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Forum: Examine the Risks and Rewards for Cross-Border Deals

Forum: Examine the Risks and Rewards for Cross-Border Deals

Event, June 20, 2017, New York
Bloomberg BNA and World Services Group will present the Cross-Border Deals Forum to hear about the current risk assessment, which deals are facing greater scrutiny and which deals are enjoying a more positive outlook.

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Dubious Corporate Practices Get a Rubber Stamp From Big Investors

Dubious Corporate Practices Get a Rubber Stamp From Big Investors

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Institutional asset managers carry enormous clout across corporate America. So it’s unfortunate that so many of these managers choose to support the status quo for boards, even when investors are ill served, points out The New York Times.

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‘We Have a Deal’ Email From Lawyer Creates a Binding Settlement

‘We Have a Deal’ Email From Lawyer Creates a Binding Settlement

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A U.S. magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York has ruled that the terms of a settlement negotiated via email can be enforced as a binding contract.

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Suit for Bad Frac Job Requires a Certificate of Merit

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Gray Reed & McGraw’s Energy & the Law Blog discusses a case that asked whether a court must dismiss an engineering defect lawsuit filed without a certificate of merit with prejudice or may dismiss without prejudice.

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11th Circuit: ‘Completed Work’ Exclusion Does Not Bar Claims for Work Under Maintenance Contract

11th Circuit: ‘Completed Work’ Exclusion Does Not Bar Claims for Work Under Maintenance Contract

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The 11th Circuit found that the unambiguous language of an insurer’s “Completed Work” exclusion did not bar coverage for injuries sustained by a motorist injured at a railroad crossing who later sued the insured, reports Hunton Williams.

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Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Event, July 23-29, 2017
The CLE-qualified sessions will feature a diverse group of speakers, including a broad range of nationalities, backgrounds and ages, according to Knowledge Nomads.

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The World’s Best-Selling Drug Just Lost a Key Patent Battle

The World’s Best-Selling Drug Just Lost a Key Patent Battle

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The rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis medicine has recently been a target of biopharma companies that are trying to make generic Humira copycats called “biosimilars,” reports Fortune.

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Bookkeeper Embezzled More Than $850,000 From Law Firm, Suit Alleges

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The family of the late Daniel Lilley, Maine’s highest-profile lawyer, is accusing a former bookkeeper of embezzling more than $850,000 from his law firm over a little more than four years, reports the Portland Press Herald.

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DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients

DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients

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In a letter last month, the Justice Department told the group it must ‘cease and desist’ providing certain legal assistance to immigrants unless it undertakes full representation of them in court. according to The Seattle Times.

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Insight on Waiving Contractual Right to Arbitration

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Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini provided insight on factors a court should consider when determining whether a party has waived a contractual right to arbitration, the firm reports on its website.

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AIA Releases 2017 Construction and Design Agreements

AIA Releases 2017 Construction and Design Agreements

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The American Institute of Architects has released several revised documents including the primary agreements between the owner and contractor and the owner and architect, reports Dickinson Wright PLLC.

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Houston Attorney Mark Lanier Inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

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Trial attorney Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has been selected to the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, which recognizes exceptional litigators.

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Texas Bankruptcy Law Firm Forshey Prostok Beefs Up Attorney Ranks

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Bankruptcy and restructuring law firm Forshey Prostok announces the promotion of three attorneys and the addition of two lawyers to its Dallas/Fort Worth offices.

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Success Factors for Compliance During Office 356 Migration

Success Factors for Compliance During Office 356 Migration

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The duty to preserve does not cease when an organization migrates data systems, Zapproved says on its website. In fact, not only does the duty persist, but it becomes more complex.

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Benchmarking Your Policy & Procedure Management Program in 2017

Event, May 25, 1 p.m. EDT
NAVEX Global will present a complimentary webinar announcing the recent results from its new Ethics and Compliance Policy & Procedure Management Benchmark Report on May 25.

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Biglaw Firm Lays Off Associates, Staff and Partners

Biglaw Firm Lays Off Associates, Staff and Partners

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One source who was briefed on the layoffs said the downsizing affects 40 lawyers, including associates and counsel, as well as 27 staff members, reports Bloomberg’s Casey Sullivan.

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Congressman Targets Assistant General Counsel Over Political Activism

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The assistant general counsel of a New Jersey-based bank company says she found herself in a touchy situation after a U.S. Congressman complained to her employer about her activism that targeted the lawmaker.

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Fear of Career Damage Led Woman to Sue Proskauer Anonymously

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that Proskauer Rose has become the latest Big Law firm to be hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit by a female partner.

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Planning Key to Handling the Death of a High-Profile Attorney

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Failing to take a few necessary steps when a prominent member of the law firm dies is a recipe for potential confusion and consternation among the attorneys at your firm, the firm’s clients, and, importantly, the lawyer’s family, writes Bruce Vincent for Muse Communications.

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American Beverage Association Promotes New SVP/Deputy GC

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The American Beverage Association announced the promotion of Sean Krispinsky to senior vice president and deputy general counsel for the association.

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