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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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