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How the Financial Crisis Changed Cahill Gordon  [Video]

August 21, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Dan Zubkoff, partner and executive committee member at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, talks with Kent Zimmermann about the firm's strong financial performance since the financial crisis in 2008....more

Decisions Do Not Apply "Jewel Doctrine" to Departed Partners' Fees - Legal Fees Earned by Departed Partners in Now-Defunct Law...

A California District Court recently held that a bankruptcy trustee could not claim a property interest in the hourly fee matters pending at the now-dissolved Heller Ehrman LLP law firm. This June California decision was...more

Texas' Atty Fee Statute — Elevating Form Over Substance?

Texas follows the American Rule, which provides that litigants may recover attorneys' fees only if specifically provided for by contract or statute. One such statute — Section 38.001 of the Texas Civil Practice Remedies Code...more

Aircraft Transaction Basics - A Business Development Opportunity

This paper will describe the basics of aircraft transactions, including aircraft sale, purchase and ownership issues and how current aviation practitioners can expand their practice area to include aircraft transactions, pull...more

Can lawyers contractually agree to preclude a court from reviewing an arbitration award?

In Burton v. Class Counsel, 2013 DJDAR 16253 (2013), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal decided a unique case under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The court decided the issue of whether lawyers can contractually agree to...more

Florida Business Litigation Update: “Confidential” Settlements Really Need to Remain Confidential

The vast majority of bona fide commercial cases end in settlement. It has become a generally accepted practice in commercial practices to include a confidentiality provision in settlements so as to ensure that the parties...more

UK Consumer Credit becomes regulated by the FCA and existing licences cancelled

UK consumer credit regulation is being taken over by the Financial Conduct Authority, promising more burdensome regulation and obliging all existing licence holders to re-apply for authorisation...more

Timeline Design for Litigation: When to Use a Static Timeline

“I need a timeline.” This is how litigators often start in asking for legal graphics. This start to the graphics conversation makes sense because timelines are perhaps the most common type of legal graphic, and the most...more

How Your Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search

How Your Business or Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search It has become increasingly important over the past few years for businesses and companies to collect debts that are owed to them. The economy has been in poor...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

Controlling the Idiot in the Deal

When I was a young man starting in business I read the book “Winning Through Intimidation” by Robert J. Ringer. The book, though denounced by some at the time, was not really about intimidating people, but of not being...more

Client Using "Do-It-Yourself" Legal Work

Dear Client/Potential Client, Somebody once said (probably my mother): “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” If the project, the contract and the business model they represent are that important, you may...more

Attorney Tim Hyland: Why the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is Good for Plaintiffs [Video]

Why the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is Good for Plaintiffs....more

Snell & Wilmer Offers a Free Bound Copy of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Guide

As referenced in several recent articles in the Global Connection, on November 18, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a written guide in regard to compliance of the Foreign...more

Strategies for Fostering Productive Corporate Counsel Relationships in a Cross-Cultural Context

Productive relationships between corporate and outside counsel are essential to efficient management of corporate legal matters. Effective communication is even more important when working with cross-cultural issues and...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

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update – January 23, 2013

Recognized nationally in Forbes’ Law and Technology Blog as a leading source of trusted eDiscovery information, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange newsletter is published weekly to provide legal and technology...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

Q&A: Does Being “Pay or Play” Mean I Get to Direct My Movie?

Q: I’m a writer/director. I wrote a script that’s getting some traction. I obviously want to sell it but on one condition: I have to direct the movie. I don’t think anyone else can do it justice… A producer just...more

Italian Desk Verhaegen Walravens

Our Italian Desk advises Italian companies on matters of Belgian law and offers Italian law advice to foreign companies....more

Tax Reduction and Deferral Strategies for Trial Attorneys - Part 1

Trial attorneys are extremely vulnerable to changing tax landscape which is quickly becoming hostile territory. As the Bush tax cuts are due to expire at the end of December 2012, the tax increases will further erode trial...more

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

Mock Trial Arbitrations and Mediations: A New Approach To Case Resolution

In many cases, the stumbling block to settlement is the parties’ polar opposite views of what the likely jury verdict will be. Impasse is typically reached in these situations when the parties dig their heels in, often...more

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