Cone of Silence: What’s Market (and what’s not) in Transactional Nondisclosure Agreements

May 5, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

Meaningful evaluation of a proposed deal often requires revealing confidential information, and rather than rely on the other side’s rectitude, negotiating parties enter into a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) to safeguard and prevent misuse of confidential disclosures.

CRAWL, WALK, RUN: Building Corporate Pro Bono Programs

Mar 24, 2016 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

Corporate legal departments gathered at the 2016 Pro Bono Institute Conference this week to discuss best practices in managing a pro bono program.

Out in Force in 2016: FCPA and DOJ Preparing for Action

Mar 17, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Despite a slowdown in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement in 2015, 2016 is shaping up to be a particularly active year.

Managing corporate information and knowledge

Mar 17, 2016 By: Ed Dietel

What Should Attorneys Who Practice Corporate Records Management Know about the Information and Knowledge They Contain?

Educating New Clients About Their Corporate Bylaws

Jan 21, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

As with many seemingly mundane and routine activities associated with representing corporate clients, lawyers often ignore the opportunities that bylaw preparation provide for education and issue spotting.

New slide deck presentations from from Business Counselor Institute Programs supplement additional practice materials

Sep 16, 2015 By: Alan Gutterman

This month’s Business Counselor update includes new slide deck presentations from recent Business Counselor Institute programs as additional practice materials in several chapters.

West Legal Ed Center and Business Counselor Institute Present Program on “Conducting an Effective Compliance Audit”

Sep 3, 2015 By: Alan Gutterman

Extensive information on Compliance Audits is available in Chapter 225 of Business Transactions Solutions. In addition, a Business Counselor Institute program on “Conducting Compliance Audits” is being presented on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at noon, Central time.

Establishing and Maintaining a Corporate Records Management Program

Aug 26, 2015 By: Ed Dietel

Improving an existing Corporate Records Management Program or establishing a new one in a new organization are two radically different challenges.

Failure to review paralegal’s error costs $1.5 billion

Aug 5, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Due to a failure to review a termination statement, JP Morgan Chase and large law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett may have lost $1.5 billion.

Q&A: Fundamentals of Effective Corporate Records Management

Aug 3, 2015 By: Ed Dietel

This post describes the fundamentals of effective corporate records management to lawyers who are just beginning to advise clients about what they need to understand about how to effectively managing their corporate records.

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