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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/
  • Sep 22

    Contracting for the Public Good

    Contracting for the Public Good
    Patience A. Crowder, Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good through Collective Impact Agreements, 49 Ind. L. Rev. 621 (2016).Eboni NelsonAlthough contracts may not immediately come to mind when one considers measures by which to…
  • Sep 21

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review
    Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity & Lisa Peters, Dynamic Rulemaking, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 183 (2017), available at SSRN.Christopher WalkerRetrospective review remains a hot topic in administrative law. The Administrative Conference…
  • Sep 20

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available on SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickThose working in antidiscrimination law are well-versed in the central role that the…
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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/
  • Sep 21

    Cross border M&A in 2017

    Cross border M&A in 2017
    Following the surge of mergers and acquisitions in the final quarter of 2016, many attempted to predict whether 2017 would follow suit. For instance, the Financial Times anticipated that the increase in mergers and acquisitions would…
  • Sep 20

    Libor retirement and implications for contracts tied to it

    Libor retirement and implications for contracts tied to it
    The London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), the interest rate benchmark used to calculate interest rates on short-term loans by many large banks, will be phased out after 2021 according to its regulator. The London based Financial Conduct…
  • Sep 19

    Wait and CETA

    Wait and CETA
    We have previously reported on the progress of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on this blog (see here and here). While the implications and impact of CETA on both business and M&A activity in…
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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/
  • Sep 19

    Guest Post: Surge in ERISA Fee Litigation

    Guest Post: Surge in ERISA Fee Litigation
    The last couple of years have seen a wave of ERISA suits aimed at 401(k) plan sponsors and targeting plan fees. In the following guest post, Rhonda Prussack, Head of Fiduciary and Employment Practices Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty…
  • Sep 18

    Insurance Coverage for Subpoena Response Cost

    Insurance Coverage for Subpoena Response Cost
    One of the perennial D&O insurance coverage questions is the issue of whether or not the D&O policy provides coverage for costs incurred in responding to a subpoena, as I have discussed in prior posts (refer here and here).…
  • Sep 17

    Thinking About the Growth of Third-Party Litigation Financing

    Thinking About the Growth of Third-Party Litigation Financing
    Third-party litigation funding has its critics and detractors (refer, for example, here and here). The fact is that third-party litigation funding is now well-established and is here to stay. A recent survey by one of the leading funding…
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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
  • Sep 19

    How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For Them

    How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For Them
    No, there is not a flipped article that teaches you how to get your coworkers to do all of your work: “Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an activity at work that... The post How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For…
  • Sep 18

    Inhouse Counsel Salaries – 2018 Guide

    Inhouse Counsel Salaries – 2018 Guide
    Robert Half Legal has released its latest report which contains data on projected inhouse counsel salaries for 2018. The report uses percentage tiers this year as a way to present in-house counsel salary data.  For... The post Inhouse…
  • Sep 15

    Avoid Sabotaging Your In-House Counsel Job Search

    Avoid Sabotaging Your In-House Counsel Job Search
    Kimberly Lerman, a Director in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group, specializes in placing attorneys in corporate legal departments in a wide range of industries, shares her thoughts on how lawyers can avoid…
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Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    Defamation lawsuits as a defence to shareholder activism

    Defamation lawsuits as a defence to shareholder activism
    Activist investors engaged in proxy fights typically mount aggressive public relations campaigns in order to undermine shareholder confidence in a target company’s performance and leadership, whether through social media, online forums…
  • Sep 8

    Expect the Unexpected: What Boards can do to Plan for Crise

    Expect the Unexpected: What Boards can do to Plan for Crise
    As a standard precaution, boards should take steps to handle potential crises before one arises. This is particularly so in light of the increasing risk of cybercrime and privacy breaches, and the broader impact of negative social media…
  • Aug 21

    Investors heating up the conversation on climate change

    Investors heating up the conversation on climate change
    Shareholders are placing increased value on non-financial factors when making investment decisions. Some of these factors are environmental and social issues. In particular, shareholder proposals on climate change have recently gained some…
Rank this Week: 2038

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

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

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    A Possible Expansion of Regulation A+

    A Possible Expansion of Regulation A+
    On September 5, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow already-public reporting companies to use the provisions of so-called Regulation A+ to make securities offerings. Regulation A+ in its…
  • Aug 30

    The Limits of Networking

    The Limits of Networking
    Business professor Adam Grant, writing in the New York Times, argues that business networking activities are overrated. (Grant is the author of Give and Take, one of the rare business advice books that I have actually read. It’s…
  • Aug 21

    Why Robots Won’t Replace Lawyers Anytime Soon

    Why Robots Won’t Replace Lawyers Anytime Soon
    Ezra Klein, writing in Vox, argues that at least over the short to medium-term, robots won’t be taking our jobs. Stating that most jobs a hundred years ago involved the production of food and collection of water, he goes on to note…
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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/
  • Sep 12

    Employer May Keep Tips As Long As Employees Are Paid Minimum Wage, According To 10th Circuit

    Employer May Keep Tips As Long As Employees Are Paid Minimum Wage, According To 10th Circuit
    By Brad Cave By invalidating a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that states that tips are the property of employees, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose opinions apply to Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Oklahoma, and New…
  • Aug 31

    Court Invalidates Overtime Rule That Increased Exempt Salary Level

    Court Invalidates Overtime Rule That Increased Exempt Salary Level
    By Mark Wiletsky  The Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its authority when it doubled the minimum salary levels for exempt executive, professional, and administrative employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ruled federal…
  • Aug 14

    Only Certain Types of Speech Are Protected In The Workplace

    Only Certain Types of Speech Are Protected In The Workplace
    By Steve Gutierrez This past week, talk abounds over Google’s firing of a software engineer after he posted a lengthy memo criticizing the company’s diversity policy and culture on the company’s internal website. Google says…
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Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Covers corporate, elder law, estate planning and special needs planning.

