“Prior Knowledge” Exclusions

Liability insurance protects the insured against claims even when the acts that gave rise to them took place before the policy went into effect. […]

Attorney/Client Privilege In Cross-Border Advocacy

Deborah R Meshulam, Katrina A Hausfeld, Laura Ford, Piotr Falarz, and Shabaz Ahmed of DLA Piper provide a comprehensive guide to the thorny issue […]

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You Have To Kill It With a Stick

In-House attorneys and law firms agree that the billable hour has outlived its usefulness, if it ever had any, but it keeps on shambling […]

25 Firms With the Most Patent Law Professionals

Dennis Crouch at Patently-O ranks the top 25 firms with the most registered patent law professionals, and comments on how their numbers have changed […]

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Balancing The Inside-Outside Equation

Legal recruiter Christine Berger takes up a perennial question for young law firm attorneys: Will I be better off ditching the life of the […]

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Dark Money Said To Fuel Supreme Court Amicus Briefs

An article in Politico looks at what the writer says amounts to a dark money lobbying campaign by the National Rifle Association, as the […]

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Daubert Lives

In a documentary that was three years in the making, Radiolab tells the back story of the 1993 Supreme Court decision that gave us […]

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What’s Driving Today’s Hefty D&O Claims?

Historically, securities class actions have been a major driver of directors and officers insurance claims, and the number of such cases actually fell last […]

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Privilege Can Be Fragile, Watch Your Tongue.

A federal court ruling in Kansas can be read as a warning to in-house counsel, a reminder “to train their corporate officers about the […]

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Iowa Football Culture Investigation Gets Out Of The Box

It’s become a common refrain, says Todd Presnell in his  Presnell on Privileges blog. Student athletes at a university claim mistreatment. University commissions internal […]