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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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Texas Supreme Court Redefines an Offset Well Clause

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The Court purported to limit its holding to these facts, but the opinion could have far-reaching consequences, according to Gray Reed & McGraw.

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Eliminating the Surprise Factor from Construction Contracts: Tips for Owners and Developers

Eliminating the Surprise Factor from Construction Contracts: Tips for Owners and Developers

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On construction projects, owners and developers often are familiar with standard contract language and provisions, but the industry is continually evolving, according to a paper published by Zetlin & De Chiara LLP.

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IP Indemnification in Contracts

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An IP indemnity clause typically includes the obligation to defend against third party IP claims, according to a Morgan Lewis post.

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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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Grow Your Small Law Firm’s Business with Content Marketing

Grow Your Small Law Firm’s Business with Content Marketing

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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications explains some of the main concepts of content marketing and how it can be a potent tool for solos and small law firms with limited marketing budgets.

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FisherBroyles Adds Partners in Intellectual Property Practice

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FisherBroyles, LLP has added Gregory R. Lunt, John K. Shimmick and Mark A. Thomas as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

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Samantha C. Skenandore, Tribal Law Attorney, Joins Quarles & Brady’s Real Estate Group

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Samantha C. Skenandore has joined Quarles & Brady’s Real Estate Practice Group, as of counsel, Tribal Law in its Madison office.

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O’Melveny Tops in Survey for Firm Culture, Job Satisfaction

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Vault polled about 20,000 associates to rate peer firms and their own experiences for the quality of life rankings.

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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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V&E Lawyer Faces Possible Felony Charge in Boat Crash That Injured Colleagues

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The boating accident occurred on Austin’s Lake Travis the night before a Vinson & Elkins daylong retreat planned for the next day.

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Texas Lawyers React to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement

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Some Texas lawyers share their thoughts on the upcoming retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

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Progress Payments: What to Do When the Money Stops Trickling In

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Faegre Baker Daniels says the contractor should look to its contract with the owner to find answers to two questions: Does the contract require the contractor to take a certain action? And, is payment”clearly due and owning?”

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Sidley Adds Private Equity Partner Jared Jensen in San Francisco

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Sidley Austin LLP announced that Jared Jensen has joined the firm as a partner in its global Private Equity practice.

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Five Litigators Join Bradley’s Charlotte Office

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Partners Robert R. Marcus, C. Bailey King Jr., and J. Douglas Grimes, and associates Timothy P. Lendino and Bridget V. Warren have joined the Charlotte, N.C., office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as litigators.

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Appellate Attorney Says Travel Ban Decision Provides Road Map for Future Litigation

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The Supreme Court’s ruling signals how things may go in later immigration litigation about border policy, says Dallas appellate attorney David Coale.

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