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Facebook’s Problems Spotlight Elevated Role of In-House Lawyers

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Anyone ruminating over the elevated role of in-house lawyers might consider the case of Facebook, points out Elizabeth Olson in a Bloomberg Big Law Business report.

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Judge Stunned by Ex-Rolls-Royce Counsel Switching Sides in Litigation

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Rolls-Royce’s former in-house counsel switched sides to sue Rolls-Royce for allegedly reusing defective airplane parts, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Uber’s Former Top Lawyer Sought a $100 Million Exit Package, Report Says

Uber’s Former Top Lawyer Sought a $100 Million Exit Package, Report Says

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Salle Yoo thought the exit package request only fair because she had seen male executives ask for and get huge exit packages, reports Business Insider.

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5 Steps to Creating the Most Defensible Legal Hold Audit Process

5 Steps to Creating the Most Defensible Legal Hold Audit Process

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Sometimes companies may not have a clear record of when a legal hold was issued or who received it &emdash; meaning they have to scramble to put notices together when litigation arises.

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Ten-Week Telecommute Reasonable for In-House Counsel, Sixth Circuit Holds

Ten-Week Telecommute Reasonable for In-House Counsel, Sixth Circuit Holds

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that ten weeks of telecommuting was a reasonable accommodation for a pregnant in-house lawyer put on bed rest, reports Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.

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Five Steps for Directors, Execs to Stay Abreast of Technological Innovation

Five Steps for Directors, Execs to Stay Abreast of Technological Innovation

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The article, from NACD Directorship magazine, suggests five steps for boards and executives to become better versed in cutting-edge technologies.

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ACC Sets 2018 mid-Year Meeting in Denver April 22-24

ACC Sets 2018 mid-Year Meeting in Denver April 22-24

Event, Denver, April 22-24, 2018
The Association of Corporate Counsel has set the agenda for the 2018 ACC Mid-Year Meeting, which will be in Denver April 22-24.

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Just Released: ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey

Just Released: ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey

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Notable findings include what keeps CLOs up at night, reporting structures, how CLOs view the future of departmental budgets and staffing, litigation and contract workload, and where data breaches and regulatory issues have the greatest impact.

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Justice Department’s No 3 Official to Take Walmart’s Top Legal Job

Justice Department’s No 3 Official to Take Walmart’s Top Legal Job

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Brand attracted interest because of her potential to assume a key role in the Trump-Russia investigation,” according to the AP.

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Corporate Anticorruption Compliance Programs: 10 Questions Every Board Director Should Ask

Corporate Anticorruption Compliance Programs: 10 Questions Every Board Director Should Ask

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Corporate board members have particularly important roles to play in overseeing compliance and anticorruption programs in place at the companies they serve, according to a white paper by Jones Day.

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Airbnb Names Legal Chief New COO Amid Senior Rank Shakeup

Airbnb Names Legal Chief New COO Amid Senior Rank Shakeup

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Bloomberg reports that Belinda Johnson, formerly chief business affairs and legal officer, has taken the new role with the company as part of a shakeup in the senior ranks.

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New Research Report: Global Trends in Hiring Outside Counsel

New Research Report: Global Trends in Hiring Outside Counsel

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The Globality report has information on the latest industry viewpoint about hiring outside counsel, That information was gathered from more than 300 GCs from organizations with more than $1 billion in revenue.

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Webinar: Contract Review Automation in Action

Webinar: Contract Review Automation in Action

Event, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. EST
LawGeex says the webinar will show how modern legal teams are revolutionizing their daily contract review processes. This will be a practical look at using on-the-ground solutions for contract review automation.

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Study: Companies Want Smaller Firms, But Have Trouble Finding Them

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Large companies increasingly want to work with smaller, more innovative law firms but have trouble finding them due to over-reliance on personal connections, according to a new survey reported by Courthouse News Service.

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Regulatory Whirlwind 2018: What’s Ahead for Third-Party Risk Management?

Regulatory Whirlwind 2018: What’s Ahead for Third-Party Risk Management?

Webinar, Jan. 25, 1 p.m. EST
NAVEX Global will present a complimentary webinar on recent and anticipated enforcement and regulatory changes as they concern third-party risk.

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Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

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In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, requiring companies that do business in Europe to adjust their strategies for data management.

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Former American Airlines General Counsel Recalls Turbulent Years

Former American Airlines General Counsel Recalls Turbulent Years

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The Dallas Business Journal looks inside “Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival,” scheduled for release in February.

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Uber Ex-GC Involved in Data-Hiding System to Foil Police Raids: Sources

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Bloomberg, citing three people with knowledge of the system, reports that, between spring 2015 until late 2016, Uber used a system designed to thwart police raids in foreign countries.

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Two Wells Fargo Execs, Including HR Lawyer, Out After Scandal

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The former head of a Wells Fargo legal department responsible for employment matters is one of two high-ranking executives who are no longer with the company, reports The Charlotte Observer.

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Invitation: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, Washington, DC

Invitation: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, Washington, DC

Event, Feb. 12, 2018, Washington, DC
This exclusive, one-day event hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors seeks to help GCs to better align themselves with director expectations, as well as elevate their role in the boardroom

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