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Making the Business Case for Upgrading Your Legal Hold System

Making the Business Case for Upgrading Your Legal Hold System

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Research results demonstrate a real rate of return on investment generated by automated cloud-based legal hold software, Zapproved says on its website.

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Linking Nonfinancial Metrics to Strategy and Culture

Linking Nonfinancial Metrics to Strategy and Culture

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NACD recently convened a meeting of Fortune 500 audit and compensation committee chairs to discuss the key issues and challenges the board faces in the selection and use of nonfinancial metrics.

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Houston Attorney Stephen Loftin of Hicks Thomas Earns ABOTA Membership

Houston Attorney Stephen Loftin of Hicks Thomas Earns ABOTA Membership

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ABOTA’s guiding principle is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of trial advocacy as well as the protection of the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans and the civil justice system.

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Jeffrey J. Catalano Joins Freeborn’s Litigation and IP Practice Groups

Jeffrey J. Catalano Joins Freeborn’s Litigation and IP Practice Groups

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Based in the firm’s Chicago office, new Freeborn & Peters LLP Partner Jeffrey J. Catalano focuses his practice on intellectual property (IP) litigation and IP-adjacent commercial litigation.

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FisherBroyles Adds Stuart A. Panensky to its Princeton, NJ Office

FisherBroyles Adds Stuart A. Panensky to its Princeton, NJ Office

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Stuart Panensky joins FisherBroyles, LLP as a partner in the Cyber-Risk; Privacy & Data Security practice group. He is a business attorney and commercial litigator based in the firm’s Princeton, N.J., office.

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DLA Piper Adds Two Partners to Litigation Practice in Dallas

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Jason Lewis and Jason Hopkins have joined DLA Piper’s Litigation practice as partners in Dallas.

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Financial Lawyer Cynthia Harkness Joins Foley

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Foley Gardere LLP announced that Cynthia Harkness has joined the firm’s Finance practice as Of Counsel in the Austin office.

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Facebook Could Face Record Fine, Say Former FTC Officials

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Facebook could face fines of $1 billion or more for the company’s mishaps with user data, says the former head of the FTC’s bureau of consumer protection.

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Renewable Energy Deals Targeted for More Scrutiny in New Trade Report

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Even investments in renewable energy businesses may be affected by this broadening of interest in the industry, and should be considered by parties as part of deal due diligence and negotiations of investment and acquisition agreements, according to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

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Using Your Professional Bio to Impress Potential Law Firm Clients

Using Your Professional Bio to Impress Potential Law Firm Clients

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Muse Communications’ Bruce Vincent says the key is making sure that what you say about yourself is well written, organized, and presented in a way that will impress the people who see it.

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The Storm After the Storm: Restoration Contracts

The Storm After the Storm: Restoration Contracts

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An article in Gray Reed & McGraw’s Texas Construction Law Blog offers some steps cleaning and restoration professionals can take in an effort to minimize the damage from a payment dispute with a client after a natural disaster.

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What Provisions are Typical in a Separation Agreement?

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Daniel Schwartz, writing for Shipman & Goodwin’s employment law blog, provides a handy list of typical provisions in a separation agreement between an employer and an employee.

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Estes Thorne & Carr Celebrates 10th Anniversary as One of North Texas’ Largest Women-Owned Law Firms

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Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of the largest women-owned law firms in North Texas.

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Making Opioid Antidote Widely Available a Key Step in Treatment

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Dallas attorney Jeffrey Simon says U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams’ call for more Americans to carry the opioid antidote naloxone is one that could save countless lives, and play a key role in addiction recovery.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth Promotes 14 to Partner

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (formerly Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon) began its new fiscal year on April 1 with the promotion of 14 lawyers to partner.

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PwC Faces Largest-Ever Auditor Malpractice Damages Verdict

PwC Faces Largest-Ever Auditor Malpractice Damages Verdict

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The judge in the case has already ruled that PwC had been professionally negligent in not detecting the criminal fraud that led to the failure of Colonial Bank Group in 2009.

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JPMorgan Juror Says Doomed $8 Billion Award Was Message to Bank

JPMorgan Juror Says Doomed $8 Billion Award Was Message to Bank

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Bloomber reports that the jury award was the largest of 2017 and the ninth-largest in U.S. history.

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Target Pays $3.7M to Settle Lawsuit Over Racial Disparity in Use of Criminal Background Checks

Target Pays $3.7M to Settle Lawsuit Over Racial Disparity in Use of Criminal Background Checks

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As part of the settlement of the class-action complaint, independent consultants will recommend changes to Target’s current screening guidelines, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Will You Agree to an Inclusion Rider?

Will You Agree to an Inclusion Rider?

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Sophisticated employers have used established goals as a tool toward implementing equal employment opportunity objectives, steering clear of applying goals like quotas, according to Barnes & Thornburg.

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Webinar: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Open Source Software

Webinar: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Open Source Software

Webinar, April 18, 2018, 12 p.m. CDT
Data shows that most companies are significantly under-counting their use of open source software (OSS), leading to potential legal and security concerns that need to be respected, monitored, and — if needed — resolved.

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