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    Holding out for a bankruptcy ‘cram down’? Think again.

    C-suites should take a hard look at the true cost of bankruptcy before filing for Chapter 11, Lowenstein Sandler’s Kenneth A. Rosen writes. 

    Kenneth A. Rosen • Jan. 25, 2024
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    5 focus areas to improve contracting

    Whether you implement contract lifecycle management software or take your existing process to the next level, the rigor of your legwork will impact the ROI you extract from your contracts.

    Sailaja Meesaraganda • Jan. 25, 2024
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    EU ESG due diligence directive set to take effect

    Final approval of the regulatory action is expected to happen soon. When it does, U.S. companies doing $300M in EU business must show they're meeting sustainability and other goals. 

    Neil D’Souza • Jan. 24, 2024
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    Five takeaways for chief legal officers from Biden’s executive order on AI

    Staying informed, proactive and adaptable will allow in-house legal teams to more easily navigate the complex landscape and harness the power of AI responsibly and effectively. 

    Eric Gorman, Jill Fukunaga and Jeff Isaacs • Jan. 19, 2024
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    A CLO’s GenAI prediction: We’ll lean into it — and our humanity

    A human-centric, converged approach to harnessing new technology is what will truly make 2024 in-house counsel’s time to shine.

    Shana Simmons • Jan. 18, 2024
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    6 AI tips for first-time adopters

    Companies adopting AI for the first time must be ready to do it responsibly and in a way that can deliver real business value, writes Hero Digital’s Arun Kumar.

    Arun Kumar • Jan. 16, 2024
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    How to avoid regulatory risk for ‘AI washing’

    Federal agencies are prepared to call out companies whose AI claims don’t pass muster.

    Lena Kempe • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Exploring the potential impact of generative AI on legal operations

    Before legal ops professionals can participate in serious assessment of AI solutions and tools, they must first understand the nuances between different forms of AI.

    Meredith Brown and Brandon Lee • Jan. 11, 2024
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    Should you sue your lawyer for malpractice? Four questions to ask

    If a lawyer’s bad conduct harms your company, a malpractice suit may be a great way to make your company whole. 

    Bill Zapf and Matt Kaiser • Jan. 5, 2024
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    Tips for understanding how regulators will monitor organizations’ AI use

    As states, the federal government and the EU step up oversight of AI use, knowing how to use the new technology safely can protect your organization and help it stay compliant. 

    Ryan Costello • Jan. 2, 2024
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    How to fully leverage AI in your legal department

    Budgeting, invoicing and other key in-house legal responsibilities can be improved through AI’s ability to pull actionable intelligence from large amounts of data.

    Jeffrey Solomon • Dec. 21, 2023
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    Using ChatGPT to empower in-house counsel

    Corporate legal leaders can turn risk into reward by encouraging in-house staff to experiment with generative AI – as long as there are guardrails in place to ensure they don’t veer off into trouble. 

    Seth Price • Dec. 15, 2023
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    The rise of the head of legal role

    Some organizations are looking to bring in a leader who is narrowly focused on navigating risk, compliance and legal-specific matters.

    Anna Gorodetsky • Dec. 14, 2023
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    How GCs add value by improving corporate transparency

    Doing just enough in your reporting to meet compliance requirements won’t give stakeholders everything they need to know about your company.

    Broc Romanek • Dec. 8, 2023
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    Why CLOs should adopt a legal ops framework

    Integrating a legal ops paradigm can help build a robust, data-driven narrative that validates the value of the legal department to the business. 

    George Karamanos • Dec. 7, 2023
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    FTC dealt big loss in attack on direct sales company

    Skincare and wellness company Neora won in federal court on all the counts brought against it, potentially shaping how the FTC can go after companies it thinks are operating a pyramid scheme.

    Ed Burbach • Dec. 1, 2023
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    Are law firms ignoring their most critical assets?

    The path to a more diverse and inclusive legal market is wide open, and firms must act intentionally to achieve meaningful change. 

    Catherine Krow • Nov. 29, 2023
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    10 common termination traps — and how to avoid them

    The uncomfortable and legally challenging aspects of terminations can be ameliorated with careful forethought and planning, write Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP attorneys.

    Meredith Gregston and Dan Butler • Nov. 22, 2023
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    Navigating religious accommodation after Groff v. DeJoy

    Employers may need to institute more rigorous processes than they now have in place for handling such accommodations.

    Jonathan A. Segal and Adam D. Brown • Nov. 21, 2023
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    How AI can level the playing field among law firms

    AI will undoubtedly help to erode the competitive barriers that have long entrenched big law firms at the top.

    Richard Robinson • Nov. 17, 2023
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    AI: Promise and precautions on the legal tech frontier

    In-house legal teams that want to realize the promise of AI must prepare for it in a pragmatic way.

    Colin S. Levy • Nov. 2, 2023
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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