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L-R Bill O'Reilly, Chris Christie and Ken Starr.

From Bridgegate to Bill O'Reilly, Probes Put Law Firms in the Hot Seat

By Miriam Rozen |

For American media audiences, the Bill O'Reilly saga had pretty much everything, from sex and celebrity to money and politics. For law firms and their clients, it was also a reminder: In the biggest scandals, there's nothing internal about internal investigations.

What's in Your Warehouse? Closing the Business Intelligence Data Gap

By Zach Warren |

Collecting and normalizing business intelligence data, building a data warehouse, and effective presentation for outside the organization will be key concepts at the 2017 CLOC conference.

Trevor McFadden, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division.

DOJ Pledges to Speed Up FCPA Investigations

By Sue Reisinger |

Trevor McFadden, the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division acting principal deputy assistant attorney general, says the DOJ intends to wrap up old cases and accelerate new investigations.

Google Files Rare Sealed Motion in Hiring Data Dispute With DOL

By David Ruiz |

Tech giant Google filed a motion under seal Tuesday at the instruction of Administrative Law Judge Steven Berlin, in a move that attorneys said was very rare.

FTC Tells Paid 'Influencers' to Disclose When Instagram Posts Are #Ads

By C. Ryan Barber |

The Federal Trade Commission is keeping tabs on the growing trend of brands hiring so-called "influencers"—athletes, celebrities and others with large followings—to promote their products on social media. Up until Wednesday, the agency has put the burden of ensuring proper advertising disclosure on the brands. The agency sent 90 letters to influencers and marketers informing them of their responsibility to "clearly and conspicuously" disclose the business relationships behind social media posts.

Grading Legal on Operational Excellence

By Rebekah Mintzer |

HBR Consulting knows the difficulty legal departments have evaluating their processes. At CLOC, group leaders will try to help operations professionals make the grade.

Legal Weed Company Gets Some More Lawyer-Shareholders

By Rebecca Cohen |

The marijuana vending machine startup Medbox Inc. got smoked last month by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which accused the cannabis company of filing sham earnings reports. It was the latest in a series of setbacks for Medbox, now called Notis Global Inc., and its growing ranks of lawyer-owners.

Global Patent Filings Spike in Fintech

By Stephanie Forshee |

A new study from British law firm EMW finds an enormous increase in fintech patent filings.

Corporate Legal's Metrics Mandate: Create Your Own KPIs, or Others Will

By By Rhys Dipshan |

The 2017 CLOC Conference focus on harnessing legal data toward actionable metrics is more than advice—it's increasingly becoming a business necessity.

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll offices in Washington, D.C. September 10, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

$28M Settlement Ends Decade-Old Securities Fraud Case

By Cogan Schneier |

The case involved allegations that Harman International Industries artificially inflated its stock prices.

Government Accountability Office building in Washington, D.C.

GAO's Fintech Report Highlights Data Security, Lack of Clarity on Regulatory Oversight

By Stephanie Forshee |

A new GAO report highlights data security as an issue for fintech and its band of many regulators.

Affordable Care Act Records Part of Nonprofit's Oversight Efforts

By Kristen Rasmussen |

American Oversight, a nonprofit formed by attorneys, is working to reveal information to the public about health care policymaking in Washington.

Judge Rejects N.C. Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Claim for $130M in Fed Health Care Payments

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., rejected a lawsuit brought by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for $130 million in payments under the Affordable Care Act's risk corridor program.

Corporations’ Living Data: 3 Biometric Trends to Keep An Eye On

By Rhys Dipshan |

Even with security advancements, the use of biometric data may running into increased regulatory oversight and far-reaching state privacy laws.

Pascale Dubois.

World Bank Taps Pascale DuBois as Next Integrity Vice President

By Sue Reisinger |

The World Bank Group is set to name Pascale DuBois to its top anticorruption post as its next Integrity Vice President.

Tesla Autopilot Features Defective, 'Dangerous If Engaged,' Suit Claims

By Ben Hancock |

Class action powerhouse Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro accused the automaker Wednesday of making its customers "beta testers of half-baked software."

Google self-driving car

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Gets Green Light in NY

By Joel Stashenko |

New York's new state budget waives a state law prohibiting the operation of driverless vehicles as part of controlled testing that Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes will grow an industry in autonomous automobile technology.

