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May 16, 2022
How to Build a Mature Corporate Compliance Program

How to Build a Mature Corporate Compliance Program

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) relies on the Justice Manual to guide prosecutors through specific factors they should consider in conducting an investigation of a company, determining whether to bring charges, and negotiating pleas or other agreements. Among the key factors they are told to evaluate is “the adequacy and effectiveness of the corporation’s compliance program at the time of the offense...

April 29, 2022
Tips for Corporate Legal Departments Working Without Big Budgets

Tips for Corporate Legal Departments Working Without Big Budgets

Corporate legal departments of all sizes are restructuring their costs and rethinking their budget priorities to respond to anticipated changes in demand this year. According to the Association of Corporate Counsel’s annual survey , 45% of chief legal officers expect to hire more personnel in 2022 compared to last year in order to improve internal client satisfaction with the department’s delivery of legal...

April 12, 2022
How Corporate Legal Departments Can Improve Staff Retention

How Corporate Legal Departments Can Improve Staff Retention

The Great Resignation, that labor market phenomenon in which workers began leaving their jobs in record numbers over the past two years, continues in full swing. Nearly 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in February 2022, CNBC.com reported , as favorable employment conditions offer ample opportunities for workers to take their careers to new employers. This social trend is playing out with even greater frequency...

March 31, 2022
Closing the Gender Pay Gap: State and Local Legislative Efforts Underway to Increase Wage Equity

Closing the Gender Pay Gap: State and Local Legislative Efforts Underway to Increase Wage Equity

By Rich Ehisen A January 2022 report from the National Partnership for Women & Families found that women in the United States are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual gender wage gap of $10,435 on the median pay for full-time workers. The gap is even more pronounced for women of color, with Black women earning 64 cents on the dollar, Latinas just 57 cents, and Asian American and Pacific...

March 21, 2022
5 Key Events for GCs to Attend in the Year Ahead

5 Key Events for GCs to Attend in the Year Ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of nearly all in-person professional events in 2020 and 2021, but early data suggests that we’re seeing a gradual rebound in 2022. The B2B Events Industry Outlook survey found that 50% of professional service providers expect to increase their participation at in-person events in 2022 and 53% project an increase in attendance at their industry’s key events this...

March 15, 2022
Preparing for a Storm: Crisis Management Checklist for In-House Counsel

Preparing for a Storm: Crisis Management Checklist for In-House Counsel

A common refrain cited by public relations veterans is that there are only two types of companies: those that are in a storm right now and those that are heading for one. But you can have more confidence in your organization’s ability to weather a storm if you have done the right advance planning and have the right navigation tools in your hands to help steer the ship. Of course, there are a wide variety of potential...

March 04, 2022
6 Anti-Bribery Considerations for ESG Investors

6 Anti-Bribery Considerations for ESG Investors

The focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues continues to accelerate. One of the primary drivers that is fueling this sustained attention to ESG tracking and reporting is the fact that both institutional and retail investors are increasingly seeking to make socially responsible investments. For example, a recent survey of general counsel by the Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University...

February 28, 2022
The Evolving Role of Law Firm Library Support and Services in the Digital Era

The Evolving Role of Law Firm Library Support and Services in the Digital Era

By Carolyn Bach | Sr. Manager, Knowledge & Research Program The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a great opportunity for law firm library support and services teams. With firms suddenly thrust into an entirely remote working environment, the visibility of the law firm library department was raised, and the importance of properly resourcing this mission-critical function was rediscovered. In response to this evolving...

February 22, 2022
How Corporate Legal Departments Can Benefit from Legal Tech Innovations to Improve Business Processes

How Corporate Legal Departments Can Benefit from Legal Tech Innovations to Improve Business Processes

Business innovation is essential to reinvigorate any company’s engine for growth. When a business successfully innovates, it creates new ways of doing things, new solutions to customers’ problems, new approaches to hiring and retaining employees, and new strategies for enhancing profitability. Of course, true innovation that significantly moves the needle is rarely incremental in nature. “Innovation...

