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Are Your Vendors Putting You at Risk Under California’s New Privacy Law?

Are Your Vendors Putting You at Risk Under California’s New Privacy Law?

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Companies must take stock of what personal data their company has, where it resides, how long it’s retained, and third parties with whom they share their data, advises the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Proxy Season Survival Tip: Make Board Composition a Priority

Proxy Season Survival Tip: Make Board Composition a Priority

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A new NACD article explains how boards can avert activist demands — by knowing what their shareholders are thinking and staying ahead of possible grievances.

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3 Simple Steps to Creating a Contract Lifecycle Management Shortlist

3 Simple Steps to Creating a Contract Lifecycle Management Shortlist

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The CLM market has become increasingly crowded, so finding a solution that supports the volume needs of enterprise contracts can be challenging.

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Live Webinar: Using A.I. to Make Sure You’re Covered This Summer

Live Webinar: Using A.I. to Make Sure You’re Covered This Summer

Webinar, July 18, 2018, 2 p.m. EDT
LawGeex will present a live webinar titled “How Contract Review Automation Helps Mitigate Risk to Your Organization,” on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. EDT.

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Netflix v. Winston & Strawn Spotlights Advance Conflict Waiver

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The waivers—often broadly worded and vague—have become a regular feature of retainer agreements that large law firms execute with corporate clients, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Jury Needed Only 45 Minutes to Agree on Punitives in Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

Jury Needed Only 45 Minutes to Agree on Punitives in Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

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Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families who had claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer, reports The New York Times.

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Using Multi-Tiered Marketing to Amplify Your Legal Practice

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Winning recognition in such listings as The Best Lawyers in America presents a prime marketing opportunity that can go far beyond what many lawyers realize, writes Bruce Vincent for Muse Communications.

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Webinar: Leveraging the Data in Your Contracts to Prove the Value of Legal

Webinar: Leveraging the Data in Your Contracts to Prove the Value of Legal

Webinar, July 26, 2018, 10 a.m. PST
The webinar will discuss legal’s new role as a strategic business function has forced legal teams to evolve, shifting from cost-center to profit-center.

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Elite Firm Blows Right Through Going Market Rate for Associates

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Dovel & Luner associates also can count on bonuses based on the firm’s success, sometimes rising to as much as $700,000, reports Above the Law.

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Longtime Carolina Panthers General Counsel Fired

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Richard Thigpen is the second high-profile Panthers executive to leave the team since hedge fund manager David Tepper bought the Panthers for $2.275 billion.

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Nashville Attorney Confirmed As General Counsel for Department of Defense

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Paul Ney currently is the Tennessee chief deputy attorney general.

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Webinar: Start-ups Driving Innovation in Upstream Oil & Gas

Webinar, July 31, 10 a.m. CDT
Frost & Sullivan’s Oil & Gas Innovation Council will present a complimentary webinar titled “Start-ups Driving Innovation in Upstream Oil & Gas” on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 10 a.m. CDT.

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Sometimes You Get Away with Unwritten Contracts

Sometimes You Get Away with Unwritten Contracts

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One area where the distinction between written versus unwritten agreements makes a difference is in the calculation of the statute of limitations, points out Christopher G. Hill in his Construction Law Musings blog.

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Has the Government ‘Waived’ Goodbye to Strict Compliance with Your Contract Specifications?

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A recent Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals decision confirmed that waiver defenses can defeat government demands for strict compliance with contract requirements, reports Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman.

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Negotiating Commercial Contracts – Insurance Words of Wisdom

Negotiating Commercial Contracts – Insurance Words of Wisdom

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Many commercial contracts contain risk-transfer provisions, including indemnification and insurance requirements, according to SandRun Risk.

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How Important are Irreparable Injury Provisions in Non-Compete Agreements?

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Employers who use non-compete agreements take note: Minnesota courts want to see more than just words in a contract before they will grant injunctive relief against a former employee, warns a post on the website of Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

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Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Announces Two New Partners

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Announces Two New Partners

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Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, announced the promotions of Chris Oldner and Holly Rampy Baird to partner.

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Quarles & Brady Adds Health Care Lawyer John Hintz

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John Hintz has joined the Quarles & Brady LLP’s Health & Life Sciences Practice Group in the role as of counsel in its Milwaukee office.

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Webinar: Best Practices for Impactful Compliance Training

Webinar: Best Practices for Impactful Compliance Training

Webinar, July 19, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
The event is designed to show how companies are using their training programs to change employee behavior and positively impact corporate culture.

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Dick Sayles Named Dallas Bar Association’s 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year

Dick Sayles Named Dallas Bar Association’s 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year

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Dallas trial lawyer and Sayles Werbner co-founder Richard A. “Dick” Sayles was chosen by the Dallas Bar Association as the 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year.

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3 Ways Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Transform U.S. Labor Law

3 Ways Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Transform U.S. Labor Law

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Experts contacted by The Washington Post said the court’s opposition to organized labor’s priorities are likely to intensify if Kavanaugh is confirmed,

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Uber Hires Former Justice Department Lawyer as Compliance Chief

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The newly created role is designed to help Uber avoid the kinds of scandals and legal scrutiny that enveloped the business last year, reports Bloomberg.

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ITT’s Former Top Executives Settle Fraud Charges With SEC

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ITT chief executive Kevin Modany and former chief financial officer Daniel Fitzpatrick were chagred with civil fraud in 2015 for allegedly deceiving investors about high rates of late payments and defaults on student loans backed by the company, according to The Washington Post.

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Jackson Walker Adds Two to Corporate Group

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Jackson Walker announced the addition of Larry Glasgow and Richard Waggoner to the Corporate and Securities practice in Dallas.

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