• How The #MeToo Movement Has Changed M&A

    The #MeToo movement has had a major effect on what investors and buyers are obliged to do in order to manage risk. This Today’s General Counsel article, by Littler attorneys Devjani H. Mishra and Raoul Parekh, discusses...

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  • Could Elizabeth Warren’s Corporate Lawyer Past Come Back To Haunt Her?

    An article in the Washington Times highlights Elizabeth Warren’s former work as a “$675-an-hour corporate lawyer,” notably in some high-profile bankruptcy cases where she wasn’t necessarily on the side of the underdog. The time frame goes back...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Global M&A Starts Strong This Year, Will Drop Off

    According to a forecast on the Baker McKenzie site, the first half of the year is likely to be more active than the second in respect to global transactions. Activity will be down in Europe, up in...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Global M&A Starts Strong This Year, Will Drop Off

    According to a forecast on the Baker McKenzie site, the first half of the year is likely to be more active than the second in respect to global transactions. Activity will be down in Europe, up in...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Protecting Investments In IP And People

    Companies are advised to pay attention to recent DOJ Antitrust Division initiatives to go after anti-poaching pacts between companies, including by way of criminal prosecutions. Non-compete agreements can subject a company to criminal fines of up to...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Privacy And Cybersecurity Issues In M&A

    Querying the target to determine whether a breach has occurred has become standard practice, but that barely scratches the surface. “It is essential,” say the writers of this Today’s General Counsel article, “to have a plan to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Rural Workers Lose Big In Mergers

    M&A is viewed as an unmitigated win-win in the legal profession, especially big mergers, in which a small army of skilled dealmakers and deal actualizers make good money while helping two or more major clients pursue strategies...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Corruption Due Diligence For Domestic Acquisitions

    Due diligence for bribery and corruption is routine for cross-border transactions. According to a forensic accountant writing in the FCPA Blog, the same rigor should apply to domestic transactions for the same reason – the specter of...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • $5 Million Legal Malpractice Verdict

    A jury in a federal court in Detroit has imposed $5 million in damages for legal malpractice against a Michigan law firm that provided advice on an acquisition. Trade magazine Business Insurance America reports that Jaffe Raitt...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • AT&T Threatens Litigation If DOJ Blocks Takeover

    AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says his company has no intention of selling CNN as part of the Time Warner takeover and will fight any attempt to make that a condition of the $85 billion deal. Stephenson defended...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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