Michelin Appoints New Senior Leader of North America

  • 19-year Michelin veteran Matthew Cabe appointed president and CEO of Michelin North America
  • Cabe will be responsible for key customer-facing and business functions in U.S. and Canada
  • Cabe succeeds Alexis Garcin who has served in the position since 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 24, 2024 Michelin has named Matthew Cabe as president and CEO of Michelin North America, effective October 1, 2024, the Company announced today. 

“Matthew has represented the voice of Michelin customers with dependable passion in our organization for more than 19 years along with a leadership approach that directly reflects the Group’s core values,” said Scott Clark, Executive Vice President Automotive, Motorsport, 2 Wheels – Supervising the Americas Regions. “His prior experience leading businesses in both North America and globally will facilitate the Group’s continued growth and success in this important region.” 

He succeeds Alexis Garcin, whose next position within Michelin will be announced at a later date.  

Cabe will be responsible for all key customer-facing functions of Michelin North America, including sales and marketing, services and solutions, quality and supply chain units along with critical functions such as corporate and business services, communications, finance, personnel, information technology (IT) and legal. Michelin’s North America region comprises the United States and Canada and employs approximately 23,500 employees across 35 sites. Concurrent with this Michelin appointment, Cabe also joins the board of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

“I am confident in the future of our Company as we continue to focus on bringing our sustainable mobility strategy to life – the critical balance of customer centricity, financial results, respect for the environment and empowerment of our people,” Cabe said. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with our team in the North American region to serve our customers and drive the business forward.”

Since 2021, Cabe has served as senior vice president of the Michelin Group’s automotive regional brands business line based in Budapest, Hungary. From 2017 to 2021 he served in a number of marketing leadership positions for the North American passenger car and light truck business. Across his 19-year tenure with Michelin, he has held various leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing, marketing and other commercial functions in North America and at the global level. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, and a master’s of business administration degree from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He and his family will relocate from Budapest, Hungary, to Greenville, S.C., home of Michelin’s North American headquarters. 

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,500 employees and operates 35 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)  

 

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National Advertising Review Board Finds Glad ForceFlex MaxStrength Trash Bag “25% More Durable” Claims on Packaging Not Misleading

New York, NY – May 23, 2024 A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB), the appellate advertising body of BBB National Programs, determined (one panelist dissenting) that The Glad Products Company’s “25% more durable” claim for Glad ForceFlex MaxStrength bags, as it appears on the packaging of 45- 34- and 20-bag sizes, is not misleading.

In the underlying National Advertising Division (NAD) challenge (Case No. 7309), Reynolds Consumer Products LLC argued that because Glad’s disclosures concerning the nature of the comparison were not clear and conspicuous, the “25% more durable” claim misleads consumers into interpreting the message as a claim of superiority compared to competing brands of tall kitchen bags.

NAD recommended that Glad modify the claim to include clear and conspicuous disclosures indicating the object of comparison is Glad’s own 13-gallon ForceFlex bags. Glad accepted the decision for its search ads and website, however, appealed NAD’s recommendation that it modify its “25% more durable claim” on certain packaging.

Regarding the Glad ForceFlex MaxStrength packaging, the NARB panel majority came to a different conclusion from NAD. Two of the three panelists found that, in the context of the three packaging samples provided to the panelists (45- 34 and 20-bag sizes), Glad’s “25% more durable” claim is not misleading. All three panelists agreed that its conclusions are limited to the examined packaging and are not a comment on the more durable claim as it may be presented in other forms of advertising.

Glad stated that it is “very pleased with NARB’s conclusion that its ‘25% More Durable*’ claim is not misleading as presented on its product packaging.”

All BBB National Programs case decision summaries can be found in the case decision library. For the full text of NAD, NARB, and CARU decisions, subscribe to the online archive.

About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs, a non-profit organization, is the home of U.S. independent industry self-regulation, currently operating more than a dozen globally recognized programs that have been helping enhance consumer trust in business for more than 50 years. These programs provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that address existing and emerging industry issues, create a fairer playing field for businesses, and a better experience for consumers. BBB National Programs continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-and-teen-directed marketing, data privacy, dispute resolution, automobile warranty, technology, and emerging areas. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.

