decjan2016

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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