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This Week in FCPA-Episode 11

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Jay Rosen and I discuss the Analogic FCPA settlement, the VW emissions-testing scandal settlement, the implications of Brexit for compliance and some significant deaths in the worlds of music and sports. ...more

April 17, 2015 NC Legislative Update

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Legislators are back in Raleigh after a week off and it doesn’t look like anything has changed after the extra time they were given to reflect on the session. Just as we’ve seen before: - There’s a new bill that would...more

ALIS – A Legal Guide For Writers

by Dentons on

The good folks at Nova Scotia’s Artists’ Legal Information Society (ALIS) have published their free Legal Guide for Writers, a solid plain-English resource which will prove useful both for authors and their lawyers. Published...more

Animating the Hypothetical Negotiation of a Reasonable Royalty in Patent Litigation

by Cogent Legal on

Good litigation graphics convey a message quickly and clearly. The example animation in today’s post supports an argument that plaintiff’s claim for a “reasonable royalty” in a patent case was unreasonable because the claim...more

All Hands on Deck at Rutgers: Skilled Team Needed to Manage PR and Legal Fallout

by Donald Scarinci on

Rutgers has hired a crisis management group to handle their public relations, but this is just the beginning. They will also need a law firm with a crisis management group to represent them and manage the legal fallout of...more

Lance's Lawyer: Armstrong Didn't Betray Me

by Bloomberg Law on

Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney Tim Herman of Austin, Texas' Howry, Breen & Herman says "I certainly wouldn't feel betrayed by Lance Armstrong. I would never say that. He's not only a client but a very, very close friend...more

Lance's Lawyer: Armstrong Didn't Betray Me: Video

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney Tim Herman of Austin, Texas' Howry, Breen & Herman says "I certainly wouldn't feel betrayed by Lance Armstrong. I would never say that. He's not only a client but a...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

Tom Cruise's Divorce Lawyer: Money Motivates Quick Settlements

by Bloomberg Law on

Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Marilyn Chinitz, partner at Blank Rome LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about representing Tom Cruise in his divorce from Katie Holmes and motivating factors for quick settlements. ...more

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Creates State Helmet Laws Graphic For Bikers

(800) 606-1717 Top motorcycle accident attorneys in Michigan winning highest settlements for injured bikers creates "Motorcycle Helmet Laws" graphic to aide motorcyclists in their travels across the U.S. ...more

The Most-Offensive Advertisement in Law Marketing History

by Ross Fishman on

This is arguably the most-offensive print advertisement in the history of marketing the legal profession. It is apparently part of a branding and differentiation campaign by a firm seeking to sell services to law firms and...more

Oh!!!! The Humanity of it All!!! The Things Lawyers and Law Firms Have Had To Do Get New Clients!!!

by Jerome Kowalski on

As the market for legal services has gotten increasingly challenging and competitive, law firm clients have made ever increasing demands on lawyers and law firms to prove themselves as worthy of being hired. Some of the...more

How to Form a LLC in Arizona

How to Form a LLC in Arizona For many self-employed Arizonans, forming an LLC is the best choice for their business. Likewise for many sole proprietorships, partnerships, and other small businesses. LLCs—limited liability...more

Copyright Law Overview for the Entrepreneur

by Frank Natoli on

This concise overview guide offers a convenient primer on US copyright law for small business entrepreneurs and artists. . . ...more

U.S. Copyright Office Permits Circumvention of Technological Measures Controlling Access to Certain Copyrighted Works

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Under the newly announced guidelines, certain DRM circumvention is permissible as long as it is for a purpose otherwise permitted by copyright law. Highly valuable to educational institutions, students, documentery...more

Advantages of Having An Attorney: Why Entrepreneurs & Nonprofiteers Need Good Lawyers

This article is a promotion of the legal profession generally, and client-oriented and client-focused legal practice in particular. It also serves as an outline of the value clients receive from attorneys. This article is...more

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