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  • Litigation Analytics: An Advantage for In-House Counsel

    When a contract dispute arises, in-house attorneys are often tasked with deciding whether litigation is worth the time, cost and human resources to take on the case. Often this decision is based on a combination of experience,...

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  • Small Business Reorganization Act Is a Valuable Alternative

    The Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) of 2019 will become effective in February 2020. It is designed to foster successful restructurings of small businesses. Among other things, it adds a new Subchapter V to Chapter 11 of...

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  • Corporate Investigations: What a New Survey Tells Us

    In a recent survey of more than 315 corporate professionals conducted by H5 and Above the Law, 63 percent believe that investigations will increase at their companies over the next three years. The survey, conducted in July...

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  • Four Questions to Answer About New Privacy Regulations

    The United States is introducing new privacy laws that apply to businesses that collect and store consumer and employees’ personal data. The California Consumer Privacy Act, set to go into effect on January 1, 2020, essentially creates...

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  • Cyberwarfare Does Not Equal Cyberwar, But Can Still Be Devastating

    Many readers will remember the Stuxnet virus, which in 2010 infected computers in Iran and caused thousands of uranium enrichment centrifuges to spin out of control and self-destruct. The origin of Stuxnet has never been confirmed, but...

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  • Class Actions Are an M&A Deal Killer

    Any time one company seeks to merge with or acquire another, the acquiring company is looking for a few critical factors. Strong financial potential, predictable expenses and an absence of risk are positive indicators. Having only one...

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  • Insider Trading Liability

    Steep sanctions and reputation damage to the company often follow an insider trading event. To a certain degree, insider trading is an elusive concept, mostly because the law has developed primarily through the judiciary and administrative proceedings....

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  • A Platform-Based Approach to Operational Efficiency

    Corporate law departments face demands to reduce costs and demonstrate digital readiness and innovation. Technology will be a key enabler, but the mere conviction that technology is the answer to operational challenges has yet to deliver meaningful...

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  • Making the 30(b)(6) Witness Work for the Defense

    The plaintiff’s bar is enamored of Rule 30(b)(6). These days even the most basic lawsuits may see several 30(b)(6) notices. In multi-district litigation proceedings, they have become so prolific that some would say they are borderline abusive....

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  • In-House Management of Appeals

    Although larger in-house teams often include attorneys with a litigation background, managing cases on appeal can be out of the comfort zone for many. Trust your outside counsel but be aware of the potential pitfalls and common...

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