Who Can Be a False Claims Act Whistleblower?

Last year, the U. S. Department of Justice collected $3.8 billion from suits under the False Claims Act. Whistleblower suits represented the major portion […]

Avoiding Performance Pitfalls Under Government Contracts

During the competition phase, it’s easy for a contractor to assume that the contract will be successful and profitable, despite concessions and aggressive assumptions. […]

Preserving Privilege in Internal Investigations

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently vacated the district court’s decision in In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, a case […]

Internal Fraud Investigation: The First Five Days

This article describes how to initiate an investigation into fraud allegations in a way that maximizes the company’s chance of recovering losses. It outlines […]

Canada Decision Poses Antitrust Risk for U.S. Manufacturers

Last fall, Canada’s Supreme Court released three class action certification decisions with wide-ranging implications for U.S. companies supplying goods or product components in Canada. […]

Law Firm Hiring 2014

In-house lawyers polled on their department hiring practices. Why law firms are hired and fired.

What the Kahn Decision Says About “Special Committees”

The recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. has generated extensive commentary. That decision held that the relatively […]

Internal Procedures and Third Party Agreements Under the Aia

The America Invents Act introduced sweeping changes to patent law in the United States, among them the “first to file” system, which became effective […]

Mitigating the Risk of Written Communications

With the prevalence of electronic communications – email, texting, social media postings – reviewing attorneys are often buried in material, but powerful algorithms that […]

Ten Things to Check on Your E-Discovery Bill

E-discovery bills are often overlooked as a source of potential cost cutting, for a number of reasons. Many corporations contract directly with their e-discovery […]