Tax Treatment of Fines and Penalties

Examples of jaw-dropping fines and penalties for corporate wrongdoing abound in the recent press. They include reports that JPMorgan Chase […]

Big Data, Big Dreams

Most organizations are massive data factories. The amount of collected information is growing rapidly, with terabytes of data and metadata […]

A Case for Legal Process Outsourcing

Legal process outsourcing received a big boost in 2006, when the Association of the Bar of the City of New […]

Enhanced Consumer Law Enforcement: Class Actions Often Follow

Newly empowered federal and state regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department […]

When Antitrust Disputes Loom, Businesses Need to Make Savvy Arbitration Decisions

Arbitration agreements are now commonplace in contracts, and so are global antitrust lawsuits, especially multi-party lawsuits alleging price-fixing cartels. The […]

HBR Internal Legal Spend Survey: Post-Recession Increase Continues

The 2013 HBR Law Department Survey found a three per cent increase in the total inside legal spend worldwide. Over […]

Liability for DBE Violations Under the False Claims Act

Contractors considering bidding for and performing contract work on state and local public work projects that are partially funded by […]

5 Things You May Not Know About Hart-Scott-Rodino, But Probably Should

Deal lawyers generally know that the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act could apply to mergers and asset acquisitions. Many are surprised to learn […]

Get Used to Mobile-Device Discovery

E-discovery of data stored on mobile devices has become part of the civil litigation process. Many organizations when faced with […]

E-Discovery Cost Drivers

The discovery phase can represent more than fifty percent of total litigation costs. These costs are driven up by the […]

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