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Apple’s New GC Welcomed With Multimillion-Dollar Bonus Package

Apple’s New GC Welcomed With Multimillion-Dollar Bonus Package

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Apple’s incoming chief lawyer Katherine Adams has received a bonus package in the form of restricted stock units, or RSUs, according to a mandatory disclosure filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week, reports Mac Rumors.

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Day Pitney’s Washington Office Represents International Spy Museum Pro Bono

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Day Pitney LLP has announced that it has entered into an agreement to serve as pro bono outside general counsel for the International Spy Museum.

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Benchmark Report: Learn How Your Peers Manage Third-Party Risk

Benchmark Report: Learn How Your Peers Manage Third-Party Risk

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The NAVEX study, which includes information from more than 400 professionals, offers guidance on the approach to third-party risk management that organizations find most effective, how they are using outside providers to assist with third-party due diligence, if automated due diligence affects ROI, and more.

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What is Legal Entity Management? Beyond Corporate Secretary Functions

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Berkman Solutions has posted a new quick guide for corporate counsel and business lawyers on Legal Entity Management. This article explains how to use legal entity management and corporate secretary functions to deliver more value for the organization.

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PREX17 Insights on Building a Preservation Game Plan That is Litigation-Ready

PREX17 Insights on Building a Preservation Game Plan That is Litigation-Ready

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The Zapproved guide is intended to provide practical tips aimed at helping legal operations teams preserve relevant data, release legal holds and manage clear preservation workflows.

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2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

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This year’s Exterro benchmarking report shows the areas of focus that corporate legal teams are homing in on in the hopes of gaining the kind of control that will bring efficiency.

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Maximizing Impact of In-House Counsel Resources with Cloud-Based Matter Management

Maximizing Impact of In-House Counsel Resources with Cloud-Based Matter Management

Event, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. EST
AdvoLogix will present a complimentary webinar designed to help participants learn strategies that legal teams today can employ to streamline matter intake, triage, prioritization, and assignment.

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General Counsel – Contract Process or Risk Management?

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Berkman Solutions offers some advice on how general counsel can balance demands for quick turn around of contracts with effective legal risk management.

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GCs Taking the Heat in Congressional Grilling of Social Media Giants

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Sen. Mark Warner chided Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch for his “I will have to come back to you on that, sir” reply to a question on cross-checking fake accounts.

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Billing Guideline Enforcement Vital, Says Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker LDO Index

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The Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker LDO Index is a new semiannual report based on anonymized data from over 1,100 legal departments. In addition, the report separately surveyed 155 legal departments on their use of cost controls.

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Invitation: 2017 Ethics and Compliance Virtual Conference

Invitation: 2017 Ethics and Compliance Virtual Conference

Event, Nov. 9, 2017
More than 4,000 legal, audit and compliance professionals are expected for the 2017 Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference, a free, virtual conference that can be access online.

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Webinar: Focus on Higher Value Work – How GC Can Improve Their Contracting Process

Webinar: Focus on Higher Value Work – How GC Can Improve Their Contracting Process

Event, Nov. 1, and on-demand
ContractWorks will host a complimentary live webinar titled “Focus on Higher Value Works: How General Counsel Can Improve Their Contracting Process” on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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Webinar: Step-Up Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Webinar: Step-Up Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Event, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. EDT
Participants will learn how companies with advanced programs manage their third-party risk and due diligence processes and will get industry benchmarks to size up your program.

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Introducing Yerra Clearly 2.0: Get a Grip on Legal Spend

Introducing Yerra Clearly 2.0: Get a Grip on Legal Spend

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Yerra Solutions has introduced Clearly 2.0, a legal spend management system that works by combining technology and human intelligence to simplify invoice handling and derive greater savings from the eBilling and spend management process.

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General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

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A new report by Equilar finds that companies with revenue between $1 billion and $15 billion pay their CEOs 3.7 times what they pay their general counsel.

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Fox News’ General Counsel, Under Legal Siege, Takes Leave From Network

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Dianne Brandi could prove to be a key figure in a federal investigation because of her long and close association with Roger Ailes, who was ousted from Fox last year amid harassment allegations, reports The Washington Post.

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Company Organizational Charts: Quick Tips for Lawyers

Company Organizational Charts: Quick Tips for Lawyers

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Mark Little of Berkman Solutions has written a new article on the best use of legal entity organizational charts to communicate effectively with senior management and clients.

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Thomson Reuters Report Highlights Legal Departments’ View of Tech, AI

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The report measures the perceptions of more than 200 in-house attorneys regarding their use of artificial intelligence (AI) and the perceived benefits and concerns once adopted.

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An Interview with Annamaria Porcaro, Associate GC, Contracts at Ascena Retail Group

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Annamaria Porcaro, associate general counsel, contracts at Ascena Retail Group and winner of the General Commercial Individual of the Year award at the 2017 Global Counsel Awards, gives her opinion on what it takes to be a successful in-house counsel

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SEC Probing Pepsi’s Former GC After She Claimed She Was Wrongly Ousted

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The former GC of PepsiCo Inc. is the focus of an investigation by the SEC after she claimed she was fired in retaliation for the way she handled earlier internal probes concerning allegations of wrongdoing in Russia.

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