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Tesla Replaces General Counsel With Seasoned Beltway Trial Lawyer

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Tesla announced on Friday that General Counsel Todd Maron is leaving the electric vehicle maker, the second high-ranking attorney to do so this quarter.

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Download: 5 Future Tech Forces & Board Expectations

Download: 5 Future Tech Forces & Board Expectations

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The areas discussed in the NACD article include artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, hyperconnectivity, and symbiotic systems.

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The Rise of Analytics: How Legal Technology Finally Got a Seat in the Boardroom

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Advances in legal technology – in particular artificial intelligence technologies – are giving legal more prominence within the corporation and helping make the department’s strategic value more tangible to the C-suite and the board.

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Webinar: Paper Software Will Demo Contract Tools, Microsoft Word Add-In

Webinar: Paper Software Will Demo Contract Tools, Microsoft Word Add-In

Webinar, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. EST
Paper Software will present a complimentary webinar on Contract Tools, an add-in for Microsoft Word, that analyzes, proofreads, formats, reviews, and navigates contracts for legal departments and firms.

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Download: Best Practices For Conducting Fast, Defensible Internal Investigations

Download: Best Practices For Conducting Fast, Defensible Internal Investigations

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Zapproved has published a new guide that outlines the five best practices for conducting fast, defensible internal investigations.

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Steve Harmon Joins Elevate as General Counsel

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Global law company Elevate announced that Steve Harmon has joined as general counsel.

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How Does Your Salary Compare? Read the Full GC Landscape Report

How Does Your Salary Compare? Read the Full GC Landscape Report

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The LawGeex guide reveals insights from GCs at hundreds of companies across the United States, including Uber, PayPal, NetApp Amazon, Macy’s and Caterpillar.

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Fewer Lawsuits for Corporations, But More Oversight on Data andTax Risk

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey polled 365 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.

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What You Need to Know About Contract Management Software and Small Legal Teams

What You Need to Know About Contract Management Software and Small Legal Teams

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ContractWorks has published a new guide:  Contract Management Software for the Small Legal Team: Why It’s Not Just for the Big Fish Anymore.

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Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that corporate law departments are spending more, but less of that that money is landing in Big Law coffers, according to a new survey.

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Facebook GC – Who Said He Was Leaving – Will Stay Because Facebook is Still in Crisis

Facebook GC – Who Said He Was Leaving – Will Stay Because Facebook is Still in Crisis

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Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch, who announced in July that he was leaving the company at the end of the year, has changed his mind, reports Recode.

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American Media Inc. Replaces Top Counsel Amid Federal Inquiry

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The publisher of The National Enquirer has appointed a new top lawyer after parting ways with Cameron Stracher, who had served for nearly 12 years as the company’s general counsel, media.

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Tesla Loses a Senior Lawyer Just as SEC Tightens Grip

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Bloomberg is reporting that an experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla Inc. just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators.

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2018 Third-Party Risk Management Benchmark Report

2018 Third-Party Risk Management Benchmark Report

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NAVEX Global has published a new report discussing how to assess your program maturity, gain organizational buy-in and understand the value of a comprehensive third-party due diligence program.

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IADC Journal Covers Asbestos, Punitive Damages and Manufacturers’ Legal Hurdles

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The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has published its fourth quarter 2018 Defense Counsel Journal (DCJ) with scholarly articles that explore current trends in the practice of law.

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Download: New NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Disruptive Risks

Download: New NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Disruptive Risks

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The  National Association of Corporate Directors has published its 2018 Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks to provide directors with valuable insights and tools.

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Hospital System Fires General Counsel Amid Alleged Compliance Violations

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The Broward Health board fired its general counsel Lynn Barrett as the taxpayer-supported health system continues to struggle after a series of state and federal investigations related to alleged overspending, kickbacks and open-government law violations, reports Modern Healthcare.

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New Law Firm Study: 4 Tips for Maximizing Value from Law Firms

New Law Firm Study: 4 Tips for Maximizing Value from Law Firms

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Exterro has published its 2018 Law Firm Benchmarking Report, in which more than 100 law firm professionals supplied advice and tips for getting more out of a law firm.

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Ex-Penn State University GC Cleared of Wrongdoing

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Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice and Penn State University general counsel Cynthia Baldwin was cleared Friday of any wrongdoing relative to her representation of university officials during the Jerry Sandusky investigation, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Google Exec Clouded by Scandal is a Veteran Silicon Valley Counsel

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David Drummond, the  chief legal officer of Google parent Alphabet Inc. and a one-time Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner, was cited in a New York Times report about the allegedly lax approach that Google has taken to relationships between supervisors and their subordinates.

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