The brainchild of Mark Smolik, GC of DHL’s American supply chain operations, Qualmet’s first cloud-based platform assesses and compares the performance of legal service providers.
The brainchild of Mark Smolik, GC of DHL’s American supply chain operations, Qualmet’s first cloud-based platform assesses and compares the performance of legal service providers.
Panelists hoped to bring clarity to risk management anxieties arising from the fast-changing cybersecurity market.
New York's new state budget waives a state law prohibiting the operation of driverless vehicles as part of controlled testing that Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes will grow an industry in autonomous automobile technology.
The 2017 CLOC Conference focus on harnessing legal data toward actionable metrics is more than advice—it's increasingly becoming a business necessity.
Cozen O’Connor shareholder Lori Kalani recently had the opportunity to speak to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey about her efforts in concert with other AGs challenging the Trump Administration in several key policy areas, as well as her other priorities and issues of focus as AG.
As companies expand mobile device in-house, many are worried about their ability to limit the exposure of potentially discoverable corporate data.
As the regulators’ own capabilities of examining big data grows, it becomes less likely that they will discuss search terms with you to narrow down a data request.
Public comments are now available on a new set of draft guidelines dealing with special purpose bank charters for fintechs.
Tech giant Google filed a motion under seal Tuesday at the instruction of Administrative Law Judge Steven Berlin, in a move that attorneys said was very rare.
Collecting and normalizing business intelligence data, building a data warehouse, and effective presentation for outside the organization will be key concepts at the 2017 CLOC conference.
Even with security advancements, the use of biometric data may running into increased regulatory oversight and far-reaching state privacy laws.
Recently issued cybersecurity guidelines by the Association of Corporate Counsel are meant to prevent data breaches but some lawyers are saying they will add hours and dollars to projects.
"What gets measured gets managed," the late management consultant Peter Drucker reportedly said. But do corporate counsel get the data and reporting they need to effectively manage their litigation and e-discovery costs? A recent survey of chief legal officers suggests not, finding that there is a wide gap between the reporting they need and the reporting they get.
A new GAO report highlights data security as an issue for fintech and its band of many regulators.
An effective new matter planning checklist needs to address all six phases of your e-discovery project. Here’s a 24 question example.
For American media audiences, the Bill O'Reilly saga had pretty much everything, from sex and celebrity to money and politics. For law firms and their clients, it was also a reminder: In the biggest scandals, there's nothing internal about internal investigations.
The U.S. government's bribery case involving Hungary's largest telecommunications company closes after two former executives Monday agreed to pay penalties and accept a five-year bar on serving as an officer or director.
Law firms need to pay attention to both the ACC guidelines and the NYS DFS regulations in order to compete in the current marketplace.
At an upcoming CLOC institute, panelists will discuss how artificial intelligence could have an upside for some legal departments.
Successful companies embrace change. For successful companies, change is seen as an opportunity to expand market share and enhance shareholder value. Conversely, those companies that fail to adapt to change often fall behind and fail to remain relevant. Change comes in all shapes and forms, whether it be disruptive technology, changes in market conditions or legal and regulatory changes.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security adopted new regulations, effective Jan. 17, interpreting and fully implementing the immigration provisions of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 and the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998.
The World Bank Group is set to name Pascale DuBois to its top anticorruption post as its next Integrity Vice President.
The marijuana vending machine startup Medbox Inc. got smoked last month by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which accused the cannabis company of filing sham earnings reports. It was the latest in a series of setbacks for Medbox, now called Notis Global Inc., and its growing ranks of lawyer-owners.
HBR Consulting knows the difficulty legal departments have evaluating their processes. At CLOC, group leaders will try to help operations professionals make the grade.
Former deputy U.S. attorney general Larry Thompson was named independent corporate monitor overseeing compliance reforms at Volkswagen AG for the next three years by the U.S. government on Friday.
American Oversight, a nonprofit formed by attorneys, is working to reveal information to the public about health care policymaking in Washington.
The case involved allegations that Harman International Industries artificially inflated its stock prices.
Class action powerhouse Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro accused the automaker Wednesday of making its customers "beta testers of half-baked software."
Trevor McFadden, the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division acting principal deputy assistant attorney general, says the DOJ intends to wrap up old cases and accelerate new investigations.
Review a checklist of certain disclosure-related guideposts that are important for lawyers to consider when a client has to deal with employee, director or officer misconduct.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the temporary worker visa program heavily used by Silicon Valley companies but Dallas-based immigration attorney Harry Joe said changing the program could also hurt universities and schools.
The Federal Trade Commission is keeping tabs on the growing trend of brands hiring so-called "influencers"—athletes, celebrities and others with large followings—to promote their products on social media. Up until Wednesday, the agency has put the burden of ensuring proper advertising disclosure on the brands. The agency sent 90 letters to influencers and marketers informing them of their responsibility to "clearly and conspicuously" disclose the business relationships behind social media posts.
Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., rejected a lawsuit brought by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for $130 million in payments under the Affordable Care Act's risk corridor program.
Aaron Alter, head of the legal department at Hawaiian Airlines, says there's plenty that United Airlines could have done differently with their recent passenger removal scandal.
Kim Yapchai, chief compliance officer at Whirlpool, talks about the benefits of entering the compliance side of the in-house legal world.
Netspend and its parent company Total System Services have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbying on prepaid card rules and other regulatory matters. The two companies are not backing down. Netspend is pushing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to delay its new rule, and on Capitol Hill, Total System Services is jumping into an effort, sponsored by Republican lawmakers, to tear up the new regulation.
Review eight updated and comprehensive focal points that are steps in the right cybersecurity direction.
A new study from British law firm EMW finds an enormous increase in fintech patent filings.
Restaurants and hotels in which President Donald Trump has financial interests are unfairly siphoning business away from competitors in New York and Washington, D.C., the new plaintiffs in a watchdog group’s emoluments suit against Trump allege.
A case argued Tuesday considers whether the use of "disgorgement" by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should be considered a penalty subject to a five-year statute of limitations.
The 2017 Proxy Monitor Report sponsored by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a domestic policy think tank, finds that these are the top issues to watch this 2017 proxy season.
Jury consultant Susan Constantine is employing facial recognition software, but the jury is still out on the tool's efficacy and impact.
