Our Mini-Theme: Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation 2014

Welcome to the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee's annual mini-theme issue of Business Law Today. As the diverse articles of this edition show, the breadth of business litigation faced by today’s companies is staggering. So too is the attendant cost and risk. The Business and Corporate Litigation Committee (BCLC) is the home within the ABA Business Law Section for lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, and law students interested in dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, and ADR for business clients. Our members from around the United States and beyond have access to the most current thinking on trends and developments in business litigation and, for those who wish to become active as speakers, authors, and leaders, there are opportunities to become involved no matter your level or area of expertise. 

As just one example of what we have to offer, BCLC has, for nearly 20 years, authored the indispensable Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (formerly the Annual Review). In 1996, this title included 11 chapters authored by 24 Committee members. This year's version, recently released, is a two-volume set (with an accompanying CD-ROM), and it includes 24 chapters authored by over 200 Committee members. You can purchase it here

In addition to our written content, the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee takes great pride in its programming. This year, as part of a no-cost Section member benefit, we will present an In The Know webinar program on August 4, 2014, titled “Prosecution, Defense and Settlement of M&A Stockholder Litigation – A Solution in Search of a Problem.” Program details are available at the In the Know website. Registration will open soon. 

We encourage and welcome your voices and those of your clients, and we stand ready to make your participation in BCLC both meaningful and valuable. How can you become involved? First, please join our Committee today. Second, please register for the new Section Annual Meeting in Chicago on September 11–13, 2014.

The benefits of joining BCLC are many, and your experience can be tailored to your individual practice and needs. I hope to see you in Chicago this September for the new Business Law Section Annual Meeting!

Additional Resources

For other materials on this topic, please refer to the following. 

Photos of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee from 2014 Spring Meeting 

Business Law Section 2014 Spring Meeting Program Materials (Co-presented by Business and Corporate Litigation Committee) 

Antitrust and Monopolization Developments (PDF) (Audio)
Calling All Deal Lawyers: Use Your Skills to Help Prevent and Resolve Disputes! (PDF) (Audio)
Choice of Law Issues with Respect to International Sales Contracts (PDF) (Audio)
Directors, Officers, and In-House Counsel: You Think You’re Covered but You’re Probably Not (And What to Do About It) (PDF) (Audio)
Gay Marriage and the Repeal of DOMA: What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know (PDF) (Audio)
Innovations in Resolving Complex Business Disputes (PDF) (Audio)
Prosecution, Defense, and Settlement of M&A Stockholder Litigation – A Solution in Search of a Problem (PDF) (Audio)
Scandal Scarred: Managing Your Clients Through a Political or Government Scandal (PDF) (Audio)
The 2014 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (PDF) (Audio)
The Court of Public Opinion: Best Practices for Attorneys in High Profile and Crisis Situations (PDF) (Audio)
The Nationwide Innovation of Specialized Business and Commercial Courts for Effective Resolution of Business Disputes (PDF) (Audio)
Views from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Consumer Finance Litigation (PDF) (Audio)
Zombie RMBS – All You Need to Know About the Legacy Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation that Refuses to Die and the Lessons Learned for Current MBS deals (PDF) (Audio) 

Business Law Today

A Preview of the Forthcoming Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation
January 2012
Our Mini-theme: Business and Corporate Litigation
Sep/Oct 2009 

ABA Web Store 

Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation
The 2014 edition of Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation contains two volumes plus a CD-ROM totaling 24 chapters spanning a broad range of substantive areas within corporate litigation. Over 170 attorneys from across the country have contributed to this publication with comments on key issues, detailed outlines, and summaries of recent cases, legislation, trends, and developments during the past year.
The 2014 edition contains two volumes that are separated by specific topics in business- and litigation-focused areas.
Volume 1
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Business Claims
Volume 2
  • Business Associations Law
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Finance and Securities Litigation and Arbitration
    The Annual Review is published annually by the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the ABA Business Law Section

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