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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 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
Rank this Week: 107

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 18

    Liability Exposures of Audit Committee Chair

    Liability Exposures of Audit Committee Chair
    One frequently asked question is whether members of a corporate board’s audit committee face heightened liability exposures. Two recent SEC enforcement actions seem to underscore that audit committee chairs do face liability exposures.…
  • Apr 17

    Guest Post: Social Media and D&O Liability Exposure

    Guest Post: Social Media and D&O Liability Exposure
    Earlier this week I published a post on this site about the employment practices liability exposures that the social media may present for employers. After seeing my post, D&O maven Dan Bailey of the Bailey Cavalieri law firm send me a…
  • Apr 16

    Cornerstone Releases 2013 Study of M&A Lawsuit Settlement

    Cornerstone Releases 2013 Study of M&A Lawsuit Settlement
    Only two percent of M&A lawsuit that settled in 2013 involved a monetary payment to shareholders, according to the latest report on M&A lawsuit settlements from Cornerstone Research. The report, entitled “Settlements in…
Rank this Week: 136

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Reproducible research as an aspirational goal for legal metric

    Reproducible research as an aspirational goal for legal metric
    In the sciences, a recent movement is often referred to as “reproducible research.”  What it  espouses is a philosophy of transparency regarding data and analysis – share the data you collected, what you did to it,…
  • Dec 1

    The “industry” of a company and a way to create an index of diversification with entropy measurement

    The “industry” of a company and a way to create an index of diversification with entropy measurement
    Mostly for lack of a better way to classify companies, benchmark surveys ask respondents to choose from a list of “industries.”  We see those lists all the time: manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, and so on.  In…
  • Nov 30

    Currency conversion and some methodology decisions for benchmark studie

    Currency conversion and some methodology decisions for benchmark studie
    Some benchmark surveys ask for spending data in U.S. dollars and leave it to the participants to convert their non-dollar spending however they choose to do so.  Other surveys, including GC Metrics, accepts data in whatever currency the…
Rank this Week: 144

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 18

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel
    By building the right team, establishing roles, and keeping lines of communication open, general counsel will be able to successfully guide a company through any crisis. The post 3 keys to crisis management for general counsel appeared on…
  • Apr 17

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher
    By Megan Grandinetti, Esq. The Lawyer’s Health Coach One of my clients (“Sara”) recently hired me to help her deal with a new kind of pressure she was experiencing at her new law firm.  Sara went from Big Law to Tiny…
  • Apr 16

    In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014

    In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014
    By Ben Cooper, Barrister-at-Law and Executive Director at GRMSearch. Ben also specialises in placing American lawyers into job opportunities in Asia. 2013 INTO 2014 2013 was very much a year of maintenance with encouraging areas of growth and…
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 266

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: 298

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: 318

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

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

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 16

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient
    I was asked last week what I thought about the prospects for “BigLaw.” That question can result in an answer which is too long at 20 seconds or too short at two hours. I opted for two minutes, suggesting that the sometimes…
  • Jun 14

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance
    Early last year, I wrote this: Personal data privacy is an interesting issue for lawyers. For some, it’s part of their corporate practice. For most, it’s a confusing technological jumble, something they want to trust to someone…
Rank this Week: 764

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Apr 11

    Demystifying the Internal Legal Department Through Social Media

    Demystifying the Internal Legal Department Through Social Media
    Guest Blogger: Aliya Ramji is legal counsel at CSA Group in Canada and focuses on international and intellectual property issues. She is a member of the Aga Khan Education Board for Ontario and a member of the Junior Achievement of Central…
  • Mar 24

    Spring Has Arrived … Along with a New Issue of the Docket

    Spring Has Arrived … Along with a New Issue of the Docket
    (April 2014) To many, April represents the beginning of spring, while others associate it with the beginning of harvest season. April was also originally, according to the Roman calendar, the second month of the year, and came from the Latin…
  • Mar 17

    Department of Defense Launches Online Education Complaint System

    Department of Defense Launches Online Education Complaint System
    Guest Bloggers: Jonathan Peri, Esq. is the vice president & general counsel of Neumann University and can be reached at PeriJ@neumann.edu. Mark N. Suprenant, Esq. is the former general counsel and secretary of Wawa, Inc. and can be…
Rank this Week: 1156

