• Don’t Let Working From Home Compromise Attorney-Client Privilege

    As a public health matter it’s become a no-brainer, but as a legal matter working at home comes with its own set of risks. There is one in particular that is hard to avoid, although it can...

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  • If This Isn’t A Force Majeure, What Is It?

    An advisory from Mayer Brown attorneys looks at the fate of contracts in the context of a pandemic and widespread business shutdowns, specifically the “legal rights of customers associated with the risk of such interruptions,” and then...

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  • Business Is Good For Lawyers Who Do Wills

    Reports of meetings with clients on parking lots, and signing on the hood of a car. In New York electronic notarization is legal, but using Zoom for witnessing is not. Says one attorney: We can take care...

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  • Law Firms Balk At Shutdown Order, File Suit

    In Pennsylvania, a law firm filed suit last week against a state mandatory shutdown order, arguing that the edict from Governor Tom Wolf deprived citizens of the right to counsel. An attorney on the case told The...

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  • FLA Law Firm Sues China Over Coronavirus Pandemic

    A Florida law firm is mounting a class action suit against the People’s Republic of China and a number of Chinese agencies that it says helped oversee China’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The lawsuit alleges the...

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  • How Gun Rights Precipitated A Challenge To Non-Attorney Judges In Nevada

    The petitioner, a public defender, says he wants clarification of the policy, which goes back to pioneer days. In smaller Nevada counties – those with a population of less than 100,000 – “lay judges” are empowered to...

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  • Don’t Let Efforts To Thwart One Kind Of Virus Bring On Another

    Many companies are now redoubling efforts to enable as many employees as possible to work from home. This will likely slow down the spread of the Coronavirus, but it also increases the chance the door will be...

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  • Five Law Firms Breached; Hackers Want Ransom

    At least five law firms have been breached by a hacking group known as Maze. The stolen information included such things as legal fee agreements and privacy consent forms as well as personal information about clients, who...

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  • MeToo Has Changed Everything, From Workplace To M&A

    The breathtaking demise of celebrities may be the most dramatic result of the #MeToo movement, as Jerry Seinfeld once mused during an interview. “That’s an aspect of this unease we feel, that you just wake up —...

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  • Creating A Healthy Cybersecurity Framework

    Maintaining cybersecurity can seem like a daunting task, weighted with uncertainty and expense, but in practice it can be made manageable. This Today’s General Counsel article suggest an approach borrowed from routine healthcare, based on regular assessments...

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