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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/
  • Jul 30

    DOJ files for cert in Newman

    DOJ files for cert in Newman
    Since the financial crisis in 2008, the DOJ has been teaching yet another generation of insider traders the important lesson that one shall not trade on confidential inside information. However, that campaign took a big - one might say…
  • Jul 27

    Crown jewels making a comeback

    Crown jewels making a comeback
    Christina Sautter has a new paper - Fleecing the Family Jewels, which is set to appear in the Tulane Law Review. The paper argues that crown jewel deal protections have made a comeback in recent years and reminds us why...
  • Jul 20

    Tenure Voting System

    Tenure Voting System
    Lynne Dallas and Jordan Barry have posted an interesting paper on tenure voting, or what they call time phased voting. Some of you will recognize tenure voting systems from the J.M. Smuckers experience (described in a recent WSJ piece) and...
Rank this Week: 108

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Reproducible research regarding legal management surveys – lessons from pharma

    Reproducible research regarding legal management surveys – lessons from pharma
    Bearing in mind the benefits of more reproducible research regarding legal management, a piece in the Economist, July 25, 2015 at page 8, makes a good point. That short article explains how pharmaceutical companies have not been publishing…
  • Jul 29

    Weighting survey responses so that the findings better represent underlying demographic

    Weighting survey responses so that the findings better represent underlying demographic
    Surveyors sometimes weight their data to make the findings more representative of some other set of information. This point comes through in an article in the New York Times, July 23, 2015 at 83 regarding political polls. Pollsters may get…
  • Jul 24

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding
    A precept of reproducible research, such as survey results that allow readers to understand the methodology and credibility of the findings, is to make generous use of “N = some number”. That conventional shorthand for “how…
Rank this Week: 141

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Developing Phenomenon of Trade Sanction-Related Follow-On Civil Litigation

    The Developing Phenomenon of Trade Sanction-Related Follow-On Civil Litigation
    In the latest example of a case where alleged violations of U.S. trade sanction laws have led to a follow-on civil lawsuit, on July 28, 2015, a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit against VASCO Data Security…
  • Jul 30

    Cornerstone Research Releases Midyear Securities Litigation Report

    Cornerstone Research Releases Midyear Securities Litigation Report
    The number of federal securities class action lawsuit filings in the first half of 2015 was above the number of securities suits in the first half of 2014, although below long-term semiannual averages, according to the latest report from…
  • Jul 28

    Meanwhile, Back at the FDIC Failed Bank Litigation Ranch

    Meanwhile, Back at the FDIC Failed Bank Litigation Ranch
    As the global financial crisis has receded further into the past and as other issues have crowded to the top of the agenda, the remaining vestiges from the credit crisis have faded into the background. But though the peak of the crisis is now…
Rank this Week: 142

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 31

    Do You Cringe When Receiving Documents from Outside Counsel?

    Do You Cringe When Receiving Documents from Outside Counsel?
    “I do not want to work with you to select the words, develop the structure of a paragraph—or document—for that matter. What I want is a thoughtful piece where—if I choose—I can add insight or new thinking. Do not…
  • Jul 29

    Your In-house Counsel Job – Stay or Go?

    Your In-house Counsel Job – Stay or Go?
    The post What is the right length of time to stay in an in house job? appeared first on The Lawyer Whisperer. The post Your In-house Counsel Job – Stay or Go? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 28

    ‘Successful’ law firms of the future will have non-lawyer CEO

    ‘Successful’ law firms of the future will have non-lawyer CEO
    While regulatory hurdles remain in the US, non-lawyer CEOs may soon be calling the shots at law firms across the pond: “In the next five to ten years, most UK law firms will ask non-lawyer managers to make strategic business decisions…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Jul 31

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction
    Laura Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).Karen Tani“Black lives matter.” When spoken in law schools, these words have had a particular subtext. They expressed outrage at…
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
Rank this Week: 264

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: 294

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/
  • Jul 16

    The world lost a mensch.

    The world lost a mensch.
    My old friend, Seymour Serebnick, just passed away.  I loved his boundless curiosity and his deep generosity of spirit.  He knew of my love of Disney and was always finding me rare surprises.  And he and I loved to talk about…
  • Jun 16

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.
    I think that the dissent was closer to being right than the majority opinion was (of course I think so:  I was one of four folks on this amicus brief), and that Congress should fix the problem by adopting the test that we proposed in our…
  • Jun 10

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!
    Taken directly from our announcement--couldn't have written it better myself:On behalf of Dean Rama Venkat, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that our team DRC-Hubo @UNLV finished in eighth place among the…
Rank this Week: 302

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: 770

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Jul 21

    Networking – How to Influence by Doing the Things You Love

    Networking – How to Influence by Doing the Things You Love
    Guest blogger: Betty Francisco is the former general counsel for Millennium Partners Sports Club Management LLC and a member of ACC Northeast. She is also founder and president of FitNation Ventures. She can be contacted at…
  • Jul 13

