The Generalist Counsel

How Leading General Counsel are Shaping Tomorrow's Companies

Author: Prashant Dubey,Eva Kripalani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199354537

Category: Law

Page: 216

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In the past two decades, the General Counsel in many companies has risen in importance, and the GC is now often involved in business strategy from the inception. Consequently, the position has become more desirable, lucrative, and competitive. Those who achieve it are required to be better versed in the same fundamental principles of business practice and leadership as other senior executives. In The Generalist Counsel: How Leading General Counsel are Shaping Tomorrow's Companies, Prashant Dubey and Eva Kripalani offer guidance for lawyers making the transition to company leadership. They describe the steps a lawyer should take to blend legal training with other business disciplines to perform a much broader and more strategic role for the organization. Further, the authors provide a view into the GC role that will enable non-lawyers to better understand how their in-house legal departments execute their role. Through research and in-depth interviews with sitting and former General Counsel and executives in the sphere of influence, the authors identify a deliberate evolution in the fabric and tenor of the role of the GC. The personal stories are not only thought-provoking, but also entertaining. The authors also discuss how this shift is leading to other innovations within the legal profession, such as the evolving relationship with outside counsel, General Counsel demands for new products and services, and models for service delivery that are similar to Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing delivery models.

Indispensable Counsel

The Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality

Author: E. Norman Veasey,Christine T. Di Guglielmo

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195394925

Category: Law

Page: 255

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Indispensable Counsel: The Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality provides readers with the foundations of corporate representation followed by practical guidelines on how the multiple roles of General Counsel are, or should be, resolved, with best practices as the goal.

The Corporate Counsel Survival Guide

Author: William E. Kruse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634258869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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"Making the decision to pursue an in-house counsel position can be a daunting experience, in part because in-house positions can be so different from working in a firm and can vary significantly from company to company. This book offers ... insight into the unique aspects of serving as in-house counsel and provides a good foundation for anyone who wants to learn more about in-house counsel life."--

High Performance with High Integrity

Author: Ben W. Heineman Jr.

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422146065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Our free-market capitalist system is the world's greatest driver of prosperity, but it has a dark side. Under intense pressure to make the numbers, executives and employees face temptation to cut corners, fudge accounts, or worse. And in today's unforgiving environment, such lapses can be catastrophic. Fines and settlements have amounted to billions of dollars. Careers and companies have imploded. In High Performance with High Integrity, Ben Heineman argues that there is only one way for companies to avoid such failures: CEOs must create a culture of integrity through exemplary leadership, transparency, incentives, and processes, not just rules and penalties. Heineman, GE's chief legal officer and a member of both Jack Welch's and Jeff Immelt's senior management teams for nearly twenty years, reveals crucial "performance with integrity" principles and practices that you can begin applying immediately, and shows how you can drive performance by integrating integrity systems and processes deep into company operations. Such principles and practices also create affirmative benefits: inside the corporation, in the marketplace and in society. Concise and insightful, this book provides a much-needed corporate blueprint for doing well while doing good in the high-pressure global economy. From our new Memo to the CEO series--solutions-focused advice from today's leading practitioners.

The Inside Counsel Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension

Author: Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr.

Publisher: Ankerwycke

ISBN: 9781634252799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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In the past 25 years, there has been a revolution in the legal profession. General Counsel and other inside lawyers have risen in quality, responsibility, power and status. Once second class citizens in corporations and the legal profession, they have become core members of top corporate management, equaling in importance the Chief Financial Officer and the finance function. Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. has led that revolution in his nearly 20 years as the top lawyer at GE. In this analytic and prescriptive book, he describes the essence of that transformation and the modern role of inside counsel: the key functions, relationships, issues, problems and dilemmas, and argues for the role of inside counsel as lawyer-statesman, motivated not just by the desire for income but by broader values of integrity and corporate citizenship."

