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Corporate counsel issues

TweetWhether you’re celebrating Passover or getting ready for Easter, I hope you had a fantastic week. We here at martindale.com Connected had a lawcastic week ourselves. Yes, I said lawcastic. How could I not considering the great multimedia content we posted to our community this week, namely the two latest editions of our martindale.com Connected […]

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TweetAs we all know, corporate law departments have a duty to preserve evidence when they are notified the company is being sued or when there is a reasonable chance the company is going to be sued. What follows is the important and detailed process of issuing a litigation or legal hold.  This week, during our […]

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TweetOne of the enjoyable things about working for LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell is that you can take the ‘global’ view about market developments affecting the worlds’ legal professions. For example, research we’ve previously published has shown that the ‘billable hour’ – widely disliked by corporate clients – is not the billing option of choice in many world […]

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TweetAn interesting question, especially in the current times with China’s economic ascendancy steering the business development plans of many corporations. A recent Martindale Hubbell survey is critical reading for local and international law firms hunting for business in China. According to the survey, 76% of polled companies only hire between one and four law firms, while 5% hire […]

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TweetYou can now access a webinar hosted by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® presenting contrasting views on whether the in-house legal function is a profit centre, rather than a cost centre. Based on the findings of a recent study: ‘The Profitable Legal Department’, the webinar was hosted by Patrick Wilkins from European GC and included the views of […]

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TweetA thought-provoking new report, “The Profitable Legal Department: How legal departments can prosper by generating revenue for their company”, urges management boards and general counsel to revaluate the remit of their legal teams. The report examines global best practice and demonstrates how, by adopting the stance of stakeholders, in-house counsel and retained lawyers can develop […]

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TweetUntil now, there hasn’t been any dedicated research to accurately reflect the perceptions of the relationship between in-house legal departments and law firms in Brazil. Which is why LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, working with Brazilian legal department management consultancy Gonçalves & Gonçalves Marketing Jurídico, developed, ‘Brazilian study on the relationship between legal departments and law firms’. This […]

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TweetA Martindale-Hubbell Connected event from May 3 – 15 will support the publishing of a unique global benchmarking survey, which includes responses from the largest number of legal department participants in a survey of its kind. A summary of this unique research will be held exclusively in MH Connected.  The research has been produced by General […]

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Tweet‘How in-house counsel in Russia are managing their legal departments’, our latest major research study for the region can now be found in Martindale-Hubbell Connected within the ‘CEE Research’ group (NB: You’ll need to register for MH Connected if you’re not already a member). This is the fifth major study into the European legal services […]

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TweetA few days ago (on March 30, 2010) the New Jersey Supreme Court handed down a decision that is certain to have significant implications in social media policy circles. In Stengart v Loving Care Agency (2010 N.J. LEXIS 241), Plaintiff Stengart, in anticipation of a lawsuit against her employer, Loving Care Agency, sent several email […]

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