• Privilege Upheld For In-House Investigation, Despite Previous “Summary” Release

    The senior in-house counsel of a major defense contractor seemed to have covered the bases when it came to insuring privilege for an internal investigation conducted under her aegis. The subject of the inquiry was an employee,...

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  • Work-At-Home Strategies For In-House Lawyers And Contract Managers

    A post from contract management firm ContractPodAi discusses some pitfalls in the work-from-home scenario and how to avoid them. Distractions are one of them. Difficult as it may be, some elements of office life and its routine...

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  • In Celebrity Law Firm Ransom Attack, Hackers Up The Ante, Threaten Trump

    New York’s Grubman, Shire, Meiselas & Sacks has been hit with a crippling ransom attack by the hacker group REvil, which is threatening to reveal personal information about clients who include marquee names like Lady Gaga, Madonna,...

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  • “Mistakes Will Be Made”: Two Med Mal Firms Pledge No Lawsuits Over Covid Errors

    Two Texas law firms with a medical malpractice specialty have pledged not to sue over efforts by healthcare providers in their handling of Covid-19 patients. In similarly-worded statements, the two firms lauded medical personnel who they said...

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  • Problems When Transactional Counsel Act as Trial Counsel

    “Your company’s agent for service of process delivers a lawsuit involving a contract that your company’s law firm drafted. Given the firm’s deep familiarity with the transaction, does it make sense to have that firm litigate the...

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  • Litigation Funder Will Pay Plaintiffs Upfront

    Litigation funder TriMark Legal Funding LLC announced it is extending an offer, originally made in March, to fund plaintiffs in personal injury matters before judgment. The $3,500 payment is available to plaintiffs who have been “negatively impacted...

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  • Antibody Tests Were Rushed; Setback For A Back-to-Work Strategy

    Covid-19 antibody tests, considered crucial to any rational back-to-work strategy, have been rushed to market, and many are proving to be unreliable. A Scottsdale AZ law firm, as reported in the Arizona Republic, was among the organizations...

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  • How Not To Do “Austerity Rollouts”

    Some law firms have already furloughed employees, cut salaries or laid off employees in response to the Covid crisis, and many others likely have austerity plans in the works. Common decency and regard for others dictates how...

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  • Whistleblowing To In-House Counsel

    Complex privilege questions can arise when an employee has a whistleblowing discussion with in-house counsel. Will the privilege apply, and if so under what circumstances? Answers to these questions arise from some of the same threshold issues...

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  • Business Risk And The Evolving Role Of The CLO

    Having come from a position of primarily providing legal expertise, the CLO/GC is now a key figure in business strategy, overseeing a much broader scope of responsibilities. “A good way to think about the CLO’s changing role...

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