Courageous Counsel

Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500

Author: Michele Coleman Mayes,Kara Sophia Baysinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615444789

Category: Corporate lawyers

Page: 200

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Legal Risk Management for In-House Counsel and Managers

A Manager’S Guide to Legal and Corporate Risk Management

Author: Bryan E. Hopkins

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1482896389

Category: Law

Page: 296

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Companies must either properly manage the complex world of legal and corporate risk or suffer the consequences. Author Bryan E. Hopkins, the former General Counsel of Samsung Electronics America, identifies the numerous areas of legal and corporate risk that managers and their company counsel face daily. More importantly, he provides concrete examples that demonstrate how to minimize or mitigate legal and corporate risk. He provides case studies, practical information, and insights to help you conduct an initial legal risk assessment; establish a compliance program; retain records that minimize risk; transfer risk;and navigate the discovery process. Legal counsel must take an active effort in developing strategies, systems, and processes that minimize the legal risks faced by the company on a daily basis. Managers must also be involved to ensure the company develops a successful legal risk management program. Many companies dont think about risk management until theyre confronted with class-action lawsuits, product liability claims, government investigations, shareholder actions and fines. Take a proactive approach to protecting your company with Legal Risk Management for In-House Counsel and Managers.

Cheating

Ethics in Everyday Life

Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190672439

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Cheating is deeply embedded in everyday life. The costs of the most common forms of cheating total close to a trillion dollars annually. Part of the problem is that many individuals fail to see such behavior as a serious problem. "Everyone does it" is a common rationalization, and one that comes uncomfortably close to the truth. That perception is also self-perpetuating. The more that individuals believe that cheating is widespread, the easier it becomes to justify. Yet what is most notable about analysis of the problem is how little there is of it. Whether or not Americans are cheating more, they appear to be worrying about it less. In Cheating, eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode offers the only recent comprehensive account of cheating in everyday life and the strategies necessary to address it. Because cheating is highly situational, Rhode drills down on its most common forms in sports, organizations, taxes, academia, copyright infringement, marriage, and insurance and mortgages. Cheating also reviews strategies necessary to address the pervasiveness and persistence of cheating in these contexts. We clearly need more cultural reinforcement of ethical conduct. Efforts need to begin early, with values education by parents, teachers, and other role models who can display and reinforce moral behaviors. Organizations need to create ethical cultures, in which informal norms, formal policies, and reward structures all promote integrity. People also need more moral triggers that remind them of their own values. Equally important are more effective enforcement structures, including additional resources and stiffer sanctions. Finally, all of us need to take more responsibility for combatting cheating. We need not only to subject our own conduct to more demanding standards, but also to assume a greater obligation to prevent and report misconduct. Sustaining a culture that actively discourages cheating is a collective responsibility, and one in which we all have a substantial stake.

Contracts 101: Learn to Review and Negotiate Non-Disclosure Agreements

Author: K. Anita Dodd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615246215

Category: Law

Page: 116

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A Guide for business owners, attorneys, contract managers and contract administrators, including: (a) detailed explanations of the contractual protections contained in standard Non-Disclosure Agreements; (b) a form Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (in print and on disc) including alternative provisions, so you can tailor the NDA to fit your transaction and circumstances; (c) Issues Checklists (with embedded contract language) making it unlikely you will ever overlook an important protection; and (d) drafting exercises (with answer keys), so you can practice the skills learned, reassuring yourself you have all of the information and understanding needed to review and negotiate Non-Disclosure Agreements

Inside Straight

Advice about Lawyering, In-house and Out, that Only the Internet Could Provide

Author: Mark Herrmann

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781614385394

Category: Law

Page: 278

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This hilarious new book from acclaimed author Mark Herrmann is a compilation of the best blog posts about life as an in-house counsel--dealing with the lawyers and law firms he throws business to, dealing with the management of his company, dealing with communications and writing issues and more. You'll be entertained and educated, and have your eyes opened to a few things in the legal arena.

Inside Counsel, Practices, Strategies, and Insights

Author: Marc I. Steinberg,Stephen B. Yeager

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287939

Category: Corporate lawyers

Page: 350

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Inside Counsel - Practices, Strategies, and Insights by Marc I. Steinberg and Stephen B. Yeager - the first book of its kind - provides a wide-ranging account of in-house law practice. The book serves as a valuable resource for many audiences - law students, in-house counsel, those who are contemplating going in-house, and even outside lawyers. Relying on their collective decades of practical and academic experience, the authors offer key insights into such important topics as successful strategies that in-house counsel can implement, interfacing with "internal clients," working with outside counsel, the focus on "preventative" law, the skill sets that are valued by corporate counsel, and the steps that an outside lawyer or recent graduate can take to obtain an in-house position. In the book's Foreword, Veta T. Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), welcomes this needed resource - "The cumulative experience and wealth of knowledge that Professors Steinberg and Yeager brought to the table as co-authors have proven invaluable, and resulted in a wonderful collaboration. I am confident that this new book will quickly become a "go-to" reference for all those who seek a more in-depth understanding of the in-house practice of law."

