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3M Lawyer on Cutting More Than 250 Law Firms

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3M Co. launched its effort convergence in 2013, when it cut the about 300 of its U.S. outside firms to about 35 to 36 firms, reports Bloomberg Law.

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In-House Attorneys See 4.3 Percent Pay Hike

In-House Attorneys See 4.3 Percent Pay Hike

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Above the Law reports on a BarkerGilmore in-house counsel compensation report that shows in-house lawyers received average pay increases of 4.3 percent last year.

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How to Make the Case for a Smaller Law Firm to Your Board

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With a smaller law firm, seasoned attorneys are the norm, rather than the associates who typically handle day-to-day business for the big law firms, writes Norm Finkel of Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman and Rosenberg, LLC.

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Uber CEO Pays a Price for Breaking the Rules

Uber CEO Pays a Price for Breaking the Rules

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The hard-charging, take-no-prisoners corporate culture exhibited by Uber and his brash CEO is now seen as the company’s biggest liability, reports The Los Angeles Times.

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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution and Its Impact on In-House Lawyers

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In-house lawyers who embrace AI will become more valuable to the next generation of CEOs and CFOsm according to an Above the Law post.

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Download: “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk”

Download: “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk”

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The National Association of Corporate Directors’ new article, “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk,” explores how effective board oversight of corporate responsibility (CR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, practices, risk management, and crisis preparedness can not only help manage strategic risk, but also result in enhanced reputation.

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MetLife General Counsel to Step Down After Beating U.S. in Court

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Bloomberg reports that MetLife Inc. General Counsel Ricardo Anzaldua is stepping down after he helped win a court battle that reversed the government’s designation of the insurer as too big to fail.

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The Whistleblower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million

The Whistleblower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million

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BloombergBusinessweek reports on the story behind the accountant who might end up the best-paid whistleblower of all time, with a potential paycheck of $600 million, while Caterpillar, the 92-year-old pride of American industry, will experience something unfamiliar: public humiliation.

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Corporate Partner Richard Kaye Joins Barnes & Thornburg’s Atlanta Office

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Richard Kaye to its Atlanta office as a partner in the Corporate Department, where he works on domestic and international transactions.

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Uber Looking for New General Counsel Amid Increasingly Dicey Legal Issues

Uber Looking for New General Counsel Amid Increasingly Dicey Legal Issues

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Recode.net reports that Uber’s search for a new general counsel could be interesting, considering the company’s many thorny legal issues.

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Managing Partners Say Their Lawyers Are Underperforming and Slow to Change

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One of the findings is that business is moving in-house, and managing partners recognize that: 67.9 percent of respondents said they are already losing business to in-house legal departments.

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Forum: Examine the Risks and Rewards for Cross-Border Deals

Forum: Examine the Risks and Rewards for Cross-Border Deals

Event, June 20, 2017, New York
Bloomberg BNA and World Services Group will present the Cross-Border Deals Forum to hear about the current risk assessment, which deals are facing greater scrutiny and which deals are enjoying a more positive outlook.

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Dubious Corporate Practices Get a Rubber Stamp From Big Investors

Dubious Corporate Practices Get a Rubber Stamp From Big Investors

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Institutional asset managers carry enormous clout across corporate America. So it’s unfortunate that so many of these managers choose to support the status quo for boards, even when investors are ill served, points out The New York Times.

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Success Factors for Compliance During Office 356 Migration

Success Factors for Compliance During Office 356 Migration

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The duty to preserve does not cease when an organization migrates data systems, Zapproved says on its website. In fact, not only does the duty persist, but it becomes more complex.

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Benchmarking Your Policy & Procedure Management Program in 2017

Event, May 25, 1 p.m. EDT
NAVEX Global will present a complimentary webinar announcing the recent results from its new Ethics and Compliance Policy & Procedure Management Benchmark Report on May 25.

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Study: Most CCOs Don’t Review Incentive Risks

Study: Most CCOs Don’t Review Incentive Risks

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Matt Kelly of Radical Compliance writes about a new report from the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics finds that most chief compliance officers don’t review incentive-based compensation for possible misconduct risk.

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Report: Uber Fired In-House Lawyers for Seeking Advice From Outside Firms

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San Francisco Business Times is reporting that Uber fired two of its lawyers late last year after they sought advice from other law firms, a move Uber reportedly considered a fireable offense.

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Just Released: Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

Just Released: Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

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More than 20 legal spend management techniques are analyzed and compared against one another, giving readers the needed insight for effectively minimizing legal costs within their own legal departments, the company says on its website.

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Paul Wassgren Joins DLA Piper’s Corporate Practice in Los Angeles

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DLA Piper recently announced that Paul Wassgren has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in Los Angeles.

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Governance Challenges 2017 – Complimentary Report

Governance Challenges 2017 – Complimentary Report

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has published a report on corporate governance, focusing on environmental, social and governance oversight.

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