About the National Advertising Review Board (NARB): The National Advertising Review Board (NARB) is the appellate body for BBB National Programs’ advertising self-regulatory programs. NARB’s panel members include 85 distinguished volunteer professionals from the national advertising industry, agencies, and public members, such as academics and former members of the public sector. NARB serves as a layer of independent industry peer review that helps engender trust and compliance in NAD, CARU, and DSSRC matters.

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National Advertising Division Refers Problem Pregnancy Center to the MA Attorney General and Social Platforms for Review

New York, NY – May 16, 2024 – In a challenge brought by The Lawyering Project, a reproductive rights organization, BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division has referred advertising claims made by Problem Pregnancy, a crisis pregnancy center, to the Massachusetts Attorney General and social media platforms after the company failed to provide a substantive response to the National Advertising Division’s inquiry.

The following represent the claims that served as the basis for this inquiry.

Express Claims

  • “Seeking abortion? Facing an unexpected pregnancy? We’re here to help.”
  • “If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, visit Problem Pregnancy. Our center… provides confidential abortion consultations to help you make an informed decision about your pregnancy. Make an appointment at Problem Pregnancy to talk about your personal situation, discuss the abortion methods that may be available to you and get answers to any questions you may have. All abortion consultations are free and confidential.”
  • “Learn more about the abortion pill, abortion procedures, and all your pregnancy options…Be empowered. Make an informed choice.”

 

Implied Claims

  • Problem Pregnancy provides complete and accurate reproductive health information, including about abortion.
  • Problem Pregnancy supports a woman’s right to choose any and all lawful options for addressing an unintended pregnancy.
  • Problem Pregnancy provides the same services as Planned Parenthood centers.

 

The Lawyering Project argued that the challenged claims convey the misleading message that Problem Pregnancy will provide complete information about all reproductive care options, including abortion, when in fact they do not. 

Despite repeated outreach attempts, Problem Pregnancy did not submit a substantive response to NAD’s inquiry or participate in the self-regulatory process. Per NAD/NARB Procedures, NAD has referred this matter to the Massachusetts Attorney General and social media platforms for review and possible enforcement action.

All BBB National Programs case decision summaries can be found in the case decision library. For the full text of NAD, NARB, and CARU decisions, subscribe to the online archive. Per NAD/NARB Procedures, this release may not be used for promotional purposes.

About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs, a non-profit organization, is the home of U.S. independent industry self-regulation, currently operating more than a dozen globally recognized programs that have been helping enhance consumer trust in business for more than 50 years. These programs provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that address existing and emerging industry issues, create a fairer playing field for businesses, and a better experience for consumers. BBB National Programs continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-and-teen-directed marketing, data privacy, dispute resolution, automobile warranty, technology, and emerging areas. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.

About the National Advertising Division: BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division provides independent self-regulation and dispute resolution services, guiding the truthfulness of advertising across the U.S. The National Advertising Division reviews national advertising in all media and its decisions set consistent standards for advertising truth and accuracy, delivering meaningful protection to consumers and leveling the playing field for business. 

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National Advertising Division Finds Certain Compostability Claims for HoldOn Bags Supported; Recommends Others be Modified or Discontinued

New York, NY – May 16, 2024 – In a challenge brought by The Glad Products Company, BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division determined that HoldOn Bags Inc. has a reasonable basis to claim that its trash bags break down in compost environments.

However, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that other challenged claims either be discontinued or modified to:

  • Clearly and conspicuously disclose the circumstances in which the bag would degrade, compost, or “break down.”
  • Avoid conveying messages of general environmental benefits.
  • Avoid conveying the message that HoldOn bags are not plastic.

HoldOn is a provider of trash bags certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute, Inc. (BPI) and TÜV Austria as compostable in commercial and home composting settings.

In support of its claims that HoldOn bags break down in compost facilities, the advertiser presented evidence through an expert in the field of compostable plastics and certifications from BPI and TÜV Austria that indicated the bag’s suitability for composting in both commercial and home composting environments.

NAD found that the evidence provided a reasonable basis for HoldOn to make claims that its bags break down in composting environments but did not support claims that the bags would break down in non-composting environments, such as landfills. NAD also found that the evidence was insufficient to support claims of general environmental benefits. NAD recommended that HoldOn’s claims conveying messages of environmental benefits be discontinued or modified to be limited to the bag’s ability to degrade in composting environments.