A Brazilian construction conglomerate that pleaded guilty last year to running a vast bribery operation was sentenced on Monday to pay a landmark $2.6 billion, one of the largest settlements in the United States under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Corporations operating in Asia are turning to legal technology to manage IP assets and work more efficiently on a global scale.
Morae Legal managing directors Brian Stearns and Mark Woolfolk discuss how legal technology enables corporate legal to rethink how it approaches and delegates work.
The risk management rundown on making sure your company, no matter the size, is protected from common cyber risks.
The Daily Report on Friday announced the honorees in its In-House Legal Department of the Year and GC Impact program.
The rookie judge was up on the minutiae of all three cases argued Monday and ready to engage with counsel. Here are four highlights from his first day on the bench.
For the second time this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has accused a law firm of using overly aggressive debt collection tactics.
Automakers are adding in-car payments systems to vehicles, a development that could lead to more convenience for drivers, but also more potential headaches for corporate legal departments.
Considerations for Corporate Counsel and Discovery Teams: With the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect in May 2018, the serious implications for corporate legal counsel and e-discovery teams are difficult to deny.
Weighing the risks of self-reporting a bribery violation, or hiding it, has always been a thorny issue for companies. That's the dilemma at the heart of the U.S. Justice Department's pilot program for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Justice Department is mulling whether to continue the pilot program or to modify it. Most lawyers who have participated in the program said it should be continued, but with more clarity for companies.
In 2014, as general counsel to the U.S. Transportation Department, Katie Thomson shared a piece of advice she often gives to young lawyers: "What you do in your life is important but who you work with is equally important." Less than a year after leaving the Obama administration to join Morrison & Foerster, where she was chairwoman of the firm's transportation group, Thomson is now moving on to a newly created position at Amazon.com Inc.
Several in-house counsel at a UC Berkeley School of Law conference described how little sports has to do with their "sports law" jobs.
The street race to develop and test autonomous vehicles ramped up this week when the California Department of Motor Vehicles granted Apple Inc. a license to test three driverless SUVs on state roads.
Despite an almost $7 million litigation win, the GC of fitness equipment company TRX still sees litigation as a last resort.
In a case closely watched by institutional investors, CalPERS is hoping to reverse the Second Circuit and extend the window for opt-out suits.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer awarded the Seattle plaintiffs firm $2.3 million, a small fraction of its request.
Fintech could pose a threat to traditional banks in the U.K., says the governor of the Bank of England, but that need not mean tougher regulations.
The International Professional Practices Framework released last year by the IIA is intended to provide guidance for internal auditors, by seeking to focus on core principles. The framework identifies 10 core principles that describe or guide what an effective internal audit function should focus upon and to what it should adhere.
Although the U.S. Justice Department's FCPA pilot program has publicly declined prosecution in five cases based on similar criteria, the outcomes were varied. Here at a glance are the results of the five cases resolved under the program so far.
The question hanging over the CFPB's arbitration rule—a proposal that drew tens of thousands of comments from consumer and business advocates—is less now about the finer points of the final rule than about whether the regulations will ever see the light of day at all. For the agency, the threat of a congressional override is not abstract. Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate proposed bills to tear up the CFPB's prepaid card rule.
When suspicions of employee data theft arise, it is important to engage a computer forensics expert to perform a theft-of-IP analysis in order to preserve electronic data and uncover important evidence.
Brett Hart, general counsel of United Airlines, will likely play a pivotal role in the company's response to a recent scandal.
A company’s immigration program depends on its business environment. Addressing immigration compliance and potential enforcement activity will help companies address issues proactively and minimize exposure in the event of a compliance failure.
United Airlines' reputation has taken a bruising since Sunday, when police forcibly removed a passenger from a flight in Chicago that the company initially said was overbooked. But will the airline face legal challenges as a result of the incident?
You don’t have to be beaten and dragged off a flight to conclude that flying coach is a miserable experience these days. Wondering who to blame? Here’s a suggestion: antitrust lawyers--and yes, we're naming names. The ones who rammed through airline mergers--and the ones at DOJ who took the bait.
Yen, a prominent IP lawyer, will step down as executive vice president of the intellectual property defense company Sept. 1, but will hold a seat on its board of directors.
Qualcomm was ordered to pay a refund of royalties for phone and chip modem sales that exceeded a per-unit cap.
When you dive into a few hundred pages of good data the old-fashioned way (read, highlight), broad themes usually rise to the surface. But real insights are often found in the details and context. This winter and spring I've spent many hours poring over responses to 57 benchmarking questions. The respondents are legal and compliance heads in large global organizations based in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims only a fraction of a $17 million trust created under a Yahoo settlement has been used to provide humanitarian aid to Chinese dissidents.
With eight figures potentially on the line, Johnson & Johnson isn't skimping on its defense. Covington & Burling products liability partners Phyllis Jones and Paul Schmidt were on hand in the St. Louis courtroom Tuesday, backing up national coordinating counsel from Butler Snow and Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
Accusations of a gender gap in compensation at Google have brought to the fore the importance of pay equity for companies and legal departments.
A federal court complaint on behalf of Juicero Inc. says a Chinese company has copied the "luxurious yet approachable" style of its juicer.
Machine-learning powered data classification is providing better insight into internal and operational data, but it has yet to spread to all areas of legal work.
From picking a reform-minded PTO director to unveiling a major antipiracy plan to moving quickly to fill Federal Circuit vacancies, the Obama administration is concocting a heady IP mix.
In an earlier article, attorney Leonard Deutchman discussed how a Delaware court relied upon unjustifiable technical conclusions to find a defendant in contempt of court for wiping the unallocated space on a hard drive. He now examines the court's legal conclusions and their implications.
Remember those Staples 'Easy Button' ads? In eDiscovery, lawyers long for that big, red easy button to help us meet our client's duty to preserve electronically stored information.
In a new suit, eSentio Technologies accuses HBR Consulting of derailing its bid for document management work from Akin Gump and King & Spalding.
Corporate boards have begun exercising more vigorous and direct oversight of the organization's corporate culture in what has become a significant emerging governance trend. This trend reflects an increasing awareness of how matters of culture and reputation correlate to the success of an organization, and to the board's efforts to sustain long-term corporate objectives. The general counsel is well-positioned to advise the board on culture oversight matters.
