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Third-Party Risk Management Feedback Needed

Third-Party Risk Management Feedback Needed

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Independent marketing research firm Phase5 is conducting a comprehensive study on the current state of third-party risk management and is seeking input.

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3 Ways to Transition Your Committee Effectively

3 Ways to Transition Your Committee Effectively

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has published a guide to leading practices for key committee succession planning and new-director onboarding.

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Download: Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations

Download: Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations

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Clutch Group has published a new book, Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations, with parts 1 and 2 are available now for complimentary download.

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Microsoft Announces Plans to Nearly Phase Out Billable Hour

Microsoft Announces Plans to Nearly Phase Out Billable Hour

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Bloomberg Law reports that Microsoft hopes to shift 90 percent of its legal work into alternative fee arrangements within two years — in an effort to move away from the billable hour.

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GE Healthcare Eyes Automation in Its Legal Operations

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Bloomberg Law reports that GE Healthcare is finding automation to be one of the biggest challenges as it builds its legal operations function, Vice President and General Counsel Laura O’Donnell said.

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Legal Ops Survey Results: AI, InfoSec, and the Cloud

Legal Ops Survey Results: AI, InfoSec, and the Cloud

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OpenText Discovery has commissioned Ari Kaplan Advisors to interview premier corporate legal ops professionals to identify new trends and eDiscovery issues for its annual report.

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In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earners

In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earners

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Apple Inc.’s general counsel/senior vice president Bruce Sewell leads the list of top-paid corporate legal officers with total compensation of $22.8 million, according to Bloomberg Law.

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The Biglaw Firms That General Counsel Absolutely Adore

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An Above the Law review of a BTI Power Rankings report reports that only 33 percent of general counsel find themselves in a state of “clientopia” with their go-to law firms.

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Case Study – An Inside Look at PayPal’s ELM Implementation

Case Study – An Inside Look at PayPal’s ELM Implementation

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During the 2017 CLOC Annual Legal Operations Institute in Las Vegas, Onit and PayPal presented a session titled, “Next Generation Enterprise Legal Management (ELM): People. Process. Automation.”

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Managing Legal Risks and Cultural Issues in Cross-Border and Whistleblower Investigations

Managing Legal Risks and Cultural Issues in Cross-Border and Whistleblower Investigations

Event, July 26, 2017, 12 p.m. EDT
AltaClaro will present a complimentary webinar focusing on managing legal and cultural risks in cross-border investigations. The event will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017, beginning at noon Eastern time.

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When Employees Take Workplace Communication Offline

When Employees Take Workplace Communication Offline

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Employers are obligated to investigate certain discrimination complaints and they are required to prevent retaliation. The problem comes when employers investigate workplace affairs without a worthwhile non-retaliation policy. This article explores the interplay between non-retaliation policies and workplace investigations.

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Complete the 2017 Law Department Benchmarking Survey

Complete the 2017 Law Department Benchmarking Survey

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Consilio is conducting an online survey is designed to provide law department leaders insight into comprehensive benchmarking data, legal operations and discovery best practices, and trend reporting.

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Get the In-House Processing & Review How Tos

Get the In-House Processing & Review How Tos

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Zapproved has published a guide that discusses five ways to save costs and build efficiencies by bringing e-discovery processing and review in-house.

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3M Lawyer on Cutting More Than 250 Law Firms

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3M Co. launched its effort convergence in 2013, when it cut the about 300 of its U.S. outside firms to about 35 to 36 firms, reports Bloomberg Law.

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A ‘Dramatic’ Gender Wage Gap Awaits In-House Counsel

A ‘Dramatic’ Gender Wage Gap Awaits In-House Counsel

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The Association of Corporate Counsel released its latest in-house trends report, which revealed that a higher percentage of women’s salaries were on the lower end of the salary scale than those of their male counterparts, reports Above the Law.

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In-House Attorneys See 4.3 Percent Pay Hike

In-House Attorneys See 4.3 Percent Pay Hike

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Above the Law reports on a BarkerGilmore in-house counsel compensation report that shows in-house lawyers received average pay increases of 4.3 percent last year.

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How to Make the Case for a Smaller Law Firm to Your Board

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With a smaller law firm, seasoned attorneys are the norm, rather than the associates who typically handle day-to-day business for the big law firms, writes Norm Finkel of Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman and Rosenberg, LLC.

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Confusion With Independent Contractors v. Employees

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There is an immediate financial incentive to hiring a contractor instead of an employee but having misclassified employees can be an extremely expensive mistake, writes Natalie Lynch of Lynch Law Firm.

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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution and Its Impact on In-House Lawyers

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In-house lawyers who embrace AI will become more valuable to the next generation of CEOs and CFOsm according to an Above the Law post.

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Download: “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk”

Download: “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk”

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The National Association of Corporate Directors’ new article, “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk,” explores how effective board oversight of corporate responsibility (CR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, practices, risk management, and crisis preparedness can not only help manage strategic risk, but also result in enhanced reputation.

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