Chris Colvin's Posts (40)

With the sole exception of China, the U.S.'s closest neighbors Canada and Mexico are also our largest trading partners — so it seems logical that GCs should be educated on the similarities and differences among the IP laws of these North American countries.

So the ITH Manufacturing Sector Working Group brought together IP experts from each of these North American nations to help educate GCs on what they need to know to manage their company's IP function more effectively.

View the presentation, watch the working group video or listen to the audio by clicking on the thumbnails below:






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Thanks to all the in-house counsel who participated in this year's 4th Annual In-House Benchmarking Survey!

Our report is now out — and I was very honored to be asked to record the introductory video and to write the executive summary.

Please click the thumbnails below to watch the video or download the report!




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October 2019: Dan Pepper's legal career has involved information security for more than 20 years. He spent much of that time in-house at companies like Comcast, Verizon and Oracle. He also started his own firm.

Now a partner at BakerHostetler, Dan will share with us important developments in cybersecurity that you need to know about.

Dan will also offer specific advice about how to navigate legal careers and why being tech savvy really matters in today's job environment.

If you missed the live interview, don't worry.  You can read the related article, watch the webinar video or listen to the webinar audio right now by clicking on the thumbnails below:





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3615615719?profile=RESIZE_710xAccording to this article, the General Counsel of the Motion Picture Association of America, Hollywood's leading lobbying organization who has served the organization since 2013, was arrested late last month in Washington, DC and charged with secondary sexual abuse and blackmail, after which he was promptly dismissed by the organization.

As a reminder, In The House conducted the first-ever survey regarding the role of in-house counsel in preventing, investigating and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.  It is well worth the few minutes it takes to read.

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Robert Christopher is the co-owner as well as General Counsel of Christopher Ranch LLC.  

Christopher Ranch is a family-owned farm business founded in 1956, and it is the best-known garlic brand in the United States, as well as the largest grower, packer and shipper of fresh and whole peeled garlic in the country.

Robert has had a fascinating career journey, as a self-described "farm kid" growing up on the family ranch, as a litigation partner in an AmLaw 100 firm, as the owner and GC of a large family-owned business and as a mediator in high stakes corporate disputes.

Watch the GCtv video or listen to the audio by clicking on the thumbnails below:




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Corporations are subject to oversight by a veritable alphabet soup of regulators, from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state attorneys general.

Any of these regulatory authorities could, at any time, suspect that someone at your organization has violated a regulation or committed wrongdoing. Initial inquiries range from an informal phone call seeking limited information to a full-blown regulatory investigation, with subpoenas demanding answers.

Our 7-Step Guide will help you find the information and resources you need to respond quickly and effectively.


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Sexual Harassent Prevention in the Age of #MeToo






In the wake of the #MeToo movement, we conducted the first-ever survey of the role of in-house counsel in preventing, investigating and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace. This cross-sectional survey takes a close look at the prevalence of harassment in the workplace, preventative measures, best practices, and future plans from the viewpoint of in-house counsel — the individuals that are in the trenches daily dealing with sexual harassment allegations and prevention.

Our findings might just surprise you.


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