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Lex Connect Curated Reading List August 19, 2016

     
       
     
 
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With the overwhelming volume of content available online, it is easy to
overlook quality articles containing the valuable information you need.

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In-House Thought Leadership

While the role of general counsel has transformed across the board, it is a truism that every such role, in every company – whether private, listed, regulated or public – is different. Certainly, the breadth of responsibilities has increased significantly and varies widely between organisations, as I know from my own experience.


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In-House Appetite for Diverse Teams Strong

Law firms are being urged to rethink their business model and internal culture to meet the diversity demands of in-house clients.


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The Role of GCs in Times of Change

In the past month the UK has seen a seismic change in its economic, political and social environment. Lawyers in private practice and in-house will be now be dealing with issues and situations they have never faced before – and none more so than general counsel (GC).


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Lawyers Should Brush Up on Their Discovery Rules

US Judge Andrew Peck spoke Thursday at the Big Law Business Discovery conference at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York City. He spoke of how lawyers who appear in his court still don’t closely study the rules of civil procedure on e-Discovery.


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Give Me Convenience, I'll Give You My Private Data

We are more connected, enabled, and busy than any generation that came before us. As a consequence, we are both short on time and overwhelmed with information.

Consequently, we are more willing than ever to pay real money for increased convenience. Whether it’s symptomatic of some deeper condition or is a direct result of so many options being available to us, we are quickly being seduced by things like fast-track security, priority boarding, on-demand media content, and same-day home deliveries.


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A United Effort to Overhaul Corporate Governance

A newly released compendium of common-sense principles offers a promising basis from which boards may recalibrate their approach to fundamental elements of corporate governance.


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In a Boon to GCs, Biz Leaders Weigh In On Corporate Governance

Top business leaders such as Jamie Dimon and Jeffrey Immelt have released a set of recommendations for improving corporate governance. Experts say that it's a useful resource for GCs.


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Most In-House Departments Measure Costs but Not Value Delivered

According to a recent survey by Acritas, 25 percent of legal departments in large organizations have no metrics to measure the value they deliver to the organizations they serve, and those who do are primarily focusing metrics on costs.


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Building a 'Founder's Mentality' Into Your Legal Department

You want your lawyers to be insurgents, thinking outside of the box, working efficiently, and treating the company the same way an owner would in terms of managing resources and costs.


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