NAD also found that some HoldOn advertisements conveyed messages that its bags are not plastic, however, no evidence in the record supported that message. NAD recommended HoldOn discontinue or modify its claims to avoid conveying the message that its bags are not plastic.

In its advertiser statement, HoldOn stated that it will comply with NAD’s decision although it disagrees with certain aspects of it.

All BBB National Programs case decision summaries can be found in the case decision library. For the full text of NAD, NARB, and CARU decisions, subscribe to the online archive. This press release shall not be used for advertising or promotional purposes.

About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs, a non-profit organization, is the home of U.S. independent industry self-regulation, currently operating more than a dozen globally recognized programs that have been helping enhance consumer trust in business for more than 50 years. These programs provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that address existing and emerging industry issues, create a fairer playing field for businesses, and a better experience for consumers. BBB National Programs continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-and-teen-directed marketing, data privacy, dispute resolution, automobile warranty, technology, and emerging areas. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.

About the National Advertising Division: The National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs provides independent self-regulation and dispute resolution services, guiding the truthfulness of advertising across the U.S. The National Advertising Division reviews national advertising in all media and its decisions set consistent standards for advertising truth and accuracy, delivering meaningful protection to consumers and leveling the playing field for business.

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Following National Advertising Division Challenge Aroeve Voluntarily Discontinues Certain Claims for HEPA Air Purifiers

New York, NY – May 15, 2024 – Following a BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division challenge brought by competitor Vesync Corporation, Antadi LLC d/b/a Aroeve Direct voluntarily discontinued certain claims for its HEPA air purifiers.

Vesync challenged claims that certain models of Aroeve’s air purifiers and replacement filters are compliant with HEPA and/or H13 standards and that they are listed at a discounted “bargain” price.

In response to the challenge, Aroeve stated that it would permanently discontinue the challenged claims for business reasons unrelated to this challenge.

Aroeve informed the National Advertising Division (NAD) that prior to the challenge it had begun an internal review of its third-party testing and consumer sales data as part of an ongoing periodic refresh of its marketing materials. Aroeve represented that no new advertising claims similar to the challenged claims are being introduced to the marketplace and confirmed that existing claims similar to the challenged claims are in the process of being removed.

Therefore, NAD did not review the claims on their merits and will treat the claims, for compliance purposes, as though NAD recommended they be discontinued.

In its advertiser statement, Aroeve stated it agrees to comply with NAD’s recommendations and appreciates the opportunity to participate in the self-regulatory process.

All BBB National Programs case decision summaries can be found in the case decision library. For the full text of NAD, NARB, and CARU decisions, subscribe to the online archive. This press release shall not be used for advertising or promotional purposes.

About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs, a non-profit organization, is the home of U.S. independent industry self-regulation, currently operating more than a dozen globally recognized programs that have been helping enhance consumer trust in business for more than 50 years. These programs provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that address existing and emerging industry issues, create a fairer playing field for businesses, and a better experience for consumers. BBB National Programs continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-and-teen-directed marketing, data privacy, dispute resolution, automobile warranty, technology, and emerging areas. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.

About the National Advertising Division: The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs provides independent self-regulation and dispute resolution services, guiding the truthfulness of advertising across the U.S. NAD reviews national advertising in all media and its decisions set consistent standards for advertising truth and accuracy, delivering meaningful protection to consumers and leveling the playing field for business.  

 

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Email: jrosenberg@bbbnp.org
Job Title: Media Relations

National Advertising Division Recommends Amyris Clean Beauty Modify “Clinically-Proven” Claim for Biossance Squalane & Maine Algae Eye Cream

New York, NY – May 9, 2024 – BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division recommended, as part of its routine monitoring program, that Amyris Clean Beauty, Inc. modify the claim “Clinically-proven to quickly and visibly lift, firm and diminish the appearance of fine lines for a revitalized eye area” to reflect that the “quick” and “visible” results relate only to hydration and “the appearance of fine lines.”

