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Board of Directors

Top 10 Topics for Directors

Top 10 Topics for Directors Strategic Planning Challenges: For the fourth year in a row, strategic planning tops the list. Overseeing the company’s direction is a core board responsibility, often requiring directors to step back and look at the company’s business from the...

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Media | Technology

Insider’s View on Cybersecurity in the TMT Sector

MCC: You bring a unique perspective to the issues facing players in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector. With government, business and private practice experience, substantive expertise in antitrust, data breach/cybersecurity and other areas, and a view of issues...

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Energy

2014 Year-End Energy Briefing

2014 Year-End Energy Briefing The Editor presents a summary of an energy briefing hosted by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, held on December 10, 2014, and featuring energy industry updates along 5 topics from 12 members of the firm’s Global Energy and Transaction team. Moderating...

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Anti-Corruption

Supreme Court Declines to Review 3rd Circuit Ruling; Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege Decision Persists

On November 10, 2014, the Supreme Court (No. 14-389) declined to review the 3rd Circuit decision (No. 13-1237), In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena, leaving intact the 3rd Circuit’s ruling on the proper bounds of the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege. In the...

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Appellate Law

SCOTUS: A Recap Of The October 2013 Term

Winkler: There’s been a longstanding debate about whether the Roberts Court is business-friendly. While there are different points of view, from an academic perspective, it’s pretty clear that the current Justices lean decidedly in favor of business interests.[1] This term, business...

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Energy

The Future Of Mexico’s Energy Industry

Editor: Please describe your practice, and tell us why Mexico is high on your radar screen. Otillar: My practice focuses on domestic and international energy transactional work, with an emphasis on upstream acquisitions, divestitures and development. I have represented energy companies and...

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Consumer Protection

Cybersecurity In Its Several Aspects

Editor: Francine, please tell our readers about your background in government affairs and lobbying, including your data-protection practice. Friedman: During my high school and college years, I had various internships on Capitol Hill, mostly on the political fundraising side. My first job in...

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