Shearman & Sterling's report on the Wells Fargo sham-accounts scandal didn't hold any punches. And the bank's law department didn't escape scrutiny. The report found the law department "did not appreciate that sales integrity issues reflected a systemic breakdown in Wells Fargo's culture and values and an ongoing failure to correct the widespread breaches of trust in the misuse of customers’ personal data and financial information." Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan said the report provides a new opportunity to "learn from our mistakes."
A survey by Osterman Research finds many corporations are unable to retain, produce and search through much of their internal data given depending on its age, type and where it’s stored.
We have all been there. The airline overbooks your flight and offers a $200 voucher to miss your flight and leave the next day. No one volunteers. Eventually, the voucher price creeps up enough (maybe a free night at the airport hotel is thrown in) and a passenger or two agrees to miss their flight. And, when no one volunteers, apparently, the airport police may drag a random passenger off the plane.
Eight app makers have agreed to settle a California class action accusing them of accessing the address books of Apple customers without permission.
Hardly a day goes by without news of another data breach, online scam, new malware threat, or other success story from the annals of organized cybercrime.
All three major branches of the federal government, as well as the states, have begun to tackle regulation of the IoT.
kCura and Videris are betting their integration can vastly improve the efficiency of analyzing data sets by aligning internal and external data sets.
For legal, Microsoft is trying to streamline records retention and deletion while keeping data in place.
Matt Cushing, general counsel at technology company Pegasystems, discusses the opportunities and challenges legal professionals face in one of the economy's most cutting-edge industries.
A new survey by consultant EY finds that more than three-quarters of board directors and senior managers in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa who responded to a survey said they could justify unethical behavior if it would help their businesses survive.
In the spring of 2003, Robert Olson, then general counsel of Chiquita Brands International Inc., was advising the company on whether to continue making illegal "security payments" to known terrorists in Colombia. The money bought protection for the company's employees and banana plantations.
With the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), federal courts are now wide open for trade secret litigation.
A Labor Department judge adjourned a bench trial scheduled to close Friday evening as Google's attorneys needed to discuss a "significant matter."
The Association of Corporate Counsel named Reese Arrowsmith the first chair of the organization's budding legal operations group, called ACC Legal Operations. Arrowsmith currently serves as the vice president and head of legal operations at Campbell Soup Co.
The final round of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court this month will give soon-to-be Justice Neil Gorsuch opportunities to reveal how he would deal with a range of issues, including government support of religious institutions and requirements for securities and product liability claims.
Brian Michael, 21st Century Fox's deputy general counsel and group chief compliance officer, keeps this in mind when telling executives about cooperation: What will regulators think and say about the company's action months down the line?
Recent union gains in the digital media sector have attorneys asking an urgent question: Will this motivate millennials in other industries to follow suit and rock the workplace world?
Exploring uncharted territory, U.S. District Judge James Donato on Wednesday agreed to postpone a computer hacking trial for three months while the plaintiff seeks new sources of litigation funding.
In the wake of Tuesday's ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects against sexual orientation-based workplace discrimination, lawyers observed that employers will have to expand their anti-discrimination policies to adapt to the times.
Corporate legal departments pushing for greater diversity in outside counsel are also taking steps to improve diversity in-house. Adobe Systems Inc.'s general counsel is among those involved.
Pernod Ricard’s senior legal adviser and compliance officer Ingrid Cope is joining the Coca-Cola Company at its UK and Ireland legal head.
VW's emissions cheat was inexcusable. For people who buy diesel cars and overlook the clattering engine and weird yellow fuel pump at the gas station, they like to think that their good gas-mileage cars are not some portable coal mine. But the company paid big. More than U.S. automakers that killed people (and lied about it). More than companies convicted of bribery and terrorism-related offenses.
Dueling court filings quibble over whether UCAR Inc. attorneys expressly claimed they would not seek a temporary restraining order as part of their trade secret case against four former employees.
It might be time to react when someone posts defamatory, offensive or infringing content about you or your business on social media.
The intellectual property lead left Facebook after almost 10 years with the company.
Kara Brockmeyer, chief of enforcement for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and 17-year-veteran at the SEC, is leaving the agency at a time when the new administration is looking at how it might change enforcement of bribery laws.
Some fintech startups are innovating so quickly that it's hard for outside counsel to keep up. Ben Alden, general counsel for personal finance startup Betterment in New York, has hired many firms that he ultimately parted ways with before finding the right outside counsel who understood the company, which offers automated investing, or "robo-advising."
When Jonathan Truppman tells people where he works, it often turns into an overly detailed conversation about mattress size and firmness, he says. That's because he's the general counsel of Casper Sleep Inc., famous for disrupting the mattress market with its mattress-in-a-box concept.
In recent years, some legal departments have started requesting, or in some cases mandating, that outside law firms make diversity and inclusion a priority.
Review four items that are crucial to a law clerk, along with some things that will continue to serve you well once you join the corporate ranks.
Facebook's lawyers at Munger, Tolles & Olson have invoked Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—a go-to defense strategy when internet companies are hauled into court.
"One emerging theme that all regulators should be taking into account is, what is the landscape for cybersecurity right now?"
Atlanta police announced Tuesday afternoon that a Roswell man was in custody in connection with the shooting death of Trinh Huynh, who arrived as a child refugee from wartorn Vietnam, grew up in Georgia and dedicated herself to the Atlanta legal and immigrant community.
Asian companies are bracing for an expected wave of rising litigation, regulatory action and cost pressures, a Baker McKenzie survey found.
Wells Fargo plans to appeal a federal regulator's order to pay a large award to a fired manager at a Los Angeles bank branch and reinstate him. The filing of the complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was unusual, experts said.
The Justice Department told a federal court on Tuesday that the Office of Management and Budget has concluded its review of the Labor Department's final rule delaying the implementation date of its fiduciary rule by 60 days — from April 10 to June 9.
After a rogue information technology specialist working for Coca-Cola gave away some of the company’s laptops containing sensitive employee information, a former Coca-Cola technician sued the company for the resulting identity theft.
A federal judge held that Coca-Cola had no responsibility to prevent its employees' personal information from falling into the wrong hands.
