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Global Counsel Report: Morrison & Foerster’s Global Survey On The GC Of The Future

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Leading with Influence was written with you in mind. As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the professional growth of legal leaders, Global Leaders in Law and Morrison & Foerster have partnered to create Leading with Influence, a new research study  aimed at highlighting the most significant areas of development and drivers of change …

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New Morrison & Foerster Report to Assist General Counsel in Uncertain Times

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“Leading with Influence” is a new research study Morrison & Foerster has completed in partnership with Global Leaders in Law, aimed at helping you, our global GC community, lead and thrive as you juggle increasingly complex roles, in uncertain times. Over 150 global legal executives participated in this comprehensive study to understand the competencies crucial …

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EY Survey Shows Cost Reduction Is Just One Way Pressures on In-House Law Departments Can Be Eased by Using Outside Lawyers

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As pressures mount on in-house legal departments and their in-house lawyers to meet the pressures corporates face, a new EY survey shows the varied benefits that accrue to the in-house legal departments by using external lawyers. A report from EY Law taken from over 1000 legal departments shows that some are using external legal managed …

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Walmart’s New Law Job: The Company’s First Digital Citizenship Counsel

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Walmart Steps on Amazon’s Shoes as it Increases Its e-Commerce Position New legal roles emerge almost daily, as evidenced by retail giant Walmart’s recent appointment of former Amazon counsel Nuala O’Connor (pictured) as the company’s first Chief Counsel of Digital Citizenship. In essence, that means that Ms O’Connor, who comes with over 20 years’ experience …

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Why General Counsel Need Smart Technology to Work Smarter

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The expanding role of General Counsel (or In-House Counsel) has expanded considerably in recent years, just as in-house legal departments have increasingly handled work undertaken by outside law firms. As a recent Thomson Reuters article pointed out the role of the modern General Counsel is as a “lawyer-statesperson” who is also a technical expert, “a …

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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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Pitching for Law Business – The Best Way Is This . .

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How does a lawyer pitch for a big client: explain how many things your firm can do, or pitch yourselves as a specialist? A recent interview the General Counsel at Schneider Electric, Peter Wexler, suggested pitching in a focused manner – such as focusing on a specific business development or a particular piece of litigation. …

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Corporate Counsel Weigh In On Privilege Issue

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A legal malpractice case being closely watched by corporate lawyers has involved a further development with the an issues that is dividing corporate counsel from Big Law attorneys. A group of 74 law firms argued that a firm’s internal communications about responsibilities and duties to clients are actually privileged from those clients. The Association of …

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Bad News for Pedigree Law Firms Hiring Outside Attorneys

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Dina Wang is a Fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School. She’s on twitter at @DinaSWang. Hiring big-hitting lawyers by General Counsel and large companies is going through a major ground-shift, according to a new study. The law firm pedigree may be less important than many of the Big Law …

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The Inhouse Counsel Who Move Back to Law Firms

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Relationships for lawyers and clients has always been a Big Deal, but now they are bigger than ever. Take the move from inhouse counsel to law firm – yes, it is happening with increasing frequency because corporates change and merge and fail just like law firms. Which means inhouse counsel can be left wondering what …

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