November 2016 Publisher's Note

Welcome to our November issue!

As 2016 winds down, we are looking ahead to big things in 2017 – the 25th Anniversary of the publication. We have exciting new initiatives planned, including a gala celebration to thank our many longtime contributors. Looking back over 25 years of issues, I am struck by the evolution of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel since its founding by former General Counsel Al Driver, and the high quality of the contributions from lawyers and other professional services providers over the years.

For 2017, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering The Enforcement Institute, a new one-hour webinar series free to subscribers. The Institute will cover subjects such as Bribery & Corruption, Internal Investigations, Government Enforcement Strategies & Tactics and more. We will also be launching a webinar series called Women in Business and Law featuring stories told by prominent women in the legal and business communities. It is an opportunity for our readers to connect with women who have been there, done that. Stay tuned for the schedule in the December issue.

You may have received an email announcing our upcoming webinar, “Legal Holds in the Age of the Cloud and Information Governance.” We’ve invited experts from FTI Consulting and 451 Research to dive into the details of this critical component of the e-discovery process.

In this issue, we are pleased to feature Kurt Glitzenstein, Fish & Richardson’s Litigation Practice Group leader, who discusses how the firm is leveraging its prowess in complex IP litigation and high-end work at the intersection of science, technology and business to extend its reach into other types of disputes. Also, take a look at the third installment of our GC dinner roundtable series with Clifford Chance. Jones Day’s Eric P. Enson, Eric Barbier de La Serre and Nicholas Taylor
offer a detailed roadmap for surviving a dawn raid by antitrust enforcers. Bonnie Hill & Richard Koppes of the National Association of Corporate Directors discuss the findings of the organization’s most recent Blue Ribbon Commission report, “Building the Strategic-Asset Board.In addition, we were fortunate to get some time with Antonia Romeo, British Consul General in New York, to get the government’s position on the post-Brexit business environment.

Our special section on Government Contracts reviews the risks and opportunities of having the government as a client. Another special section focuses on Legal Project Management, and we also offer a focus on diversity, including a look at the New York City Bar’s latest report in our monthly Backstory column.

As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.