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Study: Companies Want Smaller Firms, But Have Trouble Finding Them

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Large companies increasingly want to work with smaller, more innovative law firms but have trouble finding them due to over-reliance on personal connections, according to a new survey reported by Courthouse News Service.

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Regulatory Whirlwind 2018: What’s Ahead for Third-Party Risk Management?

Regulatory Whirlwind 2018: What’s Ahead for Third-Party Risk Management?

Webinar, Jan. 25, 1 p.m. EST
NAVEX Global will present a complimentary webinar on recent and anticipated enforcement and regulatory changes as they concern third-party risk.

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Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

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In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, requiring companies that do business in Europe to adjust their strategies for data management.

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Former FINRA Associate GC Brant Brown Joins Willkie’s Washington Office

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP announced that Brant Brown, former FINRA associate general counsel, has joined the firm as counsel in the Washington office. Brown’s hire is the latest regulatory addition to the firm’s Washington office in recent months.

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Former American Airlines General Counsel Recalls Turbulent Years

Former American Airlines General Counsel Recalls Turbulent Years

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The Dallas Business Journal looks inside “Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival,” scheduled for release in February.

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Timing of $24 Million Stock Sale by Intel CEO Draws Scrutiny

Timing of $24 Million Stock Sale by Intel CEO Draws Scrutiny

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The sales reduced the CEO’s holdings in company stock by 50 percent to the minimum number of shares he’s required to own, according to Intel corporate policy.

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Uber Ex-GC Involved in Data-Hiding System to Foil Police Raids: Sources

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Bloomberg, citing three people with knowledge of the system, reports that, between spring 2015 until late 2016, Uber used a system designed to thwart police raids in foreign countries.

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Invitation: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, Washington, DC

Invitation: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, Washington, DC

Event, Feb. 12, 2018, Washington, DC
This exclusive, one-day event hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors seeks to help GCs to better align themselves with director expectations, as well as elevate their role in the boardroom

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Webinar: Ten Predictions for Ethics and Compliance in 2018

Webinar: Ten Predictions for Ethics and Compliance in 2018

Webinar, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. EST
On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the experts at NAVEX Global will discuss the challenges of ethics and compliance and offer predictions for 2018’s most pressing compliance issues.

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Companies Have Up to a Year for New U.S. Tax Bill Reporting: SEC

Companies Have Up to a Year for New U.S. Tax Bill Reporting: SEC

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The $1.5 trillion tax bill will significantly affect many companies’ year-end financial statements, according to Reuters.

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Free eBook: The In-House Counsel’s Guide to Change Management

Free eBook: The In-House Counsel’s Guide to Change Management

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The LawGeex book dozens of interviews and real-life experiences from a host of industry leaders, including Pearson, Telstra, Avis Budget Group, NetApp, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Cisco, Google and many more.

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Download: The State of E-Signature Implementation

Download: The State of E-Signature Implementation

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The Forrester Report examines 25 e-signature implementations across the United States and Europe with use cases for receivables, payables, various contracts, onboarding agreements, and travel bookings

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2018 Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions & Recommendations

2018 Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions & Recommendations

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NAVEX Global has compiled an e-book that presents predictions about the top trends and events that will impact ethics and compliance programs in 2018 — along with recommendations for compliance.

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Download: Legal Benchmarks for Compliance Program Success

Download: Legal Benchmarks for Compliance Program Success

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The new Navex report includes best-practice recommendations and discusses how legal departments view compliance training, third-party due diligence and policy and procedure management.

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Bankrupt Toys R Us Can Pay Executives Millions of Dollars in Bonuses, Judge Rules

Bankrupt Toys R Us Can Pay Executives Millions of Dollars in Bonuses, Judge Rules

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Attorneys for the company argued in court papers that the bonuses would help encourage executives to focus on driving up sales as the holidays approach, reports The Washington Post.

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Legal Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Terror-Financing Case

Legal Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Terror-Financing Case

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Werbner will discuss Linde, et al. v. Arab Bank PLC in a presentation titled, “Fighting Terror-Financing in the Courtroom,” during the State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute’s 34th annual course in January 2018.

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New Uber GC to Staff: Cut Out the Surveillance

New Uber GC to Staff: Cut Out the Surveillance

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Just days into his new job as chief legal officer at Uber, Tony West sent an email to the firm’s security team telling them to stop any competitive intelligence projects that included surveilling individuals, reports Recode.

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Law Department Operations Survey Report & Webinar

Law Department Operations Survey Report & Webinar

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Blickstein Group, in cooperation with Consilio, has surveyed hundreds of law departments solely on the operations function to provide benchmarks that are useful to all law departments.

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Year-End Reality Check: The Path to Efficiency

Year-End Reality Check: The Path to Efficiency

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Lightning-fast automation, policy enforcement, and true oversight will help you get the most out of end-of-quarter initiatives without taking on unnecessary risk, Conga says in a new eBook that is available for downloading.

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How Can Strategic Partnerships Foster Clean Energy Innovation?

How Can Strategic Partnerships Foster Clean Energy Innovation?

Event, Dec. 28, 2017, 1 p.m. EST
The Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute will present a webinar exploring how established corporations and early-stage companies can partner to develop new technologies in a mature market.

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