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Frank E. Pasquesi Named GC of Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation

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Frank E. Pasquesi was recently appointed general counsel of the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation.

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Fired Hershey IP Attorney Sues Alleging Race, Age, Sex Bias

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The 52-year-old former senior counsel for global intellectual property at Hershey Co., has sued his ex-employer, claiming he was replaced with a younger, black, female lawyer in a case of race, age and sex bias.

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MSU Will Pay Fired GC Almost $1 Million Not to Work for Them

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The Detroit Free Press reports that Young, the university’s top lawyer, had a three-year contract that paid $425,000 a year in salary.

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Case Study: TIAA – A Legal Transformation With Technology, Process and People

Case Study: TIAA – A Legal Transformation With Technology, Process and People

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Brad Rogers was tasked with transforming the entire legal operations function for TIAA, a company managing more than $1 trillion in assets and serving more than 5 million active and retired employees by providing financial services to over 15,000 institutions in more than 50 countries.

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How One Legal Department Saw Success from an Internal Client Feedback Program

How One Legal Department Saw Success from an Internal Client Feedback Program

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A case study describes one legal department’s increased win-win with its internal clients through a client feedback program.

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Michigan State Fires Former State Supreme Court Justice as GC

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A university spokeswoman said Young will receive a full payout of his contract, which was to run through May 2021, reports the Lansing State Journal.

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How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

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Three senior in-house attorneys discussed best practices for collaborating with outside counsel during a panel discussion at Ward and Smith’s 2018 In-House Counsel Seminar, with a focus on leveraging technology, controlling legal spend, and managing succession.

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Bionpharma Fails to Get Rival’s GC Disqualified in Supply Spat

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Bloomberg Law reports that Generic drug distributor P&L Development LLC’s general counsel and an outside firm may continue to represent P&L in its breach-of-contract and fraud suit against Bionpharma Inc., a federal court in North Carolina ruled.

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Webinar: RFPs – Best Practices & Obstacles to Avoid

Webinar, Feb. 16, 2019
This webinar will provide an overview for general counsel on how RFPs are being used to better manage outside counsel across the legal industry and the best practices to follow and the obstacles to avoid.

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Taking the First Step to Digitally Transform Your Legal Department

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Digital transformation continues to be a strategic priority for organizations today. However, a recent study by Gartner revealed 81% of legal departments are not prepared to support their company’s digitization process.

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Survey: Half of Legal Departments Work Without a Strategic Plan

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The largest legal departments were about three times more likely to admit planning challenges; 33 percent said they plan, but not very well, compared to 12 percent of the smallest teams and 7 percent of teams of 11 to 50.

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Goldman’s $500 Million Lawyer Has Called It Quits

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Greg Palm pulled in about $500 million, including about $180 million worth of Goldman shares, as well as dividends, distributions from firm-managed funds and proceeds from stock sales.

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To Be a Good In-House Counsel, Be Prepared to Break The Law, Maybe

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As an in-house counsel — the individual tasked with mitigating risk for your employer — sometimes you have to make a decision much hastier than you might normally be comfortable with doing so, writes Stephen R. Williams in a column for Above the Law.

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How to Find the Best Law Schools For In-House Jobs

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Aspiring in-house lawyers should choose law schools located in major metropolitan areas with an abundance of corporate headquarters and a plethora of in-house legal externship and internship options, one expert advises.

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Bank Company GC Goes Public About Being Bipolar; Gets Stronger in the Process

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Kelly Rentzel had to overcome some big barriers to become general counsel at Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank. Along the way she endured a monthlong stay in a psychiatric ward, the rigors of law school, and a suicide attempt.

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Hanzo Webinar Lineup to Discuss Challenges Collecting Social Media

Hanzo Webinar Lineup to Discuss Challenges Collecting Social Media

Webinar, Dec. 19, 2018, 1:30 p.m. ET
Social media is ubiquitous in business communications but many organiations don’t have a good way to deal with it. Hanzo has assembled a panel of industry experts discuss the challenges social media presents compliance and e-discovery workflows and best practices.

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Tesla Replaces General Counsel With Seasoned Beltway Trial Lawyer

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Tesla announced on Friday that General Counsel Todd Maron is leaving the electric vehicle maker, the second high-ranking attorney to do so this quarter.

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Fewer Lawsuits for Corporations, But More Oversight on Data andTax Risk

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey polled 365 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.

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Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that corporate law departments are spending more, but less of that that money is landing in Big Law coffers, according to a new survey.

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Facebook GC – Who Said He Was Leaving – Will Stay Because Facebook is Still in Crisis

Facebook GC – Who Said He Was Leaving – Will Stay Because Facebook is Still in Crisis

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Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch, who announced in July that he was leaving the company at the end of the year, has changed his mind, reports Recode.

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