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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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Shearman & Sterling to Host Women General Counsel Roundtable

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Shearman & Sterling will host the inaugural conference for leading women general counsel and chief legal officers on June 14 in the firm’s New York office.

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Resigned Pruitt EPA Aide Lands GC Job in Oklahoma

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A former aide to embattled EPA director Scott Pruitt who has come under scrutiny for getting a significant pay bump has been hired to a position with the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, reports KFOR-TV.

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Cengage Announces Appointment of Laura Stevens as EVP and GC

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Stevens has served a number of roles within the Cengage (and formerly Thomson Learning) legal team, including assistant general counsel, intellectual property, and publishing counsel.

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Square Paid Big for a Super Star Tech Lawyer, Then She Quit After 16 Months on the Job

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Business Insider reports Hillary Smith joined Square in 2016 with an $8 million compensation package. She’ll stay on as an employee at the company through September to manage the transition.

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Novartis Lawyer to Retire Over Contract With Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

Novartis Lawyer to Retire Over Contract With Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

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Felix R. Ehrat, group general counsel of Novartis, is retiring “in the context of discussions surrounding Novartis’ former agreement with Essential Consultants, owned by Michael Cohen,” the company said.

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Download: Why the GC Should Be the Board’s Best Friend

Download: Why the GC Should Be the Board’s Best Friend

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Companies must shift from focusing on rules and consequences to emphasizing culture and values, according to Carolyn Frantz, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel and corporate secretary.

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