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  • SAFETY Act Decreases Private Sector Risk and Liability

    The Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002 was passed as part of the Homeland Security Act. The SAFETY Act removes a major obstacle for companies to deploy technologies helpful to homeland security —...

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  • Design Thinking in Sightline

    Design Thinking is non-linear process, the goal of which is to arrive at the best outcome, given a particular problem or set of challenges, while being mindful of time, cost and complexity. The first stage of the...

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  • Dispute Trends in the Energy Sector

    Energy sector disputes dominate international arbitration both in number and value, with the highest value arbitral awards in history arising from energy-related arbitration. Joint venture agreements are very prevalent, and the economic impact of low oil prices...

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  • Simple Steps for Data-Driven E-discovery Procurement

    Evaluating future consumption for the diverse set of services that we lump into the category of “e-discovery services” is a daunting task in organizations with heavy litigation burdens. Luckily, someone else already measured your consumption. Somewhere in...

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  • You Should Push for Alternative Fee Arrangements

    Billable hours have been around a long time, and inertia presents a hurdle to innovation. Creative attorneys, however, are learning to package their services more like tangible products by seeking efficiencies and exploring volume discounts. The most...

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  • Protecting the Corporate Jewels

    There are a number of things to consider when using digital forensics for investigating potential theft or improper usage of proprietary data. Bring Your Own Device protocols add complexity to a situation in which corporations already use...

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  • Changing Views on Privacy

    There is a widespread shift underway in how U.S. citizens view protection of their personal data. Massive data breach scandals are a key cause behind this rising concern about privacy. A 2017 survey found that just nine...

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  • Hundreds of Climate Suits Being Litigated

    Hundreds of climate change lawsuits are working their way through United States courts, using arguments grounded in several different legal theories: tort, fiduciary duty, securities laws and constitutional law. As a threshold matter, climate change tort claims...

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  • Fresh Perspective on Expert Selection

    An expert can make or break a company’s case and is often a critical component in effective advocacy. It is critical to ensure that the expert is not only the best credentialed available but also able to...

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  • You Should Be Worried About Embedded Leases

    The new lease accounting standards (FASB ASC 842 and IFRS 16) introduce rules as to how companies identify and measure the value of leases, and how they report them on corporate balance sheets. Nearly all off-balance sheet...

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