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  • The Lawyer Who Gave Sexual Harassment Its Name

    A look back at the career and contribution of lawyer and legal scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon, whose 1979 book...

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  • Resource Alignment Is A Big Law Department Challenge

    A survey found that legal departments, despite increased demand for their services, managed to keep their spending flat last year. How they managed to do that breaks down to two broad strategies: Pressuring outside firms to keep...

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  • 17 Percent Of EEOC Sexual Harassment Complainants Are Male

    In a recent CNN poll, ten percent of men reported they had been victims of sexual harassment at work. The percentage of sexual harassment charges filed before the EEOC by men is even higher – 17 percent...

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  • The End Of “Regulatory Exceptionalism” For Silicon Valley

    Regulators seemed to accept what  John Perry Barlow proclaimed in his widely quoted Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, in 1996: “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel … On behalf of the future,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Declining ABA Revenue Inspires A Rebuke

    The operating budget of the American Bar Association has declined significantly over the past several years. For fiscal 2017, the deficit was more than $7 million, and there have been layoffs. A former solo practitioner (now a self-described...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Facebook Legal Takes A Media Hit

    In a New York Times article about alleged misuse of the Facebook platform by Russian operatives, the slant is clearly tilted against legal, which comes off as secretive and cautious on the matter of disclosure, in contrast...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Companies Are Backing Off On Drug-Testing

    A Gallup poll last October found that 64 percent of Americans favor legalization of pot. That’s the most since Gallup first started asking the question back in 1969, when only 12 percent supported legalization. Drug tests costs...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • If The Rainmaker Is An Abuser

    The challenge of dealing with an abusive law firm rainmaker is that rainmakers are in high demand and about as mobile as they want to be. Nonetheless, firms must now “look within and confront the dilemma,” writes...

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  • When Cybersecurity Becomes A Securities Issue

    Recent developments in securities class action litigation, and the related issue of the newly articulated SEC disclosure requirements vis a vis cybersecurity...

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  • In A Business Deal, When Does “Zealous Advocacy” Become Crime?

    If a business transaction is later deemed criminal, what are the consequences for the outside lawyer who advised on the matter? How do you walk the tightrope between zealous advocacy and the duty to avoid breaking the...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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