• Using Europe’s M&A Regime for Tactical Advantage

    U.S. companies planning for public M&A in the EU face rules of engagement that are considerably different from those in the United States. Although each EU member state has its own merger and takeover regime, there are...

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  • Liability for Third Party Vendor Conduct

    Many services in today’s economy are being outsourced to third-party vendors, such as law firms, accountants, human resource consultants, payroll processors, recruiters and credit card processors. But it is difficult if not impossible to outsource liability. Regulators...

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  • Separate Agreements for Software Purchase, Implementation

    If a business buys specialized software and pays an expert to adapt and set it up, there are two separate contracts involved, with two very different warranties. It’s crucial to keep the two contracts separate. Usually the...

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  • How the Insurer Sees It

    Proactive claim and litigation management strategies are essential to improving an insurer’s performance. Most sophisticated insurers and self-insured entities develop strategies specifically designed to expedite the fair resolution of their claims, although those strategies will not always...

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  • Survey Shows Conflicting Views of In-House, Law Firm Attorneys

    Earlier this year, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) conducted its 2015 Inside/Outside Counsel Relationship Survey, to provide its members and the legal industry as a whole with key insights into the relationship between in-house counsel...

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  • Paid Sick Leave Mandate Sows Confusion

    In an executive order released on Labor Day, President Obama declared that businesses contracting with the United States government must provide employees who work on those contracts with paid sick leave. The paid sick leave mandate will...

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  • 2015 Was a Big Year for the NLRB

    The NLRB was extremely active in 2015. It ruled that Browning-Ferris Industries is a “joint employer” of workers hired through a temporary agency; it issued guidelines for employee handbooks; and effective mid-April, it issued new expedited rules...

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  • Build a Company-Wide Culture of Compliance

    Current digital technology trends are making the job of the corporate legal department more difficult. A shift in the IT landscape has left corporations creating far more data, and that data is fragmented across a big digital...

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  • Avoiding Flotsam in Large Volumes of Data

    A recent survey finds that searching through vast amounts of electronically stored information for responsive data is the number one challenge for both IT and legal teams. Other problems include developing search criteria for determining document relevancy,...

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  • Ingredients of a Sound Legal Hold

    Among in-house counsel there is much angst around e-discovery, and for good reasons: mounting costs, rampant techno-babble and a pronounced uptick in the volume of filings asking for discovery sanctions, and orders granting those requests. The most...

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