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Elaine F. Harwell, Senior Counsel and Privacy Officer, Procopio
Publication Date
11/17/2021

Here are Top 10 things that covered businesses interacting with Californians should consider as the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) as the effective date draws near.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Elizabeth Johnson, Attorney, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Publication Date
11/17/2021

Executive teams in the U.S. live in fear of a successful ransomware attack, and who can blame them? In this Top Ten, learn some steps you can take to mitigate the impact of these events and potentially reduce their likelihood.

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
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Author: Grant C. Killoran, O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Publication Date
12/20/2021

People around the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the most extreme public health emergency in a century. This Top Ten discusses the public health law framework in the United States and summarizes some recent developments in the law arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Interest Area: Health Law, Government
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
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Author
Jen Wolfe, Founder, Wolfe Board Advisory Group
Publication Date
04/23/2019

In this quick overview for in-house counsel, learn about the basics of blockchain and what key legal and practical aspects in-house counsel should consider: What blockchain is, why it is important, what industries will be impacted, which companies are leaders, what role the legal department can play, and what questions in-house counsel can ask to mitigate risks and help guide business decisions regarding blockchain with a global perspective.

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Collection: Blockchain
Region: Global
Articles
Author
Lydia Montalbano, Group Legal Counsel, CRH Nederland B.V.
Publication Date
01/06/2020

Learn ten tips to negotiate large corporate contracts more effectively. In this short article, Lydia Montalbano, Group Legal Counsel, CRH Nederland B.V., discusses key strategies for effective negotiations, including in international situations where the negotiating parties are from different countries.

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Collection: Contract Negotiation Skills
Region: Global, Europe
Audience: New to In-House, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
2 people found this helpful.
Articles
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
03/05/2020
6 pages

In-house counsel in the United States are increasingly mobile, working across jurisdictions on behalf of their employers. In this resource, ACC provides a starting point for in-house counsel to determining their professional and ethical responsibilities prior to locating in a new jurisdiction or otherwise engaging in multijurisdictional practice (MJP).

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Region: United States
Audience: New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
1 person found this helpful.
Articles
Author
Dennis Unkovic, Corporate Lawyer, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
Publication Date
12/30/2021

This Top Ten describes ten points that in-house counsel and corporate executives need to do in dealing with today’s supply chain issues going forward.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Commercial and Contracts
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
1 person found this helpful.
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Prepared by Meritas Member firm: Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Publication Date
06/13/2022
1 pages

Potential contract clause for serving alcohol at a company event.

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Interest Area: Employment and Labor
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Heather Schiele and Neil Glassman
Publication Date
06/30/2022
7 pages

Most businesses see insurance premiums as a necessary expense. In a hard market, decisionmakers are often faced with accepting increasing premiums from insurance carriers even with minimal individual loss history. To reduce insurance premiums, businesses may shop around, increase deductibles, or worse, cut coverages. In fourth quarter 2021, commercial property and casualty premiums increased an average of 8.7% across all account sizes, with increases across all lines of business, including workers’ compensation coverage.

Captive insurance is often a solution that is overlooked because of anticipated complexity, the start-up costs and the commitment required to form a single parent captive, or concerns surrounding group captives and potentially paying for losses of companies with inadequate risk management.

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Interest Area: Insurance
1 person found this helpful.
Articles
Author
Michael Sullivan, Gerald Jenkins, Meredith Kirshenbaum, Goldberg Kohn Law, Meritas
Publication Date
06/01/2022
2 pages

Review key issues to consider when entering into a staffing agency contract (United States focus).

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Region: United States
Checklists
Author
Jacqueline Bozzuto, Co-Chair Hospitality and Leisure, Lowndes Law, Meritas
Publication Date
06/01/2022
2 pages

Review these event contract considerations and checklists for: Identifying the Location, Contract Review

Articles
Author
Shar Bahmani, and Katya M. Lancero, Sacks Tierney (a Meritas law firm)
Publication Date
11/29/2022

This article explains whether private-sector employers are required to acknowledge federal holidays and provide premium holiday pay, it highlights Juneteenth National Independence Day and provides ways for companies to celebrate the holiday, and it summarizes federal contractor holiday pay requirements and religious accommodation obligations.  Finally, this article underscores the importance of a holiday pay policy, identifies “do’s and don’ts” for holiday parties, and sets forth public-sector employer holiday pay requirements. 

Resource Details
Interest Area: Employment and Labor
Region: United States
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