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BLT: August 2013

The Belly of the Beast: Law Firm Insolvencies, Unfinished Business, and Jewel Waivers

Feature Articles

The Belly of the Beast: Law Firm Insolvencies, Unfinished Business, and Jewel Waivers

An overview of the unfinished business doctrine and some food for thought for attorneys who are rethinking their firms’ partnership agreements.

Public companies have welcomed the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s decision on July 2 to vacate and remand the SEC’s resource extraction rule (Rule 13q-1).

On July 10, the SEC adopted a new rule that will permit many private equity funds, hedge funds, and venture capital funds to use general advertising and solicitation.

The Supreme Court of Delaware recently issued a series of opinions relating to publicly traded master limited partnerships.

Inside Business Law generally features the recent work or overall mission of longstanding committees, in order to remind Section Members of resources that they may have forgotten about. This month’s IBL introduces the Committee on Captive Insurance, and also highlights the Middle Market and Small Business Committee on captive insurance.

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Question: In 2013, Edward Snowden facilitated the release of more than 58,000 classified documents and exposed the Section 215 bulk data collection and PRISM monitoring programs. Who is credited in some circles as pulling off the first network “hack” in history? 

Please see Inside Business Law for the answer to this month’s Business Law Section Trivia Question.

The June 2016 issue of Business Law Today will have two main themes: compliance and white collar crime. Compliance topics include practical tips ranging from hiring in the workplace to regulatory compliance with company jets. White collar crime will look inside encryption for lawyers as well as multijurisdictional bribery enforcement. In this issue, readers will get acquainted with the brand-new cyber technology column and the second piece in a three-part series on commercial contracts.

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Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing and Gaming Law
August 9-10, 2016
Saratoga Springs, NY

Business Law Section Annual Meeting
September 8-10, 2016
Boston, MA

Miscellaneous IT Related Legal News (MIRLN) 17 April - 7 May 2016 (v19.07)

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