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Regulatory Whirlwind 2018: What’s Ahead for Third-Party Risk Management?

Regulatory Whirlwind 2018: What’s Ahead for Third-Party Risk Management?

Webinar, Jan. 25, 1 p.m. EST
NAVEX Global will present a complimentary webinar on recent and anticipated enforcement and regulatory changes as they concern third-party risk.

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Download: ‘Comprehensive E-Discovery Workflow Guide’

Download: ‘Comprehensive E-Discovery Workflow Guide’

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The Exterro resource compiles four checklists documenting best practices for each stage of the e-discovery process.

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Invitation: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, Washington, DC

Invitation: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, Washington, DC

Event, Feb. 12, 2018, Washington, DC
This exclusive, one-day event hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors seeks to help GCs to better align themselves with director expectations, as well as elevate their role in the boardroom

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Houston Firm is Now Wright Close & Barger With New Name Partner

Houston Firm is Now Wright Close & Barger With New Name Partner

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Appellate and civil litigation law firm Wright & Close LLP has changed its name to Wright Close & Barger LLP, adding the name of partner Jessica Zavadil Barger.

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Appellate Court Tosses $2.9M Judgment in Breach of Contract Case

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The Texas 4th Court of Appeals in San Antonio found that the former lawyer retained by the two energy companies filed an agreement in a breach of contract lawsuit without signing it, and failed to keep the companies apprised of court events.

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Fundamentals of Software Audit Data Collection – Hardware Inventory

Fundamentals of Software Audit Data Collection – Hardware Inventory

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In order to effectively manage their software usage and to mitigate compliance exposure, companies need to know how to gather and analyze information regarding their product usage, writes Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP.

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Akerman Adds Team of IP and Commercial Litigation Partners

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Akerman LLP has added intellectual property partner Caroline Mankey and commercial litigation partner Kanika Corley in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

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Litigation Shareholder Steven D. Di Saia Joins Buchalter in Los Angeles

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Shareholder Steven D. Di Saia has joined Buchalter as a member of the Litigation and Products Liability Practice Groups in the Los Angeles office.

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Global Finance Partner Andrew Cardonick Joins Sidley in Chicago

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Andrew Cardonick has joined Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago as a partner in its Global Finance practice.

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Biglaw Firm Hit With $300 Million Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

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Ogletree, Deakins nonequity shareholder Dawn Knepper has hit her employer with a $300 million purported class-action suit alleging gender discrimination and unequal pay, reports Above theLaw.

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Suit By 22 State Attorneys General Seeks to Block FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

Suit By 22 State Attorneys General Seeks to Block FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

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The AGs’ complaint argues that the vote last month by the Republican-controlled FCC was an “arbitrary and capricious” change to regulations, according to The Los Angeles Times<

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Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

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Labor lawyers rush to lock in payouts ahead of a shifting legal landscape, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Littler Adds Shareholder Anne LaWer to San Jose Office

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Anne S. LaWer has joined Employment and labor law firm Littler as a shareholder in the San Jose office. LaWer joins from GCA Law Partners in the Bay Area.

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Dykema Appoints Reed R. Heimbecher as Minneapolis Office Managing Member

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Dykema announced that Reed R Heimbecher has been appointed as office managing member of its Minneapolis office.

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Hogan Lovells Adds Partner Kevin Keenan to Houston Office

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Kevin Keenan has joined Hogan Lovells’ Houston office as a partner in the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects practice.

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Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

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In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, requiring companies that do business in Europe to adjust their strategies for data management.

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Corporations May Dodge Billions in U.S. Taxes Through New Loophole: Experts

Corporations May Dodge Billions in U.S. Taxes Through New Loophole: Experts

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The loophole involves the tax rates — 15.5 percent or 8 percent — that companies must pay on $2.6 trillion in profits they are holding abroad, according to Reuters.

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Judge Fines Environmental Attorneys $52,000 for ‘Frivolous’ Injection Well Suit

Judge Fines Environmental Attorneys $52,000 for ‘Frivolous’ Injection Well Suit

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A federal judge has ordered a pair of attorneys for an environmental group to pay $52,000 in legal fees to an energy company because, the judge said, they filed a “frivolous” legal challenge to a fracking waste injection well in Pennsylvania, according to a report by StateImpact.

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Webinar: Contractors and the New Era of Cyber Compliance

Webinar, Jan. 25, 2018, 2 p.m. EST
Washington Technology will present a complimentary webinar on Jan. 25, 2018, to discuss new compliance requirements for securing government data contractor networks.

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Earning Trust in Contract Negotiations

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Dennis Garcia, an assistant attorney general of Microsoft Corp., offers a collection of best practices that all lawyers can embrace to help earn trust during the contract lifecycle.

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Former Indiana State Majority Leader Joins Barnes & Thornburg in DC

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Former Indiana Senate Majority Leader Brandt Hershman has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Washington, D.C., office as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Government Services and Finance Department.

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Milwaukee Employee Benefits Attorney Joins Quarles & Brady’s Labor & Employment Group

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The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Michael Wieber has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, Employee Benefits team, as of counsel in its Milwaukee office.

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