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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 24

    Under Morrison, U.S. Securities Laws Don’t Apply to Toshiba’s Unsponsored ADRs Purchased OTC in the U.S.

    Under Morrison, U.S. Securities Laws Don’t Apply to Toshiba’s Unsponsored ADRs Purchased OTC in the U.S.
    It has been nearly six years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, in which the Court restricted the ability of shareholders of non-U.S. companies who purchased their shares…
  • May 23

    Two Cities in Canada

    Two Cities in Canada
    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Canada last week for meetings and to attend a PLUS Canadian Chapter event in Montréal. It was a short sunlit visit to our Northern neighbor, but it was just long enough for a bit of foreign…
  • May 19

    Guest Post: The SEC’s Renewed Focus on Financial Reporting and Financial Fraud

    Guest Post: The SEC’s Renewed Focus on Financial Reporting and Financial Fraud
    While financial fraud has always been an important enforcement target for the SEC, the agency recently has shown increased attention to financial reporting cases. In the following guest post, Robert F. Carangelo, Paul A. Ferrillo and Andrew…
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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 24

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015
    If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level down. On Monday, the American Lawyer issued its annual financial ranking of the largest 101-200 U.S The post Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in…
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
  • May 20

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract

    Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract
    Last month, in St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC (No The post Text Messages May Form a Binding Contract appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
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Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
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Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • May 19

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn
    On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015.…
  • May 17

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry
    The power and utilities industry has seen a surge of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016, according to a recent PWC report. The following highlights reflect an overall positive start to the year for the power and utilities sector:…
  • May 12

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry
    M&A activity in the global Forest, Paper and Packaging (FPP) industry took a dip in the first quarter of 2016 according to a recently released report (the Report) by Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC). PwC put the decrease of deal activity into…
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In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • May 19

    ACC Middle East, Legal Week Present Corporate Counsel Middle East Award

    ACC Middle East, Legal Week Present Corporate Counsel Middle East Award
    Last week, ACC Middle East and Legal Week presented the fifth annual Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards in Dubai. ACC Middle East President Elias Hayek, vice president, legal, EAME Division, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, led the…
  • May 12

    Compliance via Smartphone – Stop Fighting It!

    Compliance via Smartphone – Stop Fighting It!
    Guest bloggers: Andy Hinton is vice president, ethics and compliance at Google, Inc. in Mountain View, Calif. Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC and former chief counsel, global compliance at Kraft Foods. It wasn’t too many…
  • May 9

    How Working In-house Differs From Private Practice

    How Working In-house Differs From Private Practice
    Guest bloggers: Jay Atkinson is corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Leidos Inc. Danielle Carter is associate general counsel, ethics and compliance at Smiths Group. Sharla Toller is managing director at Major, Lindsey &…
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Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Title III Crowdfunding is Now Live

    Title III Crowdfunding is Now Live
    The effectiveness of Title III crowdfunding got the high-profile Sunday New York Times treatment this past weekend. I think it will take some time for the flow of these deals to come, as portals apply for and receive approval from the SEC and…
  • May 6

    Prince and the Consequences of Reflexive Distrust of Advisor

    Prince and the Consequences of Reflexive Distrust of Advisor
    As part of the extensive media coverage of Prince’s recent death, it’s been reported that Prince died without a will as a result of his distrust of lawyers. If true, it’s a pretty disastrous result from an estate…
  • Apr 27

    The SEC’s Discussion of Risk Factor

    The SEC’s Discussion of Risk Factor
    The SEC recently issued a long concept release seeking public comment on ways to modernize Regulation S-K, the set of disclosure requirements used both for Securities Act registration statements like Form S-1 and Exchange Act reports like…
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InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

Covers legal and compliance issues faced by executives and general counsels.

