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How Boards Must Think Differently in Today’s Digital Landscape

How Boards Must Think Differently in Today’s Digital Landscape

On-Demand
In a video discussion, Alex Schmelkin, board member with Essendant and founder & CEO of Cake & Arrow, outlines several approaches that boards can take to better understand the “end user” no matter the organization or industry.

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Assessing the Ability to Change Culture – Complimentary Article from NACD

Assessing the Ability to Change Culture – Complimentary Article from NACD

Insight
The NACD has published a complimentary article titled “Assessing the Ability to Change Culture,” providing a quick overview of best practices set forth in the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture as a Corporate Asset.

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Benchmark Report: Learn How Your Peers Manage Third-Party Risk

Benchmark Report: Learn How Your Peers Manage Third-Party Risk

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The NAVEX study, which includes information from more than 400 professionals, offers guidance on the approach to third-party risk management that organizations find most effective, how they are using outside providers to assist with third-party due diligence, if automated due diligence affects ROI, and more.

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Invitation: 2018 Chief Litigation Officer & IP Law Summits

Invitation: 2018 Chief Litigation Officer & IP Law Summits

Events, March 11-13, 2018, Las Vegas
Marcus Evans Summits has announced the schedule for the 2018 Chief Litigation Officer Summit and IP Law Summit, both scheduled for March 11-13, 2018, a the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

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This year’s Exterro benchmarking report shows the areas of focus that corporate legal teams are homing in on in the hopes of gaining the kind of control that will bring efficiency.

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Dealmakers Increasingly Optimistic About M&A Market and U.S. Economy in Dykema Survey

Dealmakers Increasingly Optimistic About M&A Market and U.S. Economy in Dykema Survey

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Respondents to Dykema’s 13th Annual M&A Outlook Survey expressed an overall bullish viewpoint of the economy and U.S. M&A market, bringing a new level of optimism, not seen in several years.

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Leaving the Contractual Term ‘Voting Power’ Undefined Could Be Risky Business

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Any attorney who regularly drafts stock purchase agreements, voting agreements, or other contracts that use the term “voting power” would do well to take note of a recent ruling, according to an article on the website of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

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Invitation: 2017 Ethics and Compliance Virtual Conference

Invitation: 2017 Ethics and Compliance Virtual Conference

Event, Nov. 9, 2017
More than 4,000 legal, audit and compliance professionals are expected for the 2017 Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference, a free, virtual conference that can be access online.

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Sidley to Add Energy Capital Markets, M&A Team in Houston, Washington, D.C.

News
Sidley Austin LLP announced that it will add a team of five partners to its Capital Markets and M&A practices, four in the Houston office and the other dividing his time between Houston and Washington, D.C.

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Download: Complimentary Copy of NACD’s New Culture Report

Download: Complimentary Copy of NACD’s New Culture Report

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has published report titled “Culture as a Corporate Asset: Translate Values into Value,” the topic of this year’s NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report.

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Webinar: Step-Up Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Webinar: Step-Up Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Event, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. EDT
Participants will learn how companies with advanced programs manage their third-party risk and due diligence processes and will get industry benchmarks to size up your program.

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Introducing Yerra Clearly 2.0: Get a Grip on Legal Spend

Introducing Yerra Clearly 2.0: Get a Grip on Legal Spend

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Yerra Solutions has introduced Clearly 2.0, a legal spend management system that works by combining technology and human intelligence to simplify invoice handling and derive greater savings from the eBilling and spend management process.

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General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

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A new report by Equilar finds that companies with revenue between $1 billion and $15 billion pay their CEOs 3.7 times what they pay their general counsel.

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Onit to Unveil Contract Lifecycle Management at ACC

Onit to Unveil Contract Lifecycle Management at ACC

Event, Oct. 16-18
Onit will unveil its Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution at the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting in Washington, DC,, Oct. 16-18.

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Company Organizational Charts: Quick Tips for Lawyers

Company Organizational Charts: Quick Tips for Lawyers

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Mark Little of Berkman Solutions has written a new article on the best use of legal entity organizational charts to communicate effectively with senior management and clients.

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Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former CEO Says

Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former CEO Says

News
The Equifax data breach happened because a single employee failed to implement software fixes, the company’s former chief executive told members of Congress.

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Tax Reform Plan Makes C Corporations More Appealing

Tax Reform Plan Makes C Corporations More Appealing

News
The reduction of the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent could certainly lead to a renewed interest in C corporations, said Dallas tax lawyer Nathan Smithson of Jackson Walker LLP.

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Yerra Conference Europe for In-House Legal & Compliance

Event, Oct. 11, 2017, London
The 5th Annual Yerra Conference Europe will be an exclusive event for legal, IP, eDiscovery and compliance professionals.

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Trump’s Impact Felt in Supreme Court Labor Rights Cases

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When the Supreme Court opens its 2017 term on the first Monday in October, its very first cases will serve as a stark reminder of why elections matter, predicts USA Today.

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The Evolving Role of the GC in Risk and Crisis – Complimentary Article

The Evolving Role of the GC in Risk and Crisis – Complimentary Article

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With social media as an accelerant, a smoldering corporate crisis or failure can almost instantly flare into the firestorm of a viral headline event, according to the NACD.

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