In the hotly-awaited decision Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court held that "structured dismissals" of bankruptcy cases cannot distribute estate assets to certain creditors in derogation of the Bankruptcy Code's priority rules. This decision disrupts an existing practice in Chapter 11 cases with unconfirmable bankruptcy plans where parties negotiated settlements inconsistent with the code's priority scheme.
Few boards are prepared for handling an unexpected transition. How well a company handles a change in leadership can have a direct impact on its success. Rough terminations and failed successions can lead to bad PR and shareholder activism. By contrast smooth leadership changes can provide performance momentum.
Planning ahead is essential, and legal teams should consider these nine tips when assessing their companies' readiness.
Operational, cultural and implementation barriers can challenge corporate legal's attempts to secure volumes of sensitive company data.
In-house counsel who spoke on a panel about drone laws and regulation at the Emerging Technologies and Torts of the Future Conference in Menlo Park named their top worries.
The Association of Corporate Counsel on Wednesday released its first set of model cybersecurity practices to help corporate legal departments ensure that outside firms safeguard their company's confidential information. Since 2014, the percentage of top in-house lawyers characterizing data breaches as "extremely" important rose from 19 percent to 26 percent this year.
Few attorneys have had a career as broad and varied as Robert Khuzami's, which has ranged from private practice to federal prosecutor to bank general counsel to enforcement director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Justice Department on Monday warned companies against favoring foreign, temporary visa workers in hiring, firing or recruiting efforts as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services begins reviewing potentially hundreds of thousands of applications for a type of visa granted to those skilled with highly specialized skills.
Covering corporate law departments and in-house attorneys for Texas Lawyer and other ALM publications, reporter Kristen Rasmussen profiles Danielle Hunter, executive vice president, general counsel, chief risk & compliance officer and corporate secretary at C&J Energy Services.
Corporate legal expenses as a percent of company revenue increased 9 percent in the last two years. This increase in expense—relative to other corporate functions—has caught the eye of CEOs and CFOs. In today’s tight-margin environment, legal’s cost footprint must get smaller. The question is, how?
"Americans deserve a president of undivided loyalty," the Wallace Global Fund told Morgan Lewis' leader. "Your firm has denied them that."
In an industrywide survey, legal technology expert Ari Kaplan found corporate e-discovery is being leveraged more toward information governance and analysis tasks.
Benjamin Alden, general counsel of personal finance startup Betterment, is caught up in a classic tale of industry disruption: His company allows users to manage their finances by linking their various financial accounts—including bank accounts and credit card info—into one dashboard.
The need for workflow security components goes much deeper than simply meeting compliance requirements.
The updates to the influential Principles are the first released since 2007, and the third edition is four years in the making.
Volkswagen Group has named Kurt Michels as the German automaker's new chief compliance officer, a hire that comes as the company seeks to move past its multibillion-dollar emissions scandal.
The settlement is part of a multistate agreement under which Volkswagen has agreed to resolve environmental claims based on its installation of “defeat devices” in its diesel vehicles to skirt emissions tests.
The majority of in-house lawyers have reservations about Deutsche Bank’s plan to stop paying panel law firms for work carried out by junior lawyers, but believe the move is likely to start a trend, according to a new Legal Week survey of corporate counsel.
CFPB director Richard Cordray, speaking on Thursday at a U.S. Chamber event in Washington, defended the consumer agency against an oft-made charge: That the Obama-era bureau engages in "regulation by enforcement."
This week, 185 corporate counsel urged Congress to support funding for Legal Services Corp. We reached out to several of the in-house lawyers who signed the letter to talk about the LSC and its connection to corporate legal departments.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who could be Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Trade Commission, says more companies should get to know their state attorney general offices.
The federal judge in Dallas who recently signed off on a plea deal between the telecom company ZTE and the U.S. Department of Justice has imposed his own corporate monitor, in an unusual move.
EpiPen maker Mylan N.V. announced Tuesday that Daniel Gallagher has been appointed chief legal officer, effective April 17. Gallagher served as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from late 2011 to late 2015. He previously held various staff roles at the agency, including as counsel to two commissioners.
Deutsche Bank is to stop paying panel law firms for work carried out by newly qualified lawyers and trainees, Legal Week can reveal.
The Waymo v. Uber case is one of the first major battles over driverless car technology, and it will be a real food fight.
The TC Heartland case raises a number of important issues for in-house counsel around IP and litigation strategy.
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to reassert a previous interpretation of the rules, which limited patent suits to the districts where companies are incorporated.
In the modern age, general counsels and their legal departments are increasingly expected to be business partners, collaborating with executives and functional experts in finance, HR and marketing to drive bottom-line results.
Companies and firms are dealing with lawyers' social media use on a case-by-case basis, leading to uncertainty, in-house and outside counsel say.
A Menlo Park company is trying to find a better way to bring GCs and outside counsel together, but some GCs remain reluctant about the idea.
President Donald Trump routinely has sought corporate America's voice on a range of issues, but will he and members of Congress listen to the 185 in-house counsel who are opposed to his zero budget for the Legal Services Corp.?
How does an organization handle a world with the risk of ransomware? As the CIA and NSA could testify, even the most robust technical defenses can be insufficient. Three simple practices can help.
In a ruling that could expose the shipper to steep penalties, a judge faulted UPS for turning a blind eye to illegal cigarette shipments until it was faced with legal action.
Product recalls are on the rise in many industries. The year 2016 saw over 8,000 products recalled by the Food and Drug Administration and nearly 15,000 warning letters issued. Regulatory and consumer protection standards are becoming more stringent and notices of violations more frequent. At the same time, product supply chains are getting more widespread and complex.
If we cannot manage Mother Nature’s idea of climate (and the current scientific and political climates suggest this is a vain hope), then can we at least manage our man-made institutions to anticipate and mitigate her moods?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state law preventing retailers from telling shoppers they are imposing a “surcharge” on credit card purchases could be unconstitutional.
'We think DOL will move forward with the [delay] announcement as soon as possible after OMB clearance,' says Groom attorney Saxon.
Due to allegations of failed HR departments inside Uber and Tesla, GCs should work more closely with the departments to prevent lawsuits and internal problems, lawyers say.
The agreement comes in a California case just before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heard arguments that the suits should be coordinated before a single judge.
On March 7 and 8, General Dynamics, joined by TRACE International and the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, found 150 participants eager to hear about business ethics in Romania, which has been swept by anti-corruption protests in recent months.
