Victoria Woodin Chavey and Ana C. Shields of Jackson Lewis write: With rapid legislative developments on pay equity in numerous states, and with high visibility on the issue in many forums, pay equity litigation is likely to continue to occupy a prominent and important place in workplace legal issues.
Christopher P. Bogart of Burford Capital writes: Much of the commentary about litigation focuses on its growth—and it has indeed grown dramatically. More interesting than where litigation finance has come from, however, is where it is going. That ongoing evolution reflects many of the persistent pressure points and perennial conflicts in the business of law.
Sapna W. Palla and Andrew Bochner if Wiggin and Dana write: The year 2016 and the last few months of 2017 have been characterized by many notable developments, causing sea changes in intellectual property law that shift litigation strategies more than ever. While the changes have been far reaching, this article will focus on those which most impact litigation strategies, such as venue, laches, patent exhaustion, patent damages, and extraterritoriality, and provide practical suggestions for strategies to employ, along with real-world examples of successful approaches to navigate this new landscape.
Michael A. Asaro and Richard R. Williams Jr. of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld write: Spoofing has clearly become a high enforcement priority for the SEC and other regulators. As a result, investment firms and broker-dealers who condone this activity, or who fail to have policies reasonably designed to prevent it, do so at their own risk.
Mark Spatz, Matthew V. Povolny and Nicole Paschal of Cohen & Gresser write: Because the terms of consumer arbitration agreements are generally not negotiable and the agreements themselves are not formed through the typical means of offer and acceptance, courts take great care in analyzing whether an arbitration provision should be enforced against a consumer. Some issues are more easily addressed than others. A company should be mindful of the issues when seeking to enforce the arbitration provision it offers to consumers with its products.
Jennifer B. Zourigui of Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti writes: A deposition you defend is unlikely to make your case but, as many lawyers have learned the hard way, it may very well break your case. An ill-prepared client is your worst enemy. So it is up to the lawyer to make sure that the witness is ready when deposition day arrives. The key to a successful deposition is a successful deposition preparation session.