Month: December 2018

Ten Things: Best Legal Blogs for In-House Counsel (2018 Edition)

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Well, it’s near the end of 2018 and time for my annual list of the best legal blogs for in-house counsel.  This is my fourth list, a tradition starting in 2015.  In case you’re curious, here are my past lists for 2015, 2016, and 2017.  I still highly recommend the legal blogs listed in those posts, but since I like to keep finding new blogs there will once again be no repeat “winners.”  Before we get to it, I did want to take a moment to say thank you to all of you readers of this legal blog.  I have been writing “Ten Things” for over four years and we are now at over 3,100 subscribers.  I know I have said this before, but never in my wildest dreams did I think this blog would be that popular.  And most of all, I really appreciate it when any of you take the time to drop me a note or post a comment!  So, thanks for reading and for passing the blog along to others.  Also, as always, I am tremendously impressed by the number of bloggers out there and the great content they generate (the ABA released its best blogs list for 2018 last week).  If I can help shine a spotlight on the talented writers below, that’s pretty neat too.  Alright, enough gabbing, let’s get to the blogs.  Here are my choices for the ten best legal blogs for in-house lawyers for 2018:

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Ten Things: What to do When Your Company is the Subject of a Government Investigation

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I’ve been around a while and I know from first-hand experience that there is little more disconcerting to an in-house lawyer than being contacted by the government when it starts investigating your company.  It makes your stomach feel like The Hulk has reached down your throat to give your intestines a good squeeze.  What happens in such an investigation, in large part, depends on what’s being investigated and on how you respond. You will know the seriousness of the circumstances fairly quickly, depending on what tools the government uses for its initial contact with your company. Regardless of how it starts, there are many things common to any company’s response to a government investigation. There are several initial questions to ask when a government investigation into your company is launched.  This edition of “Ten Things” explores what to do when the government comes knocking on your door:

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