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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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White Paper: Electronic Signature Security & Trust

White Paper: Electronic Signature Security & Trust

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eSignLive by Vasco has published a white paper discussing the importance of making sure electronic signature providers meet the highest security standards.

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Announcing LawGeex 4.0 – Contract Review Automation

Announcing LawGeex 4.0 – Contract Review Automation

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LawGeex combines machine learning algorithms and text analytics to quickly review and approve everyday contracts, helping businesses answer the question “Can I sign this?”

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Register for the Innoxcell Annual Symposium – USA Series

Register for the Innoxcell Annual Symposium – USA Series

Event, Oct. 12, San Francisco
The Innoxcell Annual Symposium 2017 USA Series (IAS) scheduled for Oct. 12 in San Francisco focuses on USA – Asia Cross Border Litigation and Investigation matters.

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Texas AG Files Suit Against 3 Businesses for High Prices in Storm’s Aftermath

Texas AG Files Suit Against 3 Businesses for High Prices in Storm’s Aftermath

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Robstown Enterprises, Inc., which operated the Best Western Plus Tropic Inn in Robstown, charged three times its normal room rate during the weekend Hurricane Harvey hit, authorities said.

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Exclusive Download: Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey

Exclusive Download: Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey

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Based on responses from nearly 1,100 in-house counsel in 42 countries, the ACC survey offers an opportunity for CLOs to compare their practices to CLOs around the globe.

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Lawyer Admonished for Helping Client Leak GE Docs to Media

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A prominent attorney to whistle-blowers was admonished by a Washington disciplinary panel for helping a fired General Electric in-house attorney leak damaging information about GE to law enforcement officials and journalists, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

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Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

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The GC of VW Group of America at the time reported he lost his phone while en route to Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 1, 2015, according to the records.

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On-Demand: Sign Legal Clients on the Spot with SMS Electronic Signatures

On-Demand: Sign Legal Clients on the Spot with SMS Electronic Signatures

On-Demand
AssureSign has posted an on-demand webinar on the use of SMS electronic signatures — a feature new to the legal industry.

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Christopher M. Carlisle Joins Dykema’s Growing Dallas Office

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Dykema announced the addition of Christopher M. Carlisle to its Corporate Finance practice group as a senior counsel in the firm’s growing Dallas office, which has now added four attorneys in the past two months.

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Attend the World’s Largest Gathering of In-House Counsel

Attend the World’s Largest Gathering of In-House Counsel

Event, Oct. 15-18, 2017, Washington, DC
The organization is offering an exclusive $125 discount on the registration fee for readers of General Counsel News who register by August 31.

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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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DLA Piper Adds Gislar Donnenberg to Corporate Practice in Houston

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Donnenberg focuses his practice largely on capital markets matters in the energy sector, where he has more than 20 years of experience.

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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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PwC to Pay $1 Mln to Settle Merrill Lynch Audit Complaint

PwC to Pay $1 Mln to Settle Merrill Lynch Audit Complaint

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Reuters is reporting that accounting company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP will pay $1 million to settle a civil complaint alleging it conducted a flawed audit into Merrill Lynch’s compliance with federal brokerage customer protection rules.

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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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Law Firm Releases Documents in Litigation, Angering Monsanto

Law Firm Releases Documents in Litigation, Angering Monsanto

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Monsanto said it was outraged by the documents’ released in the Roundup litigation by Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, reports The New York Times,

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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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