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‘Gainful Employment’ No True Test of School Success

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Had the Borrower Defense to Repayment rule taken effect, for-profit colleges would have had to prove their programs led to the “gainful employment” of graduates or risk the loss of federal aid, according to a post by Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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Energy Department Seeks Input on Regulatory Reform

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This is part of a government-wide initiative to overhaul the federal government’s regulatory regime, set in motion with an executive order signed by President Trump, reports K&L Gates.

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Webinar: Avoiding Construction Claims and Disputes

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A Baker Tilly on-demand webinar provides an overview of strategies to identify potential claims scenarios and potential resolutions available to mitigate claims.

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Legal Aspects of Smart Contract Applications

Legal Aspects of Smart Contract Applications

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Perkins Coie has published a white paper that offers an initial analysis of the legal aspects of five prominent smart contract use cases.

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Emoluments Clause Lawsuits Could Expose Trump Tax Filings

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Trump’s refusal to divest himself of his business empire led to the suits, partly based on the use of Trump International Hotel in Washington by representatives of foreign governments, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

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In-House Attorneys See 4.3 Percent Pay Hike

In-House Attorneys See 4.3 Percent Pay Hike

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Above the Law reports on a BarkerGilmore in-house counsel compensation report that shows in-house lawyers received average pay increases of 4.3 percent last year.

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GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

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Marsh & McLennan Companies’ GC now requires the company’s biggest outside law firms to use an anti-hacking electronic communication technology known as Transport Layer Security, according to a report from Bloomberg Law.

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Disbarred Lawyer Arrested in Florida After at Least 18 Months on the Lam

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A disbarred Georgia lawyer accused of stealing client money was arrested last weekend in Florida after going missing for at least 18 months, reports the ABA Journal.

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Change Management in Commercial Contracts (Part 2)

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In the second part of a series on change management in commercial contracts, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP discusses the procedural mechanisms for managing change.

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Crash Course: A Practical Guide to Government Contract Law

Crash Course: A Practical Guide to Government Contract Law

Event, August 9-10, 2017, Tysons, VA
Centre Law & Consulting will present a two-day “A Practical Guide to Government Contract Law” crash course that teaches attendees about the nuts and bolts of federal contracting and gives a breakdown of the complex laws surrounding this industry.

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PREX17: The Premier Conference for In-House E-Discovery Professionals

PREX17: The Premier Conference for In-House E-Discovery Professionals

Event, Sept. 12-14, 2017, Portland, OR
The PREX conference has been eligible for CLE credit each year with speakers, judges, and keynote sessions. Currently the conference is approved for 10.5 CLE credits.

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Buchalter Expands In Northern California

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Buchalter announces that Matthew S. Covington and Jeffrey M. Hamerling have joined the San Francisco office, and Alissa Pleau-Fuller has joined the Sacramento office.

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Hogan Lovells Combines with Collora, Adding Boston Office

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Global law firm Hogan Lovells is joining the Boston market through a combination with Collora as of September 1, 2017.

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Litigator Michael Klein Joins Dykema’s Austin Office

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National law firm Dykema announced the addition of Michael Klein to its Litigation Department and Insurance Industry Group as a member in the firm’s Austin office.

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More States Likely to Sue over Opioid Epidemic

More States Likely to Sue over Opioid Epidemic

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States will be very tempted by the significant potential damages that may be awarded in court to try to recoup some of the costs of treatment, says Kent Sullivan of Jackson Walker LLP.

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How to Make the Case for a Smaller Law Firm to Your Board

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With a smaller law firm, seasoned attorneys are the norm, rather than the associates who typically handle day-to-day business for the big law firms, writes Norm Finkel of Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman and Rosenberg, LLC.

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ConnectLive 2017 London Scheduled in London

Event, June 27-28, 2017
ConnectLive London 2017 will bring together iManage customers including CIOs, IT professionals, technical architects, legal administrators and professional services firm executives to learn and share ideas on how professional work is changing and how the management of work product is adapting in response to those changes.

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Confusion With Independent Contractors v. Employees

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There is an immediate financial incentive to hiring a contractor instead of an employee but having misclassified employees can be an extremely expensive mistake, writes Natalie Lynch of Lynch Law Firm.

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Webinar: HIPAA and the Compliance Officer

Event, August 9, 2017, 10 a.m. PDT
MentorHealth’s webinar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur.

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Uber CEO Pays a Price for Breaking the Rules

Uber CEO Pays a Price for Breaking the Rules

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The hard-charging, take-no-prisoners corporate culture exhibited by Uber and his brash CEO is now seen as the company’s biggest liability, reports The Los Angeles Times.

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