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Is It Time for Form NDA Spring Cleaning?

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It is important to periodically review form agreements to ensure that the provisions that were favorable or represented your company’s position in the past continue to accurately protect your company’s interests, and that includes a company’s nondisclosure agreements, according to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

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Is Your Agreement Non-Exclusive in Name Only?

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The facts of an exclusive arrangement are generally analyzed under the rule of reason, entailing a comparative analysis of the arrangement’s benefits and its possible competitive affects, according to Epstein Becker & Green.

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DOJ Stomping Out ‘No Hire’ Agreements Among Competitors

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Companies with no-hire agreements with competitors — be they written or informal — must be aware that the DOJ will investigate and prosecute these agreements, warns Goodwin Procter.

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Dual Language China Contracts: Don’t Get Fooled

Dual Language China Contracts: Don’t Get Fooled

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No matter what the English language portion of your contract says, it behooves you to know exactly what the Chinese language portion says as well, writes Dan Harris.

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Rose Walker Adds Transactional, Corporate Attorney Holly Clarke

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Business trial law firm Rose Walker has added transactional and corporate attorney Holly Clarke to the firm.

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The Biglaw Firms Potentially Caught in the Cohen Raid

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Above the Law reports that the names of some of the biggest law firms in the country have come to light after the Department of Justice seized records from the home and office of Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

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Lawyer Convicted of Abetting Tax Evasion By Wall Street Executive’s Adult Children

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A Manhattan jury found Michael Little, 67, guilty of helping the adult children of a Wall Street executive tap into their Swiss bank accounts, which held millions in inheritance money, without alerting the IRS, reports Crain’s New York Business.

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Sandy Hook Parents Accuse Alex Jones, InfoWars of Defamation, Seek Damages

Sandy Hook Parents Accuse Alex Jones, InfoWars of Defamation, Seek Damages

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Plaintiffs in two lawsuits filed in Austin, Texas, allege that Jones and his media organization spread false information related to the tragedy, reports the Austin Statesman.

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Whitney D. Seltzer Joins Foley & Mansfield New York Office

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The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield announced that attorney Whitney D. Seltzer has joined its NYCAL defense team.

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Carrington Coleman Partner Named to Governing Board of National Construction Law Group

Carrington Coleman Partner Named to Governing Board of National Construction Law Group

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Cathy Altman is one of four new members elected to the 12-member Governing Committee during the Forum on Construction Law’s annual meeting April 11-13 in New Orleans.

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Ward, Smith & Hill Helps Secure $502.6M Patent Infringement Win Against Apple

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A jury has awarded internet security software company VirnetX $502.6 million, finding Apple Inc. willfully infringed on four patents used for VPN on Demand and Facetime in Apple products.

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Litigation Partner Shane A. Brunner Joins Michael Best’s Madison Office

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Shane A. Brunner has joined Michael Best as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

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Longford Capital Adds Litigator in Chicago

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Longford Capital announced that Justin A. Maleson has joined the firm as a director. The firm said Maleson will assist with investment sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of portfolio investments.

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Akerman Adds IP Litigation Partners Tim Sendek, Darrick Hooker in Chicago

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Akerman LLP has added intellectual property litigators Timothy Sendek and Darrick Hooker to its Chicago office.

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Federal Bar Association’s Capitol Hill Day

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The Federal Bar Association will be hosting its annual Capitol Hill Day to confer with Congress about challenges facing the federal courts.

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Best Practices: Uncover the Full Potential of CLM Implementation

Best Practices: Uncover the Full Potential of CLM Implementation

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It’s critical to start working with general counsel and other key stakeholders early when developing a business case. Having a holistic plan that ties benefits to stage and to stakeholder will keep the implementation on track.

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‘Tax Case of the Millennium’ Hits High Court: A Primer

‘Tax Case of the Millennium’ Hits High Court: A Primer

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Bloomberg Law reports the case directly challenges the 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, prohibiting states from imposing sales tax collection obligations on vendors lacking an in-state physical presence.

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Sexual Misconduct and D&O Claims

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Companies that have the suggested processes and procedures in place are less likely to find themselves getting hit with these kinds of claims, writes Kevin LaCroix in The D&O Diary.

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Pennsylvania, Texas Courts Disagree on Whether Rule of Capture Applies to Fracturing

Pennsylvania, Texas Courts Disagree on Whether Rule of Capture Applies to Fracturing

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A recent Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruling in a case concerning hydraulic fracturing runs counter to a ruling in a similar case by the Texas Supreme Court, reports Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody.

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No-Poach Agreements Targeted by Plaintiffs, Enforcement Agencies and Senators

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Agreements among companies to not hire each other’s workers are more risky than ever, warns Pepper Hamilton LLP in a post on its website.

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