Five Trends to Watch as Power, Responsibility, Shift to In-House Legal Departments

Cost-containment and resource efficiency remain essential goals for legal departments, but are no longer the primary concern. In-house teams are increasingly taking lead roles […]

When is a Freedom to Operate Opinion Cost-Effective?

Most companies understand the value of applying for patents on inventions before launching a product. But…

Arbitration- Litigation Choice Not Always Obvious

Compared to traditional litigation, arbitration is often viewed by in-house and outside counsel alike as a preferable method of resolving commercial disputes. Many in […]

Theft of Critical Information by Insiders

Theft of trade secrets and other business critical information by employees and other insiders is increasing at alarming rates and costing businesses billions of […]

Caution Required when Using Managerial Accounting Data in Court

Managerial accounting data can be used in expert analyses conducted in at least two types of antitrust litigation: predatory pricing and price fixing. A […]

Litigation Risk for Website and Mobile Apps Marketing

As the year 2013 began, more than 180 consumer class actions regarding the relatively common practice of companies tracking user behavior on line and […]

Technology Can Improve Law Department Performance

A survey conducted by the author’s firm examined the current workflow environment in legal departments and identified three key challenges: keeping track of matter […]

Government Knowledge Defense Against Whistleblowers

The False Claims Act allows private persons, known as “relators” or whistleblowers, to bring suit on behalf of the government and share in any […]

What Does Daca Mean for Employers?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative is a temporary solution for undocumented immigrants 15 to 30 years old, as well as for […]

Competition, Cartels and Canada

Antitrust agencies in the U.S. and Canada have programs designed to encourage cartel participants to alert authorities about the existence of a cartel and […]