Originally Published in Global Legal Post | March 16, 2016 | By Kathryn Higgins

A new study from Consero Group has found that the vast majority of in-house departments are unprepared to deal with the legal fallout of a cybersecurity breach, despite most citing cybersecurity as a major risk facing their company.

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Originally Published in Corporate Counsel | March 13, 2016 | By Jan Wolfe

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Cybersecurity is the top risk facing companies, but a majority still aren’t prepared for the legal fallout from a cybersecurity incident, according to a survey of general counsel conducted by Consero Group in partnership with AegisAdvantage.

For the survey, titled the Global General Counsel Data Survey, Consero asked 66 senior legal executives to select their top areas of risk. Cybersecurity led the poll, with 52 percent of respondents naming it a major risk, followed closely by data privacy at 50 percent. Bribery and corruption followed at 34 percent.

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coverGeneral Counsel Consider Asia Pacific to Be Geographical Region with Greatest Legal Risk, Consero Survey Finds

Findings will be released at Consero’s General Counsel Forum, taking place June 12-14 in Newport Beach, CA.

Bethesda, MD (Mar. 14, 2016) – The Asia Pacific region is considered to pose the greatest legal risk to business by the largest proportion of General Counsel (20%), according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives. Reported as part of the Global General Counsel Data Survey, compiled by Consero Group in partnership with AegisAdvantage, these results will be revealed and discussed at Consero’s upcoming General Counsel Forum, taking place June 12-14 in Newport Beach, California.

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Originally Published in Corporate Counsel | February 29, 2016 | By Sue Reisinger

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As chief litigation counsel at Statoil North America, Thomas Gottsegen oversees all of the multinational oil and gas company’s internal investigations. On Wednesday, he will be in Houston to speak about best practices for internal probes at the Corporate Litigation Executive Roundtable, sponsored by the Consero Group.

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Originally Published in HR.com | February 25, 2016 | By Paul Mandell

As key executives within their organizations, HR leaders are routinely tasked with executing critical initiatives that can transform the business. However, HR’s role does not have to be limited merely to following corporate mandates. Rather, an effective HR team can help lead the business by designing transformative initiatives on its own. Here are 3 effective ways the HR department can serve as a hub of innovation within the business.

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Originally Published in IP Frontline | February 10, 2016

Reported as part of the Global IP Data Survey for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, compiled by Consero Group, these results will be revealed and discussed at Consero’s upcoming IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, taking place 14-16 March in Noordwijk, Netherlands

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Originally Published in Law360 | February 19, 2016 | By Paul Mandell

Mergers and acquisitions have yielded more frequent headlines recently than in years past. All of this deal activity provides an opportunity for companies to pursue their objectives more efficiently and generate a greater return for investors. However, integrating separate businesses is no easy task. And unfortunately, bumpy combinations of separate legal departments can have severe consequences on the successor company that can erode some of the anticipated benefits of a deal.

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Bethesda, MD (Feb. 16, 2016) – A majority (58%) of Chief Compliance Officers report that the compliance function is not integrated sufficiently into corporate decision-making and strategy, according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives. The results were reported as part of the Global Corporate Compliance & Ethics Data Survey, compiled by Consero Group in partnership with The Red Flag Group.

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Originally Published in the Wall Street Journal | February 12, 2016 | By Ben Dipietro

A look at some recent surveys and reports dealing with risk and compliance issues. Send surveys and reports to wsjrisk@wsj.com.

Out Of Alignment: A survey of chief compliance officers by executive-level events company Consero Group found 58% of respondents said the compliance function is not integrated sufficiently into corporate decision-making and strategy. Respondents said insufficient staffing (22%) and lack of management buy-in (16%) were the two main impediments to better integration of compliance.

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Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 6.33.11 AMFindings will be released at Consero’s IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, taking place 14-16 March in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

Bethesda, MD (Feb. 12, 2016) – Nearly three-quarters (73%) of Chief IP Counsel do not believe metrics provide a useful and accurate measure of the value of IP to the business, according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives. Reported as part of the Global IP Data Survey for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, compiled by Consero Group, these results will be revealed and discussed at Consero’s upcoming IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, taking place 14-16 March in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

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