Blog Category: Business Insights

When an age of building is an age of negotiating

A tip of the hat to the attorneys who influence our infrastructure

Part of a silent movement sweeping the country, Missouri is the most recent holdout state to finally allow design-build. The construction method is one in which a single firm is tasked with both designing and constructing a project, as opposed to design-bid-build, in which one firm designs a project—say, a road or wastewater treatment facility—and another […]

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With legal spend under the microscope, options emerge

Like many industries, legal services is poised for change. Demand for outside corporate legal services is shrinking as more companies bring work in-house or engage providers other than law firms for certain services. As the general counsel of a $2 billion global industrial manufacturer, I saw an opportunity to help companies and law firms adapt […]

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Corporate attorneys have 320 million new clients

They are the Americans who rely on corporations as much as their country

Of all the people and businesses written about in our recent edition, none are without international ties. An office in another country is the obvious example; past ownership under a consortium of Korean private equity firms one of the more obscure (see the story on Acushnet Holdings). Such international ties are undeniably important. They are […]

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Editor’s note: technology on our minds

Long known for conservatism, attorneys are pushing a new approach

There are many differences between technology and law; high among them is that the former may change almost daily, while the latter is at the convenience of the lawmakers. It’s a hare versus tortoise race, only it’s the hare—the technology—that wins. Such are the opening lines of a story about an aggressive global social media […]

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Thoughts and opinions from the nonprofit world

An edited letter from the general counsel of NYSARC, Kathryn Jerian

Providing support and services to more than 60,000 individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities, NYSARC Inc. is the largest nonprofit organization of its kind in New York with 55 chapters across the state. Since joining the legal team at NYSARC in 2012, General Counsel Kathryn Jerian has become vital to the organization’s mission, […]

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Opinion: Breaking the ‘board barrier’

In-house attorneys are often abundantly qualified to be board members, but often they are overlooked as such

Editor’s note: In-house attorneys are often abundantly qualified to be board members, but often they are overlooked as such. In the edited letter below, John Kahle, vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for Kimball Electronics, a maker of electronics for many industries, wonders why this is. As with many corporate attorneys, Kahle […]

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How to Use Your Vanguard Feature to Grow Your Online Reputation

Building your online reputation isn't easy, but Vanguard can help

Whether you or the business you represent is featured in a past edition or you’re a legal professional looking into the possibility of being featured, it’s important to know that your Vanguard article and custom brochure can add to your online reputation— if you put them to use. So, how exactly can a feature add to your online […]

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