Corporate Counsel Business Journal


Articles:

  • Friday, June 8, 2018
    Reversing a four-year trend, the number of appraisal claims in M&A transactions is dropping, and experts say it may go even lower in the wake of a pair of decisions by the Delaware Supreme Court undermining the upside of shareholder appraisal litigation. (A third case, in which shareholders are challenging the valuation of Clearwire when the telecom was...
  • Friday, June 8, 2018
    It’s going on a year since the U.S. Supreme Court flipped the patent world on its head by restricting venue in infringement actions in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods. Suddenly, patent holders, accustomed to cruising the aisles of patent-friendly federal courts, would have to change their shopping habits. What would that mean for certain favored venues,...
  • Friday, June 8, 2018
    Driven by twice as many M&A-related suits, plaintiffs last year filed the most federal securities class actions in 20 years. “In 2017, the likelihood of litigation for U.S. exchange-listed companies was greater than in any previous year,” according to a comprehensive report by economic and financial consultant Cornerstone Research. “...
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    For more than 10 years, FT has been recognizing law firms for innovation. In its 2017 North America report, released in December, it added in-house legal teams to the mix. Topping the first list was GE, but it was #16 that caught our eye: DXC Technology, formed just last April when Computer Sciences Corp. combined with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s IT...
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the biggest deal in EU data protection law in 20 years, goes into effect on May 25. A recent Thomson Reuters webcast, “GDPR: Legal’s Role is Addressing Third-Party Risks” (with ACC and the Jordan Lawrence Group), is not for the faint of heart.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    Norton Rose Fulbright’s annual litigation trends survey, based on interviews with 318 corporate counsel, asked companies to identify the types of litigation they face and fear the most. For quantity of cases, labor/employment and contracts, which both increased meaningfully last year, top the list:
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    In a white paper issued last year amid a tsunami of corporate scandal, the Association of Corporate Counsel made a strong case for the general counsel as a linchpin of positive corporate culture. The authors, Veta T. Richardson, CEO of ACC, and Mary Blatch, ACC’s Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, draw a line between companies that look to the...
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    Corporate counsel, with their power of the purse, are well-positioned to drive greater diversity in big law firms. At least that’s the common wisdom. And there are plenty of stories floating around of companies firing (or starving) outside counsel with persistently poor diversity records. That’s what makes the diversity statistics from the most...
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    On the Friday before Christmas, the DOJ slapped Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine and its U.S. subsidiary with a $422 million criminal penalty for paying $55 million in bribes to Brazilian officials. It immediately made the FCPA Blog’s Top 10 list as the seventh biggest FCPA enforcement action ever. Most interesting, however, was the...
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    I guess you can forgive Labaton Sucharow for blowing its own horn – or should we say whistle? The 60-lawyer securities litigation boutique, which lays claim to more than $12 billion in recoveries, last month reeled in a cool $83 million for three clients in the SEC’s biggest-ever award in a whistleblower case. One warbler pulled down a cool $33...