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    1. Cybersecurity, The C-Suite, & The Boardroom: The Rising Specter Of Director & Officer Liability

      Cybersecurity, The C-Suite, & The Boardroom: The Rising Specter Of Director & Officer Liability

      Let’s face it — data security is significant problem for corporate America. If you don’t think so, here’s a statistic that may help convince you: in Q1 2019 alone, there were 1.9 billion records exposed . In fact, a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds . That’s right — every 14 seconds . In fact, the global cost of online crime is expected to reach $6 trillion by 2021...

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    2. You’re In The Room, Now What? 7 More Board Diversity Arguments For In-House Counsel

      You’re In The Room, Now What? 7 More Board Diversity Arguments For In-House Counsel

      As I discussed in my previous article , in-house counsel wield the unique power of being in the same room as their CEOs and chairpersons. In addition to their roles as attorneys and risk managers, many in-house counsel are also decision makers and influencers. Because in-house counsel are such trusted advisors, make key decisions, and know their CEOs and chairpersons best, they are particularly positioned to advocate for board diversity in their companies...

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    3. From The Courtroom To The Boardroom: Lawyers Belong On Boards, Not In Punchlines

      From The Courtroom To The Boardroom: Lawyers Belong On Boards, Not In Punchlines

      We once attended an event at a well-respected private university, well-known for attracting directors who serve on corporate boards. Attempting to break the ice, the moderator made two jokes. The first joke was an innocent attempt to make fun of a rival school, a well-respected public university. The moderator subtly suggested that this public university doesn’t produce enough graduates who serve on boards of directors...

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    4. Tick Tock: Can Corporate Boards Beat The Clock For Parity?

      Tick Tock: Can Corporate Boards Beat The Clock For Parity?

      As Silicon Valley citizens, we’re all about progress. And we know that progress, like all good things, takes time. But recently, we did the math. In 40 years, we will be in our seventies. In 100 years, we will, hypothetically, be in our mid-hundreds. The facts are cold. And math is stubborn. We’ve realized that even with modern medicine and technology, time may be against us. We may not live to see gender parity on U.S. corporate boards...

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