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One of Apple’s Former Top Lawyers Faces Criminal Charges for Insider Trading

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The former senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary has been charged by the SEC with trading “on material nonpublic information about Apple’s earnings.”

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Download: How the GC Helps Build a Better Board

Download: How the GC Helps Build a Better Board

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The NACD publication explains how a more participatory approach with the general counsel not only strengthens company leadership, but also reduces overall enterprise risk.

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Fired Hershey IP Attorney Sues Alleging Race, Age, Sex Bias

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The 52-year-old former senior counsel for global intellectual property at Hershey Co., has sued his ex-employer, claiming he was replaced with a younger, black, female lawyer in a case of race, age and sex bias.

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MSU Will Pay Fired GC Almost $1 Million Not to Work for Them

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The Detroit Free Press reports that Young, the university’s top lawyer, had a three-year contract that paid $425,000 a year in salary.

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Case Study: TIAA – A Legal Transformation With Technology, Process and People

Case Study: TIAA – A Legal Transformation With Technology, Process and People

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Brad Rogers was tasked with transforming the entire legal operations function for TIAA, a company managing more than $1 trillion in assets and serving more than 5 million active and retired employees by providing financial services to over 15,000 institutions in more than 50 countries.

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How One Legal Department Saw Success from an Internal Client Feedback Program

How One Legal Department Saw Success from an Internal Client Feedback Program

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A case study describes one legal department’s increased win-win with its internal clients through a client feedback program.

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Michigan State Fires Former State Supreme Court Justice as GC

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A university spokeswoman said Young will receive a full payout of his contract, which was to run through May 2021, reports the Lansing State Journal.

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How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

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Three senior in-house attorneys discussed best practices for collaborating with outside counsel during a panel discussion at Ward and Smith’s 2018 In-House Counsel Seminar, with a focus on leveraging technology, controlling legal spend, and managing succession.

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Bionpharma Fails to Get Rival’s GC Disqualified in Supply Spat

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Bloomberg Law reports that Generic drug distributor P&L Development LLC’s general counsel and an outside firm may continue to represent P&L in its breach-of-contract and fraud suit against Bionpharma Inc., a federal court in North Carolina ruled.

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Webinar: RFPs – Best Practices & Obstacles to Avoid

Webinar, Feb. 16, 2019
This webinar will provide an overview for general counsel on how RFPs are being used to better manage outside counsel across the legal industry and the best practices to follow and the obstacles to avoid.

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Complimentary Webinar: Best Practices for Vendor Risk Profiling

Complimentary Webinar: Best Practices for Vendor Risk Profiling

Webinar, Feb. 6, 2019
A new NAVEX Global webinar will discuss how to find the right approach to third-party risk management by applying appropriate risk factors.

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Download: 3rd Annual In-House Legal Benchmarking Report

Download: 3rd Annual In-House Legal Benchmarking Report

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Exterro has published its 3rd Annual In-House Legal Benchmarking Report for use in benchmarking legal processes against 110 legal departments.

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Taking the First Step to Digitally Transform Your Legal Department

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Digital transformation continues to be a strategic priority for organizations today. However, a recent study by Gartner revealed 81% of legal departments are not prepared to support their company’s digitization process.

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Survey: Half of Legal Departments Work Without a Strategic Plan

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The largest legal departments were about three times more likely to admit planning challenges; 33 percent said they plan, but not very well, compared to 12 percent of the smallest teams and 7 percent of teams of 11 to 50.

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Register for ACC Xchange 2019 Mid-Year Meeting for Legal Executives

Register for ACC Xchange 2019 Mid-Year Meeting for Legal Executives

Event, April 28-30, 2019
ACC has arranged for four curricula addresses in the areas of contracts, leadership, legal operations, and litigation.

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Goldman’s $500 Million Lawyer Has Called It Quits

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Greg Palm pulled in about $500 million, including about $180 million worth of Goldman shares, as well as dividends, distributions from firm-managed funds and proceeds from stock sales.

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Download: Expert Analysis on Emerging Board Issues for 2019

Download: Expert Analysis on Emerging Board Issues for 2019

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The report from the NACD offers comprehensive guidance that will inform governance decisions and strategic planning in 2019.

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To Be a Good In-House Counsel, Be Prepared to Break The Law, Maybe

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As an in-house counsel — the individual tasked with mitigating risk for your employer — sometimes you have to make a decision much hastier than you might normally be comfortable with doing so, writes Stephen R. Williams in a column for Above the Law.

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How to Find the Best Law Schools For In-House Jobs

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Aspiring in-house lawyers should choose law schools located in major metropolitan areas with an abundance of corporate headquarters and a plethora of in-house legal externship and internship options, one expert advises.

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Bank Company GC Goes Public About Being Bipolar; Gets Stronger in the Process

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Kelly Rentzel had to overcome some big barriers to become general counsel at Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank. Along the way she endured a monthlong stay in a psychiatric ward, the rigors of law school, and a suicide attempt.

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