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Tillerson May Face Deposition About ‘Wayne Tracker’ Alias Emails

Tillerson May Face Deposition About ‘Wayne Tracker’ Alias Emails

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Tillerson sent the most sensitive messages to and from company board members, including communications about the risks associated with climate change, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

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Strategic-Asset GC: Complimentary Webinar

Strategic-Asset GC: Complimentary Webinar

Event, March 23, 2 p.m. EDT
The National Association of Corporate Directors will present a complimentary webinar on reassessing the evaluation process on evaluations on director performance.

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House Poised to Pass Bills Overhauling Civil Litigation

House Poised to Pass Bills Overhauling Civil Litigation

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The far-reaching bills address class actions, asbestos cases and attorneys who file “frivolous” suits, reports Bloomberg BNA.

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The Case for Continuous Open Source Management

The Case for Continuous Open Source Management

Event, March 22, 11 a.m. EDT
Speakers from Black Duck Software and Wolters Kluwer will be presenters in a webinar addressing key open source security and management questions.

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Yahoo’s Top Lawyer Resigns, CEO Marissa Mayer Loses Bonus in Wake of Hack

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Some senior senior executives and lawyers failed to ‘properly comprehend or investigate’ the situation, the company’s board of directors said in a securities filing, reports The New York Times.

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Is Your Board Prepared to Oversee Cyber Risk?

Is Your Board Prepared to Oversee Cyber Risk?

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The book is constructed around five core principles designed to enhance the cyber literacy and cyber-risk oversight capabilities of directors of organizations of all sizes and in all industries, according to NACD.

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Digital Disruption – Impacts for Corporate Legal Departments

Digital Disruption – Impacts for Corporate Legal Departments

Event, March 21, 9 a.m.
Kim Technologies will present a seminar titled “Digital Disruption – Impacts for Corporate Legal Departments” on March 21, 2017 for corporate counsel and executives.

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Bio-Rad to Pony Up $3.5m in Legal Fees for Ex-GC/Whistleblower

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Bio-Rad Laboratories has agreed to pay $3.5 million in legal fees for the team that represented former general counsel Sanford Wadler during a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit Wadler brought against his former employer, reports MassDevice.com. The use of privileged materials played a part in the litigation.

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How States Are Using the Law to Bring Drug Executives to Heel

How States Are Using the Law to Bring Drug Executives to Heel

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The generic drug industry has come under fire the last couple of years because of staggering price increases, but now generic drug executives can expect to face tougher legal repercussions, reports MedCity News.

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Uber Sexual Harassment Allegations are a Warning for Tech Industry and ‘Rock Star’ Culture

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Two groups weren’t surprised at allegations of sexual harassment in high tech, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times: women who work in tech, and Silicon Valley employment attorneys.

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Corporate Risk Management 2017 – 4 Key Trends

Corporate Risk Management 2017 – 4 Key Trends

Event, March 2, 2 p.m. EST
A webinar featuring the chief operating officer of Interfor International will discuss corporate security as it continues to evolve in a growing and complex matrix of threats and responsibilities.

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Chesapeake Energy and McClendon Estate Reach Settlement

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The deal calls for Chesapeake to pay $3.25 million in legal fees and drop claims for $445 million related to data McClendon took from the company when he was fired in April 2013, reports The Oklahoman.

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Settlement Agreements: Who Should Sign?

Settlement Agreements: Who Should Sign?

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It’s best to err on the side of over qualification of a corporate employee representative to sign a settlement agreement to ensure it will be enforceable, advises Robert S. Luft in the JAMS ADR blog.

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‘Overpaid’ CEOs a Risk for Investors, Study Finds

‘Overpaid’ CEOs a Risk for Investors, Study Finds

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Among the chief executive officers it labeled as “overpaid” was Discovery Communications Inc. CEO David Zaslav, who received $32.4 million in 2015. During the study period, Discovery shares fell 12 percent.

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Gregory Hill Joins Hogan Lovells Corporate Practice in Houston

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Gregory C. Hill will join Hogan Lovells in the corporate practice as a partner in the Houston office.

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Data Processing Benchmark Report Reveals the Next Big Trends

Data Processing Benchmark Report Reveals the Next Big Trends

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Zapproved’s 2017 In-House E-Discovery Data Processing Benchmark Report reveals participant satisfaction with data processing speed, cost, ease of use, security and risk reduction.

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A Tax Overhaul Would Be Great in Theory, But Hard in Practice

A Tax Overhaul Would Be Great in Theory, But Hard in Practice

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Decisions that lawmakers made decades or even a century ago have essentially locked us into ways of doing things, as the cost of changing looms more heavily than the potential benefits of trying something different, writes Neil Irwin for The New York Times.

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Judge Blocks $54 Billion Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

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A federal judge blocked the $54 billion merger between health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna, saying the deal would increase prices and reduce competition, according to a report by The Washington Post.

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Republican Plan Would Ease Wall St. Rules, As Party Embraces Deregulation

Republican Plan Would Ease Wall St. Rules, As Party Embraces Deregulation

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Hensarling’s plan would roll back Wall Street rules and consumer protections conceived after the 2008 financial crisis, a step that will largely define the financial deregulation debate in the Trump era, reports Reuters.

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Jury Awards Ousted General Counsel $8M

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A federal jury awarded the former general counsel of BioRad Laboratories $8 million in back pay and damages – which will increase to $11 million – for whistleblower retaliation involving potential bribery in China, according to a Courthouse News article.

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