September 2017 Publisher's Note

In each issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel we strive to deliver a variety of articles covering a wide range of topics that may impact your career, your law department and your business.

Our cover features our interview with Christine Coats of Oracle Corporation. In it she discusses the role of legal operations professionals and how it has evolved and expanded over time, as well as her leadership role at CLOC (p. 27).

We also interviewed John Bain of Akin Gump, who talks about the evolution of the hospitality industry in the face of changing demographics and emerging new technologies (p.14).

A regular contributor, Rees Morrison of Altman Weil, Inc. offers insights into how managers can use data to overcome bias in decision-making (p. 28).

In our Ethics Roundtable, ACC’s Carsten Lueers discusses the In-House Trends Report (released by ACC in June 2017), highlighting the differences in privilege between in-house lawyers in the U.S. and Europe (p. 24).

There are also several articles about recognizing theft or fraud, and the appropriate steps to take when encountering it. We interviewed Brian Bauer of PHENIX Investigations about internal theft investigations, in which he discusses the benefits of seeking restitution over pressing criminal charges (p. 10). EisnerAmper’s Hubert Klein writes about how to identify the warning signs of financial statement fraud, and what the most common ploys are (p. 25).

Kandice K. Hull of McNees, Wallace & Nurick writes an article about the challenge of regulating eminent domain with a focus on the public use and just compensation provisions (p. 20).  

We thank you for your continued support. As always, we value your suggestions. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, or if you have an interest in writing an article, please feel free to reach out.


Kristin Calve

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