Complimentary Webinar: How to Build a Diversity Initiative in Support of ABA Resolution 113

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel invites you to join us for How to Build a Diversity Initiative in Support of ABA Resolution 113, a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, August 23rd at 1:00 pm EST. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER With so many departments using e-billing systems today, it is easy to track work performed in hours and dollars down to the timekeeper level, rather than simply looking at firm ownership alone. View Full Post
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CLE in the City Series

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel is excited to invite our readers to attend the new CLE in the City Series, supported by all of the major New York City law firms that came together to host the ABA Annual Meeting. This innovative collection of programs will be presented at leading firms and other special venues in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, August 10, and Friday, August 11. View Full Post
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GCs to ALI: Back Off!

By Joe Calve Nine general counsel of non-insurance companies sent a letter to the American Law Institute on the eve of the organization’s annual meeting expressing “strong concern” over the direction taken in its proposed Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance. In response, ALI on May 23 postponed a final vote, noting that the draft’s Reporters needed another year to complete their work. View Full Post
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Seven Tips for Handling E-Discovery in Cross-Border FCPA Investigations: Dealing with Two Languages More Than Doubles the Complexity

Conducting cost-effective and efficient e-discovery for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations involving U.S. and Japanese companies requires a rare combination of legal, cultural and technological skills. Here are seven common obstacles, and practical tips to help e-discovery teams overcome them. 1. View Full Post
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Litigation at Your (Terms of) Service: More Than 20 Lawsuits Filed Last Year Claimed That Corporate Websites Violated New Jersey’s Consumer Protection Laws

Article by: Wilfred Coronato / McCarter & English The year was 1981. “The People’s Court,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Dynasty” all premiered on network television. The price of a first-class stamp rose from 15 to 18 cents. New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority introduced a spiffy brass token with a “Y” cutout in it to cover the 75-cent ride. View Full Post
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Are You Accounting for One of Your Largest Cybersecurity Risks?

I’ve written on this topic before, and despite the danger of sounding like a broken record, I will repeat myself: Cybersecurity is all about risk management. Many of you are likely working with your company’s chief information security officer (CISO) and security teams to help assess and control this cyberrisk. View Full Post
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A Program is Launched to Train Lawyers to Combat Bribery: The Middle East, Where Corruption Incidents Have Decreased, is the Region That Will Benefit

Article by James A. Merklinger /  Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)   There is no doubt that 2016 was a record-setting year in the history of the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The nearly $2.5 billion in settlements that companies paid to resolve FCPA cases dwarfs the previous year’s figure of $133 million. View Full Post
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