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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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  • Shareholder’s Rights v. the Accountant-Client Privilege

    It is common for a business or its executives to be presented with allegations of mismanagement or wrongdoing by a minority shareholder, accompanied by requests for company financial records. When such allegations arise, it is important to...

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  • Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts

    The recently published Fourth Edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Robert L. Haig Editor-in-Chief, consists of 14 volumes (three more than the Third Edition) with 25 new chapters. It is a comprehensive guide to...

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  • Managing Mountains of Data

    Identifying and retaining data that has business value is critical, but that same data can pose risks for corporations. Today’s General Counsel interviewed Sheila Mackay and Karla Wehbe of the technology services firm H5 on how to...

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  • Best Practices for Streamlining M&A

    Most M&A activity is conducted using processes that do not take advantage of current technology. Deal attorneys and legal analysts rely on spreadsheets-based checklists to track the complexities of deal flow. Spreadsheets still have a role to...

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  • Supreme Court Changing Where You Can Be Sued

    In three decisions over the past five years, the Supreme Court has curtailed the power of courts over out-of-state and international defendants by restricting both general personal jurisdiction and specific personal jurisdiction. In Daimler AG v. Bauman,...

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