April 09, 2019

New ABA book provides practical advice, pointers for in-house counsel

CHICAGO, April 9, 2019 — A new book by the American Bar Association Business Law Section, “Guide for In-House Counsel: Practical Resource to Cutting-Edge Issues,” provides practical advice on meeting the daily challenges faced by in-house counsel as the legal industry evolves and changes to accommodate technological advancements in the workplace. Each chapter in the book covers key topics and concerns that arise within a particular area of the law, which are identified throughout the book as practice pointers.

Written by practice leaders in a multitude of specialty areas, this guide covers cutting-edge topics facing in-house counsel today, including:

  • Discussion of the attorney-client privilege for in-house counsel: the corporation as client – who holds the privilege?
  • Examination of corporate internal investigations: employment, cybersecurity risks and corruption
  • Conducting a sexual harassment investigation
  • How to prepare the company and yourself for mediation and arbitration
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy issues
  • The impact of an automatic stay
  • What is a class action and practical considerations in managing a class action?
  • What is a trademark, service mark and patent?

In addition, the book identifies particular issues or concerns and assists in-house counsel in the subsequent selection of appropriate outside counsel or experts. By providing insight into the issues, in-house counsel will be able to work more effectively with the appropriate outside counsel or experts.

“Guide for In-House Counsel” was edited by Leslie A. Berkoff, a partner at Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP in Garden City, N.Y. She serves as co-chair of the firm’s Litigation and Bankruptcy Practice Group, as well as co-chair of the firm’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Practice. Berkoff concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring litigation and corporate workouts, and she represents a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and creditor committees both nationally and locally. Berkoff speaks and publishes extensively and is a recognized leader in her field.

Authors: Guide for In-House Counsel is a compilation written by more than 30 leading professionals in different practice areas of the law.  Click here for the list of authors.
Title:                “Guide for In-House Counsel: Practical Resource to Cutting-Edge Issues
Publisher:        Business Law Section
Pages:              408
Product Code:  5070765
ISBN:                978-1-64105-394-5
Size:                 7x10
Binding:           Paperback
Price:               $89.95
Orders:            800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at Katrina.Krause@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Business Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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