By COLLEEN S. VALLEN
Virtually all businesses are at risk of fraud, and an allegation of fraud can pose a serious threat to a business. A business facing an allegation of fraud must deal with potential costs that include not only direct losses if fraud is confirmed, but also costs related to an investigation, public relations, fines and penalties, among other costs.
By ANDREW ZWERLING
It is the responsibility of every attorney to endeavor, without exception, to litigate in a cost-effective manner. In this day of burgeoning legal costs and economic distress, however, that responsibility is heightened, and litigators should be even more cognizant of litigation expenses and the need to give considerable thought on if and how such expenses should be incurred.
By PETER W. BENNER
The film Jobs recently chronicled what the Walter Isaacson biography described last year. Steve Jobs was a model of “disruptive innovation” whose work stood for how much can be gained when we “think different” (Jobs intentionally left off the “ly”…. to be different).