Executive Summaries

 
 
  • Protecting Electronic Devices at the Border

    New guidance allows Customs and Border Patrol officers to continue conducting warrantless basic searches of electronic devices. This policy directive, coupled with the administration’s Executive Order on Enhanced Vetting, significantly increased electronic device searches by CBP. In...

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  • Cross-Border Discovery and Witness Considerations in Germany and Japan

    Products are an inextricable component of life, but it is only when something goes wrong that an action is filed and the design and manufacturing comes under scrutiny. Often, key documents and witnesses connected to products in...

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  • Negotiated Resolution of Criminal Cases in France

    In December 2016, France adopted a new anti-corruption law known as Sapin II. France equipped its prosecutorial authorities with a new instrument, the convention judiciaire d’intérêt public (CJIP), directly inspired by U.S.-style deferred prosecution agreements. CJIPs suspend...

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  • Problems When Transactional Counsel Act as Trial Counsel

    When disputes arise involving a contract that your company’s law firm drafted, does it make sense to have that firm litigate the case? The answer is often no.  It is common for issues to arise after parties...

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  • Liability for Catastrophic Construction Failures

    Catastrophic construction failures such as the April 2019 collapse of a construction crane on a Seattle office building that killed four people generate headlines and stun the public. Such disasters are examples of construction projects that were...

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  • Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Risk Management for Lawyers

    In the world of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) compliance, U.S. lawyers are not held to the same exacting regulatory standards as bankers. Nevertheless, it sometimes behooves lawyers to act a bit more like bankers. In...

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  • GC Should Lead Security Management and Risk

    General Counsel are leaders in enterprise risk management and should therefore have a central role in the company’s information security methodology. The GC is broadly aware of an organization’s risks and objectives, maintains a good understanding of...

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  • Recent IP Law Highlights

    In 2019 the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit grappled with IP cases turning on constitutional law, sovereign immunity and administrative law. In AVX Corporation v. Presidio Components Inc., the Federal Circuit...

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  • Marijuana in the Workplace

    Businesses are confronting escalating drug use in the workplace by their employees. Underlying this problem is the use of marijuana lawfully prescribed by physicians for medical issues, and the conflict between state and federal law. These inconsistencies...

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  • 2020 Brings New Workplace Requirements

    Several states, led by California, have enacted significant employment laws in 2019. These new statutes will likely require employers to make significant changes to their practices and/or policies to ensure compliance. The California Legislature enacted AB 5...

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