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Management Needs to Own Core Programs

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Management ownership of core programs is critical not just for maintaining effective governance practices but also in ensuring company business objectives and strategies are met.

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NACD Webinar: How Progressive GC Use Board Evaluation

NACD Webinar: How Progressive GC Use Board Evaluation

Event, March 23, 2 p.m. EST
The National Association of Corporate Directors will present a complimentary webinar discussing how progressive general counsel use the board evaluation process as a tool to effect positive change in the boardroom.

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GC from Major Companies Join NACD’s First GC Steering Committee

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, announced the formation of its first-ever General Counsel Steering Committee.

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Reduce Risk in Finance, Contract & Employment Law: ACC Mid-Year Meeting

Reduce Risk in Finance, Contract & Employment Law: ACC Mid-Year Meeting

Event, April 2-4, New York City
The Association of Corporate Counsel, the world’s largest community of in-house counsel, will stage the ACC Mid-Year Meeting in New York on April 2-4, 2017.

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Contracting by Tweet: What Impact Can the New Administration Have on Existing Contracts and Future Awards?

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A president always can pressure high-profile government contractors to “voluntarily” take actions to their detriment and in favor of the government, but what legal tools or contractual remedies are available if a president forces a particular outcome?

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Download: Eight Practices to Oversee Risk Effectively

Download: Eight Practices to Oversee Risk Effectively

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has published a complimentary executive summary of “Eight Key Practices for Overseeing Risk Management.”

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Catalyst Announces Purpose-Built E-Discovery Platform for General Counsel

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Catalyst, a developer of e-discovery solutions, has introduced Insight Enterprise, a platform the company says is specifically designed for corporate general counsel.

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Dream Hotel Group Appoints Laura Mutterperl EVP and GC

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Hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group announces the appointment of Laura Mutterperl as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

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On-Demand: E-Discovery Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed

On-Demand: E-Discovery Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed

On-Demand
General Counsel News and Zapproved have posted a complimentary on-demand webinar titled “Trends in Corporate E-Discovery Data Processing: Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed.”

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Report Finds Corporations Will Decrease Use of Outside Legal Counsel in 2017

Report Finds Corporations Will Decrease Use of Outside Legal Counsel in 2017

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A new report released by Liquid Litigation Management, Inc. (LLM) explores the motivations for technology adoption among U.S. law firms and corporations.

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GE Creates ‘Yelp for Lawyers’ to Assess Outside Law Firms

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The internal website allows the company’s approximately 800 in-house lawyers to search “preferred providers” of outside counsel and learn about their track record with the company, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Event – A Wake-Up Call: Antitrust Compliance in the U.S.

Event – A Wake-Up Call: Antitrust Compliance in the U.S.

Event, Jan. 19, NYC
Bloomberg BNA will present a complimentary event to discuss the widespread corporate apathy towards antitrust risks – and why the business community needs a collective wake-up call.

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White Paper: Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations

White Paper: Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations

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Navex Global has published its 2017 edition of the annual Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations white paper.

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Law Firm Market Share Declines as Partner Profit Rises and In-Housing Grows

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Law firms have an unsustainable model that remains largely intact even as corporate clients are seeking options, writes Mark A. Cohen for Forbes.

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In-House Lawyers Should Watch Their Law Firms in Court, Judges Say

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Judges told Silicon Valley patent lawyers that in-house attorneys and their clients should know what they’re paying for when they hire counsel to litigate their disputes, according to a Bloomberg report.

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General Counsel Compensation Jumped in 2015

General Counsel Compensation Jumped in 2015

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At companies with less than $1 billion in revenue, median total direct compensation for general counsel was $725,021.

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eBook: A Guide to the Enterprise Legal Management Paradigm Shift

eBook: A Guide to the Enterprise Legal Management Paradigm Shift

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Onit has published an eBook that discusses how ELM solutions are positively impacting corporate legal departments like Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), The Home Depot and Under Armour.

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Law Department Operations: Survey Results & Live Webinar

Law Department Operations: Survey Results & Live Webinar

Insight and Event
The 2016 report on a comprehensive survey of law department operations, “Trying to Take the Leap from Small Changes to Major Disruptions,” can be downloaded from Blickstein Group at no charge, and a webinar will discuss the results on Dec. 14.

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Meet the Top Lawyer of the World Series Champs

Meet the Top Lawyer of the World Series Champs

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As the top lawyer for the Chicago Cubs, Lydia Wahlke spends most of her time protecting and enforcing the team’s brand, but she still gets to be a fan of the new World Series champions, according to an interview published in Bloomberg’s Big Law Business.

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NACD Introduces New Initiative: The Strategic-Asset GC

NACD Introduces New Initiative: The Strategic-Asset GC

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has introduced the its new Strategic-Asset GC initiative, which recognizes the unique position general counsel hold relative to their boards of directors.

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