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Analysis: Calif. Attorney-Officials Must Heed AGs Ethics Warning - BB&K's Gary Schons Writes in Law360 About Opinion on Ethics and...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The California attorney general recently issued an opinion addressing both the attorney ethics and legal conflicts implications posed when an attorney who serves as an elected public official — in the case at hand, a city...more

Who Are My Clients? Avoiding Stormy Privilege Issues With California Employees

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Given recent headlines, a storm could be brewing over the boundaries of the attorney-client privilege in some parts of the country. ...more

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help with Work Injury Claims

by Howard Ankin on

A skilled Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer can be instrumental in helping victims get fair and absolute workers’ compensation benefits. Injured employees are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits...more

The Cohen Search Warrants – DOJ Procedures for Approval

by Michael Volkov on

With all the recent hoopla and commentary on the Michael Cohen criminal investigation and the execution of search warrants against Cohen, it is important to focus on what is true, what is exaggerated and what is outright...more

Can You "Win" A Divorce Or Family Law Case?

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

When many are looking for representation in a divorce or family law matter, many are looking for a lawyer who can “win” their case. The term “win” is commonly used and very important to many....more

Families Find Free Legal Help With LIFT

by Proskauer For Good on

The fast pace of technological change has left the poor and unrepresented behind in many parts of America. But in New York State family courts, Proskauer lawyers are part of an exciting new pilot project spearheaded by the...more

Selling Your Winery? 7 Issues to Consider Before Putting Your Winery on the Market

Having decided to sell your winery, you have hired a broker or adviser to help you market the property, circulated marketing materials to prospective buyers, and invited those buyers to submit an expression of interest....more

Are Arbitration Agreements With Attorneys Unenforceable? Maine Says Yes (Mostly).

While I was busy writing deep thoughts about arbitration at the end of 2017 , courts around the country rudely kept churning out new arbitration opinions. Hmph. So, I have some catching up to do. I start with one that has...more

Long-Time Reinsurance Attorney Ruled Not Qualified To Arbitrate 9/11 World Trade Center Reinsurance Dispute

by Carlton Fields on

An attorney with “considerably more than ten years’ experience of insurance and reinsurance law” has been deemed unqualified to arbitrate a reinsurance dispute stemming from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the...more

What’s New in Immigration Law?

by Dickinson Wright on

USCIS Permits Certain EAD Applicants to apply for a Social Security Number on Form I-765 - Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 2 - 2017: U.S. Court recognizes a Russian bankruptcy case

by Dechert LLP on

The Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York recently addressed objections to the recognition of a Russian bankruptcy case as a foreign main case under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and to the...more

West Virginia enacts significant amendments to debt collection law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Significant changes to West Virginia’s debt collection law will take effect on July 4, 2017.  Senate Bill 536, approved by the state’s governor on April 21, 2017, includes the following amendments...more

When You Want the Best Car Accident Attorney

by Howard Ankin on

The number of automobile accidents and the rates of injuries and fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. When a driver, passenger, or pedestrian are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to retain a...more

Revisiting the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act – Again

For the second time in two years, West Virginia’s legislature passes a bill to modify the state consumer protection law....more

Farewell to J. Geils – Final Compliance Function Lessons from Wells Fargo

by Thomas Fox on

You may not recognize the full name, John Warren Geils Jr., but you probably do recognize the name J. Geils, as in the J. Geils Band, who died this week. J. Geils was ubiquitous in the 70s and early 80s with, as noted by an...more

Legal and Compliance Coordination – An Essential Foundation to an Effective Compliance Program (Part IV of IV)

by Michael Volkov on

Here is a profound grasp of the obvious – Lawyers can be difficult people. Some like to condemn the profession in its entirety (and carry with them a collection of lawyer jokes). As an attorney, I beg to differ. Many...more

Law Firm Data Breaches Demonstrate the Expanding Scope of Cyber Attacks

In a case of “cyber meets securities fraud,” the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) recently indicted three foreign nationals on charges of insider trading, wire fraud, and computer...more

California Supreme Court Limits Attorney-Client Privilege for Lawyer Invoices

by Perkins Coie on

In a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that attorney invoices submitted to public agencies are not categorically exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act. Los Angeles County Board of...more

A Possible New Year’s Hangover for Multistate Employers With California Employees

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Multistate employers with headquarters located outside California may wake up to a rude surprise on January 1, 2017, as a result of a new California Labor Code law affecting their employment agreements with California...more

California Restricts Choice of Law and Venue Selection Clauses in Employment Agreements

by White & Case LLP on

On September 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1241 into law, adding Section 925 to the California Labor Code. This new California law prohibits an employer from requiring California employees to agree to...more

Ohio Supreme Court Amends Attorney Rules Of Professional Conduct To Specifically Allow Attorneys To Provide Legal Services To...

by Reminger Co., LPA on

As previously reported in a Reminger Report back in September of this year, in June of 2016 the Ohio legislature passed a law to allow medical marijuana in Ohio. The law, which was passed was significantly more stringent...more

10 Questions to Ask your Law Firm Vendor Management Program (Part 1)

Law firms providing mortgage servicer clients default-related legal services are vendors, and financial services companies need to treat them as such. Not only that, law firms often interact directly and continuously with...more

How Pro Bono Contributes to a Successful Career

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

One of the essential elements of what makes practicing law a profession ... is the commitment of every lawyer to uphold the law and contribute to access to justice. A Different View - We respectfully suggest that …...more

Initiative to Improve Quality After Discharge: New Caregivers’ Laws

This month Indiana, Illinois, California, Oregon, and New Hampshire join 11 other states with newly effective Care Advise Record Enable (CARE) laws requiring hospitals to give patients the opportunity to designate caregivers...more

Preparing for NTSB Investigative Interviews

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Those who face investigative interviews before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) should be fully aware of the applicable rules and regulations. Key topics relating to NTSB investigative interviews include...more

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