New Counsel Rules Meant to Keep Sharks Out of 'Ocean of Data' Could Slow Work, Raise Costs, Firms Say

By David Ruiz |

Recently issued cybersecurity guidelines by the Association of Corporate Counsel are meant to prevent data breaches but some lawyers are saying they will add hours and dollars to projects.


This GC Thinks He Can Quantify the Long-Subjective Art of Service Provider Value

By Zach Warren |

The brainchild of Mark Smolik, GC of DHL’s American supply chain operations, Qualmet’s first cloud-based platform assesses and compares the performance of legal service providers.

Securities Law Disclosure Checklist for Alleged (or Confirmed) Misconduct

By M. Ridgway Barker and Clyde Tinnen |

Review a checklist of certain disclosure-related guideposts that are important for lawyers to consider when a client has to deal with employee, director or officer misconduct.

'Need to Know' Security: New Standard of Care, New Competitive Advantage

By Keith Lipman, Prosperoware |

Law firms need to pay attention to both the ACC guidelines and the NYS DFS regulations in order to compete in the current marketplace.

Kim Yapchai, chief compliance officer at Whirlpool Corp.

Whirlpool CCO Talks Compliance as Career Path for In-House Lawyers

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Kim Yapchai, chief compliance officer at Whirlpool, talks about the benefits of entering the compliance side of the in-house legal world.

Corporate E-Discovery Struggles With Employee Mobile Device Proliferation

By Rhys Dipshan |

As companies expand mobile device in-house, many are worried about their ability to limit the exposure of potentially discoverable corporate data.

For Law Firms, Where Is the Digital-Age Sweet Spot Between Business Growth and Data Security?

By Sanjiv Bawa |

Review eight updated and comprehensive focal points that are steps in the right cybersecurity direction.

Five Steps to Better Oversight of E-Discovery Spend

By Larry Barela |

"What gets measured gets managed," the late management consultant Peter Drucker reportedly said. But do corporate counsel get the data and reporting they need to effectively manage their litigation and e-discovery costs? A recent survey of chief legal officers suggests not, finding that there is a wide gap between the reporting they need and the reporting they get.

Larry Thompson

DOJ Names Larry Thompson as Corporate Monitor for VW

By Sue Reisinger |

Former deputy U.S. attorney general Larry Thompson was named independent corporate monitor overseeing compliance reforms at Volkswagen AG for the next three years by the U.S. government on Friday.

The Benefits of Welcoming AI Into the Legal Department

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

At an upcoming CLOC institute, panelists will discuss how artificial intelligence could have an upside for some legal departments.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Former Execs Agree to Penalties in Hungarian Telecom FCPA Case

By Sue Reisinger |

The U.S. government's bribery case involving Hungary's largest telecommunications company closes after two former executives Monday agreed to pay penalties and accept a five-year bar on serving as an officer or director.

IP Management Plans: A Key to Company Success

By Michael D. Specht and Karen Wong-Chan |

Successful companies embrace change. For successful companies, change is seen as an opportunity to expand market share and enhance shareholder value. Conversely, those companies that fail to adapt to change often fall behind and fail to remain relevant. Change comes in all shapes and forms, whether it be disruptive technology, changes in market conditions or legal and regulatory changes.

Delisa J. F. Bressler of Foster LLC.

Long-awaited Immigration Regulation Codifies New Restrictions and Benefits

By Delisa J.F. Bressler |

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security adopted new regulations, effective Jan. 17, interpreting and fully implementing the immigration provisions of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 and the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998.

J.C. Boggs, King & Spalding, Partner and Dean C. Garfield, Information Technology Industry Council, President and CEO opened the 2017 Cybersecurity & Privacy Summit, hosted by King & Spalding on April 24, 2017.

Cyberinsurance and Vendor Follies Headline King & Spalding Cybersecurity Summit

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Panelists hoped to bring clarity to risk management anxieties arising from the fast-changing cybersecurity market.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Interview of Massachusetts AG Maura Healey by Cozen O'Connor Shareholder Lori Kalani

By Lori Kalani |

Cozen O’Connor shareholder Lori Kalani recently had the opportunity to speak to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey about her efforts in concert with other AGs challenging the Trump Administration in several key policy areas, as well as her other priorities and issues of focus as AG.