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Fairness opinions from financial advisers—a tool relied upon by a public company's board of directors when considering a sale—have become a hot topic in Delaware.
It's been a long, difficult few years for U.S. corporate legal departments. In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, many general counsel had to make painful cuts to their ranks and tighten their purse strings. But that might just be over.
Emotional intelligence and the law may not go together like scotch and ice at first glance, but "soft skills" create strong leaders.
For companies with a commitment to building a more ethical and compliant workforce, the presence of workers from several generations can pose a distinct challenge.
Equilar Inc.'s 2013 In-Depth Top General Counsel Compensation Report shows the increase in responsibilities shouldered by Fortune 1000 GCs translating to bigger and better compensation packages.
High turnover in top compliance positions is dragging down big-name firms like Barclays and HSBC.
After a few comparably lean years, the compensation gods once again are smiling down at general counsel for large public companies.
Business owners and corporate executives often—pardon the pun—are scared to death to tackle the subject of succession planning. Banks can help navigate this touchy topic.
Mixed-motive discrimination cases don't have to be he said/she said, with a little bit of smart risk mitigation.
Assuring company-wide compliance is a high priority for in-house counsel and compliance officers. But creating a compliance program that sends the right messages to the right people is not always so straightforward.
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