Acquisitions

The FTC’s New Tack On Non-Competes

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Non-compete agreements limit an employee’s options after leaving a company and are often drafted with protection of trade secrets or customer lists in mind. […]

The Lowdown On High-End M&A Risk

According to McKinsey, research shows a 50-50 chance that companies pursuing big M&A deals will outperform industry peers as measured by total shareholder returns. […]

M&A And DEI

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It’s long  past the time when due diligence before a merger or acquisition was solely a matter of financial and market analysis. Most companies […]

Streaming Services Consolidate, Price Increases To Follow

Everything in Hollywood is BIG but the impending merger between Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia is MEGA, and according to a regulatory filing on Feb […]

Google Acquires Cybersecurity Company

Google has acquired the Israeli cybersecurity company Siemplify. The price was reportedly $500 million. Google’s VP of cloud security called Siemplify a leader in […]

A Contract Management Checklist

These four steps are the basis of any effective contract management process, and a misstep at any one of them “can result in unwanted […]

Facebook Replies To Its 48-State Antitrust Charge

Facing antitrust claims by 48 state attorneys general who filed a lawsuit in December, company attorneys met with the editorial board of the cleveland.com/Plain Dealer […]

Why A PayPal Shareholder Class Action Was Thrown Out Of Court

Technical problems aside, companies that become aware of a data breach are faced with a spectrum of difficult choices, typically boiling down to three […]

Survey: How Covid Is Affecting In-House Legal

Among the findings: Twenty-five percent said their budgets had been reduced. Workloads haven’t, however, in a few areas in particular…

Negotiating Second Request Discovery

A Hart Scott Rodino Second Request can be a major impediment to the completion of an M&A deal, and compliance can be a challenge. […]