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Clark Hill Kicks Off Its 2017 In-House Counsel Webinar Series

January 3, 2017

DETROIT, MI – Clark Hill will kick off its 2017 In-House Counsel Webinar Series with the webinar Don’t Pull That Credit Report So Fast – The New Pitfalls of Employee Background Checks on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 12 pm to 1 pm EST.

An employee background check, in the form of pulling a candidate's credit report, is the cornerstone of a company’s due diligence. However, heightened regulatory scrutiny can make the simple task of pulling a credit report into a high-risk proposition that finds its way to the legal department. Clark Hill experts, Stephanie Rawitt and Joann Needleman, will break down for In-House Attorneys the necessary requirements a company must undertake in an investigation of a potential new hire, commencing with employer compliance with anti-discrimination laws and ban the box legislation, and concluding with guidance on the proper vetting of your service providers who may provide you with important credit information about your candidate.

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Clark Hill’s In-House Counsel Webinar Series offers monthly interactive webinars that provide guidance and practical solutions to the challenges facing in-house counsel. Moderator of the webinar series and business attorney Linda Watson will feature expert panelists to discuss each hot topic with more details to come. Click here to view Clark Hill events and webinars and check back periodically for updates on our 2017 In-House Counsel Webinar Series.

Needleman serves as a navigator to her clients seeking advice and guidance in the complex regulatory environment facing the financial services industry. She leads the firm's Consumer Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance Practice Group.

Rawitt provides services and advice to employers on employment and labor matters. She represents a variety of clients including hospitals, public entities, non-profit organizations, private businesses, colleges, universities, and corporations.

Watson is a Member of Clark Hill and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. She is a highly skilled commercial litigator and business advisor. Watson developed the In-house Counsel webinar series and the "In-House Café" blog for in-house attorneys, which provides access to valuable information, recorded presentations, sample policies, law management tips, and much more. Click here to view the In-House Café blog.

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Clark Hill PLC is an entrepreneurial, full service law firm that provides business legal services, government & public affairs, and personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, Clark Hill has more than 350 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit 

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