Posted on September 14, 2016 in General News, General Counsel, Corporate Culture, Leadership
Between the volatile markets, evolving consumer habits and disruptive competitors, companies face considerable challenges to making sure they remain relevant and profitable. Then, as always, there is the driving force of technology, where new and emerging tools are transforming the development and delivery of services and products each and every day.
The good news is, company executives have a bevy of assets at their disposal to assess their business strategy and keep driving innovation and leading industry trends. Corporate legal departments have grown steadily in size and influence and GCs are increasingly serving as strategic advisors to the C-suite. Building upon their legacy responsibilities of addressing risk profiles and troubleshooting issues, GCs are now actively charting courses to anticipate customer needs, stay ahead of the competition and identify business opportunities.
Posted on September 12, 2016 in Crisis and Risk Management
Cyberattacks continue to increase in scale and severity. Hackers have targeted companies in every industry and of every size, as well as government agencies, state voting systems, news organizations and political parties.
Some experts now say there are two types of companies: those who have been attacked and those who don't know they have been attacked. And as each high-profile breach brings the threat of regulatory scrutiny, damaging publicity and financial losses, protecting their company's information and technology systems is a top priority for in-house counsel.
Posted on August 8, 2016 in Corporate Boards, General Counsel
Ten months ago, the Justice Department fired a shot across corporate America's bow by issuing the now notorious While many of its concepts weren't new, the Yates Memo did direct the attention of corporate legal and compliance departments—which serve as the gatekeepers in the most heavily regulated industries—to six specific policies.
Posted on July 22, 2016
The bad news is we are more than halfway through the summer. The good news is we are quickly approaching our 2016 Global Women’s Leadership Summit, the highly anticipated gathering where female GCs and senior in-house lawyers swap stories and share ideas about the shifting legal-services landscape and their evolving roles in it.