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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