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An Ounce of Prevention - Strategic Outside General Counsel Solutions

All businesses (big and small) face legal issues every day ranging from the urgent (a lawsuit was just filed against the company), to the routine (a customer marked-up our form contract), to the mundane (where do we put our...more

Unfair and Unbalanced-Episode 8 [Video]

In this episode, Roy Snell and I continue to explore issues around the compliance profession and compliance professionals. ...more

[Webinar] Ethics - Confidentiality Issues Re: Attorney Client Privilege and Information - June 8th, 12:00pm CT

Confusion surrounds the attorney-client privilege. Many think they have it when they do not and even if they do, they fail to appreciate how easy it is to lose. In either case, not enough attention is paid to the possibility...more

[Event] CLE for In-House Counsel - A 2016 Update on Current Issues Relating to Your Business - June 2nd, Chicago, Ill

Please join us for a complimentary CLE seminar on current issues affecting your business. Taught by leading practitioners at Locke Lord, the seminar offers three hours of CLE credit, including one hour of Professional...more

Shakespeare Week – Part I: Henry IV, Part II – Lawyers and Compliance

What is the most famous line in Shakespeare about lawyers? That is an easy one because lawyer-haters across the world (and lawyer-lovers as well) know it – First thing we do is kill all the lawyers. It comes from Henry IV,...more

Drafting Employment Agreements – What Can We Learn from Ralph Lauren

One of the little facts that’s not widely known is that the SEC typically publishes all sorts of executive employment agreements for publicly-traded companies. They’re ready and available for download....more

[Webinar] Peeling Back the Curtain: Working with Your Legal Department to Optimize Your Relationship With Your Outside Law Firms -...

The pressure between managing external legal costs and efficient execution of your company’s legal tasks while maintaining a successful relationship with your outside law firms can be a challenge. In this webinar, we examine...more

Lies That Prospective Retirement Plan Providers May Tell You

When we were children, our mothers told us stories that we believed to be true because we always believed what our parents were telling us was the truth. Part of growing up is realizing that a good chunk of what your mom told...more

How Your Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search

How Your Business or Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search It has become increasingly important over the past few years for businesses and companies to collect debts that are owed to them. The economy has been in poor...more

Let Us Now Praise Opposing Councel

But the Process can go a whole lot smoother and faster if the opposing counsel knows the area well enough to tell and advise the client as to the reality of the situation and reject spurious arguments that just waste...more

Controlling the Idiot in the Deal

When I was a young man starting in business I read the book “Winning Through Intimidation” by Robert J. Ringer. The book, though denounced by some at the time, was not really about intimidating people, but of not being...more

Client Using "Do-It-Yourself" Legal Work

Dear Client/Potential Client, Somebody once said (probably my mother): “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” If the project, the contract and the business model they represent are that important, you may...more

Snell & Wilmer Offers a Free Bound Copy of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Guide

As referenced in several recent articles in the Global Connection, on November 18, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a written guide in regard to compliance of the Foreign...more

Strategies for Fostering Productive Corporate Counsel Relationships in a Cross-Cultural Context

Productive relationships between corporate and outside counsel are essential to efficient management of corporate legal matters. Effective communication is even more important when working with cross-cultural issues and...more

You are What You Sell

I. Who Are You? (And, do you really want to know?) II. You Are What You … (If I think about a pizza all day long do I become a pizza?) A. Reading B. Hearing C. Thinking D. Measuring (Or, Standardized test scores as a...more

What Standard must be Met for and Emailed Contract to be Considered Valid

A new ruling that could affect how Phoenix law offices advise their clients on contract law is currently in the news. In September, an Arizona appellate court advised that a trial court needed to determine what constitutes...more

And the Answer is.....

The firm often receives calls asking about the price of X, where "X"is, say, forming an "LLC." This question presents a number of issues; for example: How do you know you need "X?" Who are you? What problem are you...more

PARTNER WITH SMALL BUSINESS: HOW THE HUDSPETH FIRM ENABLES STARTUPS AND GROWTH COMPANIES - Article by Robert Miller

A business law firm in today’s economy needs to respond nimbly and effectively to meet the urgent demands of start up companies and its entrepreneurs. We strive to meet the pressing needs of raising capital, creating...more

American Airlines Pilots Gamble And Lose In Bankruptcy Case [Video]

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about how a strategy backfired on the pilots' union at American Airlines. Bill also...more

What Business Owners Should Look for in a Business Law Firm and Business Legal Representation

In selecting a law firm for an owner-operated small or medium sized business (aka “SMB’s”), we can start with some basic positions: 1. The law firm client is well advised to choose a lawyer, not a firm.... 2. Many...more

Starting Your Own Law Practice

IV. Conclusion. This brief article can get you started. The underlying question is whether you are cut out for owning and operating your own practice. I have had brilliant attorneys who wanted to practice law, not...more

I Enjoyed Lunch with My Attorney Until I Received a Bill for It!

Confusion and Frustration Hiring Counsel for the First Time The San Francisco Bay area is internationally known for startups in many industries including biotechnology, clean tech and social media. Being in San...more

Non Disclosure Agreement NDA N.D.A.

A comprehensive NDA to be used with most mutual business arangements that involve the sharing of intellectual property for the purpose of business, marketing, product, development, et. al....more

Fire Engineers, Models and Hired Guns

In Australia engineers can be found accountable in common law, under statute in certain contexts and in some jurisdictions they can be found liable for professional misconduct. This paper will focus upon the emerging...more

Termination of Contracts: A Balancing Act or the Tightrope over the Morgul Vale?

There is termination done correctly, and on the other hand there is incorrect or wrongful termination. The later form of termination is commonly known as “repudiation” of contract....more

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