The National Advertising Division (NAD) also recommended that actress Reese Witherspoon’s status as a Biossance brand ambassador be clearly and conspicuously disclosed. NAD’s inquiry further focused on whether the format of the challenged advertising gives the impression of editorial content from InStyle and Hello! Magazines and Sephora.com when, in fact, they are advertisements.

“Clinically-Proven” Claim

As support for its claim “Clinically-proven to quickly and visibly lift, firm and diminish the appearance of fine lines for a revitalized eye area,” Amyris relied on a clinical study that included instrumental measurements of skin hydration and elasticity, digital photographs, and participant questionnaires.

After reviewing the evidence, the National Advertising Division (NAD) determined the subjective portion of the questionnaire used in Amyris’ study could not support the portion of the “clinically-proven” claim that the product can “quickly and visibly” lift and firm and recommended that portion of the claim be discontinued. However, NAD found that other portions of the claim were supported, therefore recommended the claim be modified to reflect that the “quick” and “visible” results pertain only to hydration and “the appearance of fine lines.”

Clarifying Reese Witherspoon’s Ambassador Status, NAD noted that content featuring product claims and a paid endorsement such as, “This Reese Witherspoon-Approved Eye Cream Hydrates and Brightens,” should clearly and conspicuously disclose the material connection to the brand.

Editorial/Advertising Line Blurring

The National Advertising Division (NAD) noted the importance of providing consumers with disclosures about economic relationships between social media, online publications, digital publishers, and brands or products so consumers can distinguish ads from editorial content. When content is created due to affiliate relationships between a brand and digital publisher, the content is promotional and is advertising.

NAD cautioned Amyris to evaluate its business relationships with publishers and determine whether the content is advertising or editorial and, to the extent it is the former, that the claims are fully supported.

“#1 Best-Selling Eye Cream at Sephora”

During the proceeding, Amyris’ “#1 Best-Selling eye cream at Sephora” claim was permanently discontinued. The National Advertising Division (NAD) noted that it will treat the permanently discontinued claim, for compliance purposes, as though NAD recommended its discontinuance and the advertiser agreed to comply.

In its advertiser statement, Biossance stated that it “will comply with NAD’s recommendations” although it disagrees with certain aspects of the decision.

All BBB National Programs case decision summaries can be found in the case decision library. For the full text of NAD, NARB, and CARU decisions, subscribe to the online archive. This press release shall not be used for advertising or promotional purposes.

About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs, a non-profit organization, is the home of U.S. independent industry self-regulation, currently operating more than a dozen globally recognized programs that have been helping enhance consumer trust in business for more than 50 years. These programs provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that address existing and emerging industry issues, create a fairer playing field for businesses, and a better experience for consumers. BBB National Programs continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-and-teen-directed marketing, data privacy, dispute resolution, automobile warranty, technology, and emerging areas. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.

About the National Advertising Division: The National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs provides independent self-regulation and dispute resolution services, guiding the truthfulness of advertising across the U.S. The National Advertising Division reviews national advertising in all media and its decisions set consistent standards for advertising truth and accuracy, delivering meaningful protection to consumers and leveling the playing field for business.

Contact Information:
Name: Jennie Rosenberg
Email: jrosenberg@bbbnp.org
Job Title: Media Relations

National Advertising Division Recommends Unilever Discontinue or Modify Certain Claims for Degree Advanced Antiperspirant

New York, NY – May 8, 2024 – In a challenge brought by The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division recommended that Unilever United States, Inc., in connection with its Degree Advanced Antiperspirant:

  • Discontinue express and implied claims that Degree Advanced completely prevents underarm sweat and sweat marks during intense exercise sessions.
  • Modify its “Samuel” commercial to avoid conveying the message that all Degree Advanced antiperspirant products provide superior wetness prevention and reduction compared to all Old Spice antiperspirant products.
  • Discontinue side-by-side demonstrations of visible sweat marks on Old Spice underarms and the dry underarms of Degree Advanced users.

The challenged advertising was part of Unilever’s “Gray T-Shirt Challenge” campaign, which featured individuals applying Degree Advanced 72-hour antiperspirant products in social media and TV ads while wearing a gray t-shirt, notorious for showing sweat. After “their sweatiest” workout, the videos and commercials depict the user’s completely dry underarms.

