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What particularly makes these women stand out is their personal dedication to the promotion of diversity in the legal in...
08/18/2021
Corporate Counsel Announces Its 2021 Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards | Corporate Counsel

What particularly makes these women stand out is their personal dedication to the promotion of diversity in the legal industry. These are women championing women! https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2021/08/18/corporate-counsel-announces-its-2021-women-influence-power-in-law-awards/ #WIPL

These outstanding women will be recognized at an awards dinner on Oct. 7 as part of our Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, D.C.

08/18/2021

Palladium Equity Partners has promoted associate general counsel Dominick Barbieri to general counsel and chief compliance officer, succeeding Eugenie Cesar-Fabian, who has been elevated to head of ESG and sustainability. http://ow.ly/8gW650FT1k5

While there’s nothing new about social media companies getting hit with lawsuits over user misbehavior or alleged compan...
08/18/2021
Silicon Legal: Social Media Brings New Platforms, New Business, New Litigation | Corporate Counsel

While there’s nothing new about social media companies getting hit with lawsuits over user misbehavior or alleged company malfeasance, there seems to always be another area of law ripe for development in this ever-evolving section of the tech industry.

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TikTok didn't even exist five years ago, but disputes involving people who built a business on the social media platform are popping up in court.

"Change does not come from telling your organization that they have to change. Find the individuals from all layers in t...
08/18/2021
The Need to Be an Activist to Incite Change in an Organization: Donny Ching, Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell | Corporate Counsel

"Change does not come from telling your organization that they have to change. Find the individuals from all layers in the organization who are prepared to be the activists in the change and activate and empower them." http://ow.ly/hd6r50FSZGX

Donny Ching, Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell, spoke to Corporate Counsel Advance about the difference between being an activist and a change...

ICYMI: While at Facebook, Corn worked closely with law enforcement to implement cybersecurity initiatives, and advised o...
08/15/2021
Facebook Cybersecurity Law Chief Takes New Gig at Netflix | Corporate Counsel

ICYMI: While at Facebook, Corn worked closely with law enforcement to implement cybersecurity initiatives, and advised on counsel investigations. He also led the development of several white-hat hacker programs, such as ThreatExchange and Bug Bounty. http://ow.ly/FFdi50FQO6t

At Facebook, Gavin Corn worked closely with law enforcement to implement cybersecurity initiatives and developed white-hat hacker programs.

GC salaries stagnated and bonuses slumped amid the COVID-19 pandemic and an unprecedented year of upheaval. But while th...
08/12/2021

GC salaries stagnated and bonuses slumped amid the COVID-19 pandemic and an unprecedented year of upheaval. But while the overall pay landscape was gloomy, legal chiefs in certain segments of the entertainment industry managed to catch some rays. http://ow.ly/ADY150FQ5rP

GC salaries stagnated and bonuses slumped amid the COVID-19 pandemic and an unprecedented year of upheaval. But while the overall pay landscape was gloomy, legal chiefs in certain segments of the entertainment industry managed to catch some rays. http://ow.ly/ADY150FQ5rP

"I think that there are probably companies out there that are super aggressive and want to fight everything to the death...
08/11/2021
Caroline Teichner Describes How Litigators at Kraft Heinz Aim to Be the ‘Most Reasonable People in the Room’ | Corporate Counsel

"I think that there are probably companies out there that are super aggressive and want to fight everything to the death. But we’re much more practically minded about what’s best for the company." http://ow.ly/AQUo50FPgnN

“When you're in private practice, you often are thinking purely from a legal strategy standpoint about what arguments are going to win,” said...

Holstein first joined the Texas-based energy giant to fill in as interim GC in December 2020, after former general couns...
08/11/2021
Citgo Appoints Mark Holstein as General Counsel | Corporate Counsel

Holstein first joined the Texas-based energy giant to fill in as interim GC in December 2020, after former general counsel Judith Colbert abruptly left the company alongside executive vice president Rick Esser. http://ow.ly/UYQQ50FOzjK

Holstein joined Citgo as interim general counsel in December 2020, after former general counsel Judith Colbert abruptly left the company alongside...

"As a woman, I’ve never felt direct adversity in terms of my ability to get hired or advance within an organization. Wha...
08/11/2021
'A Ton of Different Hats': How a Pro-Hockey GC Balanced a New Team, a Newborn, and a Cross-Country Move | Corporate Counsel

"As a woman, I’ve never felt direct adversity in terms of my ability to get hired or advance within an organization. What I do really feel strongly about is making sure that education in this space is accessible at all levels of the organization." http://ow.ly/B6Ez50FOzfC

Aligning yourself with an industry and a franchise that is focused on doing the right thing, promoting diversity and equity in the workplace,...

"The multipronged approach starts with having e-billing software, a payment platform specific to legal bill review and d...
08/11/2021
Reducing Outside Counsel Spend Takes A 'Multipronged Approach' and Focus on RFPs | Corporate Counsel

"The multipronged approach starts with having e-billing software, a payment platform specific to legal bill review and driving better billing practices." https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2021/08/10/reducing-outside-counsel-spend-takes-a-multipronged-approach-and-focus-on-rfps/

Companies using an RFP process can put in a couple of hypotheticals to understand a law firm's willingness to use alternative fee arrangements,...

"Let’s be honest, both sides of the service delivery coin talk like lawyers and think like lawyers – because well, they ...
08/10/2021
GC to Outside Counsel: Communicate the Right Way to Provide Value | Corporate Counsel

"Let’s be honest, both sides of the service delivery coin talk like lawyers and think like lawyers – because well, they are lawyers. However, you know that business leaders are not a fan of legal jargon, they just want a clear answer." https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2021/08/10/gc-to-outside-counsel-communicate-the-right-way-to-provide-value/

Outside counsel need to think of you as an extension of the business and provide you with actionable information and direction you can then take to...

Situations like this may make some question the integrity of a legal department, even two years out from the incident, l...
08/10/2021
Ex-GC's Guilty Plea Highlights How One Person May Stain Legal Department's Reputation | Corporate Counsel

Situations like this may make some question the integrity of a legal department, even two years out from the incident, legal department consultants told Corporate Counsel. https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2021/08/10/ex-gcs-guilty-plea-highlights-how-one-person-may-stain-legal-departments-reputation/

Even years out from the initial incident, an ongoing integrity program may be helpful.

The diversity rules give companies an out—and a potential trap—by allowing them to avoid being delisted if they can expl...
08/10/2021
What Nasdaq's Board Diversity Rules Might Mean for General Counsel | Corporate Counsel

The diversity rules give companies an out—and a potential trap—by allowing them to avoid being delisted if they can explain why they don’t have diverse directors. https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2021/08/09/what-nasdaqs-board-diversity-rules-might-mean-for-general-counsel/

I definitely think GCs will have a seat at the table in helping to explain and advise the committee and board members on these new rules, said Victoria Westerhaus, a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner who also serves as outside GC to several Nasdaq-listed companies.

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