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General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

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A new report by Equilar finds that companies with revenue between $1 billion and $15 billion pay their CEOs 3.7 times what they pay their general counsel.

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Fox News’ General Counsel, Under Legal Siege, Takes Leave From Network

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Dianne Brandi could prove to be a key figure in a federal investigation because of her long and close association with Roger Ailes, who was ousted from Fox last year amid harassment allegations, reports The Washington Post.

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Company Organizational Charts: Quick Tips for Lawyers

Company Organizational Charts: Quick Tips for Lawyers

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Mark Little of Berkman Solutions has written a new article on the best use of legal entity organizational charts to communicate effectively with senior management and clients.

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Thomson Reuters Report Highlights Legal Departments’ View of Tech, AI

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The report measures the perceptions of more than 200 in-house attorneys regarding their use of artificial intelligence (AI) and the perceived benefits and concerns once adopted.

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An Interview with Annamaria Porcaro, Associate GC, Contracts at Ascena Retail Group

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Annamaria Porcaro, associate general counsel, contracts at Ascena Retail Group and winner of the General Commercial Individual of the Year award at the 2017 Global Counsel Awards, gives her opinion on what it takes to be a successful in-house counsel

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SEC Probing Pepsi’s Former GC After She Claimed She Was Wrongly Ousted

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The former GC of PepsiCo Inc. is the focus of an investigation by the SEC after she claimed she was fired in retaliation for the way she handled earlier internal probes concerning allegations of wrongdoing in Russia.

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Yerra Conference Europe for In-House Legal & Compliance

Event, Oct. 11, 2017, London
The 5th Annual Yerra Conference Europe will be an exclusive event for legal, IP, eDiscovery and compliance professionals.

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The Evolving Role of the GC in Risk and Crisis – Complimentary Article

The Evolving Role of the GC in Risk and Crisis – Complimentary Article

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With social media as an accelerant, a smoldering corporate crisis or failure can almost instantly flare into the firestorm of a viral headline event, according to the NACD.

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Register for the Innoxcell Annual Symposium – USA Series

Register for the Innoxcell Annual Symposium – USA Series

Event, Oct. 12, San Francisco
The Innoxcell Annual Symposium 2017 USA Series (IAS) scheduled for Oct. 12 in San Francisco focuses on USA – Asia Cross Border Litigation and Investigation matters.

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Exclusive Download: Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey

Exclusive Download: Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey

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Based on responses from nearly 1,100 in-house counsel in 42 countries, the ACC survey offers an opportunity for CLOs to compare their practices to CLOs around the globe.

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Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

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The GC of VW Group of America at the time reported he lost his phone while en route to Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 1, 2015, according to the records.

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UC Berkeley’s Chief Counsel Is Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

UC Berkeley’s Chief Counsel Is Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

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The California Highway Patrol reported that the driver of a BMW apparently lost control as he entered a curve on California 116, striking and killing Christopher Patti.

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General Counsel: Guardian and Conscience of the Company

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Mark A.Cohen writes that “general counsel — and large corporate departments — are law’s petri dish. They are reconfiguring the boundaries and expanding the expectations of what it means to be an effective corporate lawyer.”

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10th Annual Law Department Operations Survey

10th Annual Law Department Operations Survey

Survey
Participants are being sought for the 10th Annual Blickstein Group Law Department Operations Survey, the oldest research specifically covering law department operations.

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Attend the World’s Largest Gathering of In-House Counsel

Attend the World’s Largest Gathering of In-House Counsel

Event, Oct. 15-18, 2017, Washington, DC
The organization is offering an exclusive $125 discount on the registration fee for readers of General Counsel News who register by August 31.

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Third-Party Risk Management Feedback Needed

Third-Party Risk Management Feedback Needed

Survey
Independent marketing research firm Phase5 is conducting a comprehensive study on the current state of third-party risk management and is seeking input.

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3 Ways to Transition Your Committee Effectively

3 Ways to Transition Your Committee Effectively

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has published a guide to leading practices for key committee succession planning and new-director onboarding.

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Download: Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations

Download: Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations

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Clutch Group has published a new book, Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations, with parts 1 and 2 are available now for complimentary download.

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Microsoft Announces Plans to Nearly Phase Out Billable Hour

Microsoft Announces Plans to Nearly Phase Out Billable Hour

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Bloomberg Law reports that Microsoft hopes to shift 90 percent of its legal work into alternative fee arrangements within two years — in an effort to move away from the billable hour.

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GE Healthcare Eyes Automation in Its Legal Operations

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Bloomberg Law reports that GE Healthcare is finding automation to be one of the biggest challenges as it builds its legal operations function, Vice President and General Counsel Laura O’Donnell said.

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