Treatise Update – Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation

Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation provides invaluable guidance on a wide range of responsibilities and dilemmas in-house attorneys face. It advises on matters such as detecting and preventing internal legal problems, developing corporate business plans, pursuing new business opportunities, using cost-effective litigation strategies, and managing corporate crises. Highlights from this release include:

Chapter 5 and Chapter 11

  • Legal risk assessment: The release discusses the importance of conducting a legal risk assessment and its value to the company’s strategic plan. See new § 5:4 and §11:7.3.

Chapter 16

  • Corporate governance: This update adds discussion about the importance of corporate sustainability and environmental, societal, and governance (ESG) initiatives. See § 16:2.4.

Appendix A

  • In-House Counsel’s Handbook: This release includes extensive updates to Appendix A, which is designed to help in-house lawyers understand pertinent points in key areas of their practice. The following are of note:
    • Employment Law is updated. See Appendix A2.
    • Environmental Law is updated. See Appendix A3.
    • Securities Laws is updated. See Appendix A4.
    • Whistleblower Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act is updated. See Appendix A5.
    • Intellectual Property in Marketing Communications is updated. See Appendix A10.
    • Privacy and Data Protection Law has been completely revised and updated. See Appendix A11.
    • Arbitration is updated. See Appendix A13.
    • Accounting for Nonaccountants is updated. See Appendix A16.
    • Immigration Law is updated. See Appendix A17.
    • Real Estate Leasing Transactions is updated. See Appendix A19.
    • In-House Counsel Pro Bono Programs is updated. See Appendix A20.

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