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Insurance Coverage & Recovery

Will 2017 Be the Year of the GC as Mega-Risk Officer?: As new threats loom, companies are more dependent than ever on the legal department’s risk oversight

Ninety-three percent of companies consider their general counsel a member of the executive management, up from 55 percent in 2010, according to Equilar’s General Counsel Pay Trends 2016. GCs have moved beyond solely advising on technical legal issues in large-scale organizations. GCs have...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Privacy Shield Startup: The new program faces challenges. Should U.S. companies self-certify right away or wait and see?

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and European Commission (EC) designed the Privacy Shield program to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the U.S. for commercial purposes....

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Department of Justice (DOJ)

A New Era of Cooperation and Compliance: How to Navigate FCPA Investigations

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continue to reveal insights on how to successfully navigate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. Recently, the government geared up to combat overseas bribery with the appointment of 10 new FCPA prosecutors...

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Corporate Counsel

One for Two or Two for Two with CCOs?: The Chief Compliance Officer Debate

As the role of the chief compliance officer (CCO) takes on more prominence, many CEOs and boards must evaluate whether their general counsel (GC) can take on this second role or if the function should be led by a separate executive. After the financial crisis, Enron, and growing privacy, corruption...

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