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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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American Media Inc. Replaces Top Counsel Amid Federal Inquiry

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The publisher of The National Enquirer has appointed a new top lawyer after parting ways with Cameron Stracher, who had served for nearly 12 years as the company’s general counsel, media.

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Tesla Loses a Senior Lawyer Just as SEC Tightens Grip

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Bloomberg is reporting that an experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla Inc. just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators.

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Hospital System Fires General Counsel Amid Alleged Compliance Violations

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The Broward Health board fired its general counsel Lynn Barrett as the taxpayer-supported health system continues to struggle after a series of state and federal investigations related to alleged overspending, kickbacks and open-government law violations, reports Modern Healthcare.

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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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