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The Role of In-House Counsel in Incident Response Planning

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Davis Polk – Davis Polk partner Avi Gesser co-authored an article with associate Matthew Kelly and law clerk Samantha Pfotenhauer that was published in the New York Law Journal on March 1, 2019.  The article explores three important aspects of in-house counsel’s duties related to cybersecurity incident preparation and response: providing advice regarding the company’s legal and regulatory …

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Is Your Role as GC Being Redefined?

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The GC {RE}DEFINED Morrison & Foerster – The one constant in business today is change. Nonstop developments in technology, politics, regulation, culture, legislation, and financial markets now require all organizations to respond at unprecedented speed. To thrive in this environment, organizations need business leaders who are change agents; those who can inspire their own teams …

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A cross-border guide to corporate criminal liability and enforcement

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Freshfields – Society’s relationship with business has shifted over recent years, bringing corporate conduct firmly into the spotlight. Often in response to calls for greater corporate accountability, governments and enforcement agencies have increasingly been turning to the criminal law to hold companies liable for misconduct occurring within their organisations or for their benefit. Across various …

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Theresa May Sets Out ‘Five Tests’ To Test Brexit Deal

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Pillsbury – The Prime Minister has given the clearest indication yet of what the UK will seek in the Brexit negotiations. Access to each side’s markets is going to be less than it is today. The UK will leave the single market and things are going to be different in the future, but the UK …

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Five Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make in the First Two Years

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  First Two Years of a Business Are Critical By now, it is more or less common knowledge that more businesses fail within the first two years of launching than at any other period in the company’s existence. There are good reasons for this dramatic failure rate. Why is the new business failure rate so …

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Australian Directors Caught Between a Rock and A Hard Place

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Clyde & Co – A recent Federal Court of Australia judgment highlights the predicament faced by directors being pursued in civil proceedings when there is the prospect that they may be facing criminal prosecution for offences arising out of substantially the same conduct. Background This scenario is most frequently encountered in the context of civil …

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