Originally Published in Inside Counsel | September 17, 2014 | By Paul Mandell

One of the keys to a successful transaction is getting ahead of lurking employment risks

Employment issues are among a GC’s greatest challenges. These are heightened in the context of M&A, when despite due diligence, you may be surprised following the close by, hidden issues among your new workforce. One of the keys to a successful transaction is getting ahead of these lurking employment risks. However, to do so, your due diligence process requires more than a review of active litigation or threatened claims. Set forth below are a few tips to ensuring that you minimize post-close hassles by optimizing your employment-focused due diligence.

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BETHESDA, Md- (Sept. 17, 2014) – Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the 2014 Customer Experience Forum to be held 5-7 October at Sopwell House in Hertfordshire, UK.

“Customer Experience executives are tasked with adapting to increasingly complex customer needs, ensuring unsurpassed experiences across multiple touch points while keeping cost and profitability in mind,” said Paul Mandell, Founder & CEO of Consero. “Consero’s 2014 Customer Experience Forum will provide a unique opportunity for senior executives to learn best practices, explore new technologies, and ultimately provide an unsurpassed Customer Experience.”

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BETHESDA, Md- (Sept. 9, 2014) – Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced that Congressman Eric Swalwell of California’s Fifteenth Congressional District will deliver the keynote address at Consero’s 2014 Startup Acceleration Forum, to be held September 14-16 at Hilton Lake Resort & Spa in Henderson, NV.

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Previously Published in Nextgov | September 8, 2014 | By Nextgov Staff

Sixty-two percent of government chief information officers don’t have what they need to manage the information technology under their control, according to a recent survey, and nearly a third of respondents said they aren’t dealing with adequate IT infrastructure anyway.

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More Than Half Say IT Infrastructure Not Sufficiently Prepared for Cyber Attacks

BETHESDA, Md- (September 8, 2014) – Sixty-two percent of government Chief Information Officers do not have the resources necessary to manage the technology function effectively, 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 2014 Government IT Data Survey, compiled by Consero Group.

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Originally Published in Inside Counsel | September 3, 2014 | By Paul Mandell

Creating and managing a legal budget is among the most vexing tasks handled by a general counsel. As lawyers, we are rarely trained to serve any sort of financial function, and few legal departments have their own internal finance staff. However, a legal budget is a must for any sophisticated legal team. Accurately preparing your business for the costs associated with legal work takes time and careful consideration, and doing so through the development of a budget is a critical part of professional legal-department management. Over the last few months, I have had a chance to speak to a number of general counsel and those who advise them regarding best practices for the in-house law department budgeting process. A few tips gleaned from those discussions are set forth below:

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Originally Published in Corporate Counsel Connect | September 2, 2014 | Karen Deuschle

What does the modern general counsel worry about? Modern problems, of course, like data security and the impact of social media. According to theConsero 2014 General Counsel Data Survey, nearly half of all general counsel feel that their company is not ready for a cyber security breach, while other legal departments are wrestling with writing a social media policy that adequately mitigates legal risk. While technology issues topped the list of general counsel’s concerns in 2014, budgetary issues, other strapped resources, and complex regulatory changes also weigh heavy on the GC’s mind. Corporate Counsel Connect spoke with Paul Mandell, CEO of Consero, on some of the findings of their survey.

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BETHESDA, Md – (Sept. 2, 2014)– Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the 2014 Global Compliance & Ethics Forum to be held 28-30 September at Sopwell House in London, UK.

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Originally Published in Real Business | August 26, 2014 | By Paul Mandell and Gavan O’Farrell

As all but the luckiest or most deluded entrepreneurs will tell you, launching a new business is an extraordinary challenge.

There are risks and obstacles at every turn, and the odds are generally against you. Among the more daunting challenges for those businesses that make it out of the gate is the prospect of expanding operations into a new country.

However, foreign expansion is easier today than most entrepreneurs expect. And for many startups, the pursuit of a global presence early in the growth process can create a smoother path than other forms of growth.

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BETHESDA, Md- (Aug. 26, 2014) – Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the Global General Counsel Forum to be held 28-30 September at Sopwell House in St. Albans, England.

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