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This article explains why corporate counsel needs to pay critical attention to the quality of its information, knowledge, and expertise, including that which walks out its door each day in the heads of its employees, sometimes never to return.
Harvard Business School’s required course on leadership includes a practical framework for decision making that is based on the intersection of economics, law, and ethics. Business lawyers can use this framework to show that, far more than a cost center, law is an important source of value creation. In so doing, they have an opportunity to play an important role in developing business strategies while performing their ethical leadership responsibilities.
Venture capital shareholder agreements contain critical provisions limiting founders and companies. Taking VC money without understanding what’s inside can lead to big heartache further on down the road.
The Delaware Supreme Court decision in Zynga has raised questions regarding whether Delaware courts have identified an ecosystem of entrepreneurialism in which issues, including close friendships and repeat-player networks, bear unique significance. Some clues may lie in the recent director independence analyses in decisions from litigation involving Sirius XM, Imperva, and Sanchez Energy.
In recent years, the problem of countries, companies, and individuals misappropriating the trade secrets of U.S. companies has only gotten bigger, more insidious, and more expensive to address, and the lawyers and business executives have no choice but to deal with this increasingly complex problem.
In this article, author Jonathan Mothner provides advice and tips on career development for junior in-house lawyers.
This article describes the current status of the law regarding predispute mandatory arbitration agreements in consumer contracts with class-action waivers, the CFPB's proposal to ban such contracts, and the data revealed by the CFPB's arbitration study.
There seemingly are lots of new ways to make payments today. New apps for smart phones, new peer-to-peer payment networks, new currencies, and new ledger systems offer to meet the needs of U.S. consumers and businesses in ways that legacy payment methods do not. This article’s focus is how payment-system and consumer-protection laws apply (or do not apply) to some of the new ways to pay.
This article is an update on foreign investment regulation in Canada and, in particular, changes to the review thresholds and guidance on national security review.
An April 2017 ruling from the Northern District of California gives standing to indirect purchasers—those who invest in a fund that in turn purchases securities from a company—to sue that company under the California securities laws. This article examines the ruling and the far-reaching implications it may pose for private companies and the funds that invest in them.
This month’s column considers whether an operating or partnership agreement can delineate the implied contractual obligation, again comparing ULLCA and the Delaware Act, and then warns of the dangers of carelessly imposing by contract an express requirement of “good faith.”
Kevin Johnson spent nearly 20 years in the banking and financial services industry, so when he went back to law school, he knew exactly what kind of law he wanted to practice and where he wanted to work. He’s now an attorney in the Administrative Law Division of the National Credit Union Administration, with a focus on privacy law. He’s been very involved with the ABA, serving as the National Chair of the ABA Law Student Division, for which he received the ABA Law Student Division Gold Key Award, in honor of his high degree of service, dedication and leadership.
This month’s “Inside Business Law” highlights recent and upcoming non-CLE webinars, with descriptions and links to each.