On The Job
Two recently published books examine all the "fine print" lawyers create and interpret, as well as the opportunity they have to limit its insidious effects on society.
A strategic due diligence plan is particularly crucial for M&A deals in the entertainment, sports, and media space, as the bidder's in-house counsel must navigate a complex industry in which the key business and legal issues are not always apparent.
Attorneys Nicole D. Galli and Sarah R. Stafford of the Benesch law firm discuss the business implications and risks of social media, and how to come up with an effective plan to manage those risks.
Trends and tips on the chief executive turnover process are the subject of a new report from The Conference Board, "CEO Succession Practices, 2013 Edition."
Theft of intellectual property causes many to think of media reports about patent lawsuits or pirated music and movies. But there is another form of IP theft that poses a threat to U.S. businesses while receiving fewer headlines: the rampant theft of information technology by overseas competitors.
Terminating an employee is never an easy thing to do. But paying careful attention to the termination letter and exit interview can help make sure the termination of a worker goes as smoothly as possible—and keep the potential for post-employment lawsuits to a minimum.
Pen and paper is an inferior option for executing legally binding agreements. Yet a recent study commissioned by Adobe Systems Inc. found that 98 percent of surveyed managers "still rely on hard copy in the 'last mile' to deliver contracts to get clients and customers to sign on the dotted line."
Have you ever noticed, when companies become the focus of a compliance scandal, that one of the first instincts of the company spokesperson is to blame the bad act on the proverbial "rogue employee"?
With greater anti-money laundering oversight clearly on the horizon, legal and compliance staff need to think about perhaps the most sensitive compliance obligation under the existing AML rules: self-reporting.
Don't get complacent just because you're at a top law school and making good grades, or you just landed a good job for the summer. To move up in the long run, you'll need something extra.
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