Month: January 2019

Ten Things: Essential Issues for In-House Counsel (2019 Edition)

Hello everyone!  Best wishes for the New Year to all of you.  I am excited about 2019, especially when it comes to this blog – and I’ll have some news to share about me next month.  I have a lot of (hopefully) interesting topics on my list for the coming 12 months.  And I am working on volume two of “Ten Things You Need to Know as In-House Counsel – Practical Advice and Successful Strategies” for the ABA.  Look for it to come out later this year.  As I have for the past several years, I like to begin the year thinking about what issues will be most important for in-house lawyers over the upcoming 12 months.  As you can imagine, there is plenty out there that we all need to be concerned about.  Still, I read a lot over the holidays and jotted down plenty of notes about the most interesting developments.  Obviously, I have no monopoly on setting out what’s important.  As my wife often tells our daughters, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”  Still, I think the below is a helpful list of topics, some of which everyone will find applicable to their legal department.  This edition of “Ten Things” sets out my 2019 list of essential issues for in-house counsel:

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