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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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IADC Publishes Defense Counsel Journal on Privacy and Data Protection Law

IADC Publishes Defense Counsel Journal on Privacy and Data Protection Law

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The summer issue of the IADC’s Defense Counsel Journal includes articles that cover a variety of privacy law topics from a global perspective.

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In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earners

In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earners

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Apple Inc.’s general counsel/senior vice president Bruce Sewell leads the list of top-paid corporate legal officers with total compensation of $22.8 million, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Abbie Shindler Joins Buchalter in Scottsdale Office

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Buchalter announced that Abbie Shindler has become a member of the firm’s Corporate and Tax & Estate Planning Practices in Arizona.

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Succession Planning: It’s Not Just for Emergencies

Event, Sept. 7, 2017, 1 p.m. EDT
The heart of succession planning is identifying and building your future leadership at all levels, according to TrainHR.

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Case Study – An Inside Look at PayPal’s ELM Implementation

Case Study – An Inside Look at PayPal’s ELM Implementation

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During the 2017 CLOC Annual Legal Operations Institute in Las Vegas, Onit and PayPal presented a session titled, “Next Generation Enterprise Legal Management (ELM): People. Process. Automation.”

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Assess Your Risk Appetite: Complimentary Report

Assess Your Risk Appetite: Complimentary Report

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has released a report from a discussion the NACD Advisory Council on Risk Oversight held to discuss the board’s role in the development and oversight of risk appetite.

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Dealing With Violations In Export and Import Transactions

Dealing With Violations In Export and Import Transactions

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Williams Mullen has posted a white paper on steps to take in dealing with export and import violations.

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Managing Legal Risks and Cultural Issues in Cross-Border and Whistleblower Investigations

Managing Legal Risks and Cultural Issues in Cross-Border and Whistleblower Investigations

Event, July 26, 2017, 12 p.m. EDT
AltaClaro will present a complimentary webinar focusing on managing legal and cultural risks in cross-border investigations. The event will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017, beginning at noon Eastern time.

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Complete the 2017 Law Department Benchmarking Survey

Complete the 2017 Law Department Benchmarking Survey

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Consilio is conducting an online survey is designed to provide law department leaders insight into comprehensive benchmarking data, legal operations and discovery best practices, and trend reporting.

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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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