Gray T-Shirt Challenge Claims

In its decision, the National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that Unilever’s social media videos and commercials in context convey a message that Degree Advanced antiperspirant completely prevents underarm sweat and sweat marks throughout intense exercise.

In support of its claims, Unilever relied on the results of hot room and SweatSENSE studies. NAD found that while the evidence in the record demonstrates Degree Advanced antiperspirant’s extra effectiveness at reducing underarm sweat, the product demonstrations in the videos and commercials go beyond sweat reduction and show the absence of sweat marks on users’ underarms.

NAD concluded that Unilever’s evidence was not a good fit to support the challenged claims and recommended that Unilever discontinue the express claims:

  • “moving for hours. Still dry,”
  • “no sweat marks,”
  • “while your workout will leave your gray t-shirt soaked, Degree will protect those pits at all costs,”
  • “I am sweating but nothing on my armpits,”
  • “Degree deodorant, 72-hour protection and you don’t even see [any] gray armpit stain,”
  • “after a great workout, we have no sweat stains” and
  • “even when sweat builds up on your chest or back, Degree Advanced keeps your underarms dry and odor at bay.”

NAD also recommended that Unilever modify its advertising to avoid conveying the unsupported message that the full line of Degree Advanced antiperspirants completely prevent underarm sweat and sweat marks during intense exercise. NAD noted that nothing in its decision prevents Unilever from making other claims that are accurate and narrowly tailored to the results of Degree Advanced’s hot room and SweatSENSE studies.

“Samuel” Commercial Clams

NAD found that Unilever’s “Samuel” commercial communicates a comparison between the Degree Advanced line of antiperspirants and the Old Spice line of antiperspirants. 

NAD found that the depiction of Samuel completing several rounds of pull-ups and then showing his results of a dry underarm with Degree Advanced and a wet underarm with Old Spice conveyed the implied message that users of the full line of Old Spice antiperspirants will experience visible underarm sweat marks during intense exercise before Degree Advanced users will experience any visible underarm sweat marks.

Having determined that Unilever’s studies are not a good fit for claims regarding visible sweat marks on a t-shirt, NAD recommended that it be discontinued.

Further, NAD determined that the Samuel commercial conveys the implied message that the full line of Degree Advanced antiperspirants provides superior wetness prevention and reduction compared to the full line of Old Spice antiperspirants. Because the record did not contain testing on Degree Advanced sticks and Old Spice sticks, NAD recommended that Unilever modify its advertisement to avoid conveying such a message.

In its advertiser statement, Unilever stated that it will comply with NAD’s recommendations even though it “respectfully disagrees with NAD’s interpretation of the claims at issue.”

All BBB National Programs case decision summaries can be found in the case decision library. For the full text of NAD, NARB, and CARU decisions, subscribe to the online archive. This press release shall not be used for advertising or promotional purposes.

About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs, a non-profit organization, is the home of U.S. independent industry self-regulation, currently operating more than a dozen globally recognized programs that have been helping enhance consumer trust in business for more than 50 years. These programs provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that address existing and emerging industry issues, create a fairer playing field for businesses, and a better experience for consumers. BBB National Programs continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-and-teen-directed marketing, data privacy, dispute resolution, automobile warranty, technology, and emerging areas. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.

About the National Advertising Division: The National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs provides independent self-regulation and dispute resolution services, guiding the truthfulness of advertising across the U.S. The National Advertising Division reviews national advertising in all media and its decisions set consistent standards for advertising truth and accuracy, delivering meaningful protection to consumers and leveling the playing field for business.

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Name: Jennie Rosenberg
Email: jrosenberg@bbbnp.org
Job Title: Media Relations

LexisNexis® Launches CounselLink+ with Newly Embedded Exclusive Content and CLM Integrations to Streamline Legal Operations

Hundreds of integrated contract templates from LexisNexis Practical Guidance; integration with Microsoft Word; AI-enabled “Ask Legal” work intake; and contract linking to matters bolsters contract lifecycle management and enterprise legal management experience in a single, collaborative platform

NEW YORK, May 8, 2024LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today announced the launch of CounselLink+, a feature-rich legal solution that unites its combined Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) platform to integrate matters with contracts and connect to exclusive LexisNexis® resources including hundreds of contract templates from LexisNexis® Practical Guidance, seamless integration with Microsoft Word, and expedited legal assistance for business users with AI-driven support from Ask Legal on Microsoft Teams.

