Tax Treatment of Fines and Penalties

Examples of jaw-dropping fines and penalties for corporate wrongdoing abound in the recent press. They include reports that JPMorgan Chase has agreed to settle […]

Big Data, Big Dreams

Most organizations are massive data factories. The amount of collected information is growing rapidly, with terabytes of data and metadata (data about the data) […]

A Case for Legal Process Outsourcing

Legal process outsourcing received a big boost in 2006, when the Association of the Bar of the City of New York issued a formal […]

Enhanced Consumer Law Enforcement: Class Actions Often Follow

Newly empowered federal and state regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice and state […]

When Antitrust Disputes Loom, Businesses Need to Make Savvy Arbitration Decisions

Arbitration agreements are now commonplace in contracts, and so are global antitrust lawsuits, especially multi-party lawsuits alleging price-fixing cartels. The possibility of antitrust claims […]

HBR Internal Legal Spend Survey: Post-Recession Increase Continues

The 2013 HBR Law Department Survey found a three per cent increase in the total inside legal spend worldwide. Over the past five years, […]

Liability for DBE Violations Under the False Claims Act

Contractors considering bidding for and performing contract work on state and local public work projects that are partially funded by the federal government are […]

5 Things You May Not Know About Hart-Scott-Rodino, But Probably Should

Deal lawyers generally know that the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act could apply to mergers and asset acquisitions. Many are surprised to learn that it can also […]

Get Used to Mobile-Device Discovery

E-discovery of data stored on mobile devices has become part of the civil litigation process. Many organizations when faced with mobile e-discovery – about […]

E-Discovery Cost Drivers

The discovery phase can represent more than fifty percent of total litigation costs. These costs are driven up by the volume of a company’s […]