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Protected Social Media Post

    Protected Social Media Post
    Most people think of social media as personal, and feel they can use it however they want. That includes venting about work situations or their place of employment. For the most part this is correct. People can vent about certain ……
  • May 10

    Anticipating the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Anticipating the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Currently, trade secrets are only protected at state level, but with the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), they could also gain protection on a federal level. This act has passed both houses of Congress and the House of Representatives and…
  • May 4

    Joint Development Agreement

    Joint Development Agreement
    Joint developments can be good business and accounting decisions. Joint developments, or ventures, are strategic alliances between two or more individuals or entities to engage in a specific project or undertaking. Usually the individuals or…
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Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • May 12

    Final OSHA Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse

    Final OSHA Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse
    OSHA has issued its final, revised recordkeeping rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, and requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite…
  • Apr 29

    Senators Submit Voluntary Protection Program Act for Consideration

    Senators Submit Voluntary Protection Program Act for Consideration
    As reported by the Wyoming Business Report, Wyoming Republican Senator Mike Enzi and Colorado Democrat Senator Michael Bennet have sponsored legislation to codify the voluntary protection program of Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Apr 22

    OSHA Publishes Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Viru

    OSHA Publishes Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Viru
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak that is spreading into the United States.  This interim guidance…
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High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • May 10

    Commercial Drones: Developing the Ecosystem

    Commercial Drones: Developing the Ecosystem
    To take the commercial drone industry from infancy to adulthood, there is a lot to be done. The lion’s share of that work will involve companies working together to discuss technology, architecture, security, standards, and…
  • Apr 29

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative
    From the STEM Education Caucus, to the US Joint Economic Committee’s report on STEM education, to White House STEM Fairs, encouraging students on the path to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a topic that…
  • Feb 3

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data
    Over the last decade, the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI), our rolling five year forecast of Internet trends has delivered some amazing and eye-popping predictions. Today’s VNI Mobile Forecast update , for example, shows…
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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 153

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1662

Lawdable

Lawdable

Discusses cost-effective and flexible legal solutions for corporate legal departments and law firm. By Counsel on Call.

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • Mar 17

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold
    The following post is related to the upcoming Vanderbilt Law School’s conference on artificial intelligence, April 13-14 in Nashville. More information and registration can be found on the event website. Our robot overlords are…
  • Oct 9

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model
    Change requires “doers.” I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the legal industry—attorneys who have a real sense of where we are as a profession and where we need to go. However, in meeting…
  • May 20

    DS7.0: Fresh Topics, New Challenges and Solution

    DS7.0: Fresh Topics, New Challenges and Solution
    Counsel On Call’s Discovery Symposium 7.0 was recently held in Nashville, Tenn. The annual two-day event was a good balance of relevant large data topics, fun networking between in-house attorney peers, and open dialogue on the issues…
Rank this Week: 4231

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1396

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

Covers compliance, corporate governance, management, regulations, tactics and technology.

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • May 16

    The Predictions For 2016 Will Be Coming Soon

    The Predictions For 2016 Will Be Coming Soon
    When you fire up your blog after 18 months, you realize that some things have changed.  And also how much hasn’t.
  • May 16

    What Happens When You Take a Blogging Hiatu

    What Happens When You Take a Blogging Hiatu
    So a lawyer fires up his blog after 18 months. Some things have changed, much hasn’t.
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014
    Lumen Legal has published a collection of Legal Trend predictions for 2014. There are insights from Lumen Legal founder David Galbenski, and noted enterprise legal industry leaders Edwin Reeser and Jeffrey Carr. And also me. Here’s one…
Rank this Week: 894

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 675

Jonathan B. Wilson

Jonathan B. Wilson

By the Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Development for Web.com, Inc.

http://www.jonathanbwilson.com/index.html
Rank this Week: 1314

the legal thing

the legal thing

Notes from Sun's Former General Counsel. By Mike Dillon.

https://blogs.oracle.com/dillon/
  • Jun 18

    Change

    Change
    I shake my head whenever I read articles like this that suggest that the legal services profession will continue unchanged. It feels like so much "whistling past the graveyard." The reality is that we are in the early stages of a seismic…
  • Jun 18

    Change

    Change
    I shake my head whenever I read articles like this that suggest that the legal services profession will continue unchanged. It feels like so much "whistling past the graveyard." The reality is that we are in the early stages of a seismic…
  • May 27

    On two wheel

    On two wheel
    Earlier this month, the Bay Area recognized "Bike to Work Day".
Rank this Week: 3761

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 4714