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Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
Survey: Firms With Blogs Grow Revenue Faster
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Common Employment Law Mistakes for Small, Start-Up and Growing Companies
Ted Hester on Congressional Investigations
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
Make Money Turning Home Brew into a Business
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Survey: Law Firms Must Change, But Don't Know How
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Andrea Weckerle on CiviliNation
Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
Eliot Frick on Smart Social Media Strategy
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part Two)
Suzanne Folsom on Corporate Compliance Issues -
Suzanne Rich Folsom and Bart M. Schwartz on Corporate Compliance in 2011
A detailed social media policy specifically addressing the ownership of social media accounts is key to a corporation’s ability to maintain ownership of an employee’s account after the employee leaves the corporation....more
In this issue:
- SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Makes Recommendations
- SEC Provides Guidance Regarding Social Media and Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD)
- SEC Amends...more
The proxy and annual reporting season has begun, with relatively few changes in reporting requirements from last year. Here are some tips to take you through the season and prepare for changes to come.
1. Consider the...more
Employers have a lot on their plates for 2013 based on employment law developments during 2012. Here’s a short list of some issues that need to be addressed. It is not a comprehensive listing but offers highlights in certain...more
Watch our latest Corporate Law Report for a round of executive speed dating, law firm style. Included in the mix: FICA tax changes in 2013; veganism as a religion (and what that means for the workplace); overtime hours;...more
As one calendar year ends and the next begins, it is natural to look back to take an inventory of lessons learned and to look forward in an attempt to implement such lessons. The year 2012 certainly had its fair share of...more
Small businesses can benefit from operating as corporations. If a small business is not a corporation it is most likely operating as a sole proprietor (one person) or partnership (two or more owners).
But neither a sole...more
Technology is central to our daily lives. We rely on it. We embrace it. Many of us can’t live without it. Businesses employ new technology, often as early adopters, in an attempt to increase productivity, stay ahead of the...more
Fifth in a Series of Articles
Last week’s article in this series noted that there is significant support in the law of corporate governance for companies pursuing a double bottom line, i.e. pursuing profit while doing...more
A recent North Carolina case, Perficient v. Pickworth (8/6/12) points out the importance of including provisions in business and employment contracts under which the parties agree where litigation will take place (a forum...more
Fourth in a Series of Articles
We began this series of articles by asking tough questions:
Do corporations exist solely to maximize shareholder value and profit? Or do corporations also exist to serve a broader...more
Small business often finds it difficult to borrow money for operations and growth from commercial banks or other traditional sources of financing. This is especially true in economically distressed communities.
Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media baron Rupert Murdoch and a successful media executive in her own right, recently criticized her brother James, a top executive at News Corp., for pursuing profit at all costs.
Some argue that contracts need not be “filled with mind-bending legal gibberish” and that plain simple everyday language will suffice.
Perhaps attorneys need to take a deep breath of fresh air and let go of the legal...more
Building strong relationships between your company’s in-house corporate counsel and outside counsel is crucial to developing trust, effective representation, and retention to meet your corporate needs.
The keys to doing so...more
A bill currently winding its way through the California Legislature would limit the ability of an employer to request that an employee provide access to the employee’s personal social media accounts.
AB 1844 “would...more
A balanced and effective compensation plan is key to motivating your sales team, and a motivated sales team may be the difference in achieving new growth in this challenging economy. But different people want different...more
A corporate crisis can arise without warning and from many causes.
A journalist writes a story about exploited workers at a foreign factory where the company manufactures product.
The CEO is charged with sexual...more
Five days away from email equals less stress.
This may sound obvious, but that was the conclusion of a recent study that took away email from thirteen civilian workers at an Army facility outside Boston, according to a...more
This article addresses the purpose of social media policies for employers in California and provdes tips and recommendations for how to formulate an effective policy for their employees....more
It is crucial that employers comply with state and federal wage and hour laws, including minimum wage laws. Failure to do so runs the risk of wage claims and lawsuits from employees, not to mention investigations and...more
Los Angeles area businesses looking to expand or establish a presence within the City, but concerned about the cost of doing business, may want to consider locating their offices or other facilities within a State Enterprise...more
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