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Press Delete, Go Directly to Jail? The Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s Damage Provision

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Can deleting information, even personal information, from your work computer land you in prison? That was the central question posed in USA v. Zeng, Case No. 4:16-cr-00172 in the Northern District of California. Mr. Zeng...more

Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Criminal cases have long been thought of as an arena devoid of electronic discovery issues. In fact, in 2012 eDiscovery expert Craig Ball wrote in a column regarding the then recently published “Recommendations for...more

5 Ways to Make Your Tax Reform Alert the One People Read

by Adrian Dayton on

Last week I trained lawyers and accountants in five different cities on LinkedIn and blogging, and everywhere across the United States there was one opportunity on everybody’s chapped lips: tax reform. Everybody is talking...more

The Associate Perspective on Law Firm Business Development: LeftFoot Q&A with Four Women Attorneys at Goodwin

by JD Supra Perspectives on

For our first episode of 2018 LeftFoot features four women associates from the Goodwin Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions business. We share their perspective on business development and taking on business development...more

How Strong is Your Trademark? 5 Levels of Distinctiveness [Infographic]

by Revision Legal on

Picking a mark to represent your brand can be one of the most important decisions you make. Think about the brands we see everyday. Apple. Coca Cola. Microsoft. These are immediately identifiable both with the company and the...more

Protecting Artificial Intelligence IP: Patents, Trade Secrets, or Copyrights?

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Artificial intelligence ("AI") technology is exploding across virtually all industries. Technology companies are innovating at warp speed, and even companies that do not principally identify as "technology...more

The Sustainable 2018 Resolution for Lawyers: Better Business Development

by JD Supra Perspectives on

How to implement and sustain business development planning, all year long....more

What Lawyer Teams Can Learn About the Power of Collaboration from Rowing Crew

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Good things happen when people come together to achieve a common goal. ...more

LinkedIn as a Business Development Tool for Lawyers? Here Are Five Ways to Get Started

by JD Supra Perspectives on

How to build value from participation in the world’s largest online professional network? Here are five ways to get started....more

Martin Luther King, Jr. And Copyright: Five Things You Should Know

January 15 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, marking what would have been the 89th birthday of the great civil rights leader and Baptist minister. Although copyright is not (and should not be) the first thing that comes to mind...more

What can your firm learn from the 50 most read topics of 2017?

by Adrian Dayton on

Don’t spin your wheels in 2018, make this the year you dial in your content strategy. So how do you choose what to right about? Don’t just go with your gut, follow the data. What do your customers really care about? I always...more

Hsu Untied interview with Rick Climan, Partner at Hogan Lovells

My guest on Hsu Untied is Rick Climan, a Partner at Hogan Lovells and one of the leading M&A lawyers who has handled some of the most prominent and industry-changing acquisitions in the technology and life sciences sectors...more

The Most Important Skill for Lawyers in 2018

by Wicker Park Group on

Adaptability. In every conversation I have with in-house counsel and the lawyers who support and serve them, the single most important trait clients value and lawyers pride themselves on is adaptability. Often other words...more

Top 3 Takeaways from Dayton’s Social Media Masterclass

by Adrian Dayton on

On December 12, 2017 Adrian Dayton hosted his first ever Social Media Master Class. This master class was aimed toward taking the top 10% of all social media users and turning them into elite social media users. It meant for...more

What to Watch For: The Near-Term Outlook on Cannabis

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

We anticipate 2018 as being a pivotal year for cannabis across the country. As momentum for the movement to legalize continues to build, here are some of the things we’re keeping an eye on....more

The EEO 1 Instruction Booklet A Little Known Resource for Filing Season

The 2017 EEO-1 report must be filed by March 31, 2018. An often overlooked resource for companies that are required to file EEO-1 reports is the EEO-1 Instruction Booklet. The EEO-1 Instruction Booklet contains valuable...more

Allergan’s Mohawk Gambit May Be Doomed – PTAB Rethinks the Scope of Sovereign Immunity

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

A few months ago, the Irish drug company Allergan moved to shield its key patents on its dry-eye drug Restasis from challenge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent Office by assigning these patents to...more

Broadening Your Issued Patent - A Chance to Fix the Past

by Workman Nydegger on

Patent owners considering enforcement frequently wonder what they can do to strengthen their patent, more commonly to add claims that better cover known infringers, but also whether to correct errors in spelling and syntax. ...more

Immediate Strategies for Responding to the #MeToo Movement and Harassment in the Workplace

As a result of troubling personal accounts of sexual harassment that have permeated coverage on national media outlets and our social media accounts during the past few months, employers may appropriately question whether...more

Hearing The Need For More Women’s Voices In The Courtroom

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. The report, entitled...more

In-House Counsel: How to Avoid Missteps in the Social Media Minefield

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

While social media has become ubiquitous, attorneys are subject to particular restrictions online. During Ward and Smith’s 2017 In-House Counsel Seminar two attorneys reviewed some of the potential pitfalls in-house counsel...more

Communicating with Putative Class Members Prior to Class Certification: Important Reminders (or New Lessons) for Federal Court...

Many class actions are won or lost at the class certification stage. Because FRCP 23(c) requires a district court to determine whether a class action is to be maintained (i.e., certified) “[a]t an early practicable time after...more

Arbitration Provision In Handbook Withstands Judicial Scrutiny In Dismissing FLSA Collective Action: Another Magic Bullet!

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

There has been a great deal of litigation about class action waivers in Employee Handbooks and use of arbitration mechanisms in Employee Handbooks to preclude judicial litigation. A recent New Jersey federal case sheds more...more

Text Messages: Preservation Lessons for Mobile E-Discovery

There was a time when the only data you needed to collect in response to a discovery request was corporate email. Even if you received or sent work emails from your phone, this data would be located on a corporate server and...more

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