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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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Webinar: Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions

Webinar: Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions

Webinar, May 3, 2018, 1 p.m. EDT
Kim Technologies will present a complimentary webinar, “Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions,” on May 3, 2018.

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Former University GC Gets a $430K Retirement Payout

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Robert Noto, who had been with the university since 1995, resigned about a month after MSU Trustee Brian Mosallam called for his immediate resignation.

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Making the Business Case for Upgrading Your Legal Hold System

Making the Business Case for Upgrading Your Legal Hold System

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Research results demonstrate a real rate of return on investment generated by automated cloud-based legal hold software, Zapproved says on its website.

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ACC Conducting 2018 Global Compensation Survey

ACC Conducting 2018 Global Compensation Survey

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The Association of Corporate Counsel is conducting the new 2018 Global Compensation Survey — the largest self-reported compensation survey within the in-house counsel profession in the world.

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Facebook’s Problems Spotlight Elevated Role of In-House Lawyers

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Anyone ruminating over the elevated role of in-house lawyers might consider the case of Facebook, points out Elizabeth Olson in a Bloomberg Big Law Business report.

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Judge Stunned by Ex-Rolls-Royce Counsel Switching Sides in Litigation

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Rolls-Royce’s former in-house counsel switched sides to sue Rolls-Royce for allegedly reusing defective airplane parts, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Uber’s Former Top Lawyer Sought a $100 Million Exit Package, Report Says

Uber’s Former Top Lawyer Sought a $100 Million Exit Package, Report Says

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Salle Yoo thought the exit package request only fair because she had seen male executives ask for and get huge exit packages, reports Business Insider.

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5 Steps to Creating the Most Defensible Legal Hold Audit Process

5 Steps to Creating the Most Defensible Legal Hold Audit Process

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Sometimes companies may not have a clear record of when a legal hold was issued or who received it &emdash; meaning they have to scramble to put notices together when litigation arises.

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Ten-Week Telecommute Reasonable for In-House Counsel, Sixth Circuit Holds

Ten-Week Telecommute Reasonable for In-House Counsel, Sixth Circuit Holds

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that ten weeks of telecommuting was a reasonable accommodation for a pregnant in-house lawyer put on bed rest, reports Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.

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E-Discovery Software: A How-To Guide for In-House Legal Departments

E-Discovery Software: A How-To Guide for In-House Legal Departments

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In the guide, three in-house e-discovery experts share their experiences leading e-discovery procurement and implementation projects.

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Five Steps for Directors, Execs to Stay Abreast of Technological Innovation

Five Steps for Directors, Execs to Stay Abreast of Technological Innovation

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The article, from NACD Directorship magazine, suggests five steps for boards and executives to become better versed in cutting-edge technologies.

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Ex-Regal Execs to Draw $30 Million Total in Severance Pay

Ex-Regal Execs to Draw $30 Million Total in Severance Pay

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Ex-general counsel Peter Brandow will receive a $1.04 million payment and an $1.1 million bonus, for an ultimate total payout of $4.7 million, reports Knox News.

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ACC Sets 2018 mid-Year Meeting in Denver April 22-24

ACC Sets 2018 mid-Year Meeting in Denver April 22-24

Event, Denver, April 22-24, 2018
The Association of Corporate Counsel has set the agenda for the 2018 ACC Mid-Year Meeting, which will be in Denver April 22-24.

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NACD Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters

NACD Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters

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The NACD has published its 2018 Governance Outlook, providing perspective on the trends, issues, and risks that will command the board’s attention this year.

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Ponzi-Scheming Company’s GC (and Texas State Senator) Guilty on 11 Charges

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Prosecutors said the state senator used his prestige to lend credibility to the company for which he served as general counsel.

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FTI Consulting’s Advice from Counsel Study Examines Data Privacy and Security

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Fortune 1000 corporations worry about budget, GDPR compliance, data security and other information fovernance initiatives, according to the 12th Advice from Counsel study from FTI Consulting, Inc.

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Midas Parent Company GC Gets Stayed Suspension for Unauthorized Practice

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Florida requires a general counsel to be a member of the Florida Bar or to be certified as an “authorized house counsel,” but Brian Allan Maciak didn’t obtain certification until 2015, reports the ABA Journal.

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Just Released: ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey

Just Released: ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey

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Notable findings include what keeps CLOs up at night, reporting structures, how CLOs view the future of departmental budgets and staffing, litigation and contract workload, and where data breaches and regulatory issues have the greatest impact.

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