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Brazil: Amid Great Recession, Government Issues Executive Order to Stave Off Unemployment and Reduce Labor Costs

On July 6, 2015, the Brazilian government issued an Executive Order (MP 680/15 and Decree 8.479/15) called Program to Protect the Employment (“PPE”) to slow down the rise of unemployment and the deepening of the recession. ...more

A Recession-Era Marketing Committee Conversation

A Sadly Common Marketing Conversation: Fortunately, most of the legal profession seems to have weathered the recession. There were some notable flops and failures, but things have clearly been picking back up. We’re...more

Diversity at Law Firms in the Post-Recession Era

Law firms’ efforts to achieve diversity in their ranks, especially at the partner level, began as long ago as the early 1990s. They ramped up in the early 2000s as many firms invested heavily in programs designed to recruit...more

Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing" [Video]

May 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor and senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that Big Law is currently experiencing "a very difficult crash landing that is...more

With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession [Video]

May 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Just as legal process outsourcers are stealing business from law firms today by doing it cheaper, they too will face pressure in the coming years from technologies that can do the the job even cheaper...more

Singapore Money Saving Tip - Refinancing In A Recession

The recent economic downturn have resulted in many of us tightening our belts. Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their spending. We often overlook the very obvious method (and also substantial) savings through...more

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