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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, hosts Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Trump abruptly ended the decades-old U.S. tilt toward free trade by acting to withdraw from an Asia-Pacific accord that had been promoted by companies including Nike Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as well as family farmers and ranchers. Photographer: Ron Sachs/Pool via Bloomberg

Trump Era Policy Uncertainty Affecting M&A: Davis Polk’s O’Brien

Trump Era Policy Uncertainty Affecting M&A: Davis Polk’s O’Brien

By Ruth David, Bloomberg News Policy uncertainty in the U.S. under the Trump administration is preventing some companies from embarking on mergers and acquisitions, according to Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Jeffrey O’Brien. “I don’t think we’ve seen the Trump Trade,” said O’Brien, co-head of the European practice at Davis Polk, in reference to expectations

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GE Healthcare Eyes Automation in Its Legal Operations

By Yin Wilczek, Bloomberg BNA GE Healthcare is finding automation to be one of the biggest challenges as it builds its legal operations function, Vice President and General Counsel Laura O’Donnell said. The company’s in-house lawyers have been wrestling with how legal processes that are tailored for specific needs can be made “repeatable and automated

Malvina Longoria, MasterCard’s general counsel for strategy and transformation

What MasterCard’s Law Department is Doing to Help Drive Law Firm Diversity

Article by Yin Wilczek, Bloomberg BNA; Video by RJ Jewell, Bloomberg BNA Diversity matters because it drives innovation, said Malvina Longoria, general counsel, Strategy & Transformation at MasterCard Inc. MasterCard is a signatory to an American Bar Association push to include more women and minorities in the legal profession. Legal services remains one of the

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Microsoft’s Legal Department is Piloting AI Right Now

Article by Yin Wilczek, Bloomberg BNA; Video by RJ Jewell, Bloomberg BNA Microsoft Corp. is testing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in contract management—a move that ultimately may cut down the work for its in-house attorneys. In a pilot slated to end in June, the Redmond, Wash.-based software provider is using AI to analyze

Joseph Otterstetter of 3M

3M Lawyer On Cutting Over 250 Law Firms

Article by Yin Wilczek, Bloomberg BNA; Video by RJ Jewell, Bloomberg BNA General counsel support is crucial for corporate legal departments that are trying to decrease the number of law firms they work with, 3M Co.’s managing counsel said. The most important step is making sure the in-house team is “aligned, starting with the general

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3rd Annual Big Law Business Summit Videos

Big Law Business hosted the 3rd annual Summit on May 24. The event took place at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York City. Attendance was limited to senior business leaders in the legal profession, including chief legal officers, general counsel, managing partners, practice group leaders and C-Suite executives. Videos from the event are below.   Best

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Dorsey & Whitney Partner on Cybersecurity and Data Breaches (Video)

By Jimmy H. Koo, Bloomberg BNA Having “perfect” cybersecurity is almost an impossible task, but having a culture of awareness of the risks is half the battle for companies doing business in the modern world, Bob Cattanach of Dorsey & Whitney LLP told Bloomberg BNA in a video interview.   Companies often struggle with attuning their culture to be sensitive

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4th Diversity Symposium Recap (Videos)

During the 4th Diversity Symposium on May 10, Big Law Business convened an exclusive audience of in-house counsel, committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and seeking solutions. Welcome Remarks Michael MacKay, President, Bloomberg BNA Plus   Leading the Profession: Success Stories Corporate legal departments see the most successful relationships when their goals and

Anton Valukas. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Tony Valukas on the Root Causes of Corporate Scandals (Video)

Anton Valukas, a senior partner at Jenner & Block LLP and former chairman of the firm, discusses what boards can do to avert corporate scandals. He spoke to Bloomberg BNA at the sidelines of an April 25 University of Delaware/Association of Corporate Counsel conference on the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The conference was sponsored by Bloomberg