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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
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Ted Hester on Congressional Investigations
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
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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)
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Suzanne Rich Folsom and Bart M. Schwartz on Corporate Compliance in 2011
Suzanne Folsom on Corporate Compliance Issues
Suzanne Folsom and Ted Wright of ACADEMI
ACADEMI's Suzanne Rich Folsom and PwC's Glenn Ware on Moral Hazard
Suzanne Folsom & Christopher Burnham on Private Sector Lessons
Joseph Levitt on the Food Safety Modernization Act
Amended Complaint (Exempt from Arbitration) filed on May 14th, 2013 by Plaintiff Chad Elie v. Ifrah PLLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company, Alain Jeffrey Ifrah a/k/a Jeff Ifrah, individually, etc. , et. al,,...more
This ebook will serve as a practical how-to manual with best practices for lawyers wishing to collaborate with branded networks to market their law practice, deliver legal services to clients online, and for lawyer brand...more
Originally published in Volume 34; Number 1 - Real Property e-newsletter, The Official Publication of the Real Property Section of the North Carolina Bar Association - September 2012.
This article contains practical...more
In its recent decision in Admiral Ins. Co. v. Adges, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89355 (S.D.N.Y. June 27, 2012), the United States District for the Southern District of New York had occasion to consider whether a business...more
Here’s a real shocker for you: When a partner leaves a healthy law firm, he and his or her new firm can be required to return to his or her old law firm the profits made the cases he or she brings along. These obligations...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf’s inglorious galactic implosion changes all of the rules; it was not too big to fail, it was, however, far too big and corroded to fail in the relatively orderly way others before it failed.
The spread of disruptive technologies to the legal profession is changing the dynamic of how law firms are structured as well as the value propositions associated with the delivery of legal services. The number of law firms...more
In her many years as corporate counsel, Alice had never received a demand letter for $2 million from her company’s primary outside counsel.
“What are they thinking?” Alice pondered as she picked up the phone to call the...more
Here's a blunt message to all General Counsel: "No More Mr. Nice Guy!" Given the the realignment of power in the legal profession's "New Normal," you have to exercise authority more forcefully. Demand more accountability...more
Three months under the new regulatory regime - how is your business adapting, what should you be thinking about, and what are the responsibilities of your COLP and COFA?
From 3rd January 2012, non-legal persons may now...more
The fundamentals of corporate action can seem about as interesting as flossing. Yet, the failure to attend to either is likely to result in unpleasant consequences as one lawyer recently discovered in Winterton v. Humitech of...more
In This Issue:
- Further Erosion in Healthcare Reform
- Labor & Employment News: Should Your Organization Have An Affirmative Action Plan? Recent Decision Requires Hospitals To Re-Evaluate Whether They Are Subject To...more
Here are some items straight from the courtroom that might interest you:
• Benzene exposure leads to $7.5 million jury verdict for truck driver's family. Rick Lewis was a gas tanker driver for Kinder Morgan Energy...more
LLPs have now been around for a while and some common and serious errors are emerging in the way LLP agrements are written - even by commercial publishers. Does yours need reviewing?...more
Given the power of the internet and the unmistakable reach and shelf life of a digital complaint to hurt you, it’s more important than ever to both have and defend a professional reputation. Complaints are often...more
One pressing area in which clients are increasingly seeking feedback from their accounting and financial advisory team is Asset Protection.
Part of that stewardship is making sure that the growth and savings
Generally, a corporation’s suit for legal malpractice results in a waiver of the attorney-client privilege. When the corporation’s suit is brought derivatively, however, the privilege is not waived. McDermott, Will & Emery...more
Article with key due diligence questions to help consumers and their advisors determine exactly who and what an Asset Protection planner is, how to avoid amateurs and common mistakes and how to pick the best help in a complex...more
A summary and discussion about SEC v. Thor Industries, including the allegations, the remedies, who did or did not do what, and improvements that could be made by the SEC and in governance and risk....more
Last Friday, I wrote in this post about a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision that provides a modicum of guidance on how “fair value” is to be determined for purposes of Nevada’s dissenters’ rights law.
A detailed paper updated May 19, 2011 discussing nonprofit board standard of care, risk management, and audit committee responsbilities, including the California Nonprofit Integrity Act....more
An article for all company directors in England and Wales, setting out the potential liabilities of the office, with a view to ensuring that the law works for you and your company....more
In a published decision, the California Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) has reversed a summary judgment obtained by a defendant law firm after concluding that the trial court had erred in its...more
Every law firm maintains a disaster recovery plan in order to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters so that the firm can continue in operation.
However, most law firms fall short in maintaining a public and media...more
Law firms inexplicably eat their young.
Attrition of law firm associates has always been a blight on the profession. This attrition is financially painful as associates leave BigLaw in droves during their third or fourth...more
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