Checking candidate references does not have to be an exercise in futility. It can be a valuable part of the interviewing process that can confirm doubts, reinforce good feelings or make you think twice.
Atif Khawaja writes: The Supreme Court’s holding in 'BMS' left a number of open issues, which courts have only partially and inconsistently begun to resolve. Given the clear trend against forum shopping present in both 'BMS' and its predecessors, the defense bar should have the wind at its back.
David L. Kornblau and Stephen Dee write: If a company learns of a whistleblower’s identity and does not handle the situation carefully, it can face exposure for alleged retaliation against the whistleblower, through an SEC enforcement action as well as a private damages action by the whistleblower.
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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