Wed.Nov 07, 2018

Farrah Pepper, Innovation Counsel for Marsh & McLennan, Wins Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award

Media Law

Farrah Pepper, chief legal innovation counsel for Marsh & McLennan Companies , has been named the winner of the fourth annual Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award, given in honor of my friend and former colleague Monica Bay , the longtime editor-in-chief of the the former ALM publication Law Technology News.

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NetDocuments Acquires Deal Room Application Developed By Financial Services Firm Chapman and Cutler

Media Law

At its ndElevate partner and customer conference taking place this week in Park City, Utah, NetDocuments today announced that it has acquired Closing Room, a deal-management application developed by the Am Law 200 financial services law firm Chapman and Cutler.

WSJ Article on Geolocation Data Highlights Risks for Fund Managers

New Media and Technology Law

Last week the WSJ published an article detailing how companies are monetizing smartphone location data by selling it to hedge fund clients. The data vendor featured in the WSJ article obtains geolocation data from about 1,000 apps that fund managers use to predict trends involving public companies. However, as we’ve noted , the use of alternative data collection for investment research purposes may give rise to a host of potential issues under relevant laws.