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Wynn Resorts Board Sued for Failing to Investigate Chief Executive

Wynn Resorts Board Sued for Failing to Investigate Chief Executive

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The case is a derivative lawsuit, meaning any damages paid by Wynn and the other board members who are named defendants would be paid to Wynn Resorts, not directly to investors, according to Reuters.

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Corporate Anticorruption Compliance Programs: 10 Questions Every Board Director Should Ask

Corporate Anticorruption Compliance Programs: 10 Questions Every Board Director Should Ask

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Corporate board members have particularly important roles to play in overseeing compliance and anticorruption programs in place at the companies they serve, according to a white paper by Jones Day.

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11th Circuit Benchslaps Biglaw Partner and District Court for Not Following Order

11th Circuit Benchslaps Biglaw Partner and District Court for Not Following Order

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Above the Law examines a case in which a district court and a lawyer got into trouble with the 11th Circuit when the lower court took the lawyer’s advice not to apply the circuit’s ruling in a remanded case.

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Airbnb Names Legal Chief New COO Amid Senior Rank Shakeup

Airbnb Names Legal Chief New COO Amid Senior Rank Shakeup

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Bloomberg reports that Belinda Johnson, formerly chief business affairs and legal officer, has taken the new role with the company as part of a shakeup in the senior ranks.

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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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New Research Report: Global Trends in Hiring Outside Counsel

New Research Report: Global Trends in Hiring Outside Counsel

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The Globality report has information on the latest industry viewpoint about hiring outside counsel, That information was gathered from more than 300 GCs from organizations with more than $1 billion in revenue.

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SEC Weighs a Big Gift to Companies: Blocking Investor Lawsuits

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Bloomberg is reporting that the SEC has privately signaled that it’s open to at least considering whether companies should be able to force investors to settle disputes through arbitration.

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Webinar: Contract Review Automation in Action

Webinar: Contract Review Automation in Action

Event, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. EST
LawGeex says the webinar will show how modern legal teams are revolutionizing their daily contract review processes. This will be a practical look at using on-the-ground solutions for contract review automation.

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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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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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