February 14, 2019

Recent Developments

The 2019 Annual Review of Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation will be published by early April 2019.  The Annual Review comprises 25 chapters that provide practical analysis along with 2018 case citations organized by specific areas of corporate litigation. This year’s edition will be published in an e-book format, and certain Chapters will be available on an individual basis. Over 150 experienced attorneys from across the country have contributed to this publication. They offer concise commentary on key issues, detailed outlines, and useful summaries of recent cases, legislation, trends, and developments during the past year.  The 2019 edition contains the following Chapters: (1) Alternative Dispute Resolution Law; (2) Bankruptcy Litigation; (3) Business Courts; (4) Class Action Law; (5) Criminal and Enforcement Litigation; (6) Electronic Discovery; (7) International Litigation; (8) Tribal Court Litigation; (9) Appellate Practice; (10) Trial Practice; (11) Sports; (12) Antitrust Litigation; (13) Business Torts; (14) Intellectual Property Law; (15) Corporate Law; (16) Director and Officer Indemnification and Advancement Rights; (17) General Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies; (18) Employee Mobility, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets; (19) Employment Law); (20) ERISA; (21) Derivative Litigation; (22) Financial Institutions Litigation; (23) Securities Arbitration Law; (24) Securities Litigation; and (25) D&O Officer Liability Insurance.  Thank you to all the editors and authors who participated in this project.  Members are encouraged to purchase this practical guide which incorporates superb insight from a diverse collection of national practitioners designed to assist both junior and seasoned practitioners.

The Business and Corporate Litigation Committee will be sponsoring a panel at the Business Law Section Spring Meetings in Vancouver on Thursday, March 28, entitled “Business and Corporate Litigation: Annual Review.”  The panel will cover recent litigation updates in the following substantive areas: insights into the world of Trial Practice, International Law, Business Divorce and finally, Criminal and Enforcement Litigation. The panel will be moderated by Bradford K. Newman of Paul Hastings LLP.  Panelists include Chelsea Mikula Tomko of Tucker Ellis LLP; Giovanna Ferrari of Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Stephanie Lapierre of Stikeman Elliot LLP; Steven Barber of Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Peter Ladig of Bayard P.A.; Vanessa Tiradentes of Gould & Ratner LLP; James Melendres of Snell & Wilmer LLP;  the Honorable Christopher Yates, Judge for the 17th Circuit Court Michigan; the Honorable Elihu M. Berle, Judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court; the Honorable Timothy Driscoll, Judge for the Supreme Court of New York; and Thomas O’Brien of Browne George Ross LLP. If you plan to be at the Spring Meeting, please consider attending the panel!