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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_February_5SmallScreen-shot-2014-02-20.jpgIn the fifth of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2014 series, sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Leanne Geale, associate general counsel Heavy Oil & Head of Legal, Shell Canada Ltd., talks about projects the company has lined up for the year ahead and how the legal department plays a part in their development.
Click here to enlarge image.   (Source: John Russo)
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As criminals appear to be staying one step ahead of those in charge of securing personal data, the best marketing approach a brand could take these days is to promote how secure they make their customer’s data, according to a panel examining recent hack attacks.

General counsel as innovators?

  • In-house Coach
Written by Posted Date: February 17th, 2014
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_fredkrebs.jpgI closed my previous column about the ACC Report on skillsets for the future general counsel with the thought that general counsel have a significant opportunity to help lead corporate innovation.

Innes takes on lead role with CCCA

Written by Posted Date: February 17th, 2014
General Motors in-house counsel Heather Innes says associations need to support members in their evolving jobs.
General Motors in-house counsel Heather Innes says associations need to support members in their evolving jobs.
As competition heats up for in-house positions the role of organizations like the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association becomes more critical, says the group’s in-coming chairwoman.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_February_View_2014Desjardins4thSmallScreensho.jpgIn the fourth of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2014 series, sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Daniel Desjardins, SVP, general counsel & corporate secretary at Bombardier talks about the organization's growth strategy and the challenge of getting external counsel to become more efficient.  
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_February_SmlScreen-shot-2014-02-05-a.jpgIn the third of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2014 series, sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Audrey Mak, vice president, pension legal at OMERS , talks about the organization's growth strategy and how she approaches risk management for the organization.

It’s a ‘tragedy’ but business is about the work, not the brand

  • In-house counsel react to Heenan Blaikie collapse
Written by Posted Date: February 10th, 2014
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_February_BrianHilbers.jpgNews of the collapse of Heenan Blaikie LLP last week didn’t exactly come as a shock to many in-house counsel who say for the most part large firms still don’t get times have changed when it comes to the large law firm model.

Export control compliance can be painless; non-compliance can be painful

  • Practising In-house
Written by Posted Date: February 10th, 2014
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgMany countries have laws governing the export, re-export, and transhipment of controlled goods and items (including information). The United States has the toughest requirements, which results in companies shaping their export control compliance program so it conforms to U.S. legislation.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_February_Screen-shot-2014-01-30small.jpgIn the second of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2014 series, sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, BMO Financial Group EVP & general counsel, Simon Fish, talks about the growth BMO has been experiencing, the bank's venture into China and how the legal team works with external counsel.

Pension trust trumps creditor in Timminco

Written by Posted Date: February 3rd, 2014
Tina Hobday of Langlois Kronström Desjardins LLP led the team representing pension committees in the Timminco CCAA case.
Tina Hobday of Langlois Kronström Desjardins LLP led the team representing pension committees in the Timminco CCAA case.
The much-anticipated decision of the Quebec Superior Court in the Timminco CCAA matter involving pension plans in Quebec declares pension deemed trusts a priority over secured creditors.
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