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Give your clients a football

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When I was in college and law school, I had this fancy leather bound DayRunner that had all my contacts, business cards, and notes. For 1992-1998, it was state of the art because I didn’t have the shekels for a Palm Pilot and...more

Vive la France! French Parent Company Potentially Liable on Alleged ADEA Claim on a Single-Employer Theory

With some exceptions, the ADEA applies to the U.S.-incorporated subsidiaries of foreign corporations. It remains unsettled whether employees can sue foreign parent companies of U.S. subsidiaries for age discrimination under...more

Things That Won’t Help A Retirement Plan Sponsor Limit Their Liability

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When I was a teenager, we were told that eating oat bran would lower cholesterol and it didn’t. We’re told that cracking our knuckles will cause arthritis and it doesn’t. We’re told that going outside when it’s cold with wet...more

Trek Beyond To The Future of 401(k) Plans

by Ary Rosenbaum on

While I prefer Star Wars, I still have an affinity for Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future was a hopeful one while the science fiction genre prior to his tome had a bleak future. The original series and the...more

Plan Sponsors Should Know Their “Hat” as Retirement Plan Fiduciaries

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I love baseball jerseys and I also love New Era on-field Major League Baseball hats. Speaking of hats, a retirement plan sponsor wears many hats when they main a retirement plan. Plan sponsors know they wear the hat of the...more

Avoid other Plan Providers who just want to sell you something

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When I started my national single employer retirement plan practice, I learned that getting clients is something that was going to be dependent on me. Clients and referral sources don’t fall into your lap or grow on trees....more

Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money

by Mimesis Law on

Nov. 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, president of the Legal Marketing Association and head of the Corcoran Consulting Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the myths and bad practices he sees in law firm...more

And That’s All She Wrote (Why I write)

She gazed thoughtfully out the window. “That’s the problem. I don’t know,” she said. “So I guess I’ll have to keep blogging about employment law topics, with special emphasis on the Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual...more

Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?

by Mimesis Law on

June 3, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Aric Press, editor-in-chief at ALM, talks with Lee Pacchia about a recent survey released by The American Lawyer that shows large law firms struggling to recruit black lawyers and promote them to...more

Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies

by Mimesis Law on

May 27, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Gary Friedman, partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's National Employment Litigation group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent firing of New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson. The...more

New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw

by Mimesis Law on

May 23, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Just when they thought they were out, this program brings them back in. Caren Ulrich Stacy talks with Lee Pacchia about founding OnRamp Fellowship, a program that matches women attorneys who left...more

Decision Time: Patton Boggs Partners Mull Merger With Squire Sanders

by Mimesis Law on

May 21, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Beleaguered after years of carrying too many lawyers and not enough work, law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs has tried and failed several times to merge with another law firm. Casey Sullivan, law...more

Networking is about building relationships and trust, not the quick sale

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I have said it repeatedly; the one thing that really ticks me off is how poorly people network. The folks who are poor at networking don’t understand that any relationship requires time to build up trust. I’ll see it when a...more

Preparing The Boss For Media Interviews

by Fisher Phillips on

Smart executives and business owners know that a good public-relations program can build a brand and burnish a reputation. Good PR costs less than advertising and lends credibility to your organization, products, and...more

Coaching: Why It Is More Important Than Ever In 2013

by Cordell Parvin LLC on

I don’t run into many senior lawyers who understand. Do the senior lawyers in your firm realize it is way more challenging for a young lawyer to develop a book of business in 2013 than it was when the senior lawyers did...more

Employment Law update newsletter from DKLM LLP (UK)

by PHILIP HENSON on

UK Employment Law Update – October 2013 Following on from the recent costs litigation between Lord Sugar’s company and 2010 Apprentice winner Stella English, this employment law update includes a Q&A about the costs regime...more

Q&A - Costs in the UK Employment Tribunal

A short Q&A about the costs regime in the UK Employment Tribunal

by PHILIP HENSON on

A short Q&A about the costs regime in the UK Employment Tribunal by leading UK law firm DKLM LLP. ...more

A short introduction to UK employment law for Chinese Businesses

by PHILIP HENSON on

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

DKLM Employment law Services

by PHILIP HENSON on

Do your clients need UK employment law advice? Here is a summary of the employment law services offered by DKLM LLP, London, UK. ...more

Zimmermann: Law Firm Partner Layoffs Should Be Routine

by Bloomberg Law on

July 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Strong law firms routinely lay off partners, having adopted the General Electric model of annually dismissing those individuals who are under-performing their colleagues, law firm consultant Kent...more

Tips to Get the Most from a Mentor

by Cordell Parvin LLC on

I am frequently asked questions like these on Mentoring: 1. How do you find a mentor when no one has a shingle outside their door that says “Mentor available”? 2. How can you attract the attention of a mentor without...more

UK Employment Law Update - July 2013

Important changes to UK Employment Law July 2013

by PHILIP HENSON on

This 2 page overview explains the key changes to UK employment law that were brought into force in July 2013, by Philip Henson, Partner and Head of Employment law at DKLM LLP (p.henson@dklm.co.uk) ...more

How to Escape PowerPoint Video Hell

by Cogent Legal on

I’ve been thinking a great deal about PowerPoint recently, and not in a good way. At Cogent Legal, we have been working hard on a number of cases that involve extensive use of PowerPoint for the client, and I often feel that...more

Execution on Judgments in Arizona

by Marc Windtberg on

Execution of a judgment is a process where the sheriff or constable seizes property of a judgment-debtor and then sells that property at a public sale. The money realized from the sale is then used to reduce the balance of...more

Handling Aging Accounts

by Marc Windtberg on

In most cases, the longer an account sits past due, the more difficult it is to collect. Thus, it is important for businesses to closely monitor their aging accounts. ...more

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