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ACC Annual Meeting: Sneak Peek at New Programming

ACC Annual Meeting: Sneak Peek at New Programming

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018, Austin
The 2018 annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel will be Oct. 21-24 in Austin, Texas.

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NDAworks Introduces Automation of NDAs

NDAworks Introduces Automation of NDAs

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The company says on its website that NDAWorks helps manage the signing, tracking and storing of a company’s NDAs from a central, secure location.

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Square Paid Big for a Super Star Tech Lawyer, Then She Quit After 16 Months on the Job

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Business Insider reports Hillary Smith joined Square in 2016 with an $8 million compensation package. She’ll stay on as an employee at the company through September to manage the transition.

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Invitation: ACC Legal Operations Conference

Invitation: ACC Legal Operations Conference

Event, June 11-13, 2018
The Association of Corporate Counsel will hold the 4th annual ACC Legal Operations conference in Chicago on June 11-13, 2018.

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Novartis Lawyer to Retire Over Contract With Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

Novartis Lawyer to Retire Over Contract With Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

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Felix R. Ehrat, group general counsel of Novartis, is retiring “in the context of discussions surrounding Novartis’ former agreement with Essential Consultants, owned by Michael Cohen,” the company said.

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AT&T CEO: Hiring Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Was ‘a Big Mistake’

AT&T CEO: Hiring Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Was ‘a Big Mistake’

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AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson wrote in a companywide internal email that hiring Cohen “was a big mistake.”

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Download: Why the GC Should Be the Board’s Best Friend

Download: Why the GC Should Be the Board’s Best Friend

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Companies must shift from focusing on rules and consequences to emphasizing culture and values, according to Carolyn Frantz, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel and corporate secretary.

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Download: Study Shows 4X ROI With Digital Discovery Pro

Download: Study Shows 4X ROI With Digital Discovery Pro

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Zapproved and Hobson & Company recently partnered to research the average return on investment (ROI) that businesses gained by implementing Digital Discovery Pro for in-house ediscovery.

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Biglaw Firm, Former U.S. Attorney Accused of Hacking Cover-Up

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The allegations are in a suit against former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, the global megafirm where she is now a partner, according to Bloomberg Law.

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CLE: Vendor, Customer and Competitor Bankruptcies, What GCs Need to Know

CLE: Vendor, Customer and Competitor Bankruptcies, What GCs Need to Know

Webinar, Wednesday, May 9, 2018,  at 9 a.m. PT / 12 ET
A Select Counsel webinar will discuss a range of issues commonly presented to healthy companies when vendors, customers or competitors file bankruptcy cases.

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Download: 2018 E&C Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report

Download: 2018 E&C Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report

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The new NAVEX report shows the number of employee complaints and misconduct reports are rising — and a surprising 44 percent of all reports are substantiated.

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Merck’s Patent Loss a Cautionary Tale for In-House Attorneys

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Merck & Co.’s loss of a $200 million jury verdict for patent infringement shows that companies with internal prosecution staff need to observe strict rules for external communications, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Sexual Misconduct and D&O Claims

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Companies that have the suggested processes and procedures in place are less likely to find themselves getting hit with these kinds of claims, writes Kevin LaCroix in The D&O Diary.

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Median CEO Pay for the 100 Largest Companies Reaches Record $15.7 Million

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The highest-paid CEO in this year’s study is Broadcom’s Hock Tan, with a 2017 compensation package valued at $103.2 million, The Washington Post reports.

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May 3 Live Event: Explore the Value of ESOPs By Studying a Proven Implementation

May 3 Live Event: Explore the Value of ESOPs By Studying a Proven Implementation

Event, May 3, 2018, 2:30-6 p.m., NYC
ESOPs, when properly done, can position a company for financing, allow for acquisitions, help attract and retain top talent in a competitive environment and create wealth for owners and employees.

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Linking Nonfinancial Metrics to Strategy and Culture

Linking Nonfinancial Metrics to Strategy and Culture

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NACD recently convened a meeting of Fortune 500 audit and compensation committee chairs to discuss the key issues and challenges the board faces in the selection and use of nonfinancial metrics.

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Facebook Privacy Scandal Unleashes Nationwide ‘Litigation Swarm’

Facebook Privacy Scandal Unleashes Nationwide ‘Litigation Swarm’

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Damages could be substantial for shareholders, with one group of investors estimating that at least $50 billion in the company’s market capitalization has been wiped out as a result of the disclosure, Bloomberg Technology reports.

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ACC Conducting 2018 Global Compensation Survey

ACC Conducting 2018 Global Compensation Survey

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The Association of Corporate Counsel is conducting the new 2018 Global Compensation Survey — the largest self-reported compensation survey within the in-house counsel profession in the world.

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Webinar: How Solid is Your Whistleblower Program?

Webinar: How Solid is Your Whistleblower Program?

Webinar, April 10, 2018, 1 p.m. EDT
Webinar participants will hear new insights from the 2018 Ethics & Compliance Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report.

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Judge Stunned by Ex-Rolls-Royce Counsel Switching Sides in Litigation

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Rolls-Royce’s former in-house counsel switched sides to sue Rolls-Royce for allegedly reusing defective airplane parts, according to a Bloomberg report.

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