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  • How to Score Risk and Assess Third-Party Vendors

    More than ever, financial firms are being held accountable for the compliance failure of their vendors. Establishing a risk scoring system can help protect firms and prevent liability.

    This resource will discover best practices needed to properly score and assess risk by:

    • Initiating best practice steps,
    • Maintaining a quality risk assessment scoring system,
    • Ensuring enhanced due diligence and KYC / AML alignment of third-party vendors and
    • Achieving compliant third-party risk management.
    read more
  • How to Score Risk and Assess Third-Party Vendors

    More than ever, financial firms are being held accountable for the compliance failure of their vendors. Establishing a risk scoring system can help protect firms and prevent liability.

    This resource will discover best practices needed to properly score and assess risk by:

    • Initiating best practice steps,
    • Maintaining a quality risk assessment scoring system,
    • Ensuring enhanced due diligence and KYC / AML alignment of third-party vendors and
    • Achieving compliant third-party risk management.
    read more
  • How to Score Risk and Assess Third-Party Vendors

    More than ever, financial firms are being held accountable for the compliance failure of their vendors. Establishing a risk scoring system can help protect firms and prevent liability.

    This resource will discover best practices needed to properly score and assess risk by:

    • Initiating best practice steps,
    • Maintaining a quality risk assessment scoring system,
    • Ensuring enhanced due diligence and KYC / AML alignment of third-party vendors and
    • Achieving compliant third-party risk management.
    read more
  • Complimentary Attorney Client Privilege Checklist

    Keep your communications privileged, and ensure that employees understand their role.

    Attorney-client communications are not always privileged.  A key role of in-house counsel involves training employees to understand these limits.

    For example:

    • If an in-house lawyer is not acting in his capacity as a lawyer, but rather in a business role, privilege will not attach.
    • Discussing legal issues in public (for example, in an elevator) may waive any existing privilege.
    • Failing to affirmatively assert privilege may result in waiver of attorney-client privilege.
    read more
  • Fiduciary Duties Overview

    Protect your company and its shareholders by educating directors with an overview of their fiduciary duties and the potential consequences, both personal and for the business.

    How well do your directors understand their fiduciary duties?

    This presentation is intended for use by in-house counsel to give the company's board of directors an overview of the fiduciary duties that the directors owe the company and its shareholders.

    This presentation discusses:

    • The core fiduciary duties of care and loyalty.
    • Specific director obligations that flow from the core fiduciary duties.
    • The standards of review that courts apply when judging directors' conduct.
    • How directors can limit their exposure to liability.
    read more
  • Employee Termination Best Practices

    This resource addresses key issues for employers to consider when terminating an employee and best practices to minimize claims of wrongful discharge.

    Employers often face claims by former employees that their employment was terminated for an unlawful reason.  Whether or not they have merit, wrongful discharge claims can result in lengthy battles, adverse publicity and damaged morale in the remaining workforce.

    This resource addresses key issues for employers to consider when terminating an employee.  It also provides best practices to minimize claims of wrongful discharge by former employees and maximize employers' ability to defend against claims files.

    read more
  • Elements of Confidentiality Agreements - Definitions of Confidential Information

    Only the smartest companies can both protect that information and leverage it for business opportunities. Do you have updated, current drafts of these important documents?

    Every company has confidential information - but only the smartest companies can both protect that information and leverage it for business opportunities.

    The contracts you draft can make that happen...if you're prepared.

    Do you have updated current drafts of these important documents?

    • A free-standing confidentiality agreement (also known as a nondisclosure agreement or NDA)
    • Clauses within an agreement that covers a larger transaction
    read more
  • 2016 Regulation Review and 2017 Preview

    As 2016 comes to an end, the financial services industry is facing an increasingly vigilant regulatory landscape. This white Paper examines the key trends to watch in the new year. Learn more now!

    As 2016 comes to an end, the financial services industry is facing an increasingly vigilant regulatory landscape.

    Transparency has become paramount for regulators worldwide.

    The following article will discuss the top changes in regulations for 2016 and look ahead to what is expected in the new year.

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  • How to Create a Business Case for Contract Management

    From Conga
    Understand the ROI, create a rock-solid case, and get decision makers to buy in.

    Contract lifecycle management (CLM) can make a huge difference in any company's bottom line. Companies implementing targeted projects in two to three months can deliver a 150%-200% payback within in one year. On an individual level, CLM can remove many of the tedious manual tasks you and co-workers perform daily.

    At the same time, decision makers might hesitate to invest in a CLM system, even though it can make a huge difference for your company.

    Download this eBook and learn how to make a convincing business case for CLM, including:

    • The cold hard facts to back up your case
    • What the areas of greatest return are (hint: greater efficiency is just the first of these)
    • How to position the investment and costs of CLM
    • What implementation maturity is and its impact on revenue growth
    • What decision makers' greatest concerns will be and how to address them
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  • Executive Brief: Knowledge, know-how, and the ability to respond with confidence

    Knowledge, know-how, and the ability to respond with confidence. Learn the keys to position yourself as a trusted corporate advisor.

    The business landscape continues to evolve quickly, and corporate counsel must keep pace, monitoring and responding to changes concerning regulation, privacy and a host of other domains.  If in-house legal teams cannot rise to the challenge, they will be unable to work proactively and play the role of sought-after advisor who can consistently advise the business on new threats and opportunities.

    However, by aligning themselves with a new path forward, one marked by both heightened efficiency and effectiveness, Corporate Counsel can better respond with confidence and assert their position as a trusted corporate advisor.

    read more
  • Avoid Social Media Risks in 2017

    The use of social media by individuals in and outside of the workplace is widespread and continues to grow. Create a Social Media policy that protects your company.

