LexisNexis® Corporate Counsel Advisory features articles on best practices, industry insights as well as legal and regulatory trends, written by your peers with a law department perspective.  You’ll also find news on the latest tools to help save time and control costs.  We hope you enjoy and find the newsletter helpful.  We appreciate your feedback!

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: A Preparation & Action Plan for Government Investigations | 03-17-2014

The following is based on the Jan. 22, 2014, LexisNexis ® Webinar titled “Government Investigations: Best Practices for Responding to Federal Probes.” The speakers were: Michael Volkov, CEO of The Volkov Group Law Firm; Louis W. Pietroluongo...

Regulatory Change and Increased Governmental Scrutiny Top the Risks that Concern Corporate Leadership, Survey Reveals | 03-17-2014

Understanding your company’s business risks and the concerns of corporate leadership is an important requirement for any in-house counsel to advise and direct their organization. With that in mind, if you’re like the 370 board members and...

Not All Risks Are Equal: Best Practices for Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | 03-17-2014

Let’s start with a glaring generality. Complying with global anti-corruption regulations across 150 or more countries will not happen by itself, and it is not a “one and done” exercise. Nor can you treat every potential risk the same...

Wage & Hour: What Does 2014 Hold for Employers? | 03-17-2014

While employers might think they are in for a quiet year, some legal experts say to expect a time of “significant changes to workplace policy” from all levels of government. With the government weighing in on everything from the minimum wage...

Legal Process Outsourcing: A Billion-Dollar Industry, Complete with Trade Shows, Fierce Competition & Risks | 03-17-2014

Outsourcing anything from discovery to document review to patent searches, firms and companies appear to be finding great “efficiencies” of several varieties, the most obvious being cost savings. But with those savings comes other opportunities...

Cyber Darkness: Energy Sector Security Challenges | 03-17-2014

By Brian Finch & Tom Kellermann Editor’s Note: Brian Finch is a partner with Dickstein Shapiro LLP and Tom Kellermann is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC. Thanks to Mr. Finch and Mr. Kellermann for allowing us to...

Antitrust Compliance: Emerging Risks and Best Practices | LexisNexis® Complimentary CLE Accredited Webinar | 03-17-2014

Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 | Time: 2:00 - 3:35 p.m. ET | Duration: 95 minutes | Earn: 1.5 CLE Credits* | REGISTER NOW | Without realizing it, enthusiastic executives may think they are using harmless phrases -- such as "this will help...

LexisNexis® Webinar “Mitigating the Existential Data Breach—Best (and Ethical) Practices” | 02-18-2014

LexisNexis® Webinar “Mitigating the Existential Data Breach—Best (and Ethical) Practices” Live Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Duration: 95 minutes By all accounts, corporate data security risks are only getting more frequent...

LexisNexis® Webinar "FCPA Red Flags: What to Avoid, What to Expect & Ways to Reduce Global Business Risk" | 01-30-2014

LexisNexis® Webinar "FCPA Red Flags: What to Avoid, What to Expect & Ways to Reduce Global Business Risk" Live Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Duration: 95 minutes The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange...

Attorney-client privilege: Technological changes bring changing responsibilities for attorneys and legal departments | 01-06-2014

Among the many things that have been challenged by the advent of digital, portable, mobile and social network communications is attorney-client privilege (ACP). The risks and pitfalls change as technology changes to enable us to communicate and share...

Attorney-client privilege: a checklist for digital communications | 01-06-2014

With rapid and ongoing changes in digital communications and storage technology―as well as our changing habits―come new risks to the sacred doctrine of attorney-client privilege. If you have not done so already, your law firm, corporate legal department...

Corporate legal department supply chains are under attack | 01-06-2014

BY TOM KELLERMANN, ALVAREZ & MARSAL As readers of the Advisory well know, corporate legal departments enlist the services of outside counsel for advice, contracts, protection and many other functions―not only on routine business and legal matters...

When a breach occurs, attorney generals look for encryption, response and a good attitude | 01-06-2014

Here is where you don’t want to be. You don’t want to be the company that doesn’t protect data with even the most basic methods and technologies; that doesn’t have a breach response plan; that takes its sweet ol’ time addressing...

Economic Espionage Age: U.S. Appeals Court Ruling on Proof Favors Corporations | 01-06-2014

Trade secret experts say the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s ruling in U.S. v. Jin ( 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 19767 ) is a good one for corporate victims of trade secret theft and underscores what a powerful tool the Economic Espionage...

The Federal Insurance Office Report Had a Few Noteworthy Surprises for Insurers and Regulators | 01-06-2014

Although its mission seemed innocent enough—the modernization and improvement of insurance regulation in the U.S.—initial fears were that the federal government was hell-bent on taking over the regulation of insurance and/or giving carriers...

The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Financial Institutions and Companies | 01-06-2014

After several years of commentary, debate and resistance, the financial world is bracing for the imminent implementation of the Volcker Rule, a key component of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Simply put, the Volcker Rule...

LexisNexis® Webinar "Government Investigations: Best Practices for Responding to Federal Probes" | 01-05-2014

LexisNexis® Webinar "Government Investigations: Best Practices for Responding to Federal Probes" Live Date: Jan. 22, 2014 Time: 2-3:35 P.M. ET Duration: 95 minutes Fraud, corruption and illegal activity can take place in...

LexisNexis® Presents a Webinar: Liar, Liar: What to Do When Your Client Lies | 12-10-2013

LexisNexis® Presents a Complimentary Webinar : Liar, Liar: What to Do When Your Client Lies Event Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Whether they are afraid, confused, embarrassed, or just plain no good, clients sometimes lie to their attorneys...

New Cyber Guidance on the Horizon—Be Prepared | 11-03-2013

BY ART EHUAN, ALVAREZ & MARSAL and LISA J. SOTTO, HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP -- In February 2013, following the failure of legislative initiatives and in response to increasingly sophisticated and ever-growing cyber threats directed at businesses...

Now or Never―Protecting Your Right to Recover Costs Caused by the Government Shutdown | 11-03-2013

By BRADLEY D. WINE and PABLO A. NICHOLS, MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP Now that the government shutdown has ended, contractors must quickly assess whether and how to recover any additional costs that were caused by the shutdown. The clock is ticking...