In Legal Disputes, Make the Most of Your Own ‘Big Data’

Corporations are sometimes faced with lawsuits whose allegations look plausible. The general counsel knows they are not true, but the legal team needs to […]

The Evolving Meaning of “Independence” in the Board Room

The SEC and the stock exchanges have rules requiring minimum levels of independence for board members in respect to certain acts of governance. There […]

To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate?

Arbitration clauses are often included in contracts without full understanding or based on assumptions that may not be true. In fact, it can take […]

Five Best Practices for Corporate Counsel

Based on a projection of the kinds of strategic initiatives successful law departments will be undertaking in respect to data management, metrics and compliance, […]

Defining the New Law Department Library

In 1983 legal research accounted for ten percent of a lawyer’s time. Thirty years later, with data available instantly through advanced search platforms, a […]

Law and the Fear of Cancer

Increasingly, plaintiffs are seeking damages for emotional distress engendered by a fear of contracting cancer. Only a few jurisdictions have established prima facie standards […]

Supreme Court Decisions Make Arbitration Compulsory

In a trio of decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has outlined a mechanism that could eviscerate commercial as well as consumer class actions where […]

Cartel Enforcement Ramps up in China

Over the past year, cartel enforcement in China has intensified as enforcement agencies have built up capacity, confidence and experience. The result has been […]

Cautious Endorsement of Legal Project Management

Legal project management is a trend slowly catching on in corporate legal departments, according to a recent Today’s General Counsel survey. Departments with fewer […]

Providing Disaster or Hardship Assistance to Employees

The Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001 enables employers to fund relief programs through charitable organizations aimed at helping their employees cope […]