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
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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/
  • Sep 8

    OK, Blogger. I give up.

    OK, Blogger. I give up.
    You're not letting me update my links, so I'm not posting to this blog any more.
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
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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/
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 64

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Aug 3

    Mid-Band Spectrum: the Goldilocks Band

    Mid-Band Spectrum: the Goldilocks Band
    Today’s announcement from the Federal Communications Commission that it is launching a “Notice of Inquiry” for mid-band spectrum is a development that wireless users can cheer, just as industry players already have.…
  • Apr 26

    Statement of Cisco’s VP of Government Affairs Jeff Campbell On FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Vision for Updated Net Neutrality Policy

    Statement of Cisco’s VP of Government Affairs Jeff Campbell On FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Vision for Updated Net Neutrality Policy
    “FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today laid out his vision for revising net neutrality policy.  The proposal will review what is needed to protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior, while rolling back Title II reclassification,…
  • Feb 28

    Cisco Applauds Unanimous House Vote Passing Email Privacy Act

    Cisco Applauds Unanimous House Vote Passing Email Privacy Act
    Cisco has long supported updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to better protect customer data and communications stored with third-party providers against unwarranted searches and seizures.  We, therefore, applaud…
Rank this Week: 1446

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Jun 26

    Grit and the Three-Star Recruit

    Grit and the Three-Star Recruit
    Guest blogger: Stephen Roth is vice president & general counsel of JTV, a national jewelry retailer. The views in this post are his and do not reflect the views of ACC or JTV. He is also vice-chair of the ACC Law Department Management…
  • May 24

    Partnering For a Good, KIND Cause

    Partnering For a Good, KIND Cause
    Guest blogger: Adriana Dulic is vice president of regulatory affairs at Epoch Payment Solutions in Santa Monica, Calif., and chair of ACC Southern California pro bono committee. She can be reached at adulic@epoch.com. As an immigrant from a…
  • May 9

    Leadership Takeaways for Law Department Leaders From Hamilton

    Leadership Takeaways for Law Department Leaders From Hamilton
    Guest blogger: Stephen Roth is vice president & general counsel of Jewelry Television, a national jewelry retailer. The views in this post are his and do not reflect the views of ACC or Jewelry Television. He is also vice-chair of the ACC…
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InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

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

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    The Managerial Overtime Exemption, and How to Keep It

    The Managerial Overtime Exemption, and How to Keep It
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay employees at least minimum wage for every hour (or fraction) worked, and to pay overtime (at time-and-a-half) for all time exceeding 40 hours in a week.   Some states and…
  • May 30

    Does Your Employee Handbook Undermine Your Company Culture?

    Does Your Employee Handbook Undermine Your Company Culture?
    In a tightening market for talent (especially tech talent), your company’s culture is a key differentiator. The CEO of Scentsy, (a company known for being a great place to work) recently said: “The right company culture attracts…
  • May 23

    No Harm, No Foul? No Way!

    No Harm, No Foul? No Way!
    Here’s a risk management tip for employers who aren’t located in California but decide they need to hire people residing in the Golden State.   Many states permit employers to include non-compete clauses in their employment…
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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 30

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...
    There is a lot going on in the legal industry these days. And while much of the talk is about Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity at the moment, we all know that technological progress isn't limited to just one practice area. We at…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3746

InHouseOwl

InHouseOwl

Provides employee legal training guidance to corporate counsel.

http://www.inhouseowl.com/blog
  • Mar 8

    How long does it take to set up a compliance training program?

    How long does it take to set up a compliance training program?
    Employees are bored. The company is expanding internationally or entering a new market. No matter the reason, you will outgrow your current compliance training program at some point. Unfortunately, once you see the need for new compliance…
  • Feb 8

    5 Reasons Why Employees Are Tuning Out Your Compliance Training

    5 Reasons Why Employees Are Tuning Out Your Compliance Training
    Annual compliance training - words that can strike fear into your employees' hearts. Unfortunately, annual compliance training is often met with low enthusiasm. Uninterested and disengaged employees will often tune out your carefully…
  • Feb 1

    Can you over-prepare for a presentation?

    Can you over-prepare for a presentation?
    We‘ve all had the same nightmare. You wake up an hour before your alarm goes off and realize you forgot to prepare for your huge presentation. You frantically race around to room to cram in all the information you can (hopefully to…
Rank this Week: 1697

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 116

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

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

http://www.wiredgc.com
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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: 1444

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: 2982