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    Balancing generative AI’s benefits for contracts with data privacy risks

    No contract attorney wants to make headlines by disclosing proprietary code via a publicly available generative AI site. 

    Amine Anoun • May 13, 2023
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    Exploring risk likelihood in commercial contracts

    In addition to assessing risk impact, parties should, using real-world evidence and data, consider risk likelihood so they are better equipped to account for risk exposure in commercial contracts.

    Sheikh Shaghaf • May 11, 2023
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    Debunking the top 7 myths about interim attorney work

    Interim work can provide inroads to legal skills, practice areas and industries that an individual wouldn’t have easy access to otherwise.

    Nina Houston and Thom Burke • May 10, 2023
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    How generative AI is changing the game for contract management teams

    The technology has already reached a startling level of accuracy, capable of performing a wide variety of research work that can then be reviewed by a trained legal professional.

    Praful Saklani • May 4, 2023
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    5 things employers should know about the FTC’s noncompete proposal

    The proposed rule’s comment period closed last week, and employers are now on standby for the final rule.

    Bryance Metheny and Gabriell Jeffreys • April 27, 2023
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    How to draft fee-shifting provisions in indemnification clauses

    Delaware courts have determined that even quite broad language referencing attorneys’ fees may not be explicit enough to shift fees in first-party litigation. 

    Heather Benzmiller Sultanian and Jarrett H. Gross • April 26, 2023
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    How to join the new generation of legal ops leaders—GenO

    These legal ops professionals initiate and lead programs that impact the entire corporation, not just the legal department.

    Prashant Dubey • April 20, 2023
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    How in-house counsel can stay current on the latest civil litigation

    With reliable access to a daily filings report, in-house lawyers can be the first to know about any new cases filed against their company.

    Nicole Clark • April 14, 2023
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    How to develop and enforce effective outside counsel guidelines

    Creating guidelines related to budgets, internal communications and research can help you save significantly on legal costs.

    Kevin Cohn • April 4, 2023
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    Tapping accountants’ expertise in financial fraud claims

    It’s not the role of accounting professionals to offer views on liability when a financial matter is in the spotlight but their knowledge of standards can shed light on evidence others might miss.  

    Jeffrey Matthews • March 30, 2023
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    How to attract and hire a ‘Modern GC’

    Attracting premier legal leaders requires enhancing the responsibilities of your general counsel and raising their profile across the organization. 

    Heather Fine • March 28, 2023
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    Knowing how to push back is key to negotiating commercial agreements

    If you care about five points, try to push back on at least eight matters. That provides room to give in on the three or four extraneous items. 

    David Siegel • March 23, 2023
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    How AI can improve modern contract management

    DocuSign’s legal chief highlights that the more interconnected a contracting workflow is, the more opportunities AI has to learn from the system and accelerate individual steps.

    Jim Shaughnessy • March 20, 2023
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    How legal departments can get the most out of artificial intelligence

    Once you understand that AI is not going to replace human talent, it becomes more obvious that you need the right people to get the most out of the technology.

    Abhishek Mittal • March 15, 2023
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    The benefits of a combined ELM and CLM platform

    For legal teams grappling with more demands on their time and stricter budgets, it’s critical to harness the right resources and connect those resources strategically.

    Aaron Pierce • March 9, 2023
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    Are GCs neglecting the importance of their severance packages?

    There are differing viewpoints in the marketplace as to how much of a sticking point the severance package should be in a negotiation.

    Michael Sachs • Feb. 23, 2023
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    How in-house counsel can navigate pay disclosure laws

    Employers can consider a series of proactive steps to minimize exposure, writes LexisNexis' Elias Kahn.

    Elias J. Kahn • Feb. 15, 2023
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    How to improve the way vendors use your data

    Legal departments should demand that vendors report on data in a way that can be measured and clearly reported, in a format that works with a data visualization tool. 

    Mollie Nichols • Feb. 8, 2023
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    For startups, a smart board strategy can be game-changing

    The FTX debacle illustrates the benefits of creating a formal group of advisors whose experience can help management at young, fast-moving companies avoid missteps as regulatory risk grows. 

    Robert McManigal • Feb. 3, 2023
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    Structuring win-win alternative fee agreements

    Although legal departments should always drive the conversation, law firms should proactively approach clients with innovative fee structures options.

    Kris Satkunas • Feb. 1, 2023
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    How corporate counsel can lead environmental justice efforts

    If your organization is taking a stand to help the disadvantaged against disproportionate climate and pollution impacts, it will need your legal insight to do it right.

    Matthew Karmel • Jan. 24, 2023
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    Recession-proofing: Reduce revenue loss from poor contract management

    Implementing a CLM strategy can serve as a self-funding transformation project by making companies more agile and better able to handle economic uncertainty.

    Rajeev Kumar • Jan. 18, 2023
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    Lawsuit search engines can open window into companies’ legal cases

    By surfacing lawsuits without the commentary, those with an interest in a company can get an objective look at what’s going on.

    Kaylee Zhu • Dec. 21, 2022
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    Managing legal and reputational risks when right-sizing your workforce

    Reductions in force can help lower your company’s operating expenses, but if not undertaken with empathy, they might have the opposite effect.

    Evandro Gigante, Noa Baddish and Melissa Overbeck • Dec. 19, 2022
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    Seven benchmarking best practices for legal departments

    GCs can closely look at their own billing information and use it to negotiate better rates with outside law firms.

    Kris Satkunas • Dec. 16, 2022