negotiating: Focusing on the Business Processes of Contract Management for Successful Negotiation.”

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Survey: Half of Legal Departments Work Without a Strategic Plan

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The largest legal departments were about three times more likely to admit planning challenges; 33 percent said they plan, but not very well, compared to 12 percent of the smallest teams and 7 percent of teams of 11 to 50.

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Biglaw Firm to Pay $4.6 Million in Case Tied to Manafort and Ukraine

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As part of the settlement, the law firm agreed to register retroactively as a foreign agent for Ukraine in addition to paying the government $4.6 million, reports The New York Times.

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DOJ Hiring Attorneys to Handle Property Seizures for Border Wall

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The attorneys likely will deal with eminent domain property seizures and quarrels with landowners over what their land is worth.

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Big Law Partner Fired After Accusations of Overbilling

Big Law Partner Fired After Accusations of Overbilling

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Neal Gerber has refunded $150,000 to a group of more than 100 clients, and Kirkland & Ellis also decided to refund fees.

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Brexit Vote Prompts New Questions for UK, US Businesses

Brexit Vote Prompts New Questions for UK, US Businesses

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The historically large rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposal is creating new uncertainty for companies doing business in the United Kingdom.

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Freeborn Elects Joseph L. Fogel as Co-Managing Partner

Freeborn Elects Joseph L. Fogel as Co-Managing Partner

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Joseph L. Fogel has been elected as the new co-managing partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, based in Chicago.

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