Makan Delrahim, a former top lobbyist for tech and health care companies who now serves as a deputy White House counsel, is the Trump administration's pick to lead the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a key post that would put him, and his front-office staff, in the spotlight of in-house legal departments looking to win approval for mergers and acquisitions.
For decades, retailers and all other kinds of companies have faced suits alleging breach of contract, unfair trade practices or tortious interference. For some lucky insureds, courts have found coverage for these lawsuits where they include allegations of product disparagement—a covered "personal and advertising injury" under typical commercial general liability policies.
While Apple says users are safe, the event underscores the importance for companies to be prepared for cyber events, says Alston & Bird partner.
IBM's announced expansion of Watson Discovery Service and the launch of Watson Company Profiler looks to further the AI platform's e-discovery and search technology.
As more and more companies enter the burgeoning cyberinsurance marketplace, they often ask policyholder counsel like me how they can choose the best cyberpolicy when confronted with so many choices. When the marketplace was still in its infancy just a few years ago, this was a considerably harder question because the policy forms, including the scope of first party and liability coverages being offered by different insurers, varied so drastically.
Ameen Haddad, assistant general counsel at Oracle and head of its knowledge management project, discusses KM's complexities and opportunities.
A PwC survey finds that women face wage, education and culture barriers in an industry heavily comprised of males.
This month has brought some major personnel changes at the top of companies’ legal departments.
Companies are constantly looking for ways to recruit, retain and reward valued employees. The Department of the Treasury issued final regulations addressing deferred compensation and safe harbor planning utilizing §§409A(d)(1), 457(e)11 and 31.3121(v)(2). These regulations set forth how plan sponsors can provide death benefits on a permissibly selective basis.
Hourly rates are rebounding strongly from the post-recession doldrums and Big Law is leading the way in capturing more money for their time. Nonetheless, overall demand for lawyers’ time continues to fall, according to an analysis released Monday of actual legal invoices from nearly 100 companies.
Astute receivables leaders know how to identify issues and act on them before they become major problems—especially when it comes to compliance. The cost of noncompliance and damage to reputation can be debilitating, but preventive measures save resources by eliminating the cost of noncompliance and damage to reputation, helping to create new business and maintain advantage over the competition.
The latest D.C. Big Law hires and other industry news.
A Second Circuit panel, reviewing a decision from Judge Jed Rakoff, is parsing just how prominently arbitration agreements must appear on an app or website for their terms to be enforceable.
McKool Smith insurance recovery practice head Robin Cohen won big in Delaware, forcing insurers to pay Verizon's massive legal bill to several elite firms that successfully defended the company after a failed spin-off.
The developers of three popular health-related mobile apps have agreed to settle allegations that they potentially harmed consumers by making misleading claims about the accuracy of the technologies' results, the New York Attorney General's Office announced Thursday.
Here's what plaintiffs lawyers, public interest groups, class action critics and claim administrators have to say about proposed amendments that would crack down on serial objectors and promote modern means of communicating with class members.
The underlying case involved users who sold wooden bee traps that allegedly violated a man's patent.
An Atlanta-based private equity investment firm is suing longtime legal counsel Alston & Bird over claims that Alston lawyers provided bad legal advice based on a multimillion-dollar math error—then allegedly attempted to cover it up.
Here are some of the congressional attorneys playing a role in the health care legislation efforts, representing both parties, both chambers and various committees. They include Kim Brandt, chief oversight counsel, Senate Committee on Finance; Nick Bath, health policy director, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); Mike Bloomquist, deputy staff director House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Karen Christian, general counsel, House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Allison Halataei, general counsel, House Committee on Ways and Means; and Jane Lucas, legislative director for Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota.
The grocery delivery service will pay $4.625 million to resolve a nationwide class action but won't change the way it designates workers.
Intellectual property leaders are tapping into powerful on-demand networks to help monetize portfolios.
Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally shipping communications and surveillance equipment to Iran in violation of U.S. export controls, and agreed to pay record penalties that could reach $1.2 billion.
If your company is sued, and insurance coverage is involved, settling both the claim against you (the underlying claim) and your insurance claim can get complicated. If you are not careful, a settlement of the underlying claim can adversely affect your insurance coverage, as can settling with fewer than all insurers where more than one policy provides coverage for a claim. Here are some common settlement scenarios and practical tips to help policyholders make smart settlements to maximize existing insurance coverage.
When the president issued an immigration ban earlier this year, Meetup and its general counsel leaped into action.
The Ninth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday in a long-running battle over rules barring businesses from telling customers when they've received requests for information.
Trump nominee tells Senate committee he has no 'specific plans' for a Dodd-Frank attack, and that mandated rules 'should go forward.'
While the U.S. Supreme Court's copyright decision on cheerleader uniforms strengthens IP protection for fashion designers, some copyright lawyers said the high court missed a golden opportunity to provide more clarity.
To the surprise of no one, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled laches is not a defense to patent infringement suits that are brought within the Patent Act's limitations period.
As more than a hundred companies used the court system to show opposition to the president’s travel bans, GCs say the process involves a few, quick conversations and stakeholders.
IBM CISO Shamla Naidoo said at ABA Tech show that much of preventing organizational cyber threats hinges on the individual.
Some business people think that if a competition issue arises in a transaction it can be resolved by a surgical divestiture or other remedy. Proceeding with a deal based on that assumption creates significant business risk. Recently, there have been many high-profile transactions in which the government and courts rejected the remedy offered by the merging parties. Those deals were blocked by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or the Department of Justice (collectively, the agencies) and/or the courts, and in some cases resulted in multi-billion-dollar breakup fees.
A recent tweet from McDonald's shows how important it is to have a plan to handle—and sometimes vet—social media at companies.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday grilled lawyers in a high-profile class action about a controversial procedural tool that allows plaintiffs to appeal a class certification order by dismissing their own case.
After 'Spokeo', some courts took the decision to be an exclamation point on their continuing dismissals of cases for lack of standing where there hasn’t been concrete harm. Other courts, however, recognized the subtle but significant distinction raised by 'Spokeo' where a claim is based on a statute providing a private cause of action and a remedy of statutory damages for a violation.
