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    Out of the shadows: Shining a light on AI use within your organization

    If your policies don’t cover AI use by employees who aren’t aware they’re using it, or are using it outside official channels, it’s a good idea to create a policy to cover this growing shadow AI use. 

    Myriah Jaworski, Melissa Ventrone and Eric Rouseau • Oct. 20, 2023
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    The Supreme Court is poised to drop another DEI shoe next year

    The Court is likely to jettison any requirement of alleging and proving a higher level of harm for there to be discriminatory action by an employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

    Jonathan A. Segal and Adam D. Brown • Oct. 18, 2023
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    3 ways to test your AI’s effectiveness

    Turning adoption into a game, running AI behind the scenes and using process mining will help you get enough people to use AI tools that you can learn whether they’re helping your operations in the way you want them to.   

    Jitendra Gupta • Oct. 16, 2023
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    Come together: Four ways Legal can help demolish data silos

    Interdepartmental collaboration on data these days isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.

    Daniel Bonner • Oct. 10, 2023
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    Are fragmented legal tech stacks a recipe for failure?

    Prioritizing solutions that have interoperability with the broader organization’s technology portfolio is smoother integrations and streamlined workflows. 

    Troels (Troy) Nørgaard • Oct. 5, 2023
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    What GCs need to know about algorithmic bias

    General counsel should collaborate with data scientists to ensure that the algorithms their organizations employ are compliant with anti-discrimination laws.

    Bradley Merrill Thompson and Michael Shumpert • Oct. 4, 2023
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    Using due diligence teams and eDiscovery solutions to reduce M&A data risk

    Litigation, fines and other risks can leave the acquirer blindsided if due diligence on data privacy compliance and cybersecurity is rushed during the merger. 

    Amit Dungarani • Sept. 28, 2023
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    The Corporate Transparency Act: Shedding light on a stealth statute

    The overarching regulatory framework of the CTA is relatively straightforward, but the devil is in the details and there are lots of details.

    Robert B. Lamm • Sept. 27, 2023
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    Maintaining compliance as SEC cracks down on encrypted messaging apps

    Navigating enforcement actions and keeping up with regulatory expectations can help your organization benefit from use of the apps while keeping risks aligned with requirements.   

    Chris Lehman • Sept. 20, 2023
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    DEI programs are under fire. Is yours the next target?

    Poorly created and implemented DEI initiatives coupled with a lack of training can create significant liability for employers, according to Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP attorneys.

    Amber Rogers and Meredith Gregston • Sept. 19, 2023
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    What employers can do in a world without noncompetes

    Forfeiture clauses are one tactic. They provide a meaningful disincentive for employees to engage in competitive behavior.

    Steven Pearlman, Daryl Leon and Edna Guerrasio • Sept. 14, 2023
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    How in-house attorneys can build strong networks

    As you grow in your career, you’ll find that the more diverse perspectives you can gain, the faster and more meaningful your growth will be. 

    Tim Parilla • Sept. 13, 2023
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    How to channel your inner Barbie when negotiating compensation

    Too often women in-house lawyers are being paid less than men. They need to become their own best advocate.

    Heather Fine • Sept. 7, 2023
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    Implementing AI: 5 tips for better change management

    When legal department employees see firsthand that AI offers better results in a more efficient way, they’re more likely to get on board.

    Jeffrey Solomon • Sept. 1, 2023
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    Keeping business goals, not risk mitigation, the driving force in contract negotiations

    Lawyers must reprioritize the functions of a contract to ensure the behavior-driving function is on equal footing with risk mitigation.

    Sebastian Forgues • Aug. 29, 2023
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    Staying protected as FTC steps up scrutiny of social media marketing

    Using tags on social media might bring a post under the umbrella of endorsements. That’s one of the considerations as the agency eyes companies’ use of testimonials and other tactics. 

    Kristin Santamaria and Kelly Bub Smith • Aug. 21, 2023
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    Google’s antitrust legal battle: Lessons from document preservation failures

    The importance of understanding and abiding by the legal implications of document preservation in the face of litigation cannot be overstated.

    Andreas Mueller • Aug. 18, 2023
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    How in-house legal teams can use cloud marketplaces to purchase tech

    A cloud marketplace offers a diverse catalog of preconfigured software solutions catering to various legal departmental needs.

    Shannon Smith • Aug. 17, 2023
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    How to avoid FLSA violations when requiring workers to use PTO

    A recent court ruling may contain lessons for employers that would like to use workers’ PTO to cover hours not worked, writes Linda Bond Edwards, of counsel with RumbergerKirk.

    Linda Bond Edwards • Aug. 16, 2023
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    Leveraging the SEC rule on board-level cybersecurity expertise

    The agency’s release of cybersecurity rules gives legal leaders a chance to make board expertise part of the resilience they build into their organization.

    Neil Simon • Aug. 10, 2023
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    Patent prices may rise — Is your organization’s IP portfolio ready?

    Through evaluating current and potential IP, in-house counsel can proactively set their organization up for success amid future budget changes.

    Vincent Brault • Aug. 4, 2023
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    The case for a multidisciplinary data division in Legal

    A tech-enabled, data-literate legal department is better equipped to help businesses manage risk and navigate evolving legal requirements and regulations.

    Olga Mack • July 28, 2023
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    Four e-discovery first principles to survive the AI hype cycle

    In the race to evolve, legal teams must not lose sight of the fundamentals that are likely to remain important for years to come.

    Wendy King • July 20, 2023
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    CCO reporting relationships must be flexible

    A CCO-to-CLO reporting relationship is becoming more popular, yet even in many of those arrangements the CCO retains a parallel reporting relationship to the CEO.

    Michael W. Peregrine • July 14, 2023
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    How lawyers can embrace the challenge to supervise AI

    In-house lawyers must conduct due diligence as they help select AI vendors, negotiate contracts and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements.

    Olga Mack • July 12, 2023