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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…