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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 269-Mike Volkov on the Johnson Controls FCPA Enforcement Action [Video]

In this episode Mike Volkov and I take a deep dive into the Johnson Controls FCPA enforcement action. ...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 257-John Boscariol on facilitation payments [Video]

In this episode I have a great review on the pros and cons of facilitation payments with John Boscariol....more

Important Developments in Canadian Merger Control and IP Matters

KEY TAKEAWAYS - The Competition Bureau (Bureau) has obtained a significant remedy in a merger between non-Canadian companies that was not notifiable in Canada. Parties to non-Canadian transactions must keep in mind that...more

City Fitness Attempts to Exercise Service Mark Rights

In a decision dismissing plaintiffs’ claims of service mark infringement, the District of Massachusetts held that the plaintiffs’ transfer of “goodwill” in an asset purchase agreement also transferred plaintiffs’ rights to...more

M&A Team News - January 2016

Here is a look back at the top M&A developments that affected deal-making last year and a look forward to our expectations for 2016....more

The Life Sciences Report - Winter 2016

Ten Considerations for Companies Evaluating a Pre-Negotiated Acquisition - In recent years, there has been a shift in the research and development strategy of large pharmaceutical and medical device companies from...more

Microbusiness Law

In This Presentation: • What your small business clients need to know • Drafting Governing Documents • Business Contracts for Microbusinesses • Intellectual Property Considerations • Acquisition...more

Gerritsen v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - USDC, C.D. California, June 12, 201

District court dismisses breach of contract and breach of guaranty claims in first amended complaint against Warner Bros. based on Oscar-winning motion picture "Gravity," holding that plaintiff Terry Gerritsen, author of...more

CJEU Rules Maximum Cartel Fine Applies Only to Infringing Subsidiary Turnover and Reduces Fine by €17 Million

On 4 September 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that the maximum fine of 10 per cent of turnover imposed on the infringing subsidiary of a non-infringing parent company should be calculated on...more

What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur? [Video]

The Supreme Court’s ruling against broadly claimed software patents in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered, which means the controversy and confusion over the scope of patent...more

Why Choose the Dual Track Process? [Video]

Chicago-based partner Cathy Birkeland explains why companies might choose the dual track Mergers and Acquisition (private confidential auction process) and Initial Public Offering process over single track. ...more

Navigating the Dual Track M&A/IPO– Part One [Video]

Chicago-based partner Cathy Birkeland explains the dual track Mergers and Acquisition (private confidential auction process) and Initial Public Offering process. - Filing a registration statement - Finding a buyer while...more

Investors Plead Guilty to Rig Bids at New Jersey Municipal Tax Auctions

Investors Plead Guilty to Rig Bids at New Jersey Municipal Tax Auctions by Frank L. Brunetti on October 3, 2013 Two financial investors who purchased municipal tax liens pleaded guilty today for their roles in a...more

New York Tops List of Cities with Optimal Business Health

New York Tops List of Cities with Optimal Business Health by Joel R. Glucksman on October 1, 2013 Some municipalities are faring better than others in the health and vitality of their businesses and consumer spending. A...more

IRS Begins Crackdown of Small Businesses

IRS Begins Crackdown of Small Businesses by Joseph M. Donegan on September 13, 2013 Small businesses may face increased scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service, which recently announced that it believes small...more

The IRC §409A Minefield

The IRC §409A Minefield by James F. McDonough, Jr. on September 11, 2013 Tax professionals frequently encounter non-qualified deferred compensation plans (“NQDCA”) in the context of an estate or business. NQDCA’s...more

Could Your Old iPhone Be Worth Big Bucks?

Could Your Old iPhone Be Worth Big Bucks? by Bob Marsico on September 6, 2013 Apple Inc. is scheduled to introduce two new iPhone models this month. To offset the cost of a new device, the company is also introducing a...more

Kodak Receives Final Approval to Make Bankruptcy Emergence

Kodak Receives Final Approval to Make Bankruptcy Emergence by Joel R. Glucksman on September 5, 2013 Photography pioneer Eastman Kodak Co. has experienced a rough 19 months after seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...more

CEO Succession Planning: Did Microsoft Get It Right?

CEO Succession Planning: Did Microsoft Get It Right? by Kenneth C. Oh on September 5, 2013 Steve Ballmer’s recent announcement that he was stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Inc. made headlines across...more

DOL Confirms FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Married Couples

DOL Confirms FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Married Couples by Michael Cifelli on September 4, 2013 Roughly two months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage decision in United States v. Windsor, the U.S....more

NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation

NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 30, 2013 The National Collegiate Athletic Association has petitioned a federal court to delay the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit...more

NJ Court Rules Mediation Agreements Must Be in Writing

NJ Court Rules Mediation Agreements Must Be in Writing by Joel N. Kreizman on August 28, 2013 Going forward, parties to mediation in New Jersey must reduce their settlement agreement to writing in order for it to be...more

Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs? Managing Pet Friendly Policies

Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs? Managing Pet Friendly Policies by Christina M. Michelson on August 26, 2013 Companies are increasingly adopting pet-friendly policies as a way to attract and retain employees....more

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation by Gary S. Young on August 23, 2013 Recently, the termination of an AOL employee made the news headlines. The controversy was occasioned when Chief...more

Company’s Direct IPOs: Should You Take the DIY Route?

Company’s Direct IPOs: Should You Take the DIY Route? by Dan Brecher on August 22, 2013 Most companies that undertake an initial public offering (IPO) partner with an investment bank to serve as an underwriter. The role...more

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