Coming in April: Changing Our Look, Not Our Approach

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:43

Stay on top of key developments with Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

I am excited to announce that the April issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel will showcase a new look designed to enhance your reader experience. Our goal in making this change is to continue delivering the best content in a fresh and accessible format. MCC remains the premier resource for in-house counsel, with contributions from law firms and other service providers who have joined hands to deliver information specifically tailored to the needs and interests of in-house counsel. We are dedicated exclusively to serving that goal.

Each month, MCC focuses on substantive legal, regulatory and business developments of central importance to in-house counsel, both in serving their corporate clients, nationally and globally, and in assuring the efficient operation of their legal departments. In further supporting corporate counsels’ goals, we encourage participation in our pages from organizations that support legal departments and the companies they serve. 

In This Issue

The March issue is packed with articles that address the practical challenges facing our readers and offer guidance and solutions. Our cover feature takes a deep dive in exploring how to deal with, and ultimately survive, an unexpected search warrant (“a company’s worst nightmare”), including an essential 10-step checklist for in-house counsel.  And I am very pleased to highlight our coverage of offshore financial centers with “The Inside View on the Cayman Islands Jurisdiction,” an interview with a leading offshore firm.

If you are engaged in the complex world of technology transactions and the contracts that underlie them, have a look at "Drafters Guide to Technology Transactions," our interview with the author of a practical guide specifically designed to help legal departments develop internal expertise. And yet another article addresses a completely different aspect of in-house operations in offering advice on avoiding “Political Malpractice,” including eight tips for designing a multifaceted government relations strategy.

For our featured topic on workouts/restructuring, I refer you to two articles: one takes an industry focus in discussing the insolvency-related effects of low oil and gas prices on developers and their lenders, and the other delves into the recent decision from the Second Circuit in In re Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Sec. LLC, which expands the Bankruptcy Code’s safe harbor protection for transferees of Ponzi scheme payments.

If the FTC is on your mind, we’ve got you covered with two articles this month. One explores the policy and enforcement issues within a recent and long-awaited report from the FTC entitled “The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World.”  In the second installment in a series of three antitrust alerts, we offer a discussion of the FTC’s merger challenge relating to Verisk Analytics’ proposed acquisition of EagleView Technology, including key takeaways for analyzing antitrust risk going forward.  

In the area of communications, I suggest reading our sweeping coverage of what to expect in 2015 in a Communications and Technology Forecast, which covers the waterfront on regulatory and legislative issues to watch closely.

Finally, as part of our mission to feature organizations that support corporate counsel, we present the "Next Generation Rules for International Arbitration," which gives the lowdown on CPR’s innovative rules for administered arbitration.

Thank you for reading MCC, and never hesitate to reach out to me with your suggestions.

Kristin Calve is the Publisher of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.