January 2017 Publisher's Note

Happy New Year to all of you from our team here at Law Business Media and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel!

September 2017 marks MCC’s 25th anniversary in print. We are planning some special events to celebrate our anniversary with contributors and other friends of MCC. Stay tuned for more information. You will also see some special features drawn from our 25-year archive. If you have a contribution you’ve made and would like to see highlighted, let us know.

In this issue, we are pleased to present MCC’s 2nd Annual Guide to In-House Tech. With the constant changes in technology across an ever-shifting regulatory environment, many law departments and their outside law firms struggle to choose the best tools and consultants. Our contributors are seasoned veterans who are steeped in technology designed specifically for law department operations. They offer their insights on risk management, BYOD, billing and more.

Sadly, with this issue we wrap up our Global Risk Roundtable series with Clifford Chance and a select group of readers who serve as general counsel to 12 multinational corporations. In the final installment, Wendy Wysong and Emma Davies, both partners with Clifford Chance, share their thoughts and experiences on doing business and working with government officials in China and Hong Kong. If you are interested in partnering with MCC on a GC dinner in your city or state, please call me at 203.202.9495 to discuss opportunities.

David White of AlixPartners, who writes our monthly Information Governance Insights column, provides a review of his 2016 columns and the evolution of information lifecycle governance. We will also be publishing an e-book compiling all of David’s columns from 2016 later this month. Let us know if you’d like a copy. In addition, our editors spoke to Max Crane, Peter Verniero and Beth Rose of Sills Cummis about their 45th anniversary celebration, which was a reflection of the firm’s dedication to the law, community, business and government.

Don’t miss our interview with Jeremy Wright, QC, Attorney General of the United Kingdom, who discusses plans to ease the uncertainty of a post-Brexit world. Our energy and climate change section offers first-hand insights into the risks of litigation funding and cross-border litigation, as well as changes we may see with the new administration.

As always, we thank you for your continued support and would value any feedback or suggestions.