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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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Invitation: SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Institute

Invitation: SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Institute

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018, Las Vegas
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics will present its 17th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, October 21-24 in Las Vegas, with top industry experts and professionals from around the world.

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Take This Fit and Shove It: The In-House Counsel Hiring Process

Take This Fit and Shove It: The In-House Counsel Hiring Process

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To be fair, past experience isn’t particularly illuminating. Every applicant for an in-house position is completely qualified and equally unqualified for the role.

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Shearman & Sterling to Host Women General Counsel Roundtable

Event, June 14, 2018
Shearman & Sterling will host the inaugural conference for leading women general counsel and chief legal officers on June 14 in the firm’s New York office.

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Resigned Pruitt EPA Aide Lands GC Job in Oklahoma

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A former aide to embattled EPA director Scott Pruitt who has come under scrutiny for getting a significant pay bump has been hired to a position with the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, reports KFOR-TV.

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New Survey Results: Examining the State of E-Discovery 2018

New Survey Results: Examining the State of E-Discovery 2018

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“The State of E-Discovery 2018” covers the results of an Exterro survey of industry trends, practices and challenges and is available for downloading at no charge.

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Cengage Announces Appointment of Laura Stevens as EVP and GC

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Stevens has served a number of roles within the Cengage (and formerly Thomson Learning) legal team, including assistant general counsel, intellectual property, and publishing counsel.

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ACC Annual Meeting: Sneak Peek at New Programming

ACC Annual Meeting: Sneak Peek at New Programming

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018, Austin
The 2018 annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel will be Oct. 21-24 in Austin, Texas.

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In-House Forum: Guard Your Company Against Internal Cybersecurity Threats

In-House Forum: Guard Your Company Against Internal Cybersecurity Threats

Event, June 27, 2018, San Francisco
The event will dissect one of the most pressing issues affecting the modern corporate workplace: cybersecurity threats from its own employees.

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Square Paid Big for a Super Star Tech Lawyer, Then She Quit After 16 Months on the Job

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Business Insider reports Hillary Smith joined Square in 2016 with an $8 million compensation package. She’ll stay on as an employee at the company through September to manage the transition.

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