Who Has Been Hired to Lead Legal at Fortune 500 Companies So Far This Year?

This article was written by Stephanie Forshee for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found via: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/05/18/who-has-been-hired-to-lead-legal-at-fortune-500-companies-in-2018/?kw=Who%20Has%20Been%20Hired%20to%20Lead%20Legal%20at%20Fortune%20500%20Companies%20in%202018?&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180520&src=EMC-Email&pt=Weekend%20Roundup Among the Fortune 500 companies, turnover among general counsel has been significant so far this year, according to a new analysis from consultancy Russell Reynolds Associates. In the first quarter of 2018, 13 Fortune 500 companies hired new GCs. Five of the hires[…]

Abortion in Ireland: Time to Repeal the Eighth

This article was written by Emily Peel for  Contax Law. Contax Law supports the Human Rights Blog as an advocacy space for important human rights issues and themes. Emily is a New York-qualified lawyer who has worked on human rights, access to justice, and protection issues in Kosovo, Greece, and the East and Horn of Africa. Photo Credit: Edson Chilundo at https://bit.ly/2KUpQ5e On 25 May[…]

Facebook’s GDPR Challenge and the Conundrum of Consent

This article was written by Ian Lopez for Legaltechnews. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/legaltechnews/2018/05/04/facebooks-gdpr-challenge-and-the-conundrum-of-consent/?kw=Facebook%27s%20GDPR%20Challenge%20and%20the%20Conundrum%20of%20Consent&et=editorial&bu=Law%20Technology%20News&cn=20180509&src=EMC-Email&pt=Editor%27s%20Pick Previously a looming afterthought for compliance professionals and siren song for privacy experts, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was cast under a new spotlight in the congressional hearings of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in wake of the Cambridge Analytica[…]

Walmart: AI Legal Tech in Action

This article was written by Stephanie Forshee for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/05/07/the-ai-tech-thats-saving-walmarts-in-house-lawyers-time/?kw=The%20AI%20Tech%20That%27s%20Saving%20Walmart%27s%20In-House%20Lawyers%20Time&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180507&src=EMC-Email&pt=AfternoonUpdate Walmart Inc.’s litigators have found a way to reduce the time spent on answers and initial discovery dramatically—by about 60 to 80 percent. That’s according to Alan Bryan, Walmart’s senior associate GC of legal operations and outside counsel management, who is championing[…]

3 Ways the GDPR Will Change How Legal Professionals Work

This article was written by Ben Hancock for CorporateCounsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/05/02/3-ways-the-gdpr-will-change-how-legal-professionals-work/?kw=3%20Ways%20the%20GDPR%20Will%20Change%20How%20Legal%20Professionals%20Work&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180502&src=EMC-Email&pt=AfternoonUpdate It’s no secret that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is overhauling how companies must deal with personal data. But the massive law, which takes effect May 25, is also creating big changes for the way lawyers and other legal professionals[…]

Interview Tip: How to Answer the Dreaded “What is Your Greatest Weakness”

This article was written by Justin Bariso for Thrive Global. The article can be found at: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/28842-how-should-i-answer-what-is-your-greatest-weakness-there-s-really-only-1-way It’s the question millions of job applicants hear on a daily basis: If you’re like most people, you hate this question. Maybe you feel it’s completely lame, and so is the interviewer for even going there. But you’re wrong. Not only is[…]

The Promise and Reality of Legal Tech

This article was written by Abbott Martin for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/insidecounsel/2018/04/12/the-promise-and-reality-of-legal-tech/?kw=The%20Promise%20and%20Reality%20of%20Legal%20Tech&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180423&src=EMC-Email&pt=InsideCommentary The news is filled with stories highlighting the promise of new technologies—machine learning, AI, blockchain—for the practice of law. Unfortunately, legal department experience with technology has not continually matched the headline aspiration. In fact, less than half of legal department users think[…]

Three Easy Things to do to Unwind from Stress

This article was written by Emma Sturgis for Thrive Global. The original article can be found at: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/26089-3-easy-things-you-can-do-to-relax-and-unwind-from-stress It’s fairly common for stress to enter your life at some point, whether it be home or career induced. Beware the jobs that are so stressful they take over the rest of your life. If you are reaching that point, it’s a good[…]

What Role Can GCs Play on Brexit?

This article was written by Thomas Sturge for The Lawyer. The original article can be found at: https://www.thelawyer.com/brexit-general-counsel/ Despite recent Brexit developments, uncertainty remains over the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Large companies are responding to this uncertainty by triggering their contingency plans. According to a survey of 100 large UK listed and unlisted companies,[…]

In-House Counsel Can Start to Close the Gap on Equal Pay

This article was written by Caroline Spiezio for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://goo.gl/QMMer9 Four months into 2018, the average American woman will have finally caught up to the pay an average U.S. man earned by the end of 2017. April 10 is Equal Pay Day, meant to remind Americans of the wage gap between men and women[…]