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The More Things Change

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The pandemic ushered in a panoply of behavioral changes in the workplace, ranging from virtual conferences to repetitive use of now tiresome phrases such as […]

Communication Is Key for General Counsel

Communication is key for General Counsel

Recent columns addressed how general counsel can effectively partner with their peers in the C-Suite. A common thread was open communication and connecting. With that […]

Willing to Take an Oath?

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Although the subject of academic debate, many scholars agree that the privilege against self-incrimination arose in part from growing opposition to the ecclesiastical oath during […]

Strengthening the GC-CMO Relationship

Strengthening the GC-CMO Relationship

All companies are in the business of marketing to other businesses or directly to consumers. As the general counsel or chief legal officer, building your […]

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

As Benjamin Franklin once mused, “If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.” In-house lawyers often wish to shoulder […]

The General Counsel, the CFO and the Numbers

Pandemic Primes Law Departments for a New Normal

Most lawyers recall a day in law school that went something like this: The torts professor is discussing damages for a case, puts a bunch […]

Sharpen Your Axe for Board Minutes and Reports

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The great frontier lawyer Abraham Lincoln once made the thought-provoking statement that if asked to chop down a tree in six hours, he would spend […]

To CC or Not to CC: That Is the Privilege Question

Does anyone recall the etymology of the “cc” option in our emails? I do. Before the advent of copying machines, initially known ubiquitously as Xerox […]

Recovering From A Ransomware Attack

More than half of businesses were hit by a ransomware attack in 2019, at an estimated total cost of $11.5 billion. That’s per a recent […]

Pandemic Underscores Need To Insure Intangible Assets

A recent joint report from Lloyd’s of London and KPMG finds that as much of 85 percent of total business value in many industries now […]