    Obergefell Decision Impact on Employer

    Obergefell Decision Impact on Employer
    Guest blogger: Michael C. Brody is associate general counsel at UnitedHealth Group and a member of the ACC Health Law Committee. He can be reached at mbrody@uhc.com. Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that it is…
  • Jul 9

    Growing Diversity: Bridging the Gap Between Opportunity and Succe

    Growing Diversity: Bridging the Gap Between Opportunity and Succe
    Guest blogger: Khurram Nasir Gore is General Counsel and Chief Strategy Officer at Personal BlackBox Company, a public benefit corporation. He can be reached at Khurram.Gore@pbb.me. For more details on ACC’s research and benchmarking…
Rank this Week: 1075

Lawdable

Lawdable

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

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • 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…
  • May 5

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue

    DS6.0 Focuses on Big Issue
    It’s hard to believe that our annual Discovery Symposium is here already. This is now our sixth year of hosting a select group of clients and Fortune 500 legal departments in Nashville for two days of programming from their in-house…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1612

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: 1766

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Jul 20

    Concerns about the Department of Commerce’s Proposed Export Rule under the Wassenaar Arrangement

    Concerns about the Department of Commerce’s Proposed Export Rule under the Wassenaar Arrangement
    Today, Cisco filed comments on a Proposed Rule published by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in an effort to comply with an international agreement called the Wassenaar Arrangement. The proposal would…
  • Jun 25

    Statement of Jennifer Sanford on Passage of Trade Package

    Statement of Jennifer Sanford on Passage of Trade Package
    Congress has now approved a landmark trade package including Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance.  This is a significant accomplishment that just a week ago looked in serious doubt. This trade package will give…
  • Jun 4

    Statement by Mark Chandler on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Patent Reform

    Statement by Mark Chandler on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Patent Reform
    The Senate Judiciary Committee today overwhelmingly approved patent litigation reform, clearing a hurdle which proved insurmountable in the last Congress. This is a major milestone that demonstrates strong bipartisan, bicameral support for…
Rank this Week: 1917

InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

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

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Common Legal Issues for Small Businesse

    Common Legal Issues for Small Businesse
    Being a business owner can be difficult and stressful. One of the last items owners tend to think about when starting a company are potential legal issues. However, glazing over these possible issues can get business owners into a lot…
  • Jul 24

    Workplace Stre

    Workplace Stre
    Stress is part of everyday life, and can be caused by a variety of factors. One of the biggest stressors people have is work. While some minor stress on the job is normal, if it becomes a problem, the employer … Continue reading →
  • Jul 16

    Building Strategic Alliance

    Building Strategic Alliance
    When businesses work together on a project or create a joint venture, they need to create a strategic alliance agreement to solidify and outline the terms of the agreement. These contracts can be complex and include a variety of partnership…
Rank this Week: 2139

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: 2836

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/
  • Jul 27

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
    By Joanna Vilos In mid-May, Laramie’s City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. If you do business within the city of Laramie, you’ll want to update your…
  • Jul 23

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?
    By Dustin Berger According to an opinion from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week, Title VII’s bar on sex discrimination also forbids employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. It is unclear, however,…
  • Jul 20

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test
    By Brad Williams A federal circuit court has adopted a new test permitting employers to use unpaid interns where the “tangible and intangible benefits provided to the intern are greater than the intern’s contribution to the employer’s…
Rank this Week: 3107

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: 3178

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

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

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Interesting Legal Reads of the Week

    Interesting Legal Reads of the Week
    Some interesting legal reads for the week of July 6, 2015: The New York Times on the pitfalls of having too many angel investors. The SEC proposed new rules on “clawbacks” of executive compensation following the issuance of…
  • Jun 17

    Interesting Legal Reads of the Week

    Interesting Legal Reads of the Week
    Some interesting legal reads for the week of June 15, 2015: DealBook on how late-stage venture capital investors will invest at high valuations but with very favorable provisions like anti-dilution protection that can ultimately come at the…
  • Jun 12

    The Distinction Between Entity Name and Trademark

    The Distinction Between Entity Name and Trademark
    When I assist clients in setting up entities, one of the threshold matters, of course, is the selection of a name for the entity.  Once that is settled, and the entity is set up, many clients assume the job is complete as far as…
Rank this Week: 4535

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Dec 24

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story
    It’s been quite a year in the world of anti-bribery compliance.  Here at TRACE, we’ve compiled our “Top 10 List” based on your poll results over the last twelve months. Read through the list below for a look…
  • Dec 19

    Day 10: Online Training

    Day 10: Online Training
    For the final day of our holiday promotion, TRACE is offering one company complimentary access to our online training for one year. Our system administrators will set the winner up with a branded platform to train up to 500…
  • Dec 18

    Day 9: In-Person Training

    Day 9: In-Person Training
    Supplement your training program with a customized, in-person training session conducted by one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This half-day session will enable one lucky company to train their employees on anti-bribery regulations and…
Rank this Week: 4743