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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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What is Legal Entity Management? Beyond Corporate Secretary Functions

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Berkman Solutions has posted a new quick guide for corporate counsel and business lawyers on Legal Entity Management. This article explains how to use legal entity management and corporate secretary functions to deliver more value for the organization.

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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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PREX17 Insights on Building a Preservation Game Plan That is Litigation-Ready

PREX17 Insights on Building a Preservation Game Plan That is Litigation-Ready

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The Zapproved guide is intended to provide practical tips aimed at helping legal operations teams preserve relevant data, release legal holds and manage clear preservation workflows.

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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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Maximizing Impact of In-House Counsel Resources with Cloud-Based Matter Management

Maximizing Impact of In-House Counsel Resources with Cloud-Based Matter Management

Event, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. EST
AdvoLogix will present a complimentary webinar designed to help participants learn strategies that legal teams today can employ to streamline matter intake, triage, prioritization, and assignment.

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Recent ITAR Case Sends Important Message For Small/Midsized Government Contractors

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A recent State Department ITAR enforcement case involving a supplier of military spare parts sends a valuable message to small and mid-sized government contractors of every type, writes Thomas B. McVey of Williams Mullen.

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Billing Guideline Enforcement Vital, Says Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker LDO Index

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The Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker LDO Index is a new semiannual report based on anonymized data from over 1,100 legal departments. In addition, the report separately surveyed 155 legal departments on their use of cost controls.

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Invitation: 2017 Ethics and Compliance Virtual Conference

Invitation: 2017 Ethics and Compliance Virtual Conference

Event, Nov. 9, 2017
More than 4,000 legal, audit and compliance professionals are expected for the 2017 Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference, a free, virtual conference that can be access online.

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Webinar: Focus on Higher Value Work – How GC Can Improve Their Contracting Process

Webinar: Focus on Higher Value Work – How GC Can Improve Their Contracting Process

Event, Nov. 1, and on-demand
ContractWorks will host a complimentary live webinar titled “Focus on Higher Value Works: How General Counsel Can Improve Their Contracting Process” on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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Download: Complimentary Copy of NACD’s New Culture Report

Download: Complimentary Copy of NACD’s New Culture Report

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has published report titled “Culture as a Corporate Asset: Translate Values into Value,” the topic of this year’s NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report.

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Webinar: Step-Up Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Webinar: Step-Up Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Event, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. EDT
Participants will learn how companies with advanced programs manage their third-party risk and due diligence processes and will get industry benchmarks to size up your program.

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Introducing Yerra Clearly 2.0: Get a Grip on Legal Spend

Introducing Yerra Clearly 2.0: Get a Grip on Legal Spend

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Yerra Solutions has introduced Clearly 2.0, a legal spend management system that works by combining technology and human intelligence to simplify invoice handling and derive greater savings from the eBilling and spend management process.

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General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

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A new report by Equilar finds that companies with revenue between $1 billion and $15 billion pay their CEOs 3.7 times what they pay their general counsel.

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Onit to Unveil Contract Lifecycle Management at ACC

Onit to Unveil Contract Lifecycle Management at ACC

Event, Oct. 16-18
Onit will unveil its Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution at the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting in Washington, DC,, Oct. 16-18.

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Company Organizational Charts: Quick Tips for Lawyers

Company Organizational Charts: Quick Tips for Lawyers

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Mark Little of Berkman Solutions has written a new article on the best use of legal entity organizational charts to communicate effectively with senior management and clients.

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Thomson Reuters Report Highlights Legal Departments’ View of Tech, AI

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The report measures the perceptions of more than 200 in-house attorneys regarding their use of artificial intelligence (AI) and the perceived benefits and concerns once adopted.

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An Interview with Annamaria Porcaro, Associate GC, Contracts at Ascena Retail Group

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Annamaria Porcaro, associate general counsel, contracts at Ascena Retail Group and winner of the General Commercial Individual of the Year award at the 2017 Global Counsel Awards, gives her opinion on what it takes to be a successful in-house counsel

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Grant Thornton’s Jim Fortosis Receives Rising Star award

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Grant Thornton LLP’s Jim Fortosis, a member of the firm’s Risk, Regulatory and Legal Affairs team, has received a First Chair Award for excellence in legal counsel.

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