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New Uber GC to Staff: Cut Out the Surveillance

New Uber GC to Staff: Cut Out the Surveillance

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Just days into his new job as chief legal officer at Uber, Tony West sent an email to the firm’s security team telling them to stop any competitive intelligence projects that included surveilling individuals, reports Recode.

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Law Department Operations Survey Report & Webinar

Law Department Operations Survey Report & Webinar

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Blickstein Group, in cooperation with Consilio, has surveyed hundreds of law departments solely on the operations function to provide benchmarks that are useful to all law departments.

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Ex-WellCare General Counsel Gets Six Months in U.S. Prison

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A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc. has been sentenced to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida’s Medicaid program, Reuters reports.

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Apple’s New GC Welcomed With Multimillion-Dollar Bonus Package

Apple’s New GC Welcomed With Multimillion-Dollar Bonus Package

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Apple’s incoming chief lawyer Katherine Adams has received a bonus package in the form of restricted stock units, or RSUs, according to a mandatory disclosure filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week, reports Mac Rumors.

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What is Legal Entity Management? Beyond Corporate Secretary Functions

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Berkman Solutions has posted a new quick guide for corporate counsel and business lawyers on Legal Entity Management. This article explains how to use legal entity management and corporate secretary functions to deliver more value for the organization.

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2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

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This year’s Exterro benchmarking report shows the areas of focus that corporate legal teams are homing in on in the hopes of gaining the kind of control that will bring efficiency.

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Maximizing Impact of In-House Counsel Resources with Cloud-Based Matter Management

Maximizing Impact of In-House Counsel Resources with Cloud-Based Matter Management

Event, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. EST
AdvoLogix will present a complimentary webinar designed to help participants learn strategies that legal teams today can employ to streamline matter intake, triage, prioritization, and assignment.

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GCs Taking the Heat in Congressional Grilling of Social Media Giants

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Sen. Mark Warner chided Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch for his “I will have to come back to you on that, sir” reply to a question on cross-checking fake accounts.

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Billing Guideline Enforcement Vital, Says Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker LDO Index

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The Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker LDO Index is a new semiannual report based on anonymized data from over 1,100 legal departments. In addition, the report separately surveyed 155 legal departments on their use of cost controls.

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General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

General Counsel Salary is at a 1:3 Ratio to Their CEOs

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A new report by Equilar finds that companies with revenue between $1 billion and $15 billion pay their CEOs 3.7 times what they pay their general counsel.

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An Interview with Annamaria Porcaro, Associate GC, Contracts at Ascena Retail Group

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Annamaria Porcaro, associate general counsel, contracts at Ascena Retail Group and winner of the General Commercial Individual of the Year award at the 2017 Global Counsel Awards, gives her opinion on what it takes to be a successful in-house counsel

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SEC Probing Pepsi’s Former GC After She Claimed She Was Wrongly Ousted

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The former GC of PepsiCo Inc. is the focus of an investigation by the SEC after she claimed she was fired in retaliation for the way she handled earlier internal probes concerning allegations of wrongdoing in Russia.

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UC Berkeley’s Chief Counsel Is Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

UC Berkeley’s Chief Counsel Is Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

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The California Highway Patrol reported that the driver of a BMW apparently lost control as he entered a curve on California 116, striking and killing Christopher Patti.

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General Counsel: Guardian and Conscience of the Company

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Mark A.Cohen writes that “general counsel — and large corporate departments — are law’s petri dish. They are reconfiguring the boundaries and expanding the expectations of what it means to be an effective corporate lawyer.”

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10th Annual Law Department Operations Survey

10th Annual Law Department Operations Survey

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Participants are being sought for the 10th Annual Blickstein Group Law Department Operations Survey, the oldest research specifically covering law department operations.

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Attend the World’s Largest Gathering of In-House Counsel

Attend the World’s Largest Gathering of In-House Counsel

Event, Oct. 15-18, 2017, Washington, DC
The organization is offering an exclusive $125 discount on the registration fee for readers of General Counsel News who register by August 31.

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In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earners

In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earners

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Apple Inc.’s general counsel/senior vice president Bruce Sewell leads the list of top-paid corporate legal officers with total compensation of $22.8 million, according to Bloomberg Law.

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The Biglaw Firms That General Counsel Absolutely Adore

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An Above the Law review of a BTI Power Rankings report reports that only 33 percent of general counsel find themselves in a state of “clientopia” with their go-to law firms.

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New Jersey GC Sentenced to Prison in $2.4M Timeshare Scam

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The Philadelphia Business Journal is reporting that the former general counsel of an New Jersey timeshare consulting service was sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to obstruct justice, according to The Philadelphia Business Journal.

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Complete the 2017 Law Department Benchmarking Survey

Complete the 2017 Law Department Benchmarking Survey

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Consilio is conducting an online survey is designed to provide law department leaders insight into comprehensive benchmarking data, legal operations and discovery best practices, and trend reporting.

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