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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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Monica Johnson Joins Bonduelle U.S. Leadership Team as General Counsel

Monica Johnson Joins Bonduelle U.S. Leadership Team as General Counsel

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Monica Johnson, general counsel of Bonduelle Fresh Americas, has been appointed to its Executive Committee.

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Economic Value Added: The Good, the Bad, and the Complex

Economic Value Added: The Good, the Bad, and the Complex

Webinar, March 21, 2019
While EVA (or Economic Value Added) is not new, it has been one of the more obscure financial performance metrics for incentive compensation, according to the NACD.

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Comcast Hires Davis Polk Chair Reid as General Counsel

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that Comcast has hired Thomas J. Reid, chair and managing partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell, as its newest general counsel.

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Court Agrees General Counsel Was Fired for Whistle-Blowing; Upholds $8 Million Verdict

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The 9th Circuit ruled that the former general cousnel had acted as a whistle-blower and was dismissed in retaliation for reporting conduct that he “reasonably believed” to be illegal.

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Download: Contract Management Software Selection Guide

Download: Contract Management Software Selection Guide

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ContractWorks has published “The Contract Management Software Selection Guide” and made it available for downloading at no charge.

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Tesla’s General Counsel Lasts Only Two Months

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CNN reports that Tesla’s general counsel is leaving the company after just two months on the job — the latest in a series of executive departures at Elon Musk’s electric car company.

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Frank E. Pasquesi Named GC of Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation

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Frank E. Pasquesi was recently appointed general counsel of the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation.

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Download: The Changing Face of In-House Legal Departments

Download: The Changing Face of In-House Legal Departments

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From expanding data volumes and data types to increased budget pressures and new data privacy regulations, in-house legal teams find themselves needing to adapt to unprecedented demands.

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One of Apple’s Former Top Lawyers Faces Criminal Charges for Insider Trading

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The former senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary has been charged by the SEC with trading “on material nonpublic information about Apple’s earnings.”

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