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Download: Guide to Delegating Legal Contract Responsibility

Download: Guide to Delegating Legal Contract Responsibility

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Delegating contract management activities to your non-lawyer professionals has a variety of advantages, but it needs to be planned deliberately and strategically.

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LegalTech by the Numbers: In-House Lawyers Share Wants, Needs and Pain Points

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The responses show that legal departments are looking for matter management tools, litigation management and e-discovery tools, intellectual property management, and contract automation tools.

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Outgoing Wynn Resorts Ex-GC Kim Sinatra to Get Big Cash Settlement

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Her successor, Ellen Whittemore, will be paid $600,000 a year, plus benefits.

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The General Counsel Bringing Home the Big Bucks

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Eric Grossman of Morgan Stanley tops the list with compensation last year of nearly $7 million.

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SCCE Announces Speakers for Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute

SCCE Announces Speakers for Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics has announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the upcoming Compliance & Ethics Conference in Las Vegas.

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Google Just Promoted Its Top Lawyer to Run Global Affairs

Google Just Promoted Its Top Lawyer to Run Global Affairs

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In his new role, Kent Walker will  oversee Google’s policy, legal, trust and safety, and corporate philanthropy teams.

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Facebook GC Leaving as the Company Grapples With Election Aftermath, Federal Investigation

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Colin Stretch led Facebook’s investigation into Russian meddling, and has been key in crafting the company’s legal response to the Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle.

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Abuse Allegations Arise in Wake of Lionsgate GC’s 2017 Departure

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The former general counsel of Lionsgate Entertainment left the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, Variety reports.

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GC Resigns, Stands Accused of Falsifying Death Threats

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Julia Marie Ezell faces three counts of using a computer to send herself death threats and then falsely report a made-up crime, reports KWTV News 9.

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Webinar: Leveraging the Data in Your Contracts to Prove the Value of Legal

Webinar: Leveraging the Data in Your Contracts to Prove the Value of Legal

Webinar, July 26, 2018, 10 a.m. PST
The webinar will discuss legal’s new role as a strategic business function has forced legal teams to evolve, shifting from cost-center to profit-center.

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Longtime Carolina Panthers General Counsel Fired

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Richard Thigpen is the second high-profile Panthers executive to leave the team since hedge fund manager David Tepper bought the Panthers for $2.275 billion.

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Are Your Vendors Putting You at Risk Under California’s New Privacy Law?

Are Your Vendors Putting You at Risk Under California’s New Privacy Law?

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Companies must take stock of what personal data their company has, where it resides, how long it’s retained, and third parties with whom they share their data, advises the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Wynn Resorts’ GC Exits, Adding Turmoil in Founder’s Wake

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Kim Sinatra’s departure follows other top-level moves at the Las Vegas-based company since the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Steve Wynn in February, Bloomberg reports.

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Proxy Season Survival Tip: Make Board Composition a Priority

Proxy Season Survival Tip: Make Board Composition a Priority

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A new NACD article explains how boards can avert activist demands — by knowing what their shareholders are thinking and staying ahead of possible grievances.

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3 Simple Steps to Creating a Contract Lifecycle Management Shortlist

3 Simple Steps to Creating a Contract Lifecycle Management Shortlist

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The CLM market has become increasingly crowded, so finding a solution that supports the volume needs of enterprise contracts can be challenging.

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Live Webinar: Using A.I. to Make Sure You’re Covered This Summer

Live Webinar: Using A.I. to Make Sure You’re Covered This Summer

Webinar, July 18, 2018, 2 p.m. EDT
LawGeex will present a live webinar titled “How Contract Review Automation Helps Mitigate Risk to Your Organization,” on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. EDT.

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Working In-House And Want To Switch Companies? Good Luck!

Working In-House And Want To Switch Companies? Good Luck!

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If you are working in-house and want to move to an in-house role in another company, the playbook is not clear and the path can be a little more obscure, writes Stephen R. Williams for Above the Law.

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Former ICE General Counsel Heads to Prison for Identity Theft

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The former legal adviser to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau was sentenced to 48 months in prison, reports Government Executive.

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Digital Content Marketing Survey – How to Reach In-House Counsel

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Only about half of in-house attorneys consider law-firm content “good to excellent,” the same as in 2017, and up only slightly since 2015, according to the 2018 State of Digital & Content Marketing Survey, released by Greentarget and Zeughauser Group.

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Port of Seattle Ousts GC Over Workplace Complaint – and Gives Him $500,000 Payout

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Craig Watson had been with the Port of Seattle for 28 years, serving as general counsel for the past 13 years.

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