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American Airlines Pilots Gamble And Lose In Bankruptcy Case [Video]

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about how a strategy backfired on the pilots' union at American Airlines. Bill also...more

Corporate Counsel: How to Stop Bluster, Boilerplate and BS in RFP Responses

We’re seeing huge increases in the number of RFPs corporate legal departments are issuing to try to get the best law firms, lawyers and service. But we’re not seeing huge increases in the quality or effectiveness of those...more

Leverage is Back: The Return of the Pyramid Business Model for Law Firms, with a Twist

In the second half of the last century, BigLaw developed and then fine tuned its pyramided business model. The name of the game was leverage: put an increasingly large cadre of associates at the base of the pyramid, have...more

How to Follow the New California Law that Penalizes Businesses for Misclassifying Employees

One of the most interesting and controversial laws taking effect in 2012 involves greatly increased penalties for the willful misclassification of employees as independent contractors. I litigated quite a few class actions...more

An introduction to UK employment law for Canadian Businesses

There are many differences between Canadian and UK employment law. This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Canadian businesses may wish to bear in mind when establishing or furthering a commercial presence in...more

Business Leadership and The Managing Partner

What law partners and Managing Partners of law firms forget about some times is that a law firm is a business. It is a business like any other business, it’s no different than an accounting firm or an electrical contracting...more

Government Equalities Office (GEO) publishes policy paper on the public sector Equality Duty

On 17 March 2011 the UK Government Equalities Office (GEO) published a new policy paper – “the public sector Equality Duty: reducing bureaucracy“. It shows a slight sea change, and a more light touch approach. Philip...more

Alert! Agency Workers now have more rights!

Do you employ temp workers? agency workers? If so you need to read this article! The new Agency Worker Regulations came into force on 1st October 2011 and are going to shake things up for employers and no doubt create many...more

Are Partners Protected by Antidiscrimination Laws In the Event They are Discharged? Are Law firm Partners Owners and Not...

The fact, rarely spoken of publicly, is that law firm partners are simply employees at will. The issue is framed in the context of (1) a recent federal case in which a female partner was ousted by her partners and claimed...more

The Financial and Legal Consequences of a Law Firm Dissolution on the Partners of the Defunct Firm

As Howrey slips beneath the waves and the likelihood that some other law firms may similarly dissolve, it is critical for every partner in a law firm in dissolution or on the brink of dissolution have a complete understanding...more

Going Lateral: The Essential Guide For a Law Firm Partner Seeking to Make a Lateral Move

With the market for lateral law firm partners opening and with many law firm partners considering making a lateral move, perhaps for better opportunities, perhaps because the form has grown in a direction that does not...more

Nowadays, GC wise to consider innovative cost-cutting

As the economy continues to soften, businesses of all stripes are being forced to cut costs and find ways to ensure their stability and growth. No department is immune. This article focuses on the innovative ways...more

Assimilating Lateral Hires: How to Capitalize on a Major Investment

Successfully assimilating lateral hires is important in all types of market conditions — years of record profits or years with significant economic challenge. It never is a good time to not do everything possible to...more

The American Lawyer - Learning to Lead: How a Law Firm Learned to Train Its Leaders

As a result, many firms are taking a serious look at leadership development programs, although they often don't fully understand what it takes to develop a truly effective one. Leadership is about relationships, and...more

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