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Budget Benchmarks: Where Do You Stand?

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As budget season approaches, a post on the Xakia website takes a look at the financial side of corporate legal operations – from alternative fee arrangements to special considerations for smaller departments.

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Microsoft GC to Business Partners: If You Want to Work With Us, Offer Paid Family Leave

Microsoft GC to Business Partners: If You Want to Work With Us, Offer Paid Family Leave

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Microsoft announced a new policy Thursday, pledging it will ink contracts only with service providers who give their employees 12 weeks of paid family leave.

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Robert Gross Partners with Michael Best Strategies

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Michael Best Strategies has partnered with Robert Gross, who will also serve as senior counsel for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.

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Just Released: ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report

Just Released: ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report

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The survey report is based on responses from more than 5,000 lawyers in corporate legal departments from 65 countries and 39 different industry sectors.

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Securities Lawyers Shocked By Elon Musk’s Tweet, Point to Potential Legal Minefield

Securities Lawyers Shocked By Elon Musk’s Tweet, Point to Potential Legal Minefield

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Securities lawyers said Telsa’s board would have to form a committee to explore a take-private or risk being accused of skirting their duty, reports CNBC.

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SCCE Announces Speakers for Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute

SCCE Announces Speakers for Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics has announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the upcoming Compliance & Ethics Conference in Las Vegas.

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Google Just Promoted Its Top Lawyer to Run Global Affairs

Google Just Promoted Its Top Lawyer to Run Global Affairs

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In his new role, Kent Walker will  oversee Google’s policy, legal, trust and safety, and corporate philanthropy teams.

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Papa John’s Founder Sues the Company, Seeking Documents Related to His Ouster

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A Papa John’s spokesman called John Schnatter’s filing “a needless and wasteful lawsuit in an attempt to distract from his own words and actions.”

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Facebook GC Leaving as the Company Grapples With Election Aftermath, Federal Investigation

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Colin Stretch led Facebook’s investigation into Russian meddling, and has been key in crafting the company’s legal response to the Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle.

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After One Month in Role, Texas Instruments CEO Ousted for Personal Conduct

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The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Texas Instruments chief executive and president Brian Crutcher has been removed from his position after violations of the company’s code of conduct.

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Webinar: Leveraging the Data in Your Contracts to Prove the Value of Legal

Webinar: Leveraging the Data in Your Contracts to Prove the Value of Legal

Webinar, July 26, 2018, 10 a.m. PST
The webinar will discuss legal’s new role as a strategic business function has forced legal teams to evolve, shifting from cost-center to profit-center.

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Are Your Vendors Putting You at Risk Under California’s New Privacy Law?

Are Your Vendors Putting You at Risk Under California’s New Privacy Law?

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Companies must take stock of what personal data their company has, where it resides, how long it’s retained, and third parties with whom they share their data, advises the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Barnes & Noble Fires Its CEO Without Severance Pay

Barnes & Noble Fires Its CEO Without Severance Pay

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USA Today reports that the move  came on the advice of  Barnes & Noble’s law firm, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

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Proxy Season Survival Tip: Make Board Composition a Priority

Proxy Season Survival Tip: Make Board Composition a Priority

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A new NACD article explains how boards can avert activist demands — by knowing what their shareholders are thinking and staying ahead of possible grievances.

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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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