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For the first time, court requires “litigation funders” to be disclosed but only in class actions
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

On January 26, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California became the first court to mandate disclosure of litigation funding

Email hacking and cybercrime in conveyancing transactions: Now is the time to become more vigilant
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • February 6 2017

You will probably by now have heard about a type of “cybercrime” that is on the increase and which targets the significant sums of money often being

Cross-Border Complexities in International White-Collar Investigations and Prosecutions: An Outline for In-House Counsel
  • Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 14 2017

White collar investigations and prosecutions, notably those initiated by American authorities

Sesquipedalianism and an Expatiation Upon Its Antithetical Impact on Interpersonal Communications: Big Words and Why They're Bad
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2017

Clear writing is hard to find. Legal contracts are the worst culprits. I am always disappointed when I find unclear legal writing. The reason is

New IRS guidance on tax treatment of attorney’s fees
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2013

The IRS recently released a memorandum advising taxpayers on the proper tax characterization of attorney's fee payments in connection with a

Federal Whistleblowers Law Collide With The Attorney-Client Privilege: The Bio-Rad Case Study
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2017

Federal whistleblower laws collide with the in-house attorney-client privilege. The trial round goes to the whistleblower. The expected appellate

Gone but not forgotten: motions to withdraw as counsel
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2015

When the job offer from a Wall Street law firm came, Audrey left South Carolina for the bright lights of the big city. Audrey and her partners

An In-House Counsel Learns the Hard Way About a Key Difference Between Common Interest Agreements and Joint Representations: Part II
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2017

Last week's Privilege Point described an in-house counsel's vigorous argument that she had represented her employerclient in a common interest

Gorsuch on rule 23 and CAFA
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2017

President Trump has nominated Tenth Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court, and we expect

The new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
  • Burns & Levinson LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2012

On March 31, 2012, Massachusetts entered a new era with respect to the administration of wills and decedent’s estates