Legal Departments Lead Industry-Wide Change

About five years ago, a group of in-house counsel from large corporations started to meet informally. They expressed frustrations with how their departments were […]

Risks of Contractual Joint Ventures for Government Contracts

Parties pursuing government contracts or grants enter into joint ventures for many reasons. But joint venture participants often are unaware of the legal implications […]

How to Get the Best Legal Services

Alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) can be of benefit to legal departments and law firms. According to the American Bar Association, “AFAs are not about […]

Business Continuity Plan for the Legal Department

External threat, and its impact on the legal department’s ability to meet its mission and sustain its business processes during and after a significant […]

Resource Alignment is a Big Law Department Challenge

Cost control was ranked as the top challenge facing law departments, according to the 2017 HBR Consulting Law Department Survey, but law departments are […]

A New Weapon for Creditors in Europe

Certain claimants and judgment creditors domiciled in 26 European Union member states enjoy access to a new weapon against evasive debtors. Under Regulation (EU) […]

Prosecutorial Discretion — the Quick ITC Escape

The United States International Trade Commission’s (ITC) third decision in five years not to investigate an alleged violation of Section 337 of the Tariff […]

Information Security as a Legal/Business Partnership

Compliance with information security regulations should not be viewed simply as sunk cost or minimal value-add activity. It should be viewed as an opportunity […]

Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in M&A

Privacy and cybersecurity laws and the accompanying risks involved in M&A are rapidly evolving. While your business team is wrapping its arms around traditional […]

Some PTAB Procedural Decisions Can Be Appealed

In January 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom […]