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Electronically stored information is vulnerable to hacking, point blank. Even some of the most sophisticated computer systems can find themselves vulnerable to a sophisticated cyberattack -- or, more likely, a careless employee. And so long as you have valuable information stored on computers, you need to be ready for a potential data breach.

To help you out, here are our top tips for in-house counsel on preventing and responding to data breaches, from the FindLaw archives.

Maybe you're ready to make the switch from firm practice to in-house work. Or perhaps you're already an in-house attorney, looking to transition to a new position elsewhere. Either way, you're on the hunt for a new job.

While an in-house job search isn't entirely different from finding other jobs, it does require a specific set of skills and a unique approach to the job search. To help you out, here are our top in-house attorney job search tips, from the FindLaw archives.

Hacked? Make Sure to Notify Your Customers!

Your company will be hacked. It's as certain as death and taxes. In light of this, what the diligent in-house attorney can do is make sure all of the company's affairs and records are in order. If a government investigation takes place, you should be ready.

Below we cover data breach notification requirements along with some of the more important considerations that general counsel must be familiar with in the event of the inevitable data breach.

Nevada Agency General Counsel Out of a Job After Tweets

After Carolyn Tanner suddenly lost her position as Nevada's Public Utility Commission General Counsel, we couldn't help but look a little deeper into what sounded like a "loose lips sink ships" story. Allegedly she is no longer employed due to her actions on Twitter. Tanner, however, claims the timing was coincidental and denies that her Tweet under the pseudonym "DixieRaeSparx" had anything to do with her current job search.

Personal or not, Dixie's little spat with an enterprising Nevada lobbyist shines a light on the proprieties of lawyer's comments on past or pending legal matters.

In a globalized marketplace, in-house counsel are increasingly called upon to address international issues. And recent events have made knowledge of international law and business even more important, as a potential Brexit threatens to upend European markets and as the U.S. moves to crack down (or not) on international bribery.

To help give you a hand in handling international matters, here are our top tips on international law and business, from the FindLaw archives.

The United Kingdom will go to the polls in less than a week to decide whether to stay in the European Union, or not. And current polling shows that a Brexit, or British exit from the EU, is becoming increasingly likely, driven by concerns over immigration and contributions to the EU budget.

If your business does business in Britain, the Brexit could have major legal and practical consequences.

For three decades, Geoffrey Chism worked with Tri-State Construction, a construction company in the Pacific Northwest, first as outside counsel, then general counsel and sole in-house attorney. In that role, Chism renegotiated his salary and bonus agreements, then sued Tri-State a few years later for failing to honor them. After a month-long jury trial, Chism won $1.5 million.

But the judge, finding "numerous misrepresentations and omissions" in Chism's negotiations with Tri-State, ordered him to disgorge $1.1 million of that award. The ruling shocked many in-house attorneys. But in-house lawyers can breathe a sigh of relief now, as the trial court's disgorgement order was recently reversed on appeal.

Retail Mass Tort Trends GCs Should Know

If no one has said it to you yet, then we should step in to do that honor: retail is getting killed, and we all know that online-retail's rise and brick-and-mortar retail's coincidental decline is no coincidence at all. And the fight for consumer retail dollars is finding its way into the courtroom.

But not all the time. General counsel and other in-house lawyers should take the time to get familiar with mass tort class action trends that have been afflicting the industry. The short verdict? Business is tougher than ever.

3 Recent Changes in In-House Practice and Why They Matter to You

The law changes with the ebb and flow of legal tides, but in the world of in-house practice, the waters are especially treacherous. We're talking about recent developments that implicate how GCs do their job, for whom they do their job, and what liability they could face for doing their job.

In fact, these changes even implicate whether or not anyone would want to go in house at all, anymore.

New start-ups need many things: the best young talent, a fair amount of funding, sometimes even gourmet lunches and on-hand masseuses. But what they don't need is lawyers. After all, many start-up behemoths like Uber and Airbnb started up with business plans which skirted or even ignored the law.

Or so the typical tech thinking goes. A start-up's job is to "move fast and break things" and lawyers are the suits who say "no." But, according to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, attorneys can bring many valuable skills that are needed at young start-ups. So if you want to be in-house counsel for a start up, here's how to convince them they need you.