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“Veep”: The Evolving Law of Advancement and Indemnification

USA - July 29 2016 Companies confer title of "Vice President" on a wide range of employees, from senior executives, in some cases, to line-level personnel, in others…

George A. Casey, John J. Cannon III, Michael S. Dorf, Paula Howell Anderson, Stuart J. Baskin.

Fischer v. Forrest: An SDNY Magistrate Judge Issues a Stern Warning to Litigants Who Ignore the Specificity Requirements of Amended Rule 34

USA - March 6 2017 Last week, Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a stern rebuke to counsel in…

Adam S. Hakki, Agnès Dunogué, Alan S. Goudiss, Brian H. Polovoy, Jerome S. Fortinsky, Matthew L. Craner, Paula Howell Anderson, Richard Schwed, William J.F. Roll III.

Brexit: Implications for the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry

European Union, United Kingdom - July 18 2016 Following the so-called “Brexit” referendum held on 23 June 2016, the UK has narrowly voted to leave the European Union. This note briefly discusses…

Andreas Löhdefink, Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds, Brian H. Polovoy, Thomas Donegan, William J.F. Roll III.

Two Recent Second Circuit Decisions Provide Opportunity for Supreme Court to Address Whether American Pipe Tolling Extends to Statutes of Repose

USA - July 19 2016 The tolling rule established by the Supreme Court in American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah generally provides that the commencement of a class…

Agnès Dunogué, Brian G. Burke, H. Miriam Farber, Matthew L. Craner, Stuart J. Baskin.

Second Circuit determines that Tax Memo shared between taxpayers and banks is protected under the common interest doctrine and subject to work-product protection

USA - November 12 2015 On November 10, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously held in a published opinion that the attorney-client privilege…

Alexander Bevan, Lawrence M. Hill, Matthew G. Berkowitz, Paula Howell Anderson, Stuart J. Baskin.