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Rolling the Dice on Foreign Depositions in IPR Proceedings

In litigation, it is not uncommon for depositions to be taken outside the United States, particularly when a given witness resides outside the United States and cannot or does not wish to travel to the United States. In IPR...more

Depositions in London

London has produced several literary giants, among them Chaucer, Shakespeare, and my own personal favorite, P.G. Wodehouse (great light reading for a long plane ride). London is home to well-known historic sites: the House of...more

Internal Investigations: The Three C’s – Confidence. Credibility. Cost.


FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 167-Mara Senn on the Top 10 Practices in a Cross-Border Investigation [Video]

In this episode I visit with noted white collar practitioner Mara Senn who discusses her top 10 best practices when conducting cross-border investigations. ...more

Singapore – The Island Nation with Global Significance

Singapore is truly one of the most interesting city-states in all of Asia. With a colorful and varied history of fishing, trade, commerce, and even war, Singapore is positioned as also one of the most important cities in...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 125, The Oscars and Compliance, Part II with Jay Rosen [Video]

In this Part II of my five part series on the Oscars and Compliance, Jay Rosen and I take a look at the pre-Oscar awards and consider how a language assessment should related to your overall compliance risk assessment. ...more

From NH to Hollywood and Compliance Lessons from the Twins-interview with Jay Rosen

I grew up in Manchester, NH which the largest “city” in Southern New Hampshire with 100,000 residents.  We are effectively a bedroom community of Boston, which informs my fervent support of all things Boston: baked beans and...more

Language Solutions as Preventative Tool in Anti-Corruption Compliance

Ed. Note-I partnered with Merrill-Brink to write a White Paper on the use of local languages as a preventative tool in FCPA, UK Bribery Act and anti-corruption compliance. Today’s blog post is an excerpt from the full article...more

¿Cómo Se Dice: “Lost in Translation”?

Labor law is filled with many technical rules, the meaning of which can sometimes can be lost in translation. The recent NLRB decision in Labriola Baking Co., 361 N.L.R.B. No. 41 (2014), is a case in point....more

Lost in the Translation: Deposing Translators

In NHK Seating of America, Inc. v. Lear Corporation, IPR2014-00115,Paper 27, (July 1, 2014), the patent owner objected to petitioner’s translation of one of the exhbiits, so the petitioner sought to file a new translation. ...more

Arbitration Agreement Only Partially Translated to Spanish Raises Red Flag With California Court

Carmona v. Lincoln Millennium Car Wash, Inc., B248143 (pub. order May 9, 2014): In a recent decision, a California Court of Appeal upheld a trial court’s finding that an arbitration agreement was unconscionable....more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 23 with Jay Rosen on the Importance of Translations in Your Compliance Program [Video]

In this Episode 23 of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Jay Rosen, Vice President at Merrill Brink on the importance of translations in your anti-corruption compliance program. Jay explains what a...more

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