• Legaltech News | Commentary

    Why Untangling the CISO from IT Can Improve Governance and Security Outcomes

    April 12, 2021

    Despite the fact that the CISO's duties are growing in scope and importance, and data protection has become a board-level concern, many security leaders still do not have a direct line to the CEO.

  • Appeals &Motions Released on: March 4, 2021

    Publication Date: 2021-03-08
    Practice Area: Appellate Division Activity | Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Court: Appellate Division, Second Department, Appeals & Motions
    Judge: Unsigned
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: DOCKET

    Appellate Division, First Department: March 4, 2021

  • New York Law Journal

    Not My Brother's Keeper: Understanding the Duty To Preserve Non-Party Consultant Documents

    February 5, 2021

    When litigation against the company concerning a deal becomes imminent and the company must take steps to preserve documents, a question may arise with respect to consultant's documents. Notwithstanding the fact that such consultants are non-parties and separate legal entities from the company that retained them, must the company take steps to ensure that consultants' documents are preserved? This article explores the current law and proposes considerations to help practitioners navigate the issue.

  • Corporate Counsel | News

    COVID-19 Forced GCs to Become Health and Cybersecurity Risk Experts, Survey Says

    November 16, 2020

    The pandemic has forced the general counsel role to expand yet again, as in-house leaders consider the health and cybersecurity risks created by having people return to the office or work from home.

  • SunEdison Litigation Trust v. Seller Note LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-11-06
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws | Bankruptcy
    Industry: Energy
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. - SDNY
    Judge: Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorneys for the SunEdison Litigation Trust: Steven L. Klepper, Esq., David R. Hurst, Esq., Daniel F.X. Geoghan, Esq., Mark Tsukerman, Esq., of counsel, Cole Schotz P.C., New York, New York.
    for defendant: Attorneys for D. E. Shaw CF-SP Series 1 MWP Acquisition, L.L.C.; D. E. Shaw CF-SP Series 8-01, L.L.C.; D. E. Shaw CF-SP Series 10-07, L.L.C.; D. E. Shaw CF-SP Series 11-06, L.L.C.; D. E. Shaw CF-SP Series 13-04, L.L.C.; D. E. Shaw Composite Holdings, L.L.C.; Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.P.; and Northwestern University: Shannon Rose Selden, Esq., My Chi To, Esq., Erica S. Weisgerber, Esq., Melanie Burke, Esq., Brandon Fetzer, Esq. of counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, New York.

    Case Number: 18-01537

    Adversary Proceeding Defendants Shielded by 11 USC §546(e) Safe Harbor

  • Legaltech News | Commentary

    WeChat E-discovery: Avoiding Pitfalls with a Critical Resource

    September 17, 2020

    Challenges with ESI preservation and production are not new, but the scale of the problem posed by WeChat in certain China-related contexts is unique. Despite the potential treasure trove contained on the platform, getting access often ranges from tricky to impossible.

  • In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-18
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiff-Appellant Lehman Brothers Special Financing, Inc.: William F. Dahill, on the brief, Paul R. Defilippo, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY
    for defendant: For Defendant-Appellee First Northern Bank and Trust Company: William A. Slaughter, Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Leslie C. Heilman, Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, DE. For Defendants-Appellees Garadex Inc., Gatex Properties Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated: John H. Thompson, McGuire Woods LLP, Washington, DC. For Defendants-Appellees General Security National Insurance and SCOR Reinsurance Company: Scott Walter Reynolds, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, NY; Nicole E. Schiavo, Peter A. Ivanick, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Co., Magnetar Constellation Fund II Ltd Magnetar Constellation Master Fund III Ltd, Magnetar Constellation Master Fund Ltd., and UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch: Nicholas P. Crowell, Alex R. Rovira, Andrew P. Propps, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee LGT Bank in Liechtenstein Ltd: Gregory F. Hauser, Wuersch & Gering LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee The Liverpool Limited Partnership: Matthew J. Gold, Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Mariner LDC, Structured Credit Opportunities Fund II, L.P., and Tricadia Credit Strategies Master Fund, Ltd., f/k/a Mariner-Tricadia Credit Strategies Master Fund, Ltd: Thomas J. Fleming, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee MBIA, Inc: Kevin J. Biron, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee MoneyGram Securities, LLC and its Successors in Interest: Brian Dillon, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty, & Bennett, P.A., Minneapolis, MN. For Defendant-Appellee Morgans Financial Limited: Lewis J. Liman, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Mulberry Street CDO, Ltd: Jack Yoskowitz, Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Natixis Financial Products LLC: Scott W. Reynolds, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee PCA Life Assurance Co. Ltd: Nicholas P. Crowell, Jon W. Muenz, Andrew P. Propps, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee RGA Reinsurance Co.: Emilio B. Nicolas, Jackson Walker LLP, Austin, TX. For Defendant-Appellee Security Benefit Life Insurance Co.: David Adler, McCarter & English, LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Shenandoah Life Insurance Company: Joseph J. Saltarelli, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. For Amicus Curiae Structured Finance Industry Group: Madlyn Gleich Primoff, Timothy P. Harkness, David Y. Livshiz, Henry V. Hutten, Jill K. Serpa, on the brief, Freshfields Bruckhaus & Deringer US LLP, New York, NY.

    Case Number: 18-1079

    Certain Priority Provisions Are Enforceable Under the Bankruptcy Code's Safe Harbor

  • Legaltech News | Commentary

    The Impact of Automated Exploratory Data Analysis in Litigation

    July 27, 2020

    Speeding up the exploratory data analysis process using flexible automation and consistent reporting allows analysts to deliver analyses quickly while ensuring precise, accurate results.

  • Legaltech News | Analysis

    Market Problems Aside, Companies Are Planning Privacy Spending Spree

    May 19, 2020

    A new report from FTI Consulting shows that organizations plan on sinking more money into privacy in an effort to satisfy a growing number of privacy regulations and avoid the public backlash associated with a data breach.

  • Insurance Coverage Law Center | Cases;Developments;Expert Analysis

    Maine Cmty. Health Options v. United States

    May 5, 2020

    "These holdings reflect a principle as old as the nation itself: The government should honor its obligations," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the 8-1 majority.