Executive Summaries

 
 
  • Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make in Mediation

    First on the list, not nailing down the deal at the mediation. After a long day of haggling that ends in a tentative agreement, parties may pack up and walk out promising a shot at a draft...

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  • A Women-Owned Law Firm’s Perspective

    The authors, co-founders of a woman-owned and operated firm, note that while women-owned businesses comprise almost 40 percent of privately owned businesses in the United States, and more women attend law school than men, the legal industry...

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  • Cutting Litigation Costs in a Post-Covid World

    Attorneys who do not create litigation analyses and budgets early in the case cost clients’ money in wasted effort and unnecessary tasks. Attorneys are sometimes unwilling to give clients comprehensive budgets that allow general counsel to make...

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  • Investors Pushing Environmental and Social Proposals

    An increasing number of institutional investors have begun to include environmental and social (E&S) considerations within their established risk-return analysis framework. Pledges by asset managers State Street Global Advisors and BlackRock indicate that these firms may focus more...

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  • Covid Brings Transfer Pricing Issues

    As multinational groups respond to the challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak, many of them need to update their transfer pricing policies and internal supply chains, as well as their outward-facing business operations. General counsel have a...

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  • New York Latest State to Enact Cybersecurity Law

    With its Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act. New York joins a growing number of states that have enacted cybersecurity mandates. Potentially reaching persons and businesses outside of New York, the SHIELD Act, effective...

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  • A Checklist for FCPA Compliance

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act contains two key provisions: (1) a prohibition on bribery of foreign officials and (2) accounting and reporting provisions for companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Department of Justice has...

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  • How In-House Counsel Can Protect Trade Secrets

    As bring-your-own device policies proliferate, and digital storage become cheaper and more prevalent, it has gotten easier to pilfer trade secrets. A key point in understanding trade secrets is that the law protects information and not necessarily...

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  • Overcoming Budget Hurdles Due to Covid-19 Litigation

    Three months into the pandemic, expectations about budgeting in legal departments have changed. Survey data shows that only 19 percent of in-house legal departments expected an increase in their budgets as a whole heading into 2020 —...

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  • Gen Z Joins the Workforce

    A fresh crop of entry-level workers is about to join the workforce. “Generation Z” is currently the term most accepted to define those born in the late 1990s and after, with the oldest born around 1995. They...

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