February 15, 2022
Fraud, Abuse, and the Latest Stark Law Developments with the American Health Law Association

Fraud, Abuse, and the Latest Stark Law Developments with the American Health Law Association

Stark Law Changes 2021 In November 2020, sweeping new regulations were enacted to implement the Physician Self-Referral Law, more commonly referred to as the Stark Law. Experts have reason to believe 2022 will bring even more developments. In a podcast from the American Health Law Association (AHLA) Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, Matthew Wetzel (AHLA Member and Partner at Goodwin Procter) speaks to Charles B. Oppenheim...

February 09, 2022
Want to Choose Your Content? LexisNexis Digital Library Is a Solution

Want to Choose Your Content? LexisNexis Digital Library Is a Solution

This article was originally published on the American Association of Law Libraries’ Committee on Relations with Information Vendors blog in February 2022. The author, Christy Smith, is Co-Acting Director and Head of Collection Services of the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Library Center for Information & Technology and Assistant Professor of Law at Seton Hall. LexisNexis Digital Library Our library subscribes...

February 04, 2022
Key Emerging Legal Trends in the Digital Assets Space

Key Emerging Legal Trends in the Digital Assets Space

By Melissa Morrison | Practice Area Expert Digital assets crossed a number of important milestones in 2021 in their continuing march to prominence as an asset class. As reported by CNBC.com, the virtual currency market reached a combined $2 trillion in value, the first major crypto company went public with the IPO of Coinbase, major Wall Street banks such as Goldman Sachs stepped up their participation across various...

February 01, 2022
Law Firm Marketing Professionals Rely On Emerging Tech to Drive New Business Development

Law Firm Marketing Professionals Rely On Emerging Tech to Drive New Business Development

By Dave DiCicco | LexisNexis Senior Director of Product Management Law firm business development teams have changed the way they identify, connect with and track their firms’ engagement with prospective new clients. The evolution has been fueled by the emergence of technologies that have enabled more visibility into new business opportunities and more targeted interaction with those prospects. This includes platforms...

February 01, 2022
Law Firms Achieving Greater Workflow Efficiency By Seamlessly Integrating Third-Party Legal Research Data

Law Firms Achieving Greater Workflow Efficiency By Seamlessly Integrating Third-Party Legal Research Data

By Dave DiCicco | LexisNexis Law firms are always on a quest to find ways to increase the speed at which they can get routine tasks done so their professionals can do what they do best: provide measured, high-value legal counsel to clients. Emerging technologies over the past three decades have introduced them to new software tools and online legal research offerings that have significantly increased efficiencies. ...

February 01, 2022
Tips for Managing Corporate Legal Costs Amid Rising Workloads

Tips for Managing Corporate Legal Costs Amid Rising Workloads

Corporate legal professionals have worked under the mantra of “do more with less” for years, but this chronic challenge appears to have reached a new height. From the global uncertainties associated with the occasional resurgence of COVID-19 to rising geopolitical risks and trade tensions, corporate executives are holding the line on legal cost containment even as they ask the corporate legal team to take...

January 18, 2022
Five Ways Legal Analytics Can Help Litigators Craft Winning Strategies

Five Ways Legal Analytics Can Help Litigators Craft Winning Strategies

By Angela Chmielewski | LexisNexis Practice Area Specialist In a recent article published in this space, we pointed to the findings of the 2020 Legal Analytics Study , conducted by ALM Intelligence in collaboration with LexisNexis, which documented a “tipping point in the adoption of legal analytics among large law firm professionals.” The study found that 70% of law firms are now using legal analytics and...

January 14, 2022
What Corporate Legal Department Challenges Will Keep GCs Up at Night in 2022?

What Corporate Legal Department Challenges Will Keep GCs Up at Night in 2022?

It is fair to say that all of us were happy to close the chapter on 2021 and turn to a new page this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our way of life for the last two years and has take a devastating human toll on millions of families. For in-house counsel, the pandemic has been disruptive to department operations — but some of this impact has merely accelerated industry transformations that were already...

