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‘Brilliant and Inspirational’ In-House Lawyer Killed in Sri Lanka Blasts

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Anita Nicholson, in-house counsel at mining company Anglo American in Singapore, was killed along with her two children in a terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

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State Department Lawyer Who Drafted Patriot Act is New Facebook GC

State Department Lawyer Who Drafted Patriot Act is New Facebook GC

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Jennifer Newstead, legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch

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Download: A Blueprint for an Automated Compliance Program

Download: A Blueprint for an Automated Compliance Program

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The ebook from GAN Integrity is a detailed guide to risk management, due diligence, training, policy management, reporting, and more.

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Anatomy of a Prosecutorial Meltdown

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The fight started when the district attorney used $21,000 in asset forfeiture funds to lease a car, reports Above the Law.

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University’s General Counsel Suspended, Gets 30 Days in Jail for Court Behavior

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Sean P. FitzGerald was sentenced following a series of misbehavior incidents while representing himself in the divorce from his wife.

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Former Hertz General Counsel Rebuffs Demand for Clawback

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The Hertz suit accused the former executives of pressuring employees to use fraudulent accounting techniques to inflate income and earnings, reports The Global Legal Post.

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Former SeaWorld Associate GC Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

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The SEC said that it had also charged Paul B. Powers with insider trading based on confidential information he received.

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Join Sally Yates at NACD’s 2019 General Counsel Event

Join Sally Yates at NACD’s 2019 General Counsel Event

Event, June 11, New York
The event will feature an expert panel that will include former U.S. deputy attorney general Sally Yates.

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Webinar: #MeToo is Transforming Corporate Governance

Webinar: #MeToo is Transforming Corporate Governance

Webinar, April 23
In this free, one hour webinar, Berkeley Law professor Amelia Miazad will analyze how the #MeToo movement has impacted foundational aspects of corporate governance.

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Halliburton’s Top Lawyer Helps Fend Off Billions in Lawsuits

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The biggest challenge for Robb Voyles on day one was the mountain of lawsuits pending against Halliburton as part of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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Webinar: The Role of In-House and External Counsel in Managing Open Source

Webinar: The Role of In-House and External Counsel in Managing Open Source

Webinar, April 18, 2019
Flexera will present a complimentary webinar discussing the role of in-house and external counsel in managing open source software in the business environment.

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Hospital’s Ex-GC Sues Former Employer and Two Board Members

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Kimarie Stratos claims the district’s board of commissioners wrongly fired her in September after eight years on the job.

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NAVEX Global: Reports of Harassment Continue to Increase in Wake of #MeToo

NAVEX Global: Reports of Harassment Continue to Increase in Wake of #MeToo

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Leading ethics and compliance software and services company NAVEX Global has announced the release of its 2019 Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report.

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Webinar: #ThinkTank – The State of the Legal Industry

Webinar: #ThinkTank – The State of the Legal Industry

Webinar, April 12, 2019
High Performance Counsel will kick off its #ThinkTank series with the first quarterly briefing on the state of the legal industry on April 12, 2019.

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After Years of Apologies for Customer Abuses, Wells Fargo CEO Suddenly Quits; GC Takes Over

After Years of Apologies for Customer Abuses, Wells Fargo CEO Suddenly Quits; GC Takes Over

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Wells Fargo general counsel C. Allen Parker will take over as interim president and chief executive of the company after the abrupt departure of chief executive Tim Sloan on Thursday.

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Whistleblowing General Counsel Gets $1.87 Million Payday

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A statement from the agency said an appeal is being considered, should the judge uphold the jury’s verdict.

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Webinar: Is Your Whistleblower Program Effective?

Webinar: Is Your Whistleblower Program Effective?

Webinar, April 4, 2019
Studies show that effective internal whistleblower programs contribute to business success, including lower levels of litigation.

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Event: Digital Transformation in Corporate Legal Departments

Event: Digital Transformation in Corporate Legal Departments

Event, April 3, 2019
Morae Global and SimpleLegal will present a breakfast and a panel discussion offering a practical look at digital transformation in corporate legal departments.

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Rockefeller Foundation Names Maria Santos Valentin New GC

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The Rockefeller Foundation announced that Maria Santos Valentin has been named general counsel and corporate secretary for the foundation.

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Above the Law’s Outside Counsel Rankings: GCs Reveal Their Go-To Firms

Above the Law’s Outside Counsel Rankings: GCs Reveal Their Go-To Firms

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Approximately 1,000 in-house lawyers — from nearly 500 companies and more than 40 cities — responded with evaluations of their outside law firms.

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