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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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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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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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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 American Airlines General Counsel Recalls Turbulent Years

Former American Airlines General Counsel Recalls Turbulent Years

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The Dallas Business Journal looks inside “Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival,” scheduled for release in February.

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Defend, Indemnify, Hold Harmless – What This Contract Language Means for A/E Professionals

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J. Brandon Sieg of Vandeventer Black LLP addresses the question of what is meant when a contract requires an architect or engineer to “defend, indemnify, and hold harmless” the project owner for specific (or not so specific) types of claims that might arise in the future.

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Vendor Risk Management as Applied to Fintech Contracts

Vendor Risk Management as Applied to Fintech Contracts

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Regulatory compliance is an area of fundamental concern – not only for strategic investors – but also for financial institutions contracting for services from financial technology providers, warns Adam Chernichaw of White & Case.

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2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

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In an article for Bloomberg Big Law Business, Wiley Rein LLP’s Kirk Nahra details the top-10 U.S. and international developments in 2018 that companies must be aware of to ensure an effective information security program.

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Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

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Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity, reports Fortune.

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Download: The State of E-Signature Implementation

Download: The State of E-Signature Implementation

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The Forrester Report examines 25 e-signature implementations across the United States and Europe with use cases for receivables, payables, various contracts, onboarding agreements, and travel bookings

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Software License Checklist for Licensees: 20 Issues to Consider

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When entering into licenses for commercially available, off-the-shelf software products, it is common to use the “vendor’s paper” for contracting, according to a post on Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Tech & Sourcing blog.

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Third-Party Risk Management: Aligning Supplier Onboarding to Contract Onboarding

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An on-demand webinar on Determine Inc.’s website discusses best practices for initiating third-party risk efforts by improving the integration of supplier onboarding and contract management.

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Keep SaaS And Cloud Contracts Light On Specifics, But Heavy On Revenue Opportunities

Keep SaaS And Cloud Contracts Light On Specifics, But Heavy On Revenue Opportunities

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Solution providers shouldn’t let long, tedious contracts get in the way of closing deals, advised lawyer Mark D. Grossman when he spoke at the Ingram Micro One conference, according to CRN.

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Drafting Matters: Do Your Non-Competes Bind the Correct Parties?

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Franchisors should ensure that their franchisees’ owners and key employees, especially those with access to confidential materials and training, sign non-competes in their individual capacities, advises Fox Rothschild.

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2017 Data Discovery: Celebrity Lessons on Litigation, Legal Ethics, and e-Discovery

Webinar, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. EST
Reed Smith LLP will present a webinar offering a look back on celebrity data discovery law in 2017 and how it affects you and your organization.

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HousingWire Webinar: Digital Montgages – Don’t Get Left Behind

HousingWire Webinar: Digital Montgages – Don’t Get Left Behind

Event, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. EST
HousingWire will present a complimentary webinar on digital mortgages on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. Pacific time / 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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Assignment and Delegation in Contracts: Not Just Boilerplate

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Peter M. Watt-Morse and Christopher C. Archer provide an overview of some of the key issues that should be considered when drafting an assignment provision for commercial and technology agreements.

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Is Non-Compete in Purchase/Sale of Family-Owned Business Enforceable?

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Michael P. Connolly discusses the case of E.T. Products, LLC v. D.E. Miller Holdings, Inc., in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently addressed the enforceability of non-compete agreements that had been negotiated in connection with a sale of a business.

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Governing Law and Jurisdiction or Forum Clauses Same Country/Different Country? How to Decide

Governing Law and Jurisdiction or Forum Clauses Same Country/Different Country? How to Decide

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Contract drafters sometimes confuse governing law clauses and jurisdiction clauses, according to a post on the website of Wilk Auslander.

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Bankrupt Toys R Us Can Pay Executives Millions of Dollars in Bonuses, Judge Rules

Bankrupt Toys R Us Can Pay Executives Millions of Dollars in Bonuses, Judge Rules

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Attorneys for the company argued in court papers that the bonuses would help encourage executives to focus on driving up sales as the holidays approach, reports The Washington Post.

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