The notice of a grand jury investigation of a company often starts in this fashion: in-house counsel arrives at the corporate office in the morning to be told that a company official has learned that several of his employees were visited by government agents the night before requesting an interview. The official is not sure what government agency is involved, and how many employees were contacted. He reports that he is running it down. It takes at least until the afternoon to determine the identity of the agents, the identity of the employees contacted, and the subject matter of the inquiry. The report from the supervisor usually omits the most important information, "what did the employees tell the agents."
How carefully do you consider the scope of your agreement to arbitrate? Experience reflects that parties will often negotiate the terms of their business arrangement with care. After reaching an understanding on all substantive matters, however, and impatient to complete their work, they often opt for a cookie-cutter arbitration provision that, subsequently, may not provide the mandatory dispute resolution procedure expected.
Results of our Global 100 survey and analyses show growth is slowing and profits are dipping. Firms are adjusting to rapid-fire market changes as the world adjusts to the multitude of geopolitical forces at play. Figuring out the proper global complement is increasingly challenging, but there are opportunities to be had with new markets emerging as key players on the world stage.
The Florida Legislature has steadily eroded the legal rights of nursing home residents, making the mass deaths at a Hollywood facility after Hurricane Irma "quite fathomable," writes attorney Nathan P. Carter.
On May 5, 2014, plaintiff's decedent, Lawrence Paden Jr., 26, unemployed, was riding a motorcycle west on Manley Road in West Chester. At the same time, ahead of him, Kathryn Kelleher was stopped on the road, waiting to complete a left turn onto eastbound Marley Road from a driveway on Paden's left side.
As a result of Hurricane Irma, people and businesses will begin to take stock of the damage suffered and evaluate potential recovery assistance promised by property insurance. We urge those affected to seek professional help and guidance; insurance policies are complicated documents. We suggest some simple steps that should be followed in finding the right help and guidance, and to assist in getting paid fairly and promptly, writes R. Hugh Lumpkin.
Over the past several years, law firm mergers have become the new normal in the legal industry. It seems that, at one point or another, nearly every midsize or large law firm has either merged with another firm, or was at least rumored to be in talks with other firms regarding a possible merger.
Over a period of months, hackers apparently accessed people's names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, driver's license numbers, and in some cases, credit card numbers and personally identifiable information (PII). Although the cybersecurity breach occurred from mid-May through July, it was apparently discovered on July 29. To the chagrin of many people, including government officials, on Sept. 7, Equifax made its first public release warning the American public of the breach, writes Gavin Gaukroger.
A Sussex County jury on June 21 awarded a Sparta woman $1.8 million in Mongiello v. Gallagher as compensation for injuries she sustained when the car in which she was riding was rear-ended by another car.
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) recently concluded its 110th Annual Meeting and Conference. From the outset, it was abundantly clear that the organization's members, consisting primarily of legal sector library, research, and knowledge services professionals, are more than ready to make themselves heard. Outside in their communities, within the legal services sector, and inside their own organizations, they are making a difference in a multitude of ways.
San Francisco has a new judicial appointment. He doesn’t have a J.D. or know the law very well, although he can sit, lie down and high-five on command. The S.F. Unified Family Court, in a historic first, added a comfort dog to its roster. In a swearing-in ceremony by Judge Nancy Davis, Nemo was welcomed by the court through a partnership with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The black Labrador will be on duty to help provide comfort to children and families while in court.
As America's endless culture wars fester, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone of the University of Chicago Law School has published a powerful history of the constitutional battles over sexual expression, reproductive freedom, and sexual preference.
The Am Law 200 reversed course in 2016, posting gains in gross revenue after experiencing a decline in 2015. But that average gain of 1.2 percent, coupled with similar increases in revenue per lawyer and profits per equity partner, masked some weakness in many firms' results. As our overview story shows, a “hollow middle” is emerging.
A president’s judicial picks are an imperfect lever for shaping policy, and yet their influence long outlasts any executive’s time in the White House. We look at the imprint Barack Obama leaves on the federal bench.
Barry Pinkus is a good man and a good judge. It is beyond sad that he finds himself in the crosshairs of public opinion over the unfortunate death of the baby recently thrown from the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown. He did nothing wrong.
Compilation of the data for the Law Journal's New Jersey Legal Almanac is always a hefty job. But once the figures are in, we have a chance to look at the state's legal profession from a multitude of perspectives. At this point, the still-troubled economy renders predictions hard to make, but the data in this eighth annual Almanac show continued stagnation with a few bright spots.
The New Jersey Legal Almanac 2010 is the Law Journal's annual pulse-taking of the legal profession — largest law firms, recoveries of $1 million and more, most requested opinions, prosecutors' and defenders' offices, public interest firms, mergers and acquisitions, corporate legal departments, law school statistics, lawyer-lobbyists, lawyer demographics and more.
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