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No Longer Alternative: How ALSPs Positioned for Growth During the Pandemic and Covid-19 Beyond

While the Covid-19 pandemic has changed how many operate and work around the globe, for captive Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) like Herbert Smith Freehills’ Alternative Legal Services (“ALT”) practice, the shift was seamless. The global team had rolled out a cloud-based e-discovery platform in 2019, preceding the pandemic, which enabled the team to thrive.

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The Conflicted World of Third-Party Releases

On September 1, 2021, a bankruptcy court in New York confirmed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan of Purdue Pharma L.P., one of the country’s largest opioid manufacturers.[1] The plan was significant in that it resolved Purdue’s liabilities linked to the opioid epidemic in exchange for, inter alia, $10 billion in funding to address the opioid crisis. But that was not all.

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Negotiating Settlements: 9 Tips for Paving the Way from Dispute to Deal

The vast majority of litigations and arbitrations ultimately yield a negotiated settlement. Here are some considerations to help you navigate that under-analyzed but hugely impactful aspect of dispute resolution, whether in an informal early-stage phone call, a formal mediation, or on the proverbial courthouse steps.

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