Thomas Dickerson writes: This year, the Appellate Division, First Department sought to protect shareholder interests in “merger tax” litigation by enhancing the standards for the approval of disclosure-only class action settlements, and sought to protect employees by declining to enforce an arbitration agreement as violative of the National Labor Relations Act. But that's not all.
Holland & Knight partner Jason Klitenic, a former deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is the Trump administration's pick to serve as the top lawyer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Klitenic is a brother-in-law to FBI Director Christopher Wray, who gave him a shout-out at his confirmation hearing this year.
The threat of cyberattack looms large for law firms. In 2016, the year of the breach," a seemingly endless barrage of law firm security incidents were front and center in industry news and the pace hasn t slowed.
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