Law Department Spend Tilting In-House

According to the 2014 HBR Law Department Survey, total legal spending, which includes money spent on inside and outside counsel, increased by only two […]

Feds Crack Down on Dealing With Russia

As a result of sanctions, Americans now have limited ability to do business with certain sectors of the Russian economy, which include Russia’s largest […]

Ten Commandments for Preparing the Deposition Witness

In most jurisdictions there are significant restrictions on what the defending lawyer can do with respect to objecting to questions, directing the witness not […]

Still Waiting for an FCPA Super Bowl

In a case that was closely watched by Foreign Corrupt Practices Act practitioners, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in the matter of Esquenazi […]

Social Media Assets in M&A Transactions

A company’s social media pages and profiles, and associated followers, friends and other connections, may constitute valuable business assets. However, social media assets often […]

Billion Dollar Failures

2014 was an active year for the M&A market due to low interest rates and available capital. Last year saw the highest level of […]

Law Department Staffing Trends

The survey captured information about legal department staffing trends for 2015. One-third of respondents came from departments of six to 24 lawyers, another third […]

Special Litigation Committee Good Defense Against Derivative Lawsuits

Every instance of data theft raises the possibility of litigation, and just as companies are building up their defenses against data breaches, their legal […]

Survey Highlights Cybersecurity Risk to Board

According to a recently released Thomson Reuters governance survey, corporate boards are increasingly exposed to cybersecurity risk. Respondents represented firms from financial services, education, […]

National Limitations on Work Hours Complicate Multinational Projects

Multinational corporations face challenges ensuring compliance with jurisdictional variations on allowable worker hours. Several European nations limit the number of hours employees may work […]