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SCOTUS Update: Environmental and Administrative Law Cases Decided in 2017

The 2016 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court was fairly quiet, perhaps reflecting the fact that with only eight members, the Court needed a working consensus to handle its docket. The Court handed down seventy rulings, but only a...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: September 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the GAO’s latest report on the conflict minerals rule; a civil...more

ERISA Fiduciaries May Factor Climate Change Issues Into Economic Analysis of Investments

by Foley Hoag LLP on

New guidance from the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) clarifies the role of environmental, social and governance issues (referred to as “ESG factors”) in investment decisions by ERISA fiduciaries. ERISA Interpretive Bulletin...more

‘Here We Go Again’: Oil and Gas Sector to Face New Regs in 2015

by LeClairRyan on

Tracking regulatory changes in the oil and gas industry is no minor undertaking. After all, when someone speaks of “the oil and gas industry,” that person isn’t simply referencing some narrowly defined zone of activity;...more

“It’s A Poor Dog That Is Not Worth The Whistling.”

by Allen Matkins on

I expect that a decade ago, whistleblower issues were considered primarily to be the province of employment law attorneys. Then there was Sherron Watkins, Enron and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Suddenly, issues involving...more

How to Use Graphics in Your Openings and Closings

by G. Christopher Ritter on

Graphics can help deliver more effective opening statements and closing arguments by easing the introduction of complex information and allowing attorneys to take a more teacherly role with jurors. Graphics can also help...more

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