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Take This Fit and Shove It: The In-House Counsel Hiring Process

Take This Fit and Shove It: The In-House Counsel Hiring Process

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To be fair, past experience isn’t particularly illuminating. Every applicant for an in-house position is completely qualified and equally unqualified for the role.

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Shearman & Sterling to Host Women General Counsel Roundtable

Event, June 14, 2018
Shearman & Sterling will host the inaugural conference for leading women general counsel and chief legal officers on June 14 in the firm’s New York office.

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Resigned Pruitt EPA Aide Lands GC Job in Oklahoma

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A former aide to embattled EPA director Scott Pruitt who has come under scrutiny for getting a significant pay bump has been hired to a position with the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, reports KFOR-TV.

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New Survey Results: Examining the State of E-Discovery 2018

New Survey Results: Examining the State of E-Discovery 2018

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“The State of E-Discovery 2018” covers the results of an Exterro survey of industry trends, practices and challenges and is available for downloading at no charge.

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Cengage Announces Appointment of Laura Stevens as EVP and GC

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Stevens has served a number of roles within the Cengage (and formerly Thomson Learning) legal team, including assistant general counsel, intellectual property, and publishing counsel.

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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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In-House Forum: Guard Your Company Against Internal Cybersecurity Threats

In-House Forum: Guard Your Company Against Internal Cybersecurity Threats

Event, June 27, 2018, San Francisco
The event will dissect one of the most pressing issues affecting the modern corporate workplace: cybersecurity threats from its own employees.

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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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GC and CEO of Bank That Hid Drug Cash Face U.S. Criminal Probe

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Bloomberg reports California bank branches near the Mexican border became a pipeline for the profits of organized crime starting in 2009, according to the Justice Department.

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Download: Why the GC Should Be the Board’s Best Friend

Download: Why the GC Should Be the Board’s Best Friend

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Companies must shift from focusing on rules and consequences to emphasizing culture and values, according to Carolyn Frantz, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel and corporate secretary.

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Female GCs’ Pay Disparity: 78% Compared to Male Counterparts

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Overall, general counsel of both genders report total compensation ranging from $350K to around $900K based on company revenue.

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Download: Study Shows 4X ROI With Digital Discovery Pro

Download: Study Shows 4X ROI With Digital Discovery Pro

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Zapproved and Hobson & Company recently partnered to research the average return on investment (ROI) that businesses gained by implementing Digital Discovery Pro for in-house ediscovery.

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CLE: Vendor, Customer and Competitor Bankruptcies, What GCs Need to Know

CLE: Vendor, Customer and Competitor Bankruptcies, What GCs Need to Know

Webinar, Wednesday, May 9, 2018,  at 9 a.m. PT / 12 ET
A Select Counsel webinar will discuss a range of issues commonly presented to healthy companies when vendors, customers or competitors file bankruptcy cases.

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New Research: 22 Techniques to Reduce Legal Costs Analyzed

New Research: 22 Techniques to Reduce Legal Costs Analyzed

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The Exterro report discusses how legal departments are allocating spend over the past year and what techniques are most effective in reducing legal spend.

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Download: 2018 E&C Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report

Download: 2018 E&C Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report

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The new NAVEX report shows the number of employee complaints and misconduct reports are rising — and a surprising 44 percent of all reports are substantiated.

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Merck’s Patent Loss a Cautionary Tale for In-House Attorneys

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Merck & Co.’s loss of a $200 million jury verdict for patent infringement shows that companies with internal prosecution staff need to observe strict rules for external communications, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Microsoft Names First General Counsel in Two Years

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Dev Stahlkopf, most recently deputy general counsel in the company’s HR legal team, will fill the post that has been vacant for two years.

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Sexual Misconduct and D&O Claims

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Companies that have the suggested processes and procedures in place are less likely to find themselves getting hit with these kinds of claims, writes Kevin LaCroix in The D&O Diary.

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