• Tips For GC Trying To Survive The Litigation Pandemic

    Covid-19 related litigation is trending up and there is no indication that the curve will flatten anytime soon. Along with retaliation and discrimination claims, the pandemic has apparently accelerated the filing of ordinary wage and hour claims....

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  • Ragged Implementation But Overall Success For GDPR

    According to a report by the European Commission, two years after it went into effect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an overall success in providing more privacy for citizens and a better understanding of...

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  • Trump Appoints 200th Judge

    On June 24th the Senate confirmed Cory Wilson’s appointment to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, Trump’s 200th judicial appointment. He has confirmed two Supreme Court justices, 53 appeals court judges, 143 district...

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  • Supreme Court Decision Means Smaller Whistleblower Awards

    The Supreme Court’s decision in Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the argument that the SEC could never obtain disgorgement of profits from unlawful activity in securities litigation. But according to Ronald Mann, writing in scotusblog,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Trump’s Defeated Pick For Prosecutor Sued Elon Musk At the SEC

    Jay Clayton was Trump’s pick to become the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York after the sudden firing of Geoffrey Berman. For the past three years he has served as head of the SEC....

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  • IPO Docs Instruct Compliance Officers

    Richard Cassin, writing in the FCPA Blog, explains why the section of an S-1 registration statement called Risk Factors is must reading for compliance professionals. Compliance is all about risk, he explains, and “like great poetry or...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Clerk Gives Judge a History Lesson

    U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Laurence Silberman sent an email to scores of Court staff and judges lambasting Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring the military to take the names...

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  • Blowback Against Harvard Law’s Decision to Hold Classes Online

    After announcing that it will provide online instruction for the 2020 fall semester, Harvard Law held webinars and posted online responses to questions on topics such as tuition, grading, and leave of absence considerations. The responses drew...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Zero Trust Security Eases Compliance Jitters

    Management angst about compliance standards grows in tandem with the adoption of new regulations, which means it is approaching exponential growth. Developing policies and technologies to support burgeoning compliance requirements is an endless chore. What to do,...

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  • More Groups Support Adding Justices to the Supreme Court

    The movement on the left to pack the Supreme Court is gaining momentum. Some evidence that the Court has taken notice came in the form of its June 15 refusal to take up new cases for next...

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