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Pac-12 General Counsel Called Officials During Game to Change Call

Pac-12 General Counsel Called Officials During Game to Change Call

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Pac-12 general counsel Woodie Dixon interfered with an official review of a foul in a game between USC and Washington State, resulting in the NCAA conference deciding to change its policy on non-trained officials weighing in on such reviews.

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Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has published  “A Field Guide to Bad Directors,” which can be downloaded from the NACD website.

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Murdoch’s GC Who Saw Fox Through Crises to Exit After Deal

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Gerson Zweifach, who has worked Murdoch since since 2012, will return to Williams & Connolly after the deal closes in the first half of 2019, Fox said in a statement Thursday.

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Online Quiz Scores Maturity of E-Discovery Process

Online Quiz Scores Maturity of E-Discovery Process

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The Exterro quiz consists of 20 multiple choice questions based on best practices ranging across the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) from information governance through matter closing.

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Download: Effective Practices for Internal Investigations Led by the Board

Download: Effective Practices for Internal Investigations Led by the Board

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The NACD article helps directors develop an internal investigation protocol to follow should an issue arise, and equips directors with a framework to mitigate the effects of an investigation both internally and externally.

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Cryptocurrency GC Has Left the Company at an Awkward Time

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Brynly Llyr, general counsel of Ripple, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency companies, has left the payment and remittance network, reports Quartz’s Private Key newsletter.

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Master Class: Aligning Board Responsibilities

Master Class: Aligning Board Responsibilities

Webinar, Sept. 20, 2018
This NAVEX master class will cover how to wrangle top-level decision-makers to ensure all executives and board members understand their responsibilities for compliance oversight.

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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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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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ConocoPhillips to Hire Baker Botts M&A Partner as GC

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Houston-based energy giant ConocoPhillips is expected to name Baker Botts corporate transactional partner Kelly Brunetti Rose of Houston as its new general counsel, according to a report in The Houston Chronicle.

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Measuring Legal Tech ROI

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ROI is the language of the C-suite, and it’s imperative for in-house lawyers to show fluency, according to Xakia.

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Download: Guide to Delegating Legal Contract Responsibility

Download: Guide to Delegating Legal Contract Responsibility

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Delegating contract management activities to your non-lawyer professionals has a variety of advantages, but it needs to be planned deliberately and strategically.

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LegalTech by the Numbers: In-House Lawyers Share Wants, Needs and Pain Points

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The responses show that legal departments are looking for matter management tools, litigation management and e-discovery tools, intellectual property management, and contract automation tools.

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Outgoing Wynn Resorts Ex-GC Kim Sinatra to Get Big Cash Settlement

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Her successor, Ellen Whittemore, will be paid $600,000 a year, plus benefits.

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The General Counsel Bringing Home the Big Bucks

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Eric Grossman of Morgan Stanley tops the list with compensation last year of nearly $7 million.

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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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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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Abuse Allegations Arise in Wake of Lionsgate GC’s 2017 Departure

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The former general counsel of Lionsgate Entertainment left the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, Variety reports.

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GC Resigns, Stands Accused of Falsifying Death Threats

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Julia Marie Ezell faces three counts of using a computer to send herself death threats and then falsely report a made-up crime, reports KWTV News 9.

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