CounselLink+ offers a legal operations hub that integrates contract and financial management tools with LexisNexis content, enabling users to handle work intake, contract management, vendor relations, and outside counsel spend to be managed from a single, customizable platform, delivering greater efficiency for corporate legal departments around the world.

“CounselLink+ is more than just a software solution – it is a strategic partner that helps our customers achieve impressive results and demonstrate their value to their organizations,” said Jeff Pfeifer, Chief Product Officer, LexisNexis North America and UK. “CounselLink+ will enable legal teams to work smarter and faster by integrating all their essential tasks in one platform. Whether it’s managing contracts, overseeing risk and compliance, optimizing legal spend, or collaborating with outside counsel, CounselLink+ provides a seamless and efficient workflow for legal operations.” 

Developed with feedback from hundreds of customer interactions, CounselLink+ supports the needs of corporate legal departments with enhanced tools and exclusive new features that are not available anywhere else. Building on CounselLink’s easy-to-use matter management, ​financial management, CLM, and analytics solution, CounselLink+ includes:

  • Unified Workspace: Integrates with exclusive resources (with future integrations planned) including LexisNexis Practical Guidance and Ask Legal on Microsoft Teams; one-click access to the entire LexisNexis ecosystem, offering teams a centralized legal platform to manage their entire workday.
  • Contract to Matter Linking: Contracts are directly linked to corresponding matters, enhancing compliance and ease of oversight, while ensuring documentation is accurately aligned with associated legal activities.
  • Efficient Contract Drafting: Access to hundreds of contract templates from LexisNexis Practical Guidance, facilitating both standardization and customization across nine key practice areas, integrated with Microsoft Word via the CounselLink+ Word plug-in for seamless drafting from start to finish.
  • Enhanced CLM Workflow: Designed for seamless integration, the CounselLink add-in for Microsoft Word facilitates the creation and management of legal documents, streamlining workflows and enhancing productivity.
  • AI Legal Support: Available on Microsoft Teams, “Ask Legal” provides AI-generated responses to simple legal questions from business stakeholders and automates requests to the legal department, enabling efficient handling of higher volume requests while maintaining service quality. Ask Legal is currently in early access mode and available to a limited number of users.

“Fluctuating economic factors affecting corporate legal departments create a critical need for trust in a technology solution and provider that enables them to pivot with the changes,” said Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO, LexisNexis North America and UK. “CounselLink+ delivers a comprehensive enterprise legal management solution that drives quality, cost savings, efficiency, and value for corporate legal departments.”

Over the coming months, CounselLink+ will continue to add new, exclusive LexisNexis content and integrations to benefit corporate legal departments.

For more information on CounselLink+, visit www.counsellink.com.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional 
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional provides legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase their productivity, improve decision-making, achieve better outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 11,800 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

 

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LexisNexis® Future of Work Report Reveals Positive Stance in Acceptance and Adoption of Generative AI Among Organizations and Professionals

Report details trust in generative AI is dependent on accuracy of output and transparency, with 86% saying establishing ethical guidelines and standards is crucial

NEW YORK — March 13, 2024 — LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today released results from its inaugural LexisNexis Future of Work Report, which demonstrated a significant positive stance in trust and attitudes toward generative AI (GenAI). The survey of more than 500 professionals across diverse industries worldwide revealed that 72% of professionals anticipate a positive impact from GenAI on daily work. In contrast, 82% expect it to take over a range of repetitive administrative tasks, allowing organizations to increase productivity and accelerate growth.

The report most notably showed that despite looming concerns over job security and satisfaction, only 4% see GenAI as a threat to job security, while nearly half (45%) noted job satisfaction had improved thanks to GenAI. The positive perspective extended to the impact professionals see for overall organizational performance, with 74% expressing some degree of optimism.

“The recent and rapid rise of GenAI marks a pivotal shift in how organizations must operate and strategize. LexisNexis embarked on this survey to shed light on how GenAI technology intersects with the realities of our professional lives and can improve how we perform our work,” said Todd Larsen, President, Nexis Solutions, a division of LexisNexis. “We believe that through collaboration and a shared understanding of GenAI, organizations can adopt and embrace the massive opportunities it provides which is why this is exactly what we are focused on at LexisNexis.”