January 05, 2022
Trends in Inmate Health Law, COVID-19, Hepatitis C, & Transgender Issues - 2021 recap

Trends in Inmate Health Law, COVID-19, Hepatitis C, & Transgender Issues - 2021 recap

Jail and prison staff need a clear understanding of evolving law—including inmate health law and emerging COVID-19 policies. In a webinar hosted by the American Jail Association and sponsored by LexisNexis® , Professor Margo Schlanger, JD, shared important legal updates and insights for corrections officers and administrators. Click here to download the complete complementary resource from LexisNexis. ...

January 05, 2022
Top trends in criminal justice, inmate litigation, court access, and liability - 2021 recap

Top trends in criminal justice, inmate litigation, court access, and liability - 2021 recap

Jail and prison staff need a clear understanding of evolving law—including inmate civil rights, inmate health, and case law. In a 2021 webinar hosted by the American Jail Association and sponsored by LexisNexis® , Professor Margo Schlanger, JD, shared important legal updates and insights for corrections officers and administrators. Click here to download the complete complementary resource from LexisNexis...

January 04, 2022
Current Trends and Challenges in Inmate Litigation,  LexisNexis Corrections white paper download

Current Trends and Challenges in Inmate Litigation, LexisNexis Corrections white paper download

Reducing the risk of inmate litigation Jail and prison staff need a clear understanding of evolving law—including inmate civil rights, inmate health, and case law. In a 2021 webinar hosted by the American Jail Association and sponsored by LexisNexis® , Professor Margo Schlanger, JD, shared important legal updates and insights for corrections officers and administrators. Click here to download the complete...

December 27, 2021
10 Steps GCs Can Take to Minimize Data Security Risks

10 Steps GCs Can Take to Minimize Data Security Risks

By Barbara W. Reece | LexisNexis Practical Guidance The constant risk of enterprise data security threats has been keeping in-house counsel on their toes for years now, but unfortunately GCs do not appear to be realizing any greater confidence in their organizational preparations. The level of preparedness to handle cyberattacks declined for the third consecutive year in a 2021 survey of general counsel, according...

December 21, 2021
What GCs Need To Know About Federal and State Renewable Energy Tax Credits

What GCs Need To Know About Federal and State Renewable Energy Tax Credits

By Cameron Kinvig | LexisNexis Practical Guidance The global demand for renewable energy is expected to continue booming for the next two decades. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects a nearly 50% increase in world energy usage by 2050, led by growth in Asia, with renewables poised to be the fastest-growing energy source to support this demand. The growth trajectory is even more astounding here in the...

December 20, 2021
Law Firm Marketing Professionals Rely On Emerging Tech To Drive New Business Development

Law Firm Marketing Professionals Rely On Emerging Tech To Drive New Business Development

By Dave DiCicco | Senior Director of Product Management Law firm business development teams have changed the way they identify, connect with and track their firms’ engagement with prospective new clients. The evolution has been fueled by the emergence of technologies that have enabled more visibility into new business opportunities and more targeted interaction with those prospects. This includes platforms for...

December 17, 2021
How Legal Analytics Are Used For Litigation Prep

How Legal Analytics Are Used For Litigation Prep

By Geoff Ivnik | Director of Marketing Data analytics has been a rising catchphrase across industries from professional baseball to managed healthcare for a decade or two. After a series of fits and starts, it now appears to have firmly established its footprint in the legal industry. The 2020 Legal Analytics Study , conducted by ALM Intelligence in collaboration with LexisNexis, documented a “tipping point...

December 08, 2021
How Law Firm Knowledge Managers Can Leverage Data Analytics to Improve Firm Performance

How Law Firm Knowledge Managers Can Leverage Data Analytics to Improve Firm Performance

By Doug Stansfield | Sr. Director Product Management One of the important lessons that law firms learned amid the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020 was the importance of an effective knowledge management strategy — and access to KM tools — in order to support remote working conditions. Law firm KM professionals have a more trusted and valued role in their organizations than ever. Indeed, Law360 referred to the...