The Federal Reserve Board wants to ban from banking for life two former managing directors of JPMorgan Securities in Hong Kong in connection with violations of bribery and other anti-corruption laws.
Plaintiffs failed to satisfy four factors required to obtain an injunction pending appeal.
Perhaps the best way to describe the latest CIA-hacking revelations from Wikileaks is this: extraordinarily unsurprising. Spy agencies after all are tasked with, well, spying.
Google's self-driving car division, Waymo, hired a former eBay Inc. executive Tekedra Mawakana as president of public policy and government affairs as the company wrangles with lawmakers over self-driving car regulations and also battles Uber Technologies Inc. over claims that a former Waymo engineer hired by Uber stole trade secrets.
In 2016, numerous businesses fell victim to a surge of phishing scams involving W-2 forms. In response, the IRS sent a broad consumer alert regarding these schemes after seeing an approximate 400% surge in phishing and malware attacks during the 2016 season. As the tax filing season ramps up for 2017, we have already seen a number of successful attempts to obtain W-2 forms from unsuspecting employees.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses.
In a qui tam health care fraud lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc., the U.S. Department of Justice filed a document last week stating that it is investigating allegations that Health Net Inc., Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp.-owned Bravo Health Inc. and Humana Inc. fraudulently collected millions of dollars in Medicare payments by claiming patients were sicker than they actually were.
In times of presidential transition, it is common across the federal bureaucracy for agency heads to resign and allow the incoming administration to appoint new leadership. At the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Elliot Kaye has stayed put. The dynamic has not simply staved off Trump's pro-business, deregulatory push. The commission's three Democrats appear poised to seize on the waning days of their majority and move forward on safety regulations—and their call for higher penalties against companies.
Product liability litigation brings with it some unique e-discovery challenges, risks and costs for litigants on both sides of the table.
An indictment unveiled in San Francisco Wednesday includes two Russian Federal Security Service officers.
Any company operating globally should protect their value through exposure containment under both Privacy Shield and the forthcoming GDPR.
The claims rate, or percentage of class members filing actual claims, can often run under 1 percent. That's getting more attention from judges, Congress and the FTC.
The AICPA evaluation standards, which encompass an audit report based on a set of uniform criteria, can standardize how organizations talk and report on their cyber risk management controls.
If you don't know exactly how the technology works on its own and with your current system, the benefits of making the switch will be lost.
Xuning Tang, chief data scientist at Vista Analytics, sees an expanding role for AI in corporate e-discovery, with little impact on in-house legal jobs.
It is often up to general counsel and legal operations managers to support, and closely manage, their department's technology adoption.
Both Google and Microsoft's cloud networks support document creation, but firms and legal departments tend to favor one over the other based on integration and collaboration needs.
Although many attorneys representing plaintiffs with retaliation claims are still not familiar with the whistleblower protections afforded by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), whistleblower claims under it continue to be on the rise. Plaintiffs attorneys are catching on quickly, especially given the trend toward broadening the scope of whistleblower protections under SOX in favor of employees.
A dozen of the 124 companies recognized this year by the Ethisphere Institute as the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” are insurance companies.
A well-designed and well-managed Legal Event Team can ensure not only that an organization isn’t consumed with litigation activities, but more importantly, can provide the best and most powerful defense against the types of problems that can lead to sanctions, bad publicity, and other adverse events.
New legislative and court-driven developments in patent law have increased the risk of securities fraud liability for public company patent owners. Such patent owners and their securities counsel are therefore best advised to understand these developments, their intersection with securities law, and how they may affect some public disclosures.
The trade group representing 5,000 hospitals has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit urging it to uphold a lower court ruling blocking Anthem Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Cigna Corp. The American Hospitals Association claims the merger would drive up costs and reduce healthcare innovation.
The OCC has moved to provide more guidance to fintech firms on how they can apply for a special purpose national bank charter.
Like in-house counsel at companies, attorneys who work in sports organizations have duties involving ethics, compliance and brand protection.
The methods used by hackers and scammers are getting more advanced, so in-house counsel have to step up.
Two recent lawsuits highlight the question: How can in-house lawyers best protect trade secrets when employees leave?
A new survey from Consero shows that legal departments and their litigation chiefs continue to try and decrease legal spend.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on March 20 will head to the U.S. Senate for his confirmation hearing, where his record as a federal appeals judge—his majority rulings and his dissents—will come under new scrutiny. The late Justice William O. Douglas once said, "The right to dissent is the only thing that makes life tolerable for a judge on an appellate court." If that's true, Gorsuch, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has found satisfaction and solace in his 35 dissents.
Dozens of companies in retail, banking, health care and technology await the U.S. Supreme Court's answer to whether workplace arbitration agreements that ban class actions violate federal labor law.
In just a few months, Yahoo Inc.'s new general counsel Arthur Chong will have to oversee a complex web of intellectual property assets, minority investments and corporate securities and debt. A lawyer who has worked with him says he's more than prepared.
Technology, accountability and innovation are key in making sure the legal department is attuned to organizational forward momentum.
Patent troll lawsuits are bad for business and bad for innovation, which is why Uber, along with a number of other prominent technology companies, decided it was time to take action.
The news that Uber is using an ethically and legally questionable program called "Greyball" has put focus on the pressures in-house attorneys face as they become more aligned with business functions.
These talked-about trends span not only the progress made, but also the cybersecurity challenges that still lie ahead.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday rejected three mobile payment patents that led an Eastern District of Texas jury to hit Apple with a $533 million verdict in 2015.
With its decision Wednesday, the appeals court waded into a circuit split over whether employees who report securities violations internally qualify for protection under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Greenberg Traurig shareholder Eric Hargan, a deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services under the George W. Bush administration and a member of Trump's transition team for HHS, has been named deputy secretary of the agency.
Brent McIntosh, co-leader of Sullivan & Cromwell's cybersecurity practice, was nominated on Tuesday to lead the U.S. Treasury Department's general counsel office. McIntosh joins a team of other attorneys from the firm who have taken or been nominated for key posts in the Trump administration.
Steve Berman acknowledges that about half the legal work that went into negotiating a $1.2 billion settlement for franchise dealers was also submitted as part of a fee request in the main consumer settlement. But, he insists, VW's complaint misses the point.
A look at some of the top Twitter profiles of those directing technology in legal departments and the broader corporate world.
