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The Biglaw Firms That General Counsel Absolutely Adore

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An Above the Law review of a BTI Power Rankings report reports that only 33 percent of general counsel find themselves in a state of “clientopia” with their go-to law firms.

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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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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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Get the In-House Processing & Review How Tos

Get the In-House Processing & Review How Tos

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Zapproved has published a guide that discusses five ways to save costs and build efficiencies by bringing e-discovery processing and review in-house.

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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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A ‘Dramatic’ Gender Wage Gap Awaits In-House Counsel

A ‘Dramatic’ Gender Wage Gap Awaits In-House Counsel

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The Association of Corporate Counsel released its latest in-house trends report, which revealed that a higher percentage of women’s salaries were on the lower end of the salary scale than those of their male counterparts, reports Above the 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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GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

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Marsh & McLennan Companies’ GC now requires the company’s biggest outside law firms to use an anti-hacking electronic communication technology known as Transport Layer Security, according to a report from Bloomberg Law.

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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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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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Webinar: Automating Contract Management with SharePoint

Webinar: Automating Contract Management with SharePoint

Event, June 21, 2 p.m. EDT
Optimus BT will present a free webinar featuring a comprehensive demonstration of eContracts, an Enterprise Legal Contract Management product for SharePoint, featured in Gartner Market Guide 2017 for legal teams.

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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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Download: Bringing E-Discovery to the Cloud

Download: Bringing E-Discovery to the Cloud

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Zapproved has published a free guide called “Get In-House Processing and Review Howtos” that can be downloaded from the company’s website.

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The Difficulty With Texting Employees During a Workplace Investigation

The Difficulty With Texting Employees During a Workplace Investigation

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While an employer may want to reach out to various employees including the alleged victim, doing so can negatively impact the ongoing workplace investigations, warns Natalie Lynch of Lynch Service Company.

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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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Download: In-House Counsel’s Legaltech Buyer’s Guide

Download: In-House Counsel’s Legaltech Buyer’s Guide

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The LawGeex book includes practical advice based on dozens of interviews, real life experiences and personal recommendations from in-house lawyers and legal experts who have used technology to cut costs and reduce legal inefficiency.

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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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June 28 Event: Experts Explore Ways to Control Litigation Costs

June 28 Event: Experts Explore Ways to Control Litigation Costs

Event, June 28, 2017, San Francisco
Leading in-house and outside counsel will discuss where they believe legal departments face the most pressure and how to successfully transform the management of litigation.

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