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International Bar Association Releases Guidance for Lawyers on the U.N. Guiding Principles

The Business and Human Rights Working Group of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) recently released draft guidance for bar association and business lawyers on implementation of the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business...more

Our Hope Rests With The Rule Of Law

Six decades of military dictatorship have left the rule of law diminished and badly undermined. It is not that the legal system has disappeared altogether. It’s there but it needs to be brought back to full life if the...more

What Happens In Ecuador Does Not Stay In Ecuador

In last week’s decision in Chevron v. Donziger, the court enjoined the enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental pollution, alleged to have been caused by its predecessor,...more

The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Foreign Banking Organizations

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the three federal banking agencies – the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit...more

A short introduction to UK employment law for Chinese Businesses

A short introduction to UK employment law for Chinese Businesses This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Chinese businesses may wish to consider when establishing, or furthering, a commercial presence in the...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

Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit [Video]

Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on two landmark civil rights cases focusing on gay marriage. Also, Italy's Supreme...more

Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead! [Video]

March 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Despite the challenges facing law firms, professional services consultant John Grimley is optimistic on the prospects for law firm growth. "I'm bullish about the law because law firms in the future...more

Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO? [Video]

March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama announced plans to negotiate and execute a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. Jim Bacchus, partner at...more

Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt [Video]

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. The Department of Justice appears to be changing its approach on prosecuting those responsible for the financial crisis. Also,...more

More Law Firm Mergers in 2013  [Video]

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Law firm consultant Kent Zimmermann from the Zeughauser Group expects more major law firm mergers in 2013, he tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. Firms fear they won't be able to grow organically fast...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

Phoenix International Practice

We get asked this question quite frequently so felt we should address it. In short, by using technological advances and creative thinking we’ve employed an up-to-date business model that allows us to be more productive and to...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

Court Reporters – International Trade Commission Deposition Reading/Signing – Section 337

Court reporters have an obligation to know the rules that pertain to transcribing deposition testimony and the procedure for reading and signing/waiving signature. What happens to the original? When is a penalty of perjury...more

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update – November 7, 2012

Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Updates provide readers with a trusted compilation of key...more

Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program? [Video]

When is it right to op-out of the voluntary disclosure program, knowing when to stay in and when to get out could be the difference of saving a massive amount of money and staying out of jail. Talk to a professional who can...more

The Weekly Brief: Abu Hamza On Trial, Wells Fargo Sued, Bingham Cuts Costs [Video]

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. Islamic cleric, Abu Hamza al-Masri, has been extradited from the United Kingdom to stand trial on terrorism charges in...more

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update – September 12, 2012

Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Updates provide readers with a trusted compilation of key...more

Internet Destruction of Fair Business Practice

The Internet is destroying the enforceability of small business contracts.1 Here are a few examples: ............. ___________________________________________________________________________________ 1 More accurately,...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

Attorney-Client Privelidge for Transactional Attorneys

Attorney-Client privilege is a particularly tricky issue for attorneys who handle business transactions in Phoenix, as they so often have clients for both legal and non-legal services. A client who requires legal services is...more

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update – September 5, 2012

Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Updates provide readers with a trusted compilation of key...more

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