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Building the Law Department of the Future: A Q&A With GC Bill Deckelman of DXC Technology and CEO Dan Reed of UnitedLex

“There’s been nothing like this in the last 20, 30 years or anything before then that would approach [this] from a complexity and scale perspective, matching the needs of the business with the design and the capability of the law department,” said Reed of UnitedLex’s newly announced agreement with DXC Technology.

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Corporate Counsel
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December 6, 2017

UnitedLex to Support Bulk of DXC Technology’s In-House Department

DXC Technology, a technology conglomerate of Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise Services business (HPES), on Tuesday announced that it would adopt technology-enabled legal outsourcing provider UnitedLex to restructure its in-house department. The two companies are calling the deal the largest-ever managed services transaction in the legal industry.

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Legaltech News
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December 5, 2017

Face-Off: Harmonising Data Protection Across The Atlantic Remains Critical

There is no denying that the agreement on data sharing arrangements between the EU and US has a troubled history. There is still much criticism that the deal in place still does not do enough to protect EU citizens from snooping by the US security services. Taking a closer look at how US President Donald Trump’s administration will act in relation to both the Privacy Shield agreement and GDPR that are due to come in to force next year.

*The article first appeared on http://intercontinental-finance.com/

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Intercontinental Finance & Law
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November 2, 2017

Locking It Down and Keeping Watch: A 2017 Corporate and Law Firm Protection Guide

Anyone aware of current business news cannot avoid the flood of high visibility hacking and IP intrusion/theft. The issues have grown so ubiquitous that it isn’t shocking to hear U.S. companies and government agencies suffered a record 1,093 data breaches in 2016 alone, a 40-percent increase from 2015. 

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Corporate Counsel
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October 19, 2017

Partnering With Procurement Can Bring New Ideas and Added Value to the Legal Team

Historically, the legal department has had special privileges with regard to spending, allowing it to source and manage suppliers on their own without input or oversight from procurement. But it’s clear that the protective aura surrounding the legal department has begun to dissipate. While legal was once notorious for resisting even the best-intentioned help from procurement, progressive and innovative GCs are increasingly becoming more open to a collaborative partnership between the two departments. 

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Corporate Counsel
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October 16, 2017

How Law Firms Can Minimize Write-Downs

Empowered by an increasing demand for legal services— particularly among Am Law 100 firms—more and more law firms have successfully increased both their standard and negotiated billing rates over the past year, according to a recent Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor Index report. This bodes well for law firms, as increased demand leads to increased revenue, profitability and job growth. But it also begs the question: If demand and revenue are both increasing, why, then, are law firms experiencing the biggest six-month decline in collected realizations in four years?

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The American Lawyer
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October 10, 2017

Coming Into The Fold: A 2017 In-House Litigation Counsel Guide

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, coming into the fold as corporate in-house litigation counsel was a move to be treasured. Gone were the days of billable hours being sweeter than flowers, and you were now both counsel to your prestigious internal corporate client and a valued client to others. In this magical world, your family and friends once again recognized you other than from pictures and life was good.

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Corporate Counsel
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August 10, 2017

Overcoming Obstacles: Ways to Reduce Challenges of Cross-Border eDiscovery

Whether an organisation conducts business internationally, contracts with overseas customers, partners of suppliers, or even hosts data in another country, its current and future obligations related to international data transfer and data security will be under constant scrutiny. Examining the biggest challenges and common stumbling blocks that global businesses face today, and highlighting those ‘best practices’ that can reduce both the risk and the cost of future litigation.

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Intercontinental Finance & Law
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July 27, 2017

GDPR Gets Real

After years of discussion, debate, lobbying and lamenting, we are now twelve months from the date the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. The GDPR replaces the EU’s Directive 95/46/EC, which has provided data protection guidance in the EU since 1995.

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Law Journal Newsletters
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July 20, 2017

Trump voter-fraud panel’s data request a gold mine for hackers, experts warn

Cybersecurity specialists are warning that President Donald Trump’s voter-fraud commission may unintentionally expose voter data to even more hacking and digital manipulation.

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Politico
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July 7, 2017