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Download: 2018 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmarking Report

Download: 2018 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmarking Report

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A new Zapproved benchmark report uncovers key insights about the ediscovery community, including common challenges, aspirations, and approaches to managing each stage of the EDRM.

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Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has published  “A Field Guide to Bad Directors,” which can be downloaded from the NACD website.

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Online Quiz Scores Maturity of E-Discovery Process

Online Quiz Scores Maturity of E-Discovery Process

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The Exterro quiz consists of 20 multiple choice questions based on best practices ranging across the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) from information governance through matter closing.

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Download: Effective Practices for Internal Investigations Led by the Board

Download: Effective Practices for Internal Investigations Led by the Board

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The NACD article helps directors develop an internal investigation protocol to follow should an issue arise, and equips directors with a framework to mitigate the effects of an investigation both internally and externally.

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Master Class: Aligning Board Responsibilities

Master Class: Aligning Board Responsibilities

Webinar, Sept. 20, 2018
This NAVEX master class will cover how to wrangle top-level decision-makers to ensure all executives and board members understand their responsibilities for compliance oversight.

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Budget Benchmarks: Where Do You Stand?

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As budget season approaches, a post on the Xakia website takes a look at the financial side of corporate legal operations – from alternative fee arrangements to special considerations for smaller departments.

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Registration Open for 2018 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference

Registration Open for 2018 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference

Event, Oct. 17-19, 2018
The 22nd annual EDTX Bench Bar Conference is set for October 17-19 at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano.

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Just Released: ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report

Just Released: ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report

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The survey report is based on responses from more than 5,000 lawyers in corporate legal departments from 65 countries and 39 different industry sectors.

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ConocoPhillips to Hire Baker Botts M&A Partner as GC

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Houston-based energy giant ConocoPhillips is expected to name Baker Botts corporate transactional partner Kelly Brunetti Rose of Houston as its new general counsel, according to a report in The Houston Chronicle.

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Measuring Legal Tech ROI

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ROI is the language of the C-suite, and it’s imperative for in-house lawyers to show fluency, according to Xakia.

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Download: Guide to Delegating Legal Contract Responsibility

Download: Guide to Delegating Legal Contract Responsibility

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Delegating contract management activities to your non-lawyer professionals has a variety of advantages, but it needs to be planned deliberately and strategically.

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LegalTech by the Numbers: In-House Lawyers Share Wants, Needs and Pain Points

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The responses show that legal departments are looking for matter management tools, litigation management and e-discovery tools, intellectual property management, and contract automation tools.

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Outgoing Wynn Resorts Ex-GC Kim Sinatra to Get Big Cash Settlement

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Her successor, Ellen Whittemore, will be paid $600,000 a year, plus benefits.

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The General Counsel Bringing Home the Big Bucks

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Eric Grossman of Morgan Stanley tops the list with compensation last year of nearly $7 million.

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SCCE Announces Speakers for Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute

SCCE Announces Speakers for Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics has announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the upcoming Compliance & Ethics Conference in Las Vegas.

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Facebook GC Leaving as the Company Grapples With Election Aftermath, Federal Investigation

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Colin Stretch led Facebook’s investigation into Russian meddling, and has been key in crafting the company’s legal response to the Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle.

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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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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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