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Autumn 2017

The New Space Race

Autumn 2017

Alex Speirs, Editor

Once a domain restricted solely to superpowers, the turn of the millennium has seen space flight shift from the public to private sector, with commercial activity truly beginning to take off. GC sits down with leading figures across the industry, as well as those helping to develop and institute the necessary legal frameworks, for an inside look at a booming business.

 

 


Reggie Davis, DocuSign

Autumn 2017

Alex Speirs, Editor

An experienced Silicon Valley hand, Reggie Davis, discusses fostering corporate growth and the challenges of taking technology global.

 

 


Starting out in startups

Autumn 2017

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

GC delves inside Startup@BerkeleyLaw, a University of California, Berkeley initiative that trains law students, entrepreneurs and investors on the ins and outs of the startup ecosystem.

 

 


Jean Liu, Seattle Genetics

Autumn 2017

Alex Speirs, Editor

Former molecular biologist Jean Liu tells GC about the challenges and rewards of working for a biotech company at the forefront of innovation in cancer treatment.

 

 


A Football Life

Autumn 2017

Alex Speirs, Editor

GC travelled to Alameda, California to visit the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, a team on the precipice of Super Bowl glory while facilitating a franchise move far away from their home of 20 years.

 

 


Behind the scenes of recent panel discussions: the data behind the story

Autumn 2017

Alex Novarese, Editor in Chief (Legal Business)

Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper, Ashurst and Bird & Bird have all missed out on William Hill’s latest UK adviser panel, with Linklaters and Addleshaw Goddard the only firms to retain their places on the FTSE 250 bookmaker’s slimmed-down roster.

 

 


Chris Sundermeier, reputation.com

Autumn 2017

Alex Speirs, Editor

Former Silicon Valley litigator Chris Sundermeier chats about his company’s software-based tool for online reputation management and the implications of new privacy regulations.

 

 


Coining it on Cannabis

Autumn 2017

Alex Speirs, Editor

As more and more states in the US opt to regulate the production and sale of recreational marijuana, GC examines a developing industry and the contentious legal frameworks enabling it.

 

 


In the driving seat

Autumn 2017

Carlyle Kingswood Global

Carlyle Kingswood Global meets Matt Wilson, Uber’s legal head in Northern Europe, and finds out what it’s like behind the legal wheel of one of the world’s most controversial companies.

 

 


Back to the drawing board –
Lawyers who think like Designers

Autumn 2017

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

GC investigates how ‘design thinking’ is being applied to legal services.

 

 


GDPR and the race for compliance

Autumn 2017

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

GC reports on how businesses are preparing for the EU’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation deadline.

 

 


Out of this world

Autumn 2017

Alex Speirs, Editor

GC goes inside Linden Lab’s San Francisco HQ to learn more about the impending release of virtual reality platform Sansar and the legal support behind it.

 

 


GC Think Tank – Navigating the
corporate crisis

Autumn 2017

Catherine McGregor, Publishing director (The Legal 500 In-House)

‘GC Think Tank – Navigating the Corporate Crisis’ gathered an elite group of US general counsel, alongside leading lawyers and external experts in the field, to discuss strategies and practical learnings for businesses in crisis. While the discussion was held strictly under the Chatham House Rule, GC has collated the most significant and pragmatic ideas from the event.

 

 


Mark Chandler, Cisco

Autumn 2017

Catherine McGregor, Publishing director (The Legal 500 In-House)

With more than 30 years working in technology, Mark Chandler shares his thoughts on disruption, transformation through technology and legal operations; as well as the future of legal services.

 

 


TRUSTED ADVISER: THE POWER OF COLLABORATION

Autumn 2017

Catherine McGregor, Publishing director (The Legal 500 In-House)

GC talks to Finnegan managing partner, Mark Sweet, and chair, James Monroe, to learn how law firms are mirroring the challenges of their clients, with a focus on collaboration.

 

 


Peter Ferola, Biotelemetry, Inc

Autumn 2017

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

Peter Ferola talks GC through a busy few years at BioTelemetry – including highlights from the company’s ten strategic acquisitions, corporate restructure, and a new venture into digital population health management.

 

 


Dinner with GC: Silicon Valley

Autumn 2017

Alex Speirs, Editor

For the latest in our Dinner with GC series, we assembled a group of prominent intellectual property specialists to discuss the future of patent law in the US, during a period of wholesale change from both the courts and legislature.

 

 


Charlene Ripley, Goldcorp

Autumn 2017

Catherine Wycherly, Editor and features writer

Charlene Ripley shares the risks and rewards of working in Canada’s goldmining industry.

 

 


Inspiring the next generation: Not a moot point

Autumn 2017

Catherine McGregor, Publishing director (The Legal 500 in-house)

GC pays a visit to ‘Moot Court’, where in-house and external lawyers collaborate to support young people from East Palo Alto who aspire to a career in law.

 

 


If you build it, he will come

Autumn 2017

David Burgess, Publishing director (The Legal 500)

David Burgess, publishing director of The Legal 500, offers an insight into the changing nature of legal service delivery models and how in-house legal departments are driving reform – or not.

 

 


Passing the baton: succession planning
for GCs

Autumn 2017

Catherine McGregor, Publishing director (The Legal 500 in-house)

In her latest column for GC, Catherine McGregor considers the issue of succession planning for general counsel through the eyes of those at different stages of the GC life cycle.

 

 


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