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Trends and tips on the chief executive turnover process are the subject of a new report from The Conference Board, "CEO Succession Practices, 2013 Edition."
Theft of intellectual property causes many to think of media reports about patent lawsuits or pirated music and movies. But there is another form of IP theft that poses a threat to U.S. businesses while receiving fewer headlines: the rampant theft of information technology by overseas competitors.
Terminating an employee is never an easy thing to do. But paying careful attention to the termination letter and exit interview can help make sure the termination of a worker goes as smoothly as possible—and keep the potential for post-employment lawsuits to a minimum.
Pen and paper is an inferior option for executing legally binding agreements. Yet a recent study commissioned by Adobe Systems Inc. found that 98 percent of surveyed managers "still rely on hard copy in the 'last mile' to deliver contracts to get clients and customers to sign on the dotted line."
Have you ever noticed, when companies become the focus of a compliance scandal, that one of the first instincts of the company spokesperson is to blame the bad act on the proverbial "rogue employee"?
With greater anti-money laundering oversight clearly on the horizon, legal and compliance staff need to think about perhaps the most sensitive compliance obligation under the existing AML rules: self-reporting.
Don't get complacent just because you're at a top law school and making good grades, or you just landed a good job for the summer. To move up in the long run, you'll need something extra.
The billable hour regime thrives because some clients think it serves them well. In theory, they may be correct; in practice, those clients are kidding themselves.
What could your company do to improve its data breach preparedness? A recent study by the Ponemon Institute and Experian Data Breach Resolution has some suggestions.
Compliance, cybersecurity, and social media policies are on the minds of general counsel, according to a panel of GCs who discussed the issues at last week's ABA Section of Litigation's 2013 Annual Conference.
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