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D.C. Circuit Upholds Protection of Attorney Client Privilege in Internal Investigations Conducted Pursuant to Regulatory Mandate

In a widely anticipated decision, today, the D.C. Circuit granted a writ of mandamus and vacated a district court order requiring the production of a company's internal investigation documents presumed to be protected by the...more

IP Attorneys: A Guide to Effective, Engaging Graphics for Patent Litigation

Apple’s recent victory over Samsung in their patent infringement case had to be one of the most closely watched intellectual property cases ever, and trial graphics played a decisive role in shaping juror and public opinion....more

Document Review in Litigations and Investigations

What is written is fundamental to the Phoenix business laws, so obviously document review is crucial in the litigation process. It is a key to the discovery process. According to KPMG, first level document review can be...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

Interoperability: The New Buzz for E-Discovery Software

The primary drive toward a more efficient electronic discovery process boils down to a concern for the bottom line: Costs skyrocket as e-discovery drags on, or if early stages of the electronic discovery reference model...more

Okay, We Swallowed the Kool-Aid and We Are Using Alternative fee Arrangements, But Do We Still Need to Keep Track of Time?

As alternative fee arrangements continue to snowball and gain real popularity, as law firms get their arms around the subject, they are getting down to a fundamental series of basics. One question that has come up, rather...more

Alternative Fee Arrangements: A Guide for Law Firms

(Almost) everything you need to know to get started and start thinking seriously and on an informed basis about Alternative Fee Arrangements. What is the underlying reasons for the growing demand for Alternative Fee...more

Navigating the Perfect Storm: Recruiting, Traing and Retaing Lawyers in the Coming Decade (Ark Press, 2010)

The Great Recession has revolutionized the practice of law. It has had a profound impact on recruiting - at every level, from recent graduates to partners. Clients' refusal to pay for time billed by recent graduates requires...more

Alternative Fee Arrangements: Risk Sharing Requires A Strong Partnership

The economic recession has brought renewed pressure on law firms to adapt to the concept of alternative fee arrangements. Simply put, corporate counsel are balking at increasing hourly rates in the face of significant...more

How Top Clients Select Litigation Lawyers

It was the opening subject of the IBA's Managing Complex Litigation conference, held recently in Washington DC, where counsel from companies including GE, 3M and Ernst & Young exchanged notes on how they choose external...more

There You Go Again

Televised debates between presidential candidates have produced few memorable phrases. One exception came in 1980, when Ronald Reagan, exasperated by Jimmy Carter's assertions, shook his head and declared, "There you go...more

Delete! Litigation Risk Management and E-Discovery

Businesses should invest in a carefully thought-out document retention plan that takes into account the savings that can be achieved in litigation--particularly due to the high costs of electronic discovery--by striking a...more

Lawyers Missing Big Picture

Given that he is one of the world's leading experts in digital video, audio and imaging, it is ironic that Dr. Cliff Reader believes lawyers often come to him wearing blinders. So narrowly focused are they on the...more

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