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  • #MeToo Two Years Later: Some Unintended Consequences

    Consciousness has been raised, and training and reporting procedures have improved, but some new laws have had mixed results, writes Littler attorney Helene J. Wasserman in this Today’s General Counsel article. Settlement short of trial has become...

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  • Study Confirms: Employees Are Biggest Data-Security Threat

    Sixty-nine percent of organizations said they had been breached due to an insider threat. Symptomatic of how intractable the problem has become: Two thirds of the respondents themselves said they had brought data from former employers to...

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  • Lawyer For Trump Whistleblowers Repped RNC In Hillary Email Case

    Washington lawyer Mark Zaid has been taking some heat from Trump supporters on account of his representation of the whistleblowers in the Ukraine phone call matter. But he takes it in stride. Republicans liked him well enough,...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Cyber Now Rated #1 Risk For Companies

    For the first time, the threat of a cyber attack ranks number one on the list of concerns for business leaders, ahead of medical cost inflation, cost of employee benefits, attracting and retaining talent, and legal liability....

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • In-House Counsel, PR Consultants And The Privilege

    Formerly PR, and PR crises in particular, were handled internally and with extensive involvement of the legal department. Today the handling of PR crises is often outsourced, and crisis management is a recognized specialty industry. “Unfortunately,” writes...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Cyber Insurance Said To Be Fueling Ransomware Attacks

    An article from ProPublica makes the case that the economics of the insurance business is resulting in decisions that effectively fuel ransomware attacks, and there is evidence that ransomware hackers are specifically targeting companies that do have...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Fair Pay Audits Can Help In The Event Of Litigation

    The pay gap between men and woman persists even though the federal Equal Pay Act has been on the books for more than 50 years, state and local laws have been passed, and lawsuits alleging pay disparities...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Lawyer Sues MI Bar Over Mandatory Dues

    A Michigan attorney has sued the state bar over a requirement that all practicing attorneys join the bar and pay dues. Plaintiff Lucille Taylor was the chief legal counsel for former Michigan governor John Engler and was...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Sour View Of Lawyers From Multinational Corporate Group

    A jaundiced take on the legal profession from its purported origin as a loose association of medieval scribes, in an age when few could write, to an ignoble present, “preying on the insecurity of someone trying to...

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  • Trump “Opportunity Zones” Are A Bonanza For High-End Real Estate Lawyers

    The opportunity was supposed to accrue to people living in low-income areas of certain cities, but this investigative piece from the New York Times says those people appear to be at the bottom of the beneficiary list....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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