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

The Voyage East

An Executives' Guide to Offshore Outsourcing

Author: Prashant Dubey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595288340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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The first piece of work helping an executive understand offshore technology outsourcing as more than low labor costs. The author masterfully outlines the offshore outsourcing decision process in the context of a voyage. The destination is reached by understanding the reason for the voyage, setting objectives for the voyage, establishing the proper voyage strategy and selecting the best voyage guide. This is a must read for every executive that knows that offshore technology outsourcing is not a question of "if" but "when." The author uses easy to understand language that demonstrates knowledge of U.S. and Indian corporate norms and societal culture. Within a couple of hours, this guide can increase the comfort level of any executive struggling with how to reduce operating costs while preserving the revenue generating assets of the company. This guide helps us understand how to accomplish the seemingly impossible-how to do more with less.

Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace

Leadership and Innovation

Author: Patricia M. Flynn,Kathryn Haynes,Maureen A. Kilgour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351285300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Many businesses and organizations are increasingly aware of the case for promoting gender equality, both within and outside their organizational boundaries. Evidence suggests that gender equality in the workplace boosts performance, and legal frameworks in many countries mandate specific action on gender inequality in the workplace. However, despite organizational policies on promoting equality and equal opportunities, there remain challenges to be overcome in many businesses, including throughout their supply chains. The book provides research rationales as to why responsible organizations must address the issue of gender equality in the workplace. It also presents case studies, action research and examples of good practices, describing how businesses and organizations are working to promote gender equality in various contexts. The book is designed to support the rationale for gender equality in business and organizations, providing evidence of implementation of gender equality in the workplace and advice on how to deal with and overcome challenges. It will be of interest to academics, employees, practitioners, policy-makers, businesses, institutions and organizations.

Capitalism's Achilles Heel

Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System

Author: Raymond W. Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471748587

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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For over forty years in more than sixty countries, Raymond Baker has witnessed the free-market system operating illicitly and corruptly, with devastating consequences. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Baker takes readers on a fascinating journey through the global free-market system and reveals how dirty money, poverty, and inequality are inextricably intertwined. Readers will discover how small illicit transactions lead to massive illegalities and how staggering global income disparities are worsened by the illegalities that permeate international capitalism. Drawing on his experiences, Baker shows how Western banks and businesses use secret transactions and ignore laws while handling some $1 trillion in illicit proceeds each year. He also illustrates how businesspeople, criminals, and kleptocrats perfect the same techniques to shift funds and how these tactics negatively affect individuals, institutions, and countries.

Digital DNA

Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance

Author: Jonathan D. Aronson,Peter F. Cowhey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190657936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Innovation in information and production technologies is creating benefits and disruption, profoundly altering how firms and markets perform. Digital DNA provides an in depth examination of the opportunities and challenges in the fast-changing global economy and lays out strategies that countries and the international community should embrace to promote robust growth while addressing the risks of this digital upheaval. Wisely guiding the transformation in innovation is a major challenge for global prosperity that affects everyone Peter Cowhey and Jonathan Aronson demonstrate how the digital revolution is transforming the business models of high tech industries but also of traditional agricultural, manufacturing, and service sector firms. The rapidity of change combines with the uncertainty of winners and losers to create political and economic tensions over how to adapt public policies to new technological and market surprises. The logic of the policy trade-offs confronting society, and the political economy of practical decision-making is explored through three developments: The rise of Cloud Computing and trans-border data flows; international collaboration to reduce cybersecurity risks; and the consequences of different national standards of digital privacy protection. The most appropriate global strategies will recognize that a significant diversity in individual national policies is inevitable. However, because digital technologies operate across national boundaries there is also a need for a common international baseline of policy fundamentals to facilitate "quasi-convergence" of these national policies. Cowhey and Aronson's examination of these dynamic developments lead to a measured proposal for authoritative "soft rules" that requires governments to create policies that achieve certain objectives, but leaves the specific design to national discretion. These rules should embrace mechanisms to work with expert multi-stakeholder organizations to facilitate the implementation of formal agreements, enhance their political legitimacy and technical expertise, and build flexible learning into the governance regime. The result will be greater convergence of national policies and the space for the new innovation system to flourish.