Lex Connect Curated Reading List February 28, 2017

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People in IP: Béatrix de Russé

Yerra's People in IP series highlights intellectual property professionals who have made, or are making, significant impacts on the industry. Whether it is by innovating in the way they manage their organization's IP portfolio or by implementing new IP software or processes, we are glad to celebrate all who endeavor to improve and acheive great things in the world of IP. One such person is Béatrix de Russé, a member of the IP Hall of Fame and one of the leading female influencers in intellectual property. She has graciously written a two part series explaining how she took a struggling global IP department and turned it into a major source of revenue for the corporation.


GC Outlook: Clear and Stormy: In a Crisis, It's easy to Contribute. The challenge Is When It's Calm.

As the role of general counsel has evolved, such professionals are being increasingly called upon to provide corporate boards with advice on company strategy and business operations, states Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. This has prompted the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) to launch the Strategic-Asset GC, a new initiative aimed at helping boards fulfill their mission of creating long-term corporate value. 


Corporate counsel, outside attorneys teaming up for better depositions

As general counsel, you typically let your outside attorneys manage your cases. You can’t be everywhere at once and only have so much bandwidth to monitor each discrete activity—from the initiation of a suit through judgment—in each of the dozens or hundreds of matters on your plate.


Cyber Spies: In-House Legal Fights Back Against Cyberespionage

The evolution of cyberespionage—the theft of sensitive information for malicious intent or the benefit of a perpetrator, whether it be a criminal actor, state government or competitor company—has presented complex challenges to many corporate counsel tasked with protecting and legally defending their enterprises.


Lawyers could be the next profession to be replaced by computers

Technology is often blamed for destroying traditional working-class jobs in sectors like manufacturing and retail.

But blue collar jobs aren't the only ones at risk.

The legal profession — tradition-bound and labor-heavy — is on the cusp of a transformation in which artificial-intelligence platforms dramatically affect how legal work gets done.


E-Discovery: Five Practical Tips for Survival

Compliance, legal and IT departments have good reason to be alarmed when a subpoena, regulatory request, or internal investigation triggers an e-discovery process. 


Procurement and Legal Perfect Storm

There are some things in life that don’t seem quite right when put together: take Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch, everything about Donald Trump and the presidential race, kids and matches, high heels and a nice polished floor. Another awkward anomaly is the procurement department sidling up with in-house legal and attempting to make nice.

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