The nascent legalized marijuana industry has never been easy for regulators, forcing difficult decisions over how to enforce federal laws in states that have cleared cannabis for medical and—in some cases—recreational use. But the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has a decidedly simpler calculation: If a marijuana company misleads investors, it's as ripe an enforcement target as another firm.
While the concept seems simple enough, the proportionality component received a great deal of attention last year, for good reason: It can be complicated to apply. Here are five common mistakes that in-house counsel should look for that frequently appeared in ediscovery case law in 2016.
A trend in which legal departments are cutting the number of law firms that handle outside legal work does not appear to be slowing, according to a new study.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and industry groups are urging a Texas federal judge to block an Obama-era retirement advice rule pending an appeal and as federal regulators consider halting implementation of the rule for 60 days.
Blockchain is coming to health care and it could provide both major advantages and regulatory challenges for legal departments.
Johnson pointed to a "ripple effect" of President Donald Trump's recent immigration crackdown.
Michal Rosenn, general counsel of Kickstarter, talks about how her company became a public benefit corporation.
Benefitting from a client roster that includes big banks, British Airways and Volkswagen AG, longtime Sullivan & Cromwell partner Jay Clayton raked in $7.6 million in the year leading up to his nomination to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
After the sudden departure of Ronald Bell, Yahoo's former general counsel, the company has named Arthur Chong as his replacement.
Viacom has promoted Christa D'Alimonte to general counsel, replacing departing GC Michael Fricklas.
If your company maintains operations in the European Union or is U.S. based but obtaining personal data from European citizens, you will need to strongly consider obtaining certification under the new Privacy Shield framework. Certification began in August 2016, and will make compliance with EU privacy laws when transferring data to the U.S. possible for the immediate future.
Inside the billion-dollar plea agreement this week between the U.S. government and the Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. sits a tale of lawyers gone bad. And at least one who didn't. U.S. authorities pointed fingers at in-house lawyers for their alleged roles in a scheme to violate trade sanctions.
There is an opportunity for legal teams to create value by coupling sophisticated data technology with intelligent analysis.
A three-judge appeals panel on Thursday raised serious concerns about the National Labor Relations Board's new test for determining when a "joint employer" relationship between two companies exists for collective bargaining purposes.
Reckitt Benckiser is accused of stealing the trade secrets after pretending to be interested in buying Absorption Pharmaceuticals and its spray.
"Legal tech" is the legal industry buzz phrase of 2017. It's come to embody the future of the profession for attorneys and firm management across a spectrum of practice areas. The practice of law, however, has a decidedly different history than other more entrepreneurial businesses that are being transformed by technology. Legal industry business historically approaches change in moderation, reflecting lawyers' responsibility to respect historical norms and precedents
The beginning can be the most stressful and perilous phase in an investigation, especially one you are faced with a "live" concern involving allegations of misconduct that is serious, ongoing and unchecked.
The Pro Bono Institute has named Exelon Corp.'s legal department as the recipient of its 2017 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award.
The planned suspension of expedited processing for H-1B applications, starting next month, could derail recruiting efforts and disrupt daily life for workers at some of the largest temporary work nonimmigrant visa employers in the United States, immigration attorneys say.
A federal appeals court affirmed fraud convictions for a former executive for clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc. who took part in a kickback scheme, but remanded the case to recalculate the $13.7 million that he and a co-conspirator were ordered to make in restitution.
Five women corporate legal professionals in the technology industry share their thoughts on the gender gap, memorable career challenges and more.
Christine Flores has been appointed general counsel at Pinterest.
Environmental lawyers are promising court fights and public backlash in the wake of a regulatory rollback. They even brought up the mother of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Ms. Glazer will oversee the corporate securities, corporate secretary, and mergers and acquisitions legal teams and will report to Peter Y. Solmssen, executive vice president and general counsel at AIG.
The Delaware Court of Chancery on March 3 awarded a former officer of OptimisCorp $1.8 million to cover the cost of successfully defending allegations that he had plotted to remove a physical services company's chief executive back in 2012.
Despite efforts to boost diversity, men still outnumber women more than five to one when it comes to running global practices at the UK’s top law firms. Here, Legal Week speaks to some of those who have made it about how they achieved success, the reality of their roles and their advice to the next generation.
The company said it would turn over recordings from the device in an Arkansas murder case because the defendant consented to their release.
The closer you get to the goal of making your original data collection 100 percent complete, the more you will be rewarded.
For many corporate legal departments, AI contract review is becoming more of a necessity and less of an operational challenge.
Implementing a ransomware response plan can reduce the risk to directors and officers should they need to make that serious choice. These are the elements of such a plan.
A former stockholder in Monster Worldwide Inc. lost standing to inspect corporate books and records, when the job-search service was acquired by a global human resources firm, the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled Monday.
Martine Beamon, who was hired to investigate potential FCPA violations, testified Thursday that the company's general counsel rejected her firm's conclusion that the suspicions were "meritless."
A former McGuireWoods associate is betting he can help legal operations departments make predictions on litigation and spend.
DTCC general counsel Ann Shuman discusses the challenges of legal departments and what to expect from a life at the helm of market and technology evolution.
In addition to heeding ever-changing regulations over Internet of Things devices, counsel must reckon with novel security and discovery burdens.
Encryption adoption in most legal departments is stymied by operational challenges and a culture that doesn't see encrypted communications as necessity.
Ron Bell, general counsel at Yahoo, has resigned from the company amid revelations that the company's legal team and senior executives did not sufficiently pursue investigation of a massive 2014 data breach.
Major technology companies and other businesses, warning of the negative business consequences of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against a transgender boy's sex discrimination claim, on Thursday stepped into a simmering controversy that pits them against the Trump administration.
A broader understanding reveals at least five reasons why litigation finance can become a relevant tool for in-house counsel in various corporate circumstances.
For counsel, blockchain trade association groups offer a place to learn about the technology and take part in defining its future.
A look at how attorneys might find “ethical hacking” useful in the e-discovery process.
General counsel in Europe are increasing their focus on business strategy and legal technology.
Listener preference data is a valuable resource in the music industry. It can drive the way music is commoditized, consumed and promoted. It can drive how concert tours are routed. It can drive which artists and songwriters are signed and which are left to toil away in obscurity. It can drive the dollar value of recording and publishing agreements for artists and songwriters that do get signed.
