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HP GC to Law Firms: Meet Diversity Mandate or Forfeit Up to 10% of Fees

HP GC to Law Firms: Meet Diversity Mandate or Forfeit Up to 10% of Fees

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The general counsel of HP has informed its outside law firms that the company may withhold up to 10 percent of invoiced fees for failure to meet its diversity standards, reports the ABA Journal.

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Data Processing Benchmark Report Reveals the Next Big Trends

Data Processing Benchmark Report Reveals the Next Big Trends

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Zapproved’s 2017 In-House E-Discovery Data Processing Benchmark Report reveals participant satisfaction with data processing speed, cost, ease of use, security and risk reduction.

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Invitation: General Counsel to Discuss Cost Control

Invitation: General Counsel to Discuss Cost Control

Event, Feb. 23, 3 p.m. CST
Bloomberg Big Law Business, in partnership with Catalyst, will convene corporate counsel to discuss the need to control rising legal costs particularly related to litigation at the complimentary event, Controlling Litigation Costs – Managing Your Legal Department for Success.

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Management Needs to Own Core Programs

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Management ownership of core programs is critical not just for maintaining effective governance practices but also in ensuring company business objectives and strategies are met.

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NACD Webinar: How Progressive GC Use Board Evaluation

NACD Webinar: How Progressive GC Use Board Evaluation

Event, March 23, 2 p.m. EST
The National Association of Corporate Directors will present a complimentary webinar discussing how progressive general counsel use the board evaluation process as a tool to effect positive change in the boardroom.

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GC from Major Companies Join NACD’s First GC Steering Committee

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, announced the formation of its first-ever General Counsel Steering Committee.

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Reduce Risk in Finance, Contract & Employment Law: ACC Mid-Year Meeting

Reduce Risk in Finance, Contract & Employment Law: ACC Mid-Year Meeting

Event, April 2-4, New York City
The Association of Corporate Counsel, the world’s largest community of in-house counsel, will stage the ACC Mid-Year Meeting in New York on April 2-4, 2017.

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Download: 2017 Strategic E-Discovery Insights and Best Practices

Download: 2017 Strategic E-Discovery  Insights and Best Practices

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Zapproved has published the proceedings catalog from the 2016 PREX, the premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals. The catalog is available for free downloading.

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2017: An Evolving Landscape for Third Party Risk Management – Webinar

Event, Jan. 26, 1 p.m. EST
Navex Global will present a free webinar discussing how a new administration and anticipated enforcement and regulatory changes will impact third party due diligence programs.

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Dallas’ Bailey Brauer Named Among Nation’s Most Feared Law Firms

Dallas’ Bailey Brauer Named Among Nation’s Most Feared Law Firms

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BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 ranking of U.S. law firms that corporate lawyers never want to face in court includes Dallas’ Bailey Brauer PLLC based on the firm’s successful work in high-stakes litigation across the nation.

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Download: Eight Practices to Oversee Risk Effectively

Download: Eight Practices to Oversee Risk Effectively

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has published a complimentary executive summary of “Eight Key Practices for Overseeing Risk Management.”

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Artificial Intelligence in Contract Management: Considerations for Practitioners

Artificial Intelligence in Contract Management: Considerations for Practitioners

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There is perhaps no area where the impact of artificial intelligence systems will be felt more than in legal departments and, more broadly, in the area of managing contracts, according to an article in Spend Matters.

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On-Demand: E-Discovery Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed

On-Demand: E-Discovery Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed

On-Demand
General Counsel News and Zapproved have posted a complimentary on-demand webinar titled “Trends in Corporate E-Discovery Data Processing: Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed.”

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Report Finds Corporations Will Decrease Use of Outside Legal Counsel in 2017

Report Finds Corporations Will Decrease Use of Outside Legal Counsel in 2017

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A new report released by Liquid Litigation Management, Inc. (LLM) explores the motivations for technology adoption among U.S. law firms and corporations.

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GE Creates ‘Yelp for Lawyers’ to Assess Outside Law Firms

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The internal website allows the company’s approximately 800 in-house lawyers to search “preferred providers” of outside counsel and learn about their track record with the company, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Event – A Wake-Up Call: Antitrust Compliance in the U.S.

Event – A Wake-Up Call: Antitrust Compliance in the U.S.

Event, Jan. 19, NYC
Bloomberg BNA will present a complimentary event to discuss the widespread corporate apathy towards antitrust risks – and why the business community needs a collective wake-up call.

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NPR’s Nina Totenberg to Speak at Zapproved’s Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards

Event, Jan. 30, New York
Zapproved, Inc., a developer of cloud‐based software for corporate legal departments, announced it will hold the inaugural Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards Celebration on Jan. 30 in New York, preceding Legaltech New York 2017.

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White Paper: Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations

White Paper: Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations

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Navex Global has published its 2017 edition of the annual Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations white paper.

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Law Firm Market Share Declines as Partner Profit Rises and In-Housing Grows

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Law firms have an unsustainable model that remains largely intact even as corporate clients are seeking options, writes Mark A. Cohen for Forbes.

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In-House Lawyers Should Watch Their Law Firms in Court, Judges Say

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Judges told Silicon Valley patent lawyers that in-house attorneys and their clients should know what they’re paying for when they hire counsel to litigate their disputes, according to a Bloomberg report.

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