October 2016 Publisher's Note

2016-10-05 16:48

It is hard to believe that two years have passed since my husband Joe and I took charge of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. We are grateful to our loyal readers and hard-working contributors, without whom none of this would be possible.
 
Our goal is to deliver the highest quality content designed to help corporate counsel manage your law departments and successfully collaborate with outside counsel and other service providers. As Law Business Media, MCC’s parent company, has expanded our family of products and services, we’ve sharpened our focus on technology with our In-House Tech site and on law department operations with our In-House Ops site. Our goal in singling out these two key areas is to provide GCs and other in-house readers with valuable insights and best practices to help assure continued success in their roles and careers. 
 
We are fortunate to be working with many talented lawyers and legal professionals to bring you informative content. Your feedback and suggestions are always valuable. To that end, we continue to form committees to help us plan and develop our editorial focus. If you are interested in joining a committee that focuses on law department operations and administration, technology, women in law, or other key areas – please email me directly at kcalve@metrocorpcounsel.com.
 
In this issue, we are pleased to feature David DiBari, Americas Head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice of Clifford Chance. David has been one of the co-hosts of our dinner series in New York City and in this issue shares his insights on cross-border internal investigations. Ray Wiacek, senior tax partner with Jones Day, discusses the increasing volatility of international taxation and what companies need to do to remain compliant and competitive. Neal Marder, a partner with Akin Gump, gives us the lay of the land on class actions. And our special section on FCPA features an array of contributions on a topic very much on in-house minds, including a piece on insurance coverage of FCPA defense costs from William G. Passannante and Carrie Maylor DiCanio of Anderson Kill. In addition, Carolyn Casey of AccessData discusses how to navigate investigations. Finally, don’t miss our interview with Bryan Jones, a partner with KPMG, on their recent report, “Through the Looking Glass,” which examines the expanding role of the GC from the perspective of company executives.
 
Thank you for your support.
 
Kristin Calve
Publisher