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Pac-12 General Counsel Called Officials During Game to Change Call

Pac-12 General Counsel Called Officials During Game to Change Call

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Pac-12 general counsel Woodie Dixon interfered with an official review of a foul in a game between USC and Washington State, resulting in the NCAA conference deciding to change its policy on non-trained officials weighing in on such reviews.

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Murdoch’s GC Who Saw Fox Through Crises to Exit After Deal

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Gerson Zweifach, who has worked Murdoch since since 2012, will return to Williams & Connolly after the deal closes in the first half of 2019, Fox said in a statement Thursday.

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Cryptocurrency GC Has Left the Company at an Awkward Time

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Brynly Llyr, general counsel of Ripple, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency companies, has left the payment and remittance network, reports Quartz’s Private Key newsletter.

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Budget Benchmarks: Where Do You Stand?

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As budget season approaches, a post on the Xakia website takes a look at the financial side of corporate legal operations – from alternative fee arrangements to special considerations for smaller departments.

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ConocoPhillips to Hire Baker Botts M&A Partner as GC

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Houston-based energy giant ConocoPhillips is expected to name Baker Botts corporate transactional partner Kelly Brunetti Rose of Houston as its new general counsel, according to a report in The Houston Chronicle.

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Measuring Legal Tech ROI

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ROI is the language of the C-suite, and it’s imperative for in-house lawyers to show fluency, according to Xakia.

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Download: Guide to Delegating Legal Contract Responsibility

Download: Guide to Delegating Legal Contract Responsibility

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Delegating contract management activities to your non-lawyer professionals has a variety of advantages, but it needs to be planned deliberately and strategically.

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LegalTech by the Numbers: In-House Lawyers Share Wants, Needs and Pain Points

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The responses show that legal departments are looking for matter management tools, litigation management and e-discovery tools, intellectual property management, and contract automation tools.

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Outgoing Wynn Resorts Ex-GC Kim Sinatra to Get Big Cash Settlement

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Her successor, Ellen Whittemore, will be paid $600,000 a year, plus benefits.

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The General Counsel Bringing Home the Big Bucks

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Eric Grossman of Morgan Stanley tops the list with compensation last year of nearly $7 million.

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Google Just Promoted Its Top Lawyer to Run Global Affairs

Google Just Promoted Its Top Lawyer to Run Global Affairs

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In his new role, Kent Walker will  oversee Google’s policy, legal, trust and safety, and corporate philanthropy teams.

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Facebook GC Leaving as the Company Grapples With Election Aftermath, Federal Investigation

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Colin Stretch led Facebook’s investigation into Russian meddling, and has been key in crafting the company’s legal response to the Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle.

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Abuse Allegations Arise in Wake of Lionsgate GC’s 2017 Departure

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The former general counsel of Lionsgate Entertainment left the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, Variety reports.

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GC Resigns, Stands Accused of Falsifying Death Threats

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Julia Marie Ezell faces three counts of using a computer to send herself death threats and then falsely report a made-up crime, reports KWTV News 9.

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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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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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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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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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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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