What’s on the agenda for in-house lawyers in December 2018?

Brexit planning dominates the agenda this month but in-house lawyers should also keep an eye on corporate governance reforms and two consultations on the future of audit. Despite the Cabinet reaching a collective decision that the government should agree the draft UK-EU withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration, there is continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit. …

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Morning Docket: 11.01.18

* Supreme Court looks to further cripple class actions by killing off cases that chasten corporate misconduct but can’t feasibly reimburse every individual victim. So, if you’re planning to injure a bunch of people, make sure to do it in a small and difficult to track manner! [National Law Journal] * Brexit comes to Biglaw …

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Morning Docket: 10.22.18

* Remember how Trump promised that he’d “fight for” the transgender community while he was campaigning? Perhaps he meant that he’d fight to erase them. The Trump administration is reportedly considering defining sex under Title IX “based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.” [New York Times]

* Democratic senators in Washington are refusing to return their blue slips for Perkins Coie partner Eric Miller, a Ninth Circuit nominee, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is pissed. Slow your roll, Chuck. I thought we didn’t care about blue slips anymore? [The Recorder]

* About half of lawyers in the United Kingdom say they’re not ready to deal with Brexit. That’s okay. The United Kingdom isn’t ready to deal with Brexit either — and 40 percent of lawyers think their Biglaw firms will try to escape the UK because of it. [Am Law International]

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The Brexit ready in-house team: four steps to take today

The UK is (still) in a state of uncertainty about the precise impact of Brexit. But that shouldn’t stop in-house legal teams preparing themselves, indeed the more uncertain Brexit looks the more preparation is required.  A resilient and efficient in-house legal team will be a vital asset both for defending businesses against Brexit threats and …

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Brexit: September 2018 round-up

This month the government published the second and third tranches of technical notices giving guidance to UK businesses and citizens on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. The Migration Advisory Committee also published its recommendations for the UK’s post-Brexit work immigration system. No-deal Brexit technical notices In September, the government published the second and …

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