• When the Going Gets Tough

    Name partner Jake Bloom of Bloom Hergott is leaving the firm in the midst of a highly publicized malpractice suit filed by film star Johnny Depp. Alan Hergott, whose client list includes luminaries such as Brad Pitt,...

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  • Cybersecurity Director Sues Former Employer Under False Claims Act

    The former senior director of cybersecurity for a large aerospace company alleges that his ex-employer committed fraud under the False Claims Act because it failed to meet information security requirements. A California federal court has ruled that...

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  • Maximizing Privilege In Data Breach Investigations

    The Investigation of a data breach is not automatically protected, but there are ways to maximize the chances that it will be...

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  • Companies Strengthening Ethical Scrutiny

    According to the KPMG 2019 CCO Survey, Insights on Ethics & Compliance, companies across all main industries are actively planning to strengthen their ability to detect and prevent ethical misconduct. The strategies they employ include investigations, monitoring...

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  • How The #MeToo Movement Has Changed M&A

    The #MeToo movement has had a major effect on what investors and buyers are obliged to do in order to manage risk. This Today’s General Counsel article, by Littler attorneys Devjani H. Mishra and Raoul Parekh, discusses...

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  • A Formidable Warrior In The Conservative Battle To Reshape The Judiciary

    He heads an advocacy group with the innocuous name “the Article III Project” and is a prodigious money raiser. Orrin Hatch, the former Utah Senator, called him “the tip of the spear,” Justice Gorsuch, for whom he...

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  • Banks Fined $1 Billion-Plus By European Commission

    The European Commission has fined five banks a total $1.2 billion for their roles in foreign exchange trading cartels. The banks are Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Traders...

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  • Know Who the Judges Are Before You Present Your Argument

    Writing on the Appellate Advocacy Blog, Lance Caughfield discusses the importance of understanding who the panel of judges are before presenting an argument, so the argument can be tailored to their mind set. He stresses that judges...

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  • Amazon Hacked, In A Slow-Motion Fraud

    Over a period of about six months, hackers siphoned cash from about 100 Amazon merchant accounts to accounts the hackers controlled at two financial services companies. Amazon explicitly acknowledged that the two companies, Barclays Plc and Prepay...

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  • Trump’s Hard Line Includes Business Immigration

    Media attention on President Trump’s immigration policy tends to focus on illegal border crossing. But Trump also has called for a big reduction in legal immigration and has specifically targeted U.S. businesses that hire foreign professionals. This...

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