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Required Reading

Too busy to read it all? Try these books, blogs, webcasts, websites and other info resources curated by CCBJ especially for corporate counsel and legal ops professionals.

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FT North America Innovative In-House Teams 2019

Following are the 10 most innovative in-house teams and some of what they did to earn the honor at December’s FT North America Innovative Lawyers award program in New York City.

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The More Things Change...

The annual Law Firms in Transition survey from Altman Weil is one of the best of the many surveys out there. While there are few surprises in the new version, released late last year, there are, as usual, some nuggets that suggest the state of inside-outside counsel relations is not quite what one would hope.

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Intel Goes to the Mattresses on Diversity

Fifteen years after it joined 100 other companies in a call for concrete action to promote diversity in the legal profession, semiconductor giant Intel is . . . well, pissed off. Hearkening back to 1965, when Intel co-founder Gordon Moore famously penned Moore’s Law, a “prediction of constant, momentous improvement that has become the driving force for progress in the computer industry,” Steven Rodgers, Intel’s Executive VP and General Counsel, is calling for such a driving force in diversity.

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Follow the (Easy) Money

In a study using LexisNexis CourtLink data, Law360 found that a small cadre of plaintiffs firms are “flooding federal courts with lawsuits objecting to mergers” in what amounts to a “shakedown with little benefit beyond lining the attorneys’ pockets.” Strong words, but, it seems, well chosen.

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