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 19

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised

    The Innovative Disruption Will Not Be Televised
    This guest post is by Eric Griffin, a director at Counsel On Call. Eric works closely with clients to design innovative and cost-effective legal solutions in a variety of verticals and practice areas. Just over a week ago, Ryan McLead of…
  • Feb 11

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way

    Rethinking Training and Formalizing the Counsel On Call Way
    Counsel On Call has always done things differently in the legal marketplace. Differently for our clients. Differently for our attorneys. Differently in the results we focus on and achieve. We approach projects from a business perspective…
  • Jan 9

    Two Big Takeaways From the Madoff/JPMC Compliance Settlement

    Two Big Takeaways From the Madoff/JPMC Compliance Settlement
    Today's post is by guest blogger, Michael Blaes.     On Tuesday, JP Morgan Chase (JPMC) and U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharaha announced a landmark settlement of claims arising from the fraudulent schemes perpetrated by…
Rank this Week: 1574

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: 1703

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
Rank this Week: 1984

InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

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

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2117

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…
  • 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.
  • Sep 17

    What a Difference a Year Make

    What a Difference a Year Make
    One year ago discussions surrounding corporate law policy were driven by the Sarbanes-Oxley ‘backlash.”  The Paulson Committee and others were warning about how excessive regulation and litigation would lead to the ruin of Wall Street. …
Rank this Week: 2850

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: 3197

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/
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Loses Kaplan Credit Check Appeal

    EEOC Loses Kaplan Credit Check Appeal
    By Brad Cave In 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, claiming that Kaplan’s use of credit reports had a disparate impact on black applicants. The trial court threw out the…
  • Apr 10

    Top 3 Tips for Preserving Documents When Facing Employment Litigation

    Top 3 Tips for Preserving Documents When Facing Employment Litigation
    By Scott E. Randolph If an employee or former employee has sued or threatened to sue your company alleging an employment claim, one of the first things you need to do is initiate steps to preserve all documents that potentially may be…
  • Apr 8

    Keep Good Payroll Records to Defend Wage Claim

    Keep Good Payroll Records to Defend Wage Claim
    By Jason Ritchie An employee can prove a wage claim based on his or her own records if the employer does not keep records of the employee’s pay and hours. Think about that for a moment. Your company’s liability for unpaid wages may rest…
Rank this Week: 3281

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

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

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Income Share Agreement

    Income Share Agreement
    I blogged last year about an IPO for a football player – the public offering of a share of the right to receive 20% of Arian Foster’s future football-related income.  There is a movement afoot now to introduce this concept in…
  • Apr 7

    Interesting Reads for the Week April 7

    Interesting Reads for the Week April 7
    A profile of a matching service connecting small businesses with lawyers.  I generally get my clients the old-fashioned way – referrals – but approaches like this could be useful for both lawyers and the businesses. A…
  • Apr 3

    Limiting Investment Risk for Non-Accredited Investor

    Limiting Investment Risk for Non-Accredited Investor
    I’ve noted in past posts that the SEC tends to take a paternalistic attitude toward the notion of non-accredited investors participating in private offerings, with income and net worth enshrined in the applicable rules as a rough proxy…
Rank this Week: 4809

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Apr 10

    Reflections on TRACE’s Global Enforcement Report 2013: The Butterfly Effect

    Reflections on TRACE’s Global Enforcement Report 2013: The Butterfly Effect
    While the U.S. remains the leader in formal foreign bribery actions, defined as cross-border enforcement actions by government agencies that have resulted in formal charges or official declinations, other countries are certainly taking steps…
  • Apr 1

    TRACE Poll: March’s Biggest Compliance Story

    TRACE Poll: March’s Biggest Compliance Story
    Vote for what you think is this month’s top compliance story. U.S. government freezes stolen assets of former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha- A civil forfeiture complaint was unsealed this month indicating that the U.S. Department of…
  • Mar 7

    Guest Post: Five Questions that Can Keep Your Monitor From Running Away

    Guest Post: Five Questions that Can Keep Your Monitor From Running Away
    Today’s guest blog post is written by Ms. Kathleen Hamann. Ms. Hamann, a partner at White & Case LLP in Washington, DC, was previously a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit at the Department of Justice, where she selected and oversaw a…
Rank this Week: 4787