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‘Retaliatory Amendment’ of an LLC Operating Agreement

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Author Kevin Brodehl discusses a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of New York that illustrates how the process of amending an LLC’s operating agreement can sometimes be used to gain the upper hand in a dispute between members.

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Download: 5 Future Tech Forces & Board Expectations

Download: 5 Future Tech Forces & Board Expectations

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The areas discussed in the NACD article include artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, hyperconnectivity, and symbiotic systems.

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The Rise of Analytics: How Legal Technology Finally Got a Seat in the Boardroom

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Advances in legal technology – in particular artificial intelligence technologies – are giving legal more prominence within the corporation and helping make the department’s strategic value more tangible to the C-suite and the board.

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CVS-Aetna Closes Deal; Not So Fast, Judge Says

CVS-Aetna Closes Deal; Not So Fast, Judge Says

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Reuters is reporting that a federal judge on Thursday raised the prospect of not approving CVS Health Corp’s deal to buy insurer Aetna Inc, which closed earlier this week, during a routine portion of the legal process.

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How Does Your Salary Compare? Read the Full GC Landscape Report

How Does Your Salary Compare? Read the Full GC Landscape Report

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The LawGeex guide reveals insights from GCs at hundreds of companies across the United States, including Uber, PayPal, NetApp Amazon, Macy’s and Caterpillar.

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Fewer Lawsuits for Corporations, But More Oversight on Data andTax Risk

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey polled 365 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.

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What You Need to Know About Contract Management Software and Small Legal Teams

What You Need to Know About Contract Management Software and Small Legal Teams

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ContractWorks has published a new guide:  Contract Management Software for the Small Legal Team: Why It’s Not Just for the Big Fish Anymore.

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Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that corporate law departments are spending more, but less of that that money is landing in Big Law coffers, according to a new survey.

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Tesla Loses a Senior Lawyer Just as SEC Tightens Grip

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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What Tesla Really Needs, SEC Says, Is an ‘Experienced’ Lawyer

What Tesla Really Needs, SEC Says, Is an ‘Experienced’ Lawyer

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Of the all fixes the SEC wants Tesla Inc. to make in the wake of Elon Musk’s now-infamous tweet, one stands out for its novelty: “An experienced securities lawyer.” reports Bloomberg Law.

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Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

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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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Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

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The SEC’s initial suit sought to bar the CEO from becoming an officer or director for any public company, perhaps for life, according to Wired.

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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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