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Corporate counsel issues

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt adult entertainment company GGW Brands LLC, the parent company of the producer of videos called “Girls Gone Wild,” on April 10 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California contending that the attorney it seeks to permission to appoint does not […]

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TweetYes-you read that right-law firms have started competing for client business by submitting bids in an auction the clients conduct for legal fees.  This is yet another consequence of the challenging economy which is forcing companies to tighten their belts and forcing law firms to agree to accept lower fees because of an overall loss of […]

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TweetCyberattacks on Law Firms-Background In what has become an all too familiar refrain, a major New York law firm was recently informed by the FBI that all of the firm’s client files had been discovered on a server in a foreign country. Those files were then sent from that foreign server to China. For those […]

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TweetPresident Obama recently unveiled his proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. While the proposal will likely never pass in its current form, it does offer businesses and their attorneys some valuable insight into the administration’s priorities for the upcoming year. Since we suspect that no one (even members of Congress) has time to read the […]

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TweetTwo oil and gas companies accused of illegally working together in auctions of four natural gas leases on federal land in Colorado have agreed to pay $275,000 each to settle the claim.  The case settled in mid-February is the first federal challenge to an anti-competitive bidding agreement for mineral rights, according to the U.S. Department […]

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TweetA recent unanimous  New York State Appellate Division decision in VOOM Holdings v. EchoStar Satellite LLC 600292/08 (1st Dep’t, 1/31/12) represented the first time a New York State court applied the federal standard for the spoliation of electronic evidence set out in the New York Southern District case Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, 220 F.R.D. 212 (S.D.N.Y. […]

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TweetA recent survey found that general counsel consider compliance with new and ever more complex regulations as their biggest challenge in 2012. The Dodd-Frank Act (“Dodd-Frank”), imposes wide-ranging changes, covering everything from capital investments by banks and insurance companies to reporting requirements on executive compensation.  However, compliance with Dodd-Frank is not the only regulatory hurdle facing general counsel in the New Year. In late […]

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TweetFrom the latest issue of Counsel to Counsel (Volume 1 Issue 9) December 2011 The attorney-client privilege is a powerful tool in facilitating clear and honest communication among a company’s executives and operatives. It also presents some of the most nuanced challenges in-house counsel face. All too often, companies fail to consider the full implications […]

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TweetAs the new year begins, we can’t help but look forward and wonder what 2012 has in store for corporate counsel. Many predictions have been made regarding the top trends and issues we will see in corporate governance in 2012. The following list of trends and issues is culled from various sources and compiled into […]

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TweetNo matter how hard we try to remain in our client’s good graces, inevitably some will be unhappy with our legal services. Even if we did nothing wrong, we still need to deal with these situations properly. Taking the steps listed below will increase the chances that your attorney-client relationship will become even stronger and […]

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