On The Job
Because compliance professionals are always on the job, they need something more substantive than the average beach read.
The big question for law firms is how to forecast their prices with the precision required for clients' budgets. TyMetrix recently hosted a LegalVIEW Forum event in Washington, D.C., where corporate counsel and outside firms discussed billing challenges.
With the recent spate of government scandals general counsel are finding themselves increasingly thrust into the public arena. But are GCs ready for their media close-up?
Organizations large and small are quickly running out of time to ensure that they are compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010.
General counsel are both lawyers and businesspeople, and their role is to further the interests of the corporation in any arguably lawful manner they see fit.
One of the notable features of the last two proxy seasons is the increasing number of shareholder complaints of misleading or inadequate disclosure materials, with courts often issuing preliminary injunctions enjoining proxy votes.
According to the "Qualified Risk Director Guidelines," there are key skills and experience a board needs to look for in a director who's in charge of risk.
It's not always good to be Number One. A Ponemon Institute study says the U.S. is the most costly country in the world in which to have a data breach, but there are mitigating strategies you can use.
Corporate Counsel's 25th Annual General Counsel Conference offered a wide variety of talks and panels, including sessions on crisis management, bringing e-discovery in-house, and learning to be a GC.
At the University of Houston Law Center's second Ethics and Compliance Symposium, forecasting expert Dr. Philip Tetlock and ex-GlaxoSmithKline in-house lawyer Lauren Stevens stole the show.
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