FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE
A whirlwind of claims against in-house counsel this year.
A preventive tool needed now more than ever.
Law Department Management
A few controversial topics engender a disproportionate amount of agitation and negotiation.
FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE
A lead director's responsibilities in M&A transactions.
The FTC's new abandoned call rules.
Two recent significant decisions have solidified the ability of employers seeking to prohibit union activity on their property.
FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE
Guidance on reaching out to prospective members.
Companies may face liability if employees fail to meet the goal.
The downsides for law departments.
Events of interest for general counsel.
FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
An FTC investigation and enforcement action against a company as a result of a data security incident can take over two years, cost the target company millions of dollars, and end in obligations that last decades into the future.
While senior executives are in no way immunized from deposition by virtue of their positions, companies should aggressively respond to inappropriate deposition demands by seeking a protective order.
While the Supreme Court has clearly indicated that there should be no grounds other than those set forth in the FAA for modifying or vacating an arbitration award, its opinion on whether "manifest disregard of the law" could nonetheless be considered as falling within those statutory grounds, as indeed some courts have held, is not so clear.
FROM THE AUGUST ISSUE
Not only have we loosened our ethical obligations to clients, we have created the means by which we now can sue clients for discharge, using (at least in some jurisdictions) privileged communications against them.
Techniques to help overcome the complications.
Under Second Circuit decision, viewing material, even privately, can form the basis for sexual harassment claims.
Recent moves of metro-area in-house counsel.
FROM THE JULY ISSUE
Deciding whether to adopt mandatory arbitration.
Material adverse change considerations for strategic acquirers.
Making e-discovery decisions based on the lowest bids may not save money in the long run.
FROM THE JUNE ISSUE
Developing in-house counsel's role in the fight against global corruption.
The challenges of measuring productivity and cost-effectiveness.
When files get lost in the shuffle.
FROM THE MAY ISSUE
Even after 'Stoneridge,' bar still perplexed over lawyer liability for client wrongdoing.
Government initiatives, employee challenges make companies review classification practices.
'Hall Street' and the shrinking scope of judicial review of arbitral awards.
Appointments and promotions for metro-area general counsel.
FROM THE APRIL ISSUE
Employment disputes are shaping the law at its earliest stages.
Techniques to overcome reluctance of firms and law departments alike.
FROM THE MARCH ISSUE
Despite reforms, pay is less transparent and shareholder-friendly than in the past.
What to do after an e-commerce stick-up steals customer identities.
FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE
Are measures to protect the primacy of U.S. markets the right remedy or could they be missing more significant problems?
Law department involvement in law firm operations ranges from reasonable to problematic.
Exposures of in-house counsel continue to mount.
FROM THE JANUARY ISSUE
Across the board, changes are in the works for noncompete agreements.
Use of national security letters seeking customer information has risen.
Setting out the process when drafting clauses allows parties to take control.