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Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow on 2018 Best Law Firms List

Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow on 2018 Best Law Firms List

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Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow, LLP has been named in U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers list of “Best Law Firms for 2018.”

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Assessing the Ability to Change Culture – Complimentary Article from NACD

Assessing the Ability to Change Culture – Complimentary Article from NACD

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The NACD has published a complimentary article titled “Assessing the Ability to Change Culture,” providing a quick overview of best practices set forth in the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture as a Corporate Asset.

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Benchmark Report: Learn How Your Peers Manage Third-Party Risk

Benchmark Report: Learn How Your Peers Manage Third-Party Risk

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The NAVEX study, which includes information from more than 400 professionals, offers guidance on the approach to third-party risk management that organizations find most effective, how they are using outside providers to assist with third-party due diligence, if automated due diligence affects ROI, and more.

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Invitation: 2018 Chief Litigation Officer & IP Law Summits

Invitation: 2018 Chief Litigation Officer & IP Law Summits

Events, March 11-13, 2018, Las Vegas
Marcus Evans Summits has announced the schedule for the 2018 Chief Litigation Officer Summit and IP Law Summit, both scheduled for March 11-13, 2018, a the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

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This year’s Exterro benchmarking report shows the areas of focus that corporate legal teams are homing in on in the hopes of gaining the kind of control that will bring efficiency.

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Enforce Arbitration Agreement or Waive Right to Arbitrate Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims

Enforce Arbitration Agreement or Waive Right to Arbitrate Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims

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A recent federal court ruling on arbitration offers three key lessons for plaintiff-employers, according to a post on the website of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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Keys to Negotiating Indemnity Agreements

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It’s imperative that your company’s risk management and legal departments strategically manage indemnification and insurance obligations to minimize the always increasing cost-of-business demands, writes Buldas of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti L.L.P. in Pittsburgh.

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3 Practical Business Contract Tips From Travelzoo GC Rachel Barnett

3 Practical Business Contract Tips From Travelzoo GC Rachel Barnett

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In an article on Above the Law’s website, Rachel Barnett discusses three of the most important clauses readers can learn from her book.

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How to Build a Solid Contractual Risk-Transfer Program

How to Build a Solid Contractual Risk-Transfer Program

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Without a properly structured risk-transfer program, a general contracto, owner or property manager could assume financial responsibility unnecessarily for losses caused by a third party, warns Tommy Williams, USI Uniondale vice president.

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How Boards Must Think Differently in Today’s Digital Landscape

How Boards Must Think Differently in Today’s Digital Landscape

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In a video discussion, Alex Schmelkin, board member with Essendant and founder & CEO of Cake & Arrow, outlines several approaches that boards can take to better understand the “end user” no matter the organization or industry.

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A Primer on Deal Structure and Its Implications on the Sale of a Business

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Jeremy S. Piccini discusses a few examples of the ideal target purchasers for a sale, including strategic competitors, private equity buyers, and employee stock ownership plans.

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Apple’s New GC Welcomed With Multimillion-Dollar Bonus Package

Apple’s New GC Welcomed With Multimillion-Dollar Bonus Package

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Apple’s incoming chief lawyer Katherine Adams has received a bonus package in the form of restricted stock units, or RSUs, according to a mandatory disclosure filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week, reports Mac Rumors.

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Prominent Trial Lawyer Dead After ‘Battle With a Mental Health Issue’

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Steve Mostyn, a top Democratic donor and prominent Houston trial lawyer who made his fortune suing insurance companies on behalf of homeowners after hurricanes, has died at 46.

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Another Client Close to Firing Boies After Weinstein Revelations

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Now even a pro bono client feels compelled to fire David Boies after revelations of the famed litigator’s role in attempting to hide Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment and assault.

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Day Pitney’s Washington Office Represents International Spy Museum Pro Bono

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Day Pitney LLP has announced that it has entered into an agreement to serve as pro bono outside general counsel for the International Spy Museum.

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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Scarlett Singleton Nokes Joins Bradley’s Nashville Office

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A member of Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group, Scarlett Singleton Nokes previously served as a federal prosecutor in Nashville; Birmingham, Ala.; and Savannah, Ga.

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Public Finance Attorney Chuck Katz Joins Barnes & Thornburg

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Chuck Katz, a public finance attorney, to its Chicago office as a partner in the Government Services and Finance Department.

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Perkins Coie Adds NY Governor’s Office Special Counsel Adam H. Schuman

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Perkins Coie announced that Adam H. Schuman has joined the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice group as a partner in the New York office.

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Wall Street Penalties Have Fallen in Trump’s First Year, Study Says

Wall Street Penalties Have Fallen in Trump’s First Year, Study Says

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In its latest fiscal year, Wall Street’s top regulator sought the smallest amount of penalties since 2013, a drop that could show a softer approach to policing wrongdoing, Bloomberg reports.

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Biglaw Firm Throws Partner Under the Bus After Fox News Appearance

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Newsweek reports that Colwin apologized on Twitter, saying she hadn’t meant to “trivialize or minimize the impact of sexual harassment on any victims.

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Law Firms Jacking Up Rates, Demand Flat, Citi Survey Finds

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The Citi survey of 183 law firms found that revenue growth fell to 3.6 percent through the first three quarters, down from 3.7 percent at this time last year, Bloomberg reports.

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Here’s How Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary

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The plan called for concentrating on appellate openings, to avoid clogging the Senate with too many nominees for the district courts, where legal philosophy is less crucial, The New York Times reports.

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