Additional insights and findings show:

  • GenAI’s Value and Industry Potential: GenAI is seen as adding value across a myriad of industries, including risk and legal, marketing and sales, corporate IT, strategy and finance and more. Industries poised to benefit most from GenAI include consultancies, legal services, financial services, and media and entertainment, among others.
  • Seismic Shift in Acceptance and Use of GenAI: Ninety-six percent of business professionals say technology is crucial to organizational success. Additionally, 92% of professionals are curious about GenAI’s creative potential, with 86% noting a willingness to embrace GenAI for both creative and professional work. GenAI is also viewed as a useful tool and operational game-changer, with 69% of respondents using GenAI to assist with daily tasks.

Trust in GenAI Dependent on Accuracy of Output and Transparency

While organizations are bullish on AI, they must address apprehensions and build guardrails to counter mistrust with GenAI. Concerns range from data privacy issues to ethical questions about algorithmic bias and decision-making transparency. Nearly nine in ten professionals rank the quality and accuracy of the output as the #1 consideration in selecting a GenAI tool, and 86% say establishing ethical guidelines and standards is crucial. When it comes to building trust, a resounding majority (97%) say that human validation of GenAI outputs is important, and 80% report that ensuring systems are transparent and explainable is necessary.

To access LexisNexis’ entire Future of Work report and more details, please visit https://professional.lexisnexis.com/en-us/future-of-work-2024. For more information on leading legal AI tools from LexisNexis, also visit www.lexisnexis.com/genai.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional provides legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase their productivity, improve decision-making, achieve better outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 11,800 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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Email: leela.bozonelis@lexisnexis.com
Job Title: Global Product Marketing Director

IMS Legal Strategies Welcomes Juris Medicus

PENSACOLA, FL | IMS Legal Strategies, the award-winning professional services firm specializing in litigation consulting and expert witness placement, announced today that Juris Medicus will begin using the co-branded name, IMS Legal Strategies | Juris Medicus. The San Antonio-based medical expert sourcing provider merged with IMS, uniting their complementary expert witness services to support clients in cases that include complex medical issues.

“Our mission at IMS is to always listen to our clients and find ways to address their needs through innovation and best-in-class talent and methodology. This approach motivated us in 2022 to partner with the talented team at Juris Medicus to provide exceptional service to our clients with their cases requiring medical expertise. Since then, we have been diligently working behind the scenes on integration with Juris Medicus to enhance and align our service lines and brands. Together, we offer unparalleled resources and methodologies to secure the precise medical expertise and testimony our clients need to bolster their cases,” said IMS Chief Executive Officer James Crane.

IMS covers a comprehensive range of expert witness services, including a renowned custom search process for independent experts within all subject matters and staff experts specializing in data science, statistics, finance, and economics. Juris Medicus adds an expansive expert panel to the mix with more than 450 experts spanning 85+ medical specialties and subspecialties.

As the industry’s only fully integrated litigation consulting team, IMS is the leading provider of dispute resolution services across the entire lifecycle of high-stakes disputes. In addition to expert witness placement, advisory services include jury and trial consulting, visual advocacy, and presentation technology. The IMS footprint extends coast-to-coast in the US, with a foothold in the UK to offer its services worldwide.

About IMS Legal Strategies

IMS Legal Strategies is a professional services firm that partners with the most influential global law firms and corporations to elevate their legal strategies. Through every stage of dispute resolution, IMS provides the full suite of sophisticated advisory services lawyers need to prevail—world-class expert witness placement, specialized litigation consulting, cutting-edge visual advocacy, and flawless presentation delivery using state-of-the-art technology.

Whether identifying expert witnesses from any industry and discipline, developing themes and demonstratives, preparing witnesses for depositions and hearings, conducting focus groups and mock trials, or guiding jury selection and voir dire, we work collaboratively with our law firm partners to strengthen their cases. IMS offers a fully integrated international team with decades of practical experience in more than 45,000 cases and 6,500 trials. Our trusted expertise is hard-earned. Together, we win. Visit imslegal.com for more.

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