    Improper and inappropriate use of social media by employees carries tremendous legal risk for the employer, including:

    • Potential unauthorized disclosure of the company's trade secrets and confidential or proprietary information.
    • Infringement of third-party intellectual property rights.
    • Employee harassment and privacy violations.

    Create a Social Media policy that protects your company and employees with this download from Practice Point.  This download has integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips.

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  • 2016 Regulation Review and 2017 Preview

    As 2016 comes to an end, the financial services industry is facing an increasingly vigilant regulatory landscape. This white Paper examines the key trends to watch in the new year. Learn more now!

    As 2016 comes to an end, the financial services industry is facing an increasingly vigilant regulatory landscape.

    Transparency has become paramount for regulators worldwide.

    The following article will discuss the top changes in regulations for 2016 and look ahead to what is expected in the new year.

    read more
  • Complimentary Attorney Client Privilege Checklist

    Keep your communications privileged, and ensure that employees understand their role.

    Attorney-client communications are not always privileged.  A key role of in-house counsel involves training employees to understand these limits.

    For example:

    • If an in-house lawyer is not acting in his capacity as a lawyer, but rather in a business role, privilege will not attach.
    • Discussing legal issues in public (for example, in an elevator) may waive any existing privilege.
    • Failing to affirmatively assert privilege may result in waiver of attorney-client privilege.
    read more
  • Fiduciary Duties Overview

    Protect your company and its shareholders by educating directors with an overview of their fiduciary duties and the potential consequences, both personal and for the business.

    How well do your directors understand their fiduciary duties?

    This presentation is intended for use by in-house counsel to give the company's board of directors an overview of the fiduciary duties that the directors owe the company and its shareholders.

    This presentation discusses:

    • The core fiduciary duties of care and loyalty.
    • Specific director obligations that flow from the core fiduciary duties.
    • The standards of review that courts apply when judging directors' conduct.
    • How directors can limit their exposure to liability.
    read more
  • Elements of Confidentiality Agreements - Definitions of Confidential Information

    Only the smartest companies can both protect that information and leverage it for business opportunities. Do you have updated, current drafts of these important documents?

    Every company has confidential information - but only the smartest companies can both protect that information and leverage it for business opportunities.

    The contracts you draft can make that happen...if you're prepared.

    Do you have updated current drafts of these important documents?

    • A free-standing confidentiality agreement (also known as a nondisclosure agreement or NDA)
    • Clauses within an agreement that covers a larger transaction
    read more
  • Executive Brief: Knowledge, know-how, and the ability to respond with confidence

    Knowledge, know-how, and the ability to respond with confidence. Learn the keys to position yourself as a trusted corporate advisor.

    The business landscape continues to evolve quickly, and corporate counsel must keep pace, monitoring and responding to changes concerning regulation, privacy and a host of other domains.  If in-house legal teams cannot rise to the challenge, they will be unable to work proactively and play the role of sought-after advisor who can consistently advise the business on new threats and opportunities.

    However, by aligning themselves with a new path forward, one marked by both heightened efficiency and effectiveness, Corporate Counsel can better respond with confidence and assert their position as a trusted corporate advisor.

    read more
  • Employee Termination Best Practices

    This resource addresses key issues for employers to consider when terminating an employee and best practices to minimize claims of wrongful discharge.

    Employers often face claims by former employees that their employment was terminated for an unlawful reason.  Whether or not they have merit, wrongful discharge claims can result in lengthy battles, adverse publicity and damaged morale in the remaining workforce.

    This resource addresses key issues for employers to consider when terminating an employee.  It also provides best practices to minimize claims of wrongful discharge by former employees and maximize employers' ability to defend against claims files.

    read more
  • Inside E-Discovery & Beyond: E-Discovery Complexities Driving Change

    From BDO
    A new era of data-driven risk. What organizations need to know about the state of cyber threats, information governance, and e-discovery.

    In this data-driven era, legal technology advancements in predictive coding and data analytics aren't just nice to have - they're a strategic imperative. But with more data and new technology comes greater cyber and regulatory risk.

    Find out what more than 100 senior in-house counsel at leading corporations have to say about these issues and more.

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  • 5 Benefits of eDiscovery in a Public Utility Cloud Platform

    Corporate IT is moving to the cloud.

    Moving you eDiscovery function to a public utility cloud-based platform can improve alignment with the overall IT strategy and create better integration with information governance.

    Learn about the five reasons why you should consider deploying eDiscovery in a public utility cloud platform:

    • Cost
    • Scalability
    • Data Security
    • Alignment with IT Strategy
    • Extensibility with Information Governance
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  • Compliance and Conflicts of Interest

    Conflicts are hard to manage.

    Unlike following specific laws and regulations, there is not always a black-and-white legal definition that delineates every potential conflict scenario.

    Although every company is different from a culture and risk tolerance perspective, this White Paper contains a checklist for every corporate compliance function to follow.

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  • How to Reduce Risk with Contract Management

    From Conga
    This white paper will help businesses generate, track, maintain, and report on important business contracts.

    Risk in the business landscape can have consequences on many levels. Every company needs to understand the effects of risk - and control for those - to ensure the best economic and performance results possible.

    read more
  • Preventing a Legal Hold Wildfire

    Don't get burned by unmanaged preservation duties, ineffective litigation holds, and faulty deletion strategies.

    Explore case law, rules, and best practices in this refreshed Legal Hold report where you will learn how to:

    • Develop legal hold procedures
    • Determine preservation triggers
    • Release a legal hold
    read more
  • Common Arbitration Misconceptions

    This white paper discusses what not to believe about arbitration.

    More parties and attorneys would opt for arbitration over litigation, but with the misconceptions surrounding the litigation process, there are still those who have doubts.

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