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Tesla Loses a Senior Lawyer Just as SEC Tightens Grip

News
Bloomberg is reporting that an experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla Inc. just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators.

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2018 Third-Party Risk Management Benchmark Report

2018 Third-Party Risk Management Benchmark Report

Insight
NAVEX Global has published a new report discussing how to assess your program maturity, gain organizational buy-in and understand the value of a comprehensive third-party due diligence program.

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IADC Journal Covers Asbestos, Punitive Damages and Manufacturers’ Legal Hurdles

Insight
The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has published its fourth quarter 2018 Defense Counsel Journal (DCJ) with scholarly articles that explore current trends in the practice of law.

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Download: New NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Disruptive Risks

Download: New NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Disruptive Risks

Insight
The  National Association of Corporate Directors has published its 2018 Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks to provide directors with valuable insights and tools.

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New Law Firm Study: 4 Tips for Maximizing Value from Law Firms

New Law Firm Study: 4 Tips for Maximizing Value from Law Firms

Insight
Exterro has published its 2018 Law Firm Benchmarking Report, in which more than 100 law firm professionals supplied advice and tips for getting more out of a law firm.

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Google Exec Clouded by Scandal is a Veteran Silicon Valley Counsel

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David Drummond, the  chief legal officer of Google parent Alphabet Inc. and a one-time Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner, was cited in a New York Times report about the allegedly lax approach that Google has taken to relationships between supervisors and their subordinates.

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K&L Gates Under Fire from Texas Company in Malpractice Suit

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Bloomberg Law reports that K&L Gates LLP is facing a $100 million legal malpractice suit from a Texas semiconductor company, Quantum Materials Corp., over an alleged conflict of interest.

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ECVC2018: Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference

ECVC2018: Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference

Online Event, Nov. 8, 2018
NAVEX Global will present the 2018 Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference as an online event Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

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Download: 2018 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmarking Report

Download: 2018 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmarking Report

Insight
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

Insight
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

Insight
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

Insight
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

Insight
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

Insight
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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