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Uber Looking for New General Counsel Amid Increasingly Dicey Legal Issues

Uber Looking for New General Counsel Amid Increasingly Dicey Legal Issues

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Recode.net reports that Uber’s search for a new general counsel could be interesting, considering the company’s many thorny legal issues.

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Download: In-House Counsel’s Legaltech Buyer’s Guide

Download: In-House Counsel’s Legaltech Buyer’s Guide

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The LawGeex book includes practical advice based on dozens of interviews, real life experiences and personal recommendations from in-house lawyers and legal experts who have used technology to cut costs and reduce legal inefficiency.

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Managing Partners Say Their Lawyers Are Underperforming and Slow to Change

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One of the findings is that business is moving in-house, and managing partners recognize that: 67.9 percent of respondents said they are already losing business to in-house legal departments.

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June 28 Event: Experts Explore Ways to Control Litigation Costs

June 28 Event: Experts Explore Ways to Control Litigation Costs

Event, June 28, 2017, San Francisco
Leading in-house and outside counsel will discuss where they believe legal departments face the most pressure and how to successfully transform the management of litigation.

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Forum: Examine the Risks and Rewards for Cross-Border Deals

Forum: Examine the Risks and Rewards for Cross-Border Deals

Event, June 20, 2017, New York
Bloomberg BNA and World Services Group will present the Cross-Border Deals Forum to hear about the current risk assessment, which deals are facing greater scrutiny and which deals are enjoying a more positive outlook.

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Success Factors for Compliance During Office 356 Migration

Success Factors for Compliance During Office 356 Migration

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The duty to preserve does not cease when an organization migrates data systems, Zapproved says on its website. In fact, not only does the duty persist, but it becomes more complex.

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Study: Most CCOs Don’t Review Incentive Risks

Study: Most CCOs Don’t Review Incentive Risks

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Matt Kelly of Radical Compliance writes about a new report from the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics finds that most chief compliance officers don’t review incentive-based compensation for possible misconduct risk.

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Report: Uber Fired In-House Lawyers for Seeking Advice From Outside Firms

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San Francisco Business Times is reporting that Uber fired two of its lawyers late last year after they sought advice from other law firms, a move Uber reportedly considered a fireable offense.

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Just Released: Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

Just Released: Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

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More than 20 legal spend management techniques are analyzed and compared against one another, giving readers the needed insight for effectively minimizing legal costs within their own legal departments, the company says on its website.

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Governance Challenges 2017 – Complimentary Report

Governance Challenges 2017 – Complimentary Report

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has published a report on corporate governance, focusing on environmental, social and governance oversight.

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The Burden Of Keeping In-House Secrets

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In a post on Above the Law, Stephen R. Williams discusses how in-house lawyers often are brought into a myriad of issues they may wish they had been left out of.

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Kim Technologies Launches Intelligent Legal Operations Platform

Kim Technologies Launches Intelligent Legal Operations Platform

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The Kim platform is already being used by a number of Global 100 companies for activities ranging from contract and in-life management, litigation and employment, to compliance, patents and property.

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2nd Annual CLOC Institute Set for Las Vegas May 9-11

2nd Annual CLOC Institute Set for Las Vegas May 9-11

Event, May 9-11, 2017
Known as the largest gathering of legal operations professionals in the world, this year’s conference will feature more than 70 sessions and 120 speakers.

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Big Law Business Summit Set for May 24

Big Law Business Summit Set for May 24

Event, May 24, 12-6 p.m. New York
Bloomberg Big Law Business will host its 3rd annual Summit in Manhattan Wednesday, May 24, 2017, A networking lunch and cocktail reception will be included.

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4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium Set for May 10

4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium Set for May 10

Event, May 10, 8-10 a.m.
Bloomberg Big Law Business is convening leaders of corporate legal departments and law firms to address the diversity and inclusion challenge at a unique invitation-only event – the 4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium.

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Download: Connecting the General Counsel and the Board

Download: Connecting the General Counsel and the Board

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A guide published by the NACD reviews the three main indicators of an effective partnership between the general counsel and the board. The guide is available for free downloading.

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Dewey’s Former GC on the Crisis at United Airlines

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Bloomberg Law asked a former GC with experience in crises to explain the likely legal ramifications of United Airlines’ botched handling of an overbooked flight and what the company may do to mitigate the fallout.

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Dallas-Based Bailey Brauer Earns Spot Among BTI’s ‘Best Branded’ Law Firms

Dallas-Based Bailey Brauer Earns Spot Among BTI’s ‘Best Branded’ Law Firms

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Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group as one of the law firms with the “best brand standing” in the country, based on a survey of corporate counsel and executives at the world’s largest organizations.

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U.S. District Judge Sounds Off on Law Firms’ High Billing Rates

U.S. District Judge Sounds Off on Law Firms’ High Billing Rates

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The invisible hand of the free market hasn’t been able to exert much control over law firm billing rates, U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said at a Cardozo School of Law panel discussion about the high cost of the legal system, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Companies Use Diversity Data to Hold Law Firms Accountable

Companies Use Diversity Data to Hold Law Firms Accountable

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Facebook’s new policy comes on the heels of HP’s announcement in February that it would start withholding fees from law firms that don’t meet diversity requirements,” reports Bloomberg Law.

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