• Negotiating Second Request Discovery

    A Hart Scott Rodino Second Request can be a major impediment to the completion of an M&A deal, and compliance can be a challenge. It requires an organization to process, review and then produce large quantities of...

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  • Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

    The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Deal Lawyers Take Note: Allies In Aborted Acquisition Find Their Diligence Wasn’t Privileged

    A third party, claiming it has been maligned, sued the two partners and said it wanted to see their communications leading up to their decision to back out.

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • 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...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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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 9 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 9 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 9 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
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