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xxix, 255 p. ; 24 cm.
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- FOREWORD by Ben W. Heineman, Jr. -- FOREWORD by Ira M. Millstein -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER I THE GENERAL COUNSEL'S CHALLENGES IN THE NEW REALITY -- A. The Landscape -- B. Key Characteristics of the General Counsel Position -- C. Dealing with the New Reality -- D. Key Takeaways for the General Counsel's Challenges in the New Reality -- CHAPTER II EVOLUTION OF THE ROLE OF GENERAL COUNSEL -- A. Historical Perspective -- B. Modern Reality -- C. Key Takeaways on the Evolution of the Role of General Counsel -- CHAPTER III the general counsel on the balance beam -- A. The Many Hats Worn by the Modern General Counsel -- B. The Lonely Middle: Relationships with Senior Management and the Board -- C. Other Relationships -- D. Key Takeaways for the General Counsel on the Balance Beam -- CHAPTER IV THE GENERAL COUNSEL LEADING THE CHARGE -- A. Establishing and Maintaining a Legal and Ethical Culture -- B. Ethics and Professional Conduct Rules Governing In-House Counsel -- C. Demonstrating Openness and Community Involvement -- D. Key Takeaways for the General Counsel in Leading the Ethical Charge -- CHAPTER V ADVISING THE BOARD ON CORPORATE LAW AND OTHER LAWS -- A. Corporate Law and Corporate Governance Under State Law -- B. The CLO's Advice on Other Laws and Issues -- C. Key Takeaways for the General Counsel in Advising on Corporate Law and Other Issues -- CHAPTER VI Managing the Legal Department -- A. Need for Adequate Resources -- B. Compartmentalization and Decentralization -- C. Global Challenges -- D. Working Within the Law Department Budget -- E. Choosing Outside Counsel -- F. Key Takeaways for the General Counsel in Managing the Legal Department -- CHAPTER VII THE GENERAL COUNSEL IN THE CROSSHAIRS: EXPOSURE TO SANCTIONS, PROSECUTION, AND LIABILITY -- A. Conceptualizing the Role: The General Counsel as Advocate, Gatekeeper, or Persuasive Counselor -- B. Reporting up and Reporting out -- C. Understanding the Risks: Types of Liability Exposure Confronting In-House Counsel -- CONCLUSION -- APPENDIX A Table of Contents of The Corporate Director's Guidebook (6th ed.) -- APPENDIX B Table of Contents of Stephen A. Radin, The Business Judgment Rule (6th ed.).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195394924 20160607
Legislation and case law following the relatively recent corporate scandals have increased scrutiny on the ethics and integrity of individuals, and the culture they create, at the highest levels within the corporate structure. The corporate General Counsel (GC) is a key member of that group. This enhanced attention increases the already substantial tensions facing the GC, who must navigate the demands and interests of various corporate stakeholders-including the board of directors, officers (particularly the CEO), stockholders, and employees-while also serving the best interests of the client, which is-and should only be-the corporation itself. In light of these heightened expectations on ethics, integrity, and other liability concerns, Indispensable Counsel: The Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality examines the key role of the independent, yet business-oriented, chief legal officer. Indispensable Counsel provides readers with the foundations of corporate representation followed by practical guidelines on how the multiple roles of GC are, or should be, resolved, with best practices as the goal. Former Supreme Court Justice of Delaware E. Norman Veasey and coauthor Christine T. Di Guglielmo bring their stature and wealth of experience in the field to bare in this must-have resource for anyone interested in the role of corporate counsel.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195394924 20160607
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-325-01, LAW-325-01
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xiii, 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. The beginning of the end-- The challenge for lawyers-- Four thoughts-- A journey-- The Future of Law-- Progress over the last decade-- The flow of this book-- 2. The evolution of legal service-- The path to commoditisation-- The pull of the market-- Shedding light on various conundra-- Decomposing legal service-- Resourcing the evolution-- Two case studies-- 3. Trends in technology-- Exponential growth-- Information satisfaction-- Community and collaboration-- The net generation-- Clicks and mortals-- Disruptive technologies-- 4. Disruptive legal technologies-- Document assembly-- Online community-- e-learning-- Personalised alerting-- The electronic market-- Online legal guidance-- Embedded legal content-- 5. The client grid-- The asymmetry of lawyers and clients-- The law firm grid-- The client grid-- Three possible models-- Meeting clients' challenges-- The role of clients-- 6. Resolving and dissolving disputes-- Litigation support revisited-- Electronic disclosure-- Electronic filing-- Case management-- Online dispute resolution-- Dispute avoidance-- 7. Access to law and to justice-- Public information policy-- Critique-- Current systems-- Promulgation-- A law unto itself?-- AFTERWORD.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199541720 20160528
In this much anticipated sequel to the legal bestseller, The Future of Law, Susskind lays down a challenge to all lawyers to ask themselves, with their hands on their hearts, what elements of their current workload could be undertaken differently - more quickly, cheaply, efficiently, or to a higher quality - using alternative methods of working. The challenge for legal readers is to identify their distinctive skills and talents, the capabilities that they possess that cannot, crudely, be replaced by advanced systems or by less costly workers supported by technology or standard processes, or by lay people armed with online self-help tools. It is argued that the market is increasingly unlikely to tolerate expensive lawyers for tasks (guiding, advising, drafting, researching, problem-solving, and more) that can equally or better be discharged, directly or indirectly, by smart systems and processes. It follows, the book claims, that the jobs of many traditional lawyers will be substantially eroded and often eliminated.This is where the legal profession will be taken, it is argued, by two forces: by a market pull towards commoditisation and by pervasive development and uptake of information technology. At the same time, the book foresees new law jobs emerging which may be highly rewarding, even if very different from those of today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199541720 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-325-01, LAW-325-01, LAW-668-01
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198 p. ; 19 cm.
  • I. The Foundation of the Corporation II. Fusing High Performance with High Integrity III. Core Principles and Practices IV. The Toughest Issues V. The Right-Sized Role of the Board VI. Building the Foundation Endnotes Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781422122952 20160528
"The Memo to the CEO" series offers short, practical books from world-class thinkers on the burning issues at the top of executives' agendas. Authored by the foremost experts in the field and published under the Harvard brand, these books are different from traditional books in the business category because they are written in the form of a "memo"and only 100 pages in length. Highly readable, engaging, and solutions-oriented, these "memos" provide senior level executives and decision makers with provocative insights and top advice on topics of special urgency pertaining to business, organizations, and organizational life.Timely and authoritative, "Memo to the CEO" books are ideal for time-starved and information-overloaded executives who seek the best advice from the best thinkers. GE's long-time general counsel, Ben Heineman, highlights how General Electric and other top organizations have built cultures that fuse high performance with high integrity through a series of core principles and key practices designed to ensure that employees do the right thing. Changes in laws, regulations, regulators, stakeholder expectations, and media scrutiny over the past decade can make a major integrity miss catastrophic. Fines and penalties, for example, now are counted in hundreds of millions of dollars compared to single or double digit millions a decade ago - or, worse, a company can simply implode.As a top advisor to both Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt, Heineman (now a distinguished fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School) offers a detailed analysis of what GE did right - and not so perfectly - and argues that governance reforms focusing almost exclusively on corporate boards have missed the point. The most important governance question, and the real imperative for companies, is how the CEO and other company leaders build an organic culture that fuses high performance with high integrity at all levels of the company.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781422122952 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-325-01
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xx, 233 p. ; 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-325-01