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Women's Initiative Newsletter - Issue 3, 2014

The Baker Donelson Women’s Initiative is pleased to present the latest issue of our newsletter. Our Newsletter Chairs, Jennifer Keller and Amy Mahone, have done a fantastic job and I know that you will find it useful and…more
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On My Bookshelf – Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has The Time, by Brigid Schulte

Welcome to our lives – the lives of early 21st century working women juggling responsible careers, family, home and marriage without catastrophe! How did we get here? We have the kind of lives that our mothers and grandmothers…more
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ESOPs: The Tax Law Provides a Buyer for Your Business

As baby boomer business owners begin to retire, many will want to monetize the value they have created in their businesses. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is one alternative. The ESOP alternative, authorized by the…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

How and Why I Went for It

In August, I assumed the role of Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. With 400,000 members, the ABA is the largest volunteer professional association in the world, and the Section is the largest ABA…more
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City Spotlight: Association of Corporate Counsel's Georgia Chapter

In February of this year, I had a day like any other day that we all know well. Up at 5:30 to run, back to the house to dress and pack for a business trip, make breakfast and get my junior high school daughter off to school. A…more
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China Amps Up Anti-Corruption Effort – What This Means for Your Company

Last Friday, China’s 15-month-long bribery investigation into British multinational pharmaceutical GlaksoSmithKline (GSK) ended after a one-day trial in which the court found GSK’s local subsidiary guilty of bribing doctors and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Health, International Law & Trade

Time Saver Savvy – Audiobooks

Do you think that you don't have time to read a novel or an amazing non-fiction book? Do you think there are never enough hours in the day for you to read for pleasure? Do you fall asleep as soon as you try to read at bedtime?…more
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To Hell With “Oh, Hell, Why Not” – The Fifth Circuit en banc Reverses Estis v. McBride Well Service, L.L.C.

In a much anticipated ruling, the Fifth Circuit en banc has reversed the original panel ruling in Estis v. McBride Well Service, L.L.C., 731 F.3d 505 (5th Cir. 2013), which sent shockwaves through the maritime bar and industry…more
| Civil Remedies, Personal Injury, Maritime Law, Products Liability, Transportation

Women's Health Tip – Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Here is the simple truth – we are spending an inordinate amount of time sitting and it may be killing us. The average person sits more than 64 hours a week, contributing to a myriad of health problems and resulting in the…more
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Delaware Data Destruction Law Highlights the Necessity of Data Destruction Plans

The list of states requiring the disposal or destruction of personal data is growing, and companies need to respond accordingly by adopting data destruction plans. Delaware recently became the latest in a series of states to…more
| Business Organizations, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sanctions on Russia Expanded Despite Tenuous Truce

On Friday , September 12th, while a tenuous truce between Ukraine and rebel forces showed signs of cracking and government officials continued to trade verbal jabs, the United States amped up pressure on Russia by expanding its…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Patent Protection for Isolated Genetic Sequences Upheld in Australia

Last year in AMP v Myriad Genetics, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that isolated, naturally occuring DNA are not patent eligible, which caused considerable consternation in the biotech community. However, this does not appear…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Update: CBP Now Accepting C-TPAT Applications For Exporters

In a June 12 post, I told you about U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) plan to expand the previously importers only Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification program to include exporters. As you…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

A NLRB Decision Employers Will Not "Like"

On August 22, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") issued a 3-member panel, unanimous decision that the termination of two employees because of their Facebook activity violated the National Labor Relations Act. The…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Have Homework: EEO-1 Reports Due September 30TH

Across the country, kids are headed back to school. However, they are not the only ones who have homework to turn in. Employers also have an assignment to complete. Specifically, EEO-1 reports must be filed and certified by…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting
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