• English Courts Possess Powerful Tools for U.S. Litigation

    This article focuses on two potent interim remedies that an English court can grant in aid of U.S. court proceedings: (1) obtaining evidence or documents from a witness/non-party resident in England or Wales through the 1970 Hague...

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  • Contractual Potholes on the Road to M&A

    Ambiguity, not clarity, can emerge from the complex documentation prepared in an M&A deal. A Delaware case, LSVC Holdings, LLC v. Vestcom Parent Holdings, Inc. made this clear. As a first step, a Delaware court will look...

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  • Supreme Court PDR Decision Could Upend Regulatory Ground Rules

    In PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the question of whether district courts need to adhere to statutory interpretations made by federal agencies with national reach. A West...

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  • SEC Zeros in on Celebrity Promotions

    The enhanced publicity garnered from celebrity involvement in an SEC action can help the agency warn and educate a broader segment of the public of the consequences of securities violations, thus deterring more would-be violators and alerting...

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  • Insider Trading and the Personal Benefit Requirement

    A recent decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York illustrates the broad reach of prosecutors in pursuing recipients of insider trading tips, despite the case-law requirement that the tipper has...

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  • Keys to a Successful Joint Defense Group

    A joint in-house counsel defense group can maximize effectiveness and position the defense for the best possible outcome in litigation. The initial challenge for a joint defense group (JDG) is that membership is often effectively involuntary. Plaintiffs’...

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  • Out-of-State Deposition and Discovery in Texas

    Most states have enacted the Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act, which simplifies procedures for issuing subpoenas for out-of-state discovery, including document requests and depositions. Texas has not adopted the Act. Generally, a party seeking discovery from a...

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  • Planning for a Smooth Client Transition

    A major generational swing is currently underway in the workforce, as roughly 75 million baby boomers — who hold about one-third of all U.S. jobs — approach retirement. Law firm leaders need to implement smooth, efficient client...

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  • Faster, Cheaper, Smarter The Future of Artificial Intelligence in E-Discovery

    The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in legal technology began during the document review phase of electronic discovery, which accounts, on average, for over 70 percent of the costs associated with pre-trial discovery. Technologies like predictive coding,...

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  • Banks Caught in State/Federal Cannabis Conflict

    Lawyers must counsel clients in the nascent industry of state-legalized cannabis that their routine business affairs violate federal law, a situation that new Attorney General William Barr calls “untenable.” It requires lawyers involved in the cannabis space...

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