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Recent Debarments Highlight Growing Risk of Sanctions By Multilateral Development Banks

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Companies that operate globally face substantial risks associated with activities funded by multilateral development banks (MDBs). • Several recent debarment actions by the World Bank highlight those risks. • To...more

Start Where You Are: Taking Control of E-Discovery With Small Matters

by Zapproved LLC on

How to lower costs, reduce risks, and improve speed to information - E-discovery can be intimidating, and for good reason. The risks of getting it wrong are real, from inefficient processes and ballooning costs to...more

Managing Warranty, Regulatory, and Commercial Litigation Risks

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Elevated warranty expenses for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are expected to continue in 2018, and automotive suppliers can expect to continue paying a greater per-vehicle share of these expenses. Because OEM...more

Importers Beware: 10 Things You Must Know About the Emergence of High-Stakes Customs Audits

U.S. importers are seeing an increase in enforcement activity by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Here are the ten things you must know about this trend....more

Commercial Evictions: Mitigation in Commercial Lease Defaults

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

When negotiating a commercial lease, one party or both parties often raise the issue of mitigation, generally meaning to make less severe. In the commercial lease context, it is most often discussed in the defaults and...more

Combatting Corporate Espionage In The Digital Age

by Fisher Phillips on

In the modern age of relatively cheap and ever-evolving technology, corporate espionage is a real threat that could be perpetrated by any employee or other insider at any time. The term “corporate espionage” covers many...more

New Human Rights Case Alleging Deception Of Consumers Filed Against Food Companies (This Time On The East Coast)

by Perkins Coie on

In the wake of the 2016 dismissal of human rights cases filed against food companies in California, a new class action case was filed on February 26, 2018 in Massachusetts federal court (Tomasella v. Hershey Co.) alleging...more

Sharing Competitively Sensitive Information Can Pose Antitrust Risks

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The sharing of confidential and proprietary information among competitors and potential competitors (even during due diligence) can raise serious antitrust concerns. In particular, parties must avoid exchanging information...more

The State of Aviation Safety and Congress: Part I

by LeClairRyan on

The Subcommittee on Aviation of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a February 27 hearing on the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS), including progress made...more

Podcast - Credit Funds: A Framework for Addressing and Mitigating Conflicts of Interest

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Today’s asset managers are increasingly multi-platform, regularly managing private equity funds, hedge funds and credit funds all under the same roof. Invariably, it might make business sense for some of these funds to engage...more

When It Comes to E-Discovery, Should You Partner, Buy, or Build?

by Zapproved LLC on

Choosing the right approach for your e-discovery needs - You know it’s coming: sooner or later, your business will face the threat of impending litigation. You know you need something — a plan, a software package, maybe a...more

Mitigate Risk in Handling eDiscovery Data Subject to the U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations

by Epiq on

The corporate world continues to see exponential growth in the generation of electronic data as a bi-product of business activity. Along with this growth come a number of responsibilities associated with the duty to...more

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidance - Agency Continues to Prioritize Cybersecurity...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released, on Feb. 21, 2018, updated guidance regarding public company cybersecurity disclosures. The guidance updates the Commission's 2011 non-binding guidance and...more

Seven Questions to Ask Your eDiscovery Vendor About Data Security

by Epiq on

As recent news reports have illustrated, law firms are prime targets for hackers looking to steal or infect highly sensitive client and customer data. The reason is that these firms – as well as other outside suppliers who...more

How Corporations Can Stay Vigilant Against Online Banking Fraud – Lessons from Recent Court Judgments

by Morgan Lewis on

Due to the general flexibility granted to banks by their standard account opening terms, corporate victims of online banking frauds often face substantial hurdles in court in their attempts to recover the sums lost from the...more

Top Five Legalweek 2018 Takeaways - This year’s conference delivered a strong gauge for e-discovery vendors and customers.

by Zapproved LLC on

Each January, as I make the trek to New York City to attend Legalweek, I’m excited to get take the temperature of the e-discovery industry, using the event as a thermometer for legal technology vendors and corporate buyers....more

DOE Announces New Cyber Office to Elevate Importance of Risks to Energy Sector - Effort Builds on Prior White House, DOE and FERC...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The President’s FY 19 Proposed Budget, issued on Feb. 12, 2018, featured a heavy focus on the cybersecurity risks to the nation’s critical infrastructure and included budget increases for cyber specific missions within...more

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Angola and Mozambique: Oil & gas and mining - Planning for the up-cycle and managing risks in Lusophone...

by White & Case LLP on

Between them, Angola and Mozambique represent 94 percent of the population and 91 percent of the 2017 collective GDP of Lusophone Africa (Figure 1). In the early part of this decade, investors were very optimistic about...more

Global Innovation Centers in the Data-Driven Digital Economy

GICs offer advantages for exploiting big data and staying competitive. Data is the fuel of the 21st-century economy. Companies must manage and exploit data and digital technologies in an innovative, agile and cost...more

Five Buzzworthy eDiscovery Trends Overheard at LegalTech 2018

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Every year, the legal technology community gathers at the New York Hilton Midtown to see what’s new in the industry, catch up with colleagues, and visit with old friends. For those of us who’ve been in the industry for 10+...more

An agile approach to managing operational risk

In a global marketplace defined by disruption, the ability to respond to multiple sources of operational risk data will set successful organizations apart. How does platform technology enable this? The risk/reward ratio...more

Cal/OSHA Drafts Rules For Workplace Violence Prevention In General Industry

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) recently held an advisory meeting on the Agency’s draft rules for Workplace Violence Prevention in General Industry. It is seeking public...more

FHA to Discontinue Insuring Mortgages with PACE Assessments

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

On December 7, 2017, FHA issued Mortgagee Letter 2017-18, announcing that it will no longer insure new mortgages on properties that include Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessments. This new policy is effective for...more

Contractors Beware: The 2018 NDAA Ushers In New Changes Affecting IP Rights

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA” or “Act”) includes changes that could make the Department of Defense (“DoD”) a more effective and knowledgeable purchaser of Intellectual Property (“IP”) and promote more...more

Privacy Perils: Avoiding the Spectre of a Meltdown

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

You recently may have heard news reports regarding new security threats known as "Meltdown" and "Spectre." Not to be mistaken for the latest Hollywood box-office offering, these new threats allow attackers to exploit a design...more

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