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Invitation: SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Institute

Invitation: SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Institute

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018, Las Vegas
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics will present its 17th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, October 21-24 in Las Vegas, with top industry experts and professionals from around the world.

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Take This Fit and Shove It: The In-House Counsel Hiring Process

Take This Fit and Shove It: The In-House Counsel Hiring Process

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To be fair, past experience isn’t particularly illuminating. Every applicant for an in-house position is completely qualified and equally unqualified for the role.

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New Survey Results: Examining the State of E-Discovery 2018

New Survey Results: Examining the State of E-Discovery 2018

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“The State of E-Discovery 2018” covers the results of an Exterro survey of industry trends, practices and challenges and is available for downloading at no charge.

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ACC Annual Meeting: Sneak Peek at New Programming

ACC Annual Meeting: Sneak Peek at New Programming

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018, Austin
The 2018 annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel will be Oct. 21-24 in Austin, Texas.

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In-House Forum: Guard Your Company Against Internal Cybersecurity Threats

In-House Forum: Guard Your Company Against Internal Cybersecurity Threats

Event, June 27, 2018, San Francisco
The event will dissect one of the most pressing issues affecting the modern corporate workplace: cybersecurity threats from its own employees.

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Invitation: ACC Legal Operations Conference

Invitation: ACC Legal Operations Conference

Event, June 11-13, 2018
The Association of Corporate Counsel will hold the 4th annual ACC Legal Operations conference in Chicago on June 11-13, 2018.

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Download: Why the GC Should Be the Board’s Best Friend

Download: Why the GC Should Be the Board’s Best Friend

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Companies must shift from focusing on rules and consequences to emphasizing culture and values, according to Carolyn Frantz, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel and corporate secretary.

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Female GCs’ Pay Disparity: 78% Compared to Male Counterparts

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Overall, general counsel of both genders report total compensation ranging from $350K to around $900K based on company revenue.

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Download: Study Shows 4X ROI With Digital Discovery Pro

Download: Study Shows 4X ROI With Digital Discovery Pro

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Zapproved and Hobson & Company recently partnered to research the average return on investment (ROI) that businesses gained by implementing Digital Discovery Pro for in-house ediscovery.

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CLE: Vendor, Customer and Competitor Bankruptcies, What GCs Need to Know

CLE: Vendor, Customer and Competitor Bankruptcies, What GCs Need to Know

Webinar, Wednesday, May 9, 2018,  at 9 a.m. PT / 12 ET
A Select Counsel webinar will discuss a range of issues commonly presented to healthy companies when vendors, customers or competitors file bankruptcy cases.

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New Research: 22 Techniques to Reduce Legal Costs Analyzed

New Research: 22 Techniques to Reduce Legal Costs Analyzed

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The Exterro report discusses how legal departments are allocating spend over the past year and what techniques are most effective in reducing legal spend.

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Download: 2018 E&C Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report

Download: 2018 E&C Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report

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The new NAVEX report shows the number of employee complaints and misconduct reports are rising — and a surprising 44 percent of all reports are substantiated.

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Merck’s Patent Loss a Cautionary Tale for In-House Attorneys

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Merck & Co.’s loss of a $200 million jury verdict for patent infringement shows that companies with internal prosecution staff need to observe strict rules for external communications, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Survey Shows In-House Counsel Concerned About Litigation, Brand Equity, Data Security

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Morrison & Foerster–commissioned survey reveals drivers affecting consumer products businesses, an evolving risk environment, and litigation trends in 2018

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Sexual Misconduct and D&O Claims

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Companies that have the suggested processes and procedures in place are less likely to find themselves getting hit with these kinds of claims, writes Kevin LaCroix in The D&O Diary.

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Webinar: Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions

Webinar: Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions

Webinar, May 3, 2018, 1 p.m. EDT
Kim Technologies will present a complimentary webinar, “Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions,” on May 3, 2018.

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Making the Business Case for Upgrading Your Legal Hold System

Making the Business Case for Upgrading Your Legal Hold System

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Research results demonstrate a real rate of return on investment generated by automated cloud-based legal hold software, Zapproved says on its website.

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Linking Nonfinancial Metrics to Strategy and Culture

Linking Nonfinancial Metrics to Strategy and Culture

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NACD recently convened a meeting of Fortune 500 audit and compensation committee chairs to discuss the key issues and challenges the board faces in the selection and use of nonfinancial metrics.

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Survey Finds 65% of Legal Departments Prefer to Bring More Talent In-House

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More than 500 in-house counsel, including general counsels and chief legal officers, completed the Special Counsel survey on topics related to talent acquisition resources, legal budgets and national and local salary data, including an examination of diversity and gender gaps.

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ACC Conducting 2018 Global Compensation Survey

ACC Conducting 2018 Global Compensation Survey

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The Association of Corporate Counsel is conducting the new 2018 Global Compensation Survey — the largest self-reported compensation survey within the in-house counsel profession in the world.

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