Your Chances on Appeal and How to Improve Them

The author uses statistics to answer common questions about appeals, and he makes the case for involving an appeals lawyer, even at the trial […]

Appellate Counsel Can Have Key Role at Trial

The role of appellate counsel in the trial process has evolved over the last 10 to 15 years. Sophisticated trial attorneys and litigants increasingly […]

Impact of Shareholder and Director Litigation on the Company

Shareholders, particularly those holding majority interests, have fiduciary responsibilities to the company as well as to minority shareholders. Additionally, these shareholders are often directors, […]

"General Jurisdiction" Becomes Political Football in NY

For decades, plaintiffs have been able to allege that defendants were subject to general personal jurisdiction in New York because the defendants maintained offices […]

Questions for Companies Considering Bankruptcy

The U.S. Bankruptcy Code, enacted in 1978, was not designed to handle today’s complex financial markets, credit and derivative products and corporate structures. Still, […]

Fraud in Supply Chains

While more than one-quarter of respondents to a recent Deloitte poll said they experienced supply chain fraud, waste or abuse in the past year, […]

Tips for Successful Second Request Production

If a proposed merger or acquisition raises competitive issues, reviewing agencies will issue a request for additional information about the company’s products or services, […]

Is Your Company Ready for a Government Raid?

Respected corporations often see a government search warrant as a disaster that happens to hardened wrongdoers, but the circumstances leading to a search warrant […]

New Interest in Empowering States to Tax Remote Sales

Under the Supreme Court’s 1992 decision in Quill v. North Dakota, a retailer is not required to collect sales taxes or use-taxes on sales […]

Hidden Risks in Confidentiality Requirements

Recently the SEC fined Houston-based KBR, Inc. $130,000 for requiring some of its employees to sign confidentiality agreements that potentially prevented them from blowing […]