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2017 May 25Chief Legal Officers
Michael Tucker has served since 2010 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Avis Budget Group (ABG), which owns the Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless, Maggiore, France Cars and Apex brands, and has just been named a 2017 ACC Value Champion. Tucker heads up a legal department of 52 globally, including four compliance professionals and 16 paralegals. The department is organized by regions and subject matter expertise, inclusive of three regional leads based in the United States and England, and other country leads in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Brazil. Although it sounds draconian, the zero-based budgeting process is something every company should do once in a while, says Tucker, who notes that it also helped him get his arms around his company’s global in-house and outside counsel spend.
2017 May 17Newsroom
Corporate legal departments are adding legal operations functions, automating work to make time for higher-value projects, and harnessing technology to allow real-time access to metrics.
2017 May 01ACC Docket
Much like in Shakespearean plays, a government-driven investigation into company compliance can end as either a comedy or as a tragedy. To ensure the former, in-house counsel should work collaboratively with outside counsel to plan, establish, and execute an effective response plan. In doing so, the company can guarantee a positive relationship with federal regulators and avoid meeting a tragic Shakespearean demise.
2017 Apr 14Resource Library
After much anticipation, on Wednesday 29 March 2017, the UK Government gave formal notice of the UK's intention to leave the EU. The UK and the other EU 27 Member States now have a two-year window in which to negotiate arrangements for the UK's withdrawal.