Many of today's law departments are generating efficiencies by taking a more active role in litigation management and creating litigation teams built around outside counsel, outsourced technology providers and interim staffing and other alternative legal services providers.
C. Allen Parker, a Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner in New York who has long represented big banks on corporate matters, was named Monday the next top lawyer for Wells Fargo & Co.
These days, cybersecurity is 'a meaningful issue in almost every modern day M&A transaction,' said King & Spalding's Robert Leclerc.
The departure of Ron Bell, the general counsel of Yahoo, from his position in the wake of massive data breaches at the company raises the question of how much legal departments should be held responsible for cybersecurity failures.
Uber Technologies Inc. has used software to evade law enforcement and public officials in cities where the company faced opposition from regulators, The New York Times reported Friday, and legal ethics professionals said the company may be steering into the wrong lane.
The deal puts an end to an unusually high-profile clash between a Fortune 100 client and its onetime law firm.
Review some best practices that will enable your company’s information governance stakeholders to achieve long-term policy enforcement.
A joint survey by Bloomberg Law and The Buying Legal Council found a projected in-house savings of 11 percent using procurement in legal.
Legal and compliance chiefs at companies with robo-adviser offerings seem to agree that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's new guidelines for robo-advisers further legitimize their industry.
Laura Cordova, a former top federal health care fraud prosecutor who defends companies as a partner in Crowell & Moring's health care and white-collar regulatory practice, sits down for a Q&A with reporter Kristen Rasmussen.
In a world dominated by Snapchat and streaming, nobody would be scorned for wondering whether music and the audiovisual arts have become mere ephemera. If we look further, we might ask ourselves: as the influence of these platforms continues to grow, does it change the way we value and appreciate art? Does it matter? And, from a business perspective, how do these models impact the way media and tech companies transact?
Federal trade regulators have dropped their investigation into Target Corp. over pillows that were advertised as "Made in USA" but were, in fact, manufactured in China. The agency closed its investigation without further action because Target pulled the mislabeled products from store shelves, corrected the country-of-origin information for its own-branded pillows and took steps to shore up packaging to prevent further consumer deception.
Wells Fargo will cut the pay of its general counsel, James Strother, in the wake of the bank's fake accounts scandal. But is that the right approach?
Silicon Valley GCs say Former Yahoo General Counsel Ron Bell is a "good lawyer" being punished for the company's problems.
Review some guiding steps that will allow information governance teams to build enforcement into policies from the ground up.
Over the last few years, the legal operation managers' role has flourished, growing from a profession in its infancy into an unruly teenager, far more mature but with substantial areas poised for development. Now, more than ever, law departments are focused on implementing programs and structures to improve their financial management and deliver value.
Many of today's law departments generate efficiencies by taking an active role in litigation management and creating litigation teams built around outside counsel, outsourced technology providers and interim staffing and other alternative legal services providers.
A large shareholder of Avianca Holdings S.A. has sued to block a partnership with United Airlines, alleging that the Colombian air carrier's controlling shareholder, German Efromovich, secretly negotiated the deal for his own benefit.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer City corporate partner Philip Richards has been seconded to lead Rio Tinto’s legal team after the departure of previous head Debra Valentine.
Nearly a year after striking down Staples Inc.'s proposed takeover of Office Depot, a federal judge in Washington refused Tuesday to award $175,000 in legal fees to the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia attorneys general for their role in challenging the office supply chains' $6.3 billion deal.
Covering corporate law departments and in-house attorneys for Texas Lawyer and other ALM publications, reporter Kristen Rasmussen profiles Rankin Gasaway, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at 7-Eleven Inc.
Wells Fargo & Co. on Wednesday slashed compensation for eight top executives, including the bank's general counsel, to "reinforce accountability" in the aftershock of the sham-account scandal.
The Delaware Supreme Court has rejected a former Rite Aid Corp. executive's bid to use a collateral attack on a final ruling to extend the period in which he could recover attorney fees from his former employer.
The lawsuit claims several prescription pet food products sold to dog and cat owners at inflated prices are available for less money without the prescription.
What's up with employment law? As usual, lots. Let's get up to speed on three issues heading ultimately to SCOTUS.
A federal lawsuit alleges that PayPal failed to transmit money to intended donors if they were not registered on the site.
In a landmark Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) decision issued in late January, the Fourth Circuit adopted a more liberal test than NLRB's Browning-Ferris decision.
There are more technology options available to protect businesses than ever before, and both the U.S. government and private industry have made great strides in combating common cyber threats.
In an unusual move, plaintiffs lawyers are invoking the Crime Victims' Rights Act to oppose Takata's $1 billion criminal plea deal.
This is the story of how Rodrigo Rodriguez, who was born in Mexico and who worked in the fields there as a young child, and who later immigrated to the United States, just litigated a landmark worker’s compensation issue before the Idaho Supreme Court – and won.
The showdown over access to data recorded by the Amazon "smart" device is pushing the limits of traditional First Amendment and Fourth Amendment principles.
A Consilio survey found 75 percent of legal tech professionals are unfamiliar with the law, but multinational companies can still prepare before the June implementation.
Mark the date: Feb. 27, 2017, may go down in history as the day that social media—from Facebook to Snapchat, Twitter to LinkedIn—entered the pantheon of expressions deserving First Amendment protection.
Both companies have placed big bets on autonomous vehicles and view the technology race as a business imperative.
A Washington appeals court next week will take up a major business dispute over the circumstances in which two companies, working together, are "joint employers" whose business ties extend federal labor-law protections to all the employees.
The majority of GCs are either promoted from in-house roles or were hired from GC roles in other companies. Only a small handful came directly from government service.
The Trump administration has turned over a list of the names of 746 people who were detained at airports following its executive order to restrict travel, but attorneys for plaintiffs challenging the order in a New York federal court say the list may not be complete.
As corporations increasingly eye encryption to mitigate cybersecurity risks, e-discovery operations may become more challenging.
The Chicago plaintiffs lawyer argues that the bill, which has been called a "death knell" for class actions, would instead spur unnecessary litigation and increase defense costs.
Microsoft's conversations with customers have led it to tackle an emerging risk through Azure IP Advantage, but others say the 'umbrella' program may not yet be legal necessity.