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    How general counsel can best support their CEOs

    Command of the law should remain GCs' north star, but they can be very strong partners to their CEOs by building a matrix of expertise to draw upon.

    Shana Simmons • Sept. 21, 2022
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    The perils of navigating post-Dobbs anti-abortion enforcement regimes

    Because of the complex landscape across states, companies will need to seek counsel who are experienced in both civil and criminal courts.

    Sarah M. Hall, Edward J. Loya Jr., Elena M. Quattrone and Bailey N. Wendzel • Sept. 6, 2022
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    What legal departments need to know about building a data security and privacy program

    General counsel play a key role in developing an enterprise-wide infrastructure that can keep pace with the rapidly changing threat landscape and regulatory environment.  

    Kara Hilburger • Aug. 26, 2022
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    How smart contracts and blockchain are evolving NDA workflows

    Immutability, stake-of-proof, anonymization and other perks of smart contracts and blockchain can help expedite NDA and CLM processes.

    Naseeha Machingal • Aug. 23, 2022
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    7 ways to ruin your CLM technology implementation

    Legal teams tend to hit the same roadblocks when implementing contract lifecycle management technology. Here’s a roadmap for avoiding them. 

    Michael Callier • Aug. 8, 2022
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    Legal ops investment continues even as pandemic pressures fade

    What started as compulsory technology adoption to manage through the pandemic has turned into long-term investments.

    Alex Kelly • Aug. 4, 2022
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    4 ways to quantify the legal department’s impact

    Measuring the value of a legal department requires the use of subjective standards that go beyond traditional profit-and-loss metrics. 

    Curtis Lu • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Making your first legal ops hire? Look for these 7 skills

    Overall, you want to hire someone with experience in building, managing, and scaling programs at a very strategic level.

    Mary O'Carroll • Aug. 3, 2022
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    Building a legal ops team? Start here

    Mary O'Carroll: General counsel should make their first operations hire by the time their legal team is five-members strong and look for a strategic thinker. 

    Mary O'Carroll • July 27, 2022
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    How corporate legal departments can adapt to high levels of law firm turnover

    Among other things, keep your eye on billing guidelines. It’s possible a more expensive senior person will step in if a junior associate leaves. Open lines of communication can help you deal with that. 

    Nathan Cemenska • June 29, 2022
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    Prepping for the next phase of stimulus fraud probes

    Federal authorities appear to be operating under a strong mandate to ferret out perceived fraud and abuse in the confusing world of COVID-19 stimulus programs.

    Matthew S. Adams • May 31, 2022
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    Why contract management holds the key to IPO-readiness

    By storing documents digitally, contract lifecycle management (CLM) software provides corporate counsel with easily auditable documentation for SOX compliance.

    David Parks • May 26, 2022
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    In-house counsel are leveraging state trial court data to help them navigate through uncertain legal terrains

    Lawyers in legal departments also use tools like Trellis to screen outside law firms and identify nuisance cases.

    Nicole Clark • April 28, 2022
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    New federal regulations drive notification complexity of cybersecurity incidents

    Sector-specific cybersecurity rules and guidance from federal agencies complicate compliance when an incident occurs. 

    Gerry Stegmaier and Eric Manski • April 25, 2022