• Problems When Transactional Counsel Act as Trial Counsel

    “Your company’s agent for service of process delivers a lawsuit involving a contract that your company’s law firm drafted. Given the firm’s deep familiarity with the transaction, does it make sense to have that firm litigate the...

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  • Employees Working At Home? Read Your Cyber Policy

    Some policies exclude devices not owned by the “named insured"; some require that the named insured have an on-the-record....

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  • Compliance Officers Should Have Executive Authority

    “Sure, it’s crazy to think that any for-profit corporation would cede such power to compliance officers,” writes Richard Cassin. Nevertheless, he believes compliance officers should have executive authority, meaning the power to block hiring decisions, reject subcontracts...

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  • EEOC Says Companies Can Test Employees For Virus

    Restricting access to the workplace based on a medical exam is normally frowned upon by the EEOC, but not so with respect to tests for determining whether an employee has the Covid-19 virus. This exception is based...

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  • Isolation Takes a Psychological Toll on Young Lawyers

    Firms in the UK are hosting virtual hang-outs including Friday night videocon drinks as a way of retaining a sense of team bonding, and offering courses in meditation online, measures they hope will counter the problems remote...

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  • Antibody Tests, Thought Crucial To Reopening The Economy, Questioned By Some Experts

    It has been widely assumed that those who tested positive for Covid-10 antibodies could resume their normal routine with a good chance they would neither infect nor be infected by others. A Scottsdale AZ law firm ,...

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  • Antibody Tests Were Rushed; Setback For A Back-to-Work Strategy

    Covid-19 antibody tests, considered crucial to any rational back-to-work strategy, have been rushed to market, and many are proving to be unreliable. A Scottsdale AZ law firm, as reported in the Arizona Republic, was among the organizations...

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  • How Not To Do “Austerity Rollouts”

    Some law firms have already furloughed employees, cut salaries or laid off employees in response to the Covid crisis, and many others likely have austerity plans in the works. Common decency and regard for others dictates how...

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  • Whistleblowing To In-House Counsel

    Complex privilege questions can arise when an employee has a whistleblowing discussion with in-house counsel. Will the privilege apply, and if so under what circumstances? Answers to these questions arise from some of the same threshold issues...

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  • Protecting Electronic Devices At The Border

    A recent episode involving a cell phone search at the border got a lot of media attention, seen primarily through the lens of politics, but what happened bears attention from any attorney who needs to travel internationally....

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