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Ten Things: Trade Secrets and Protecting Your Company | 04-27-2015

By Sterling Miller Sterling Miller has more than 20 years of in-house legal experience as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer of Sabre Corporation and Travelocity.com. He currently is Senior Counsel to Gober Hilgers...

Doctors and Lawyers—Employers That Incentivize Good Health May Need to Consult Both | 04-27-2015

By Kristin Casler Featuring R. Scott Oswald and Tom Harrington Is your company one of the many employers across the country that is rewarding employees for healthy habits? Regardless of whether your company uses an incentive-based employee...

From Snowstorms to Hurricanes to Earthquakes: Best Practices for Readiness | 04-27-2015

By Kristin Casler Featuring Joseph D. Jean of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Jennifer A. Kearns of Duane Morris LLP. When a long, cold winter ends, it can be easy to relax and enjoy the warm breezes of spring. Snap out of it! Tornadoes...

Lawyers and Social Media: How to Manage the Ethical Pitfalls of Modern Investigative Tools | 04-27-2015

In the physical world, lawyers routinely search public records and hire private investigators to gather information about witnesses, parties, jurors and even experts—all within the bounds of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Whether trying to understand...

Cuba: New Opportunities and Challenges for Financial Services Institutions | 04-27-2015

By Kristin Casler Featuring Simeon M. Kriesberg and Carol J. Bilzi of Mayer Brown LLP When President Obama announced that decades-long economic sanctions against Cuba would be eased, many business owners cheered the prospect of entering the largely...

The Burgeoning Cloud—Risks to Communicating and Storing Off Site | 04-27-2015

By Kristin Casler Featuring Francoise Gilbert of the IT Law Group Storing data and communicating in the cloud is tempting. There’s no easier way to access files when traveling or to share with colleagues around the globe. It usually is...

Human Trafficking—Is Your Supply Chain Due Diligence Diligent Enough? | 03-02-2015

By Kristin Casler featuring T. Markus Funk, Perkins Coie; Katie Shay, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable -- The International Labour Organization estimates that nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labor. With world...

Have Faith in Your Discrimination Policies | 03-02-2015

By Kristin Casler featuring Christina Stoneburner , Fox Rothschild; Peter Murphy, Shipman & Goodwin LLP -- Given the amount of time we spend on the job, it’s no surprise that our religious beliefs, or lack of them, make their way...

Sanctions Against Cuba, Iran and Russia and More: | 03-02-2015

Featuring Adam M. Smith, Senior Advisory to the OFAC Director and David Brummond, DLA Piper; Edited by Kristin Casler-- Corporate counsel doesn’t always have a good feel for the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control...

Corporate Tax Outlook: Uncertainty is a Certainty in 2015, KPMG Says | 03-02-2015

By Tom Hagy “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying. Will Rogers added that the only difference between these inevitable facets of life is that “death doesn’t...

Securities-Related D&O Litigation More Focused & More Intense, But is it “Effective”? | 03-02-2015

By Tom Hagy featuring: Priya Cherian Huskins, Woodruff Sawyer & Company While there may be some good news in the shrinking number of Directors & Officers (D&O) actions (at least those that would trigger D&O insurance coverage) and...

Are you happy with the Outside Counsel model? | 01-08-2015

By MOIRA KULIK, J.D. This article was written by Moira Kulik, J.D., a legal writer and attorney in Philadelphia -- If you are less than delighted with the traditional reliance on outside law firms to perform your organization’s legal work...

Are hackers after your M&A info? Before you answer, read on | 01-08-2015

We all know that people with inside information can time their investment decisions to make millions in the stock market, then perhaps enjoy whopping fines and prison time. But what if you can get inside information without the insider’s knowledge...

Corporate Crisis Failures: A Crisis Communications Veteran Shares Lessons Learned from 2014 | 01-08-2015

By MELANIE DOUGHERTY THOMAS, Managing Director, INFORM--- No company wants to find itself managing a crisis, but many organizations find themselves in that mode every day. Recent examples have ranged from massive data breaches and cyberattacks—most...

Class actions post-DOMA—Questions remain | 01-08-2015

By Kristin Casler with insights by LAURA J MAECHTLEN, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, San Francisco - - The demise of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) restriction of the institution of marriage to heterosexual unions was not the last chapter in...

Bring your own corporate espionage risks | 01-08-2015

By Kristin Casler featuring insights by DAVID LONG-DANIELS, Global Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP's Labor & Employment Practice Group -- So, you’ve let your employees bring their own devices (BYOD) to work. And they’re happy...

Trends in workplace bias law keep employers on their toes | 01-08-2015

The issue of race discrimination in America has recently been pushed to the top of our collective minds in the wake of 2014 grand jury decisions not to try police officers in the shooting deaths of unarmed African-Americans. The matter is one that law...

Lured in by cutting-edge technology? Learn before you leap | 01-08-2015

Edited by Kristin Casler featuring insights from DAVID LINGENFELTER Information Security Officer at Fiberlink, an IBM Company, maker of MaaS360 software-- As companies embrace new technologies, they can’t help but think about the associated...

Trade Secret Piracy: Fending Off Treasure Hunters | 11-01-2014

By Kathleen Archer, Esq. In case you missed it, you might want to put in on your 2015 calendar: International Talk Like a Pirate Day Trade is September 19 – every year. Between that and Johnny Depp’s Keith Richards-inspired portrayal of...

Age Discrimination: New Wrinkles on the Face of an Old Law | 11-01-2014

The gist of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), while chockablock with numerous and sundry nuanced provisions, remains alive and kicking: “Bosses can’t fire Grandpa for being old.” While the essence survives,...

Best Practices for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing | 11-01-2014

CNBC ® reports : “Showing up to work high? You’re not alone.” According to a survey conducted by Mashable.com, 9.7% of Americans smoke marijuana before going to work. What’s more, of the 534 workers surveyed who admitted to...

Workplace Violence: Assessing Risk, Dealing with Consequences | 11-01-2014

By Melissa A. Bailey, Esq. and Dennis A. Davis, Ph.D.* Employers today are faced with the daunting task of trying to root out workplace violence before it occurs for both legal and basic human safety reasons. In addition to the basic moral and human...

Workplace Violence: Complimentary White Paper | 11-01-2014

News about violence in the workplace comes all too often. In fact, there are more than 700 killings at work each year, the Centers for Disease Control reports, and 572,000 violent crimes, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime...

If You Sweat Over Regulatory Change, You May Want Some Spare Towels in 2015 | 11-01-2014

The specter of regulatory change is one of greatest causes of uncertainty among corporations today. Companies know well that immigration reform, health-care reform, finance reform, global warming and business conducted with foreign countries are...

LexisNexis® On Demand Webinar: “Preventing & Addressing Violence in the Workplace” | 11-01-2014

LexisNexis® On Demand Webinar: “When the Unthinkable Happens: Preventing & Addressing Violence in the Workplace” Live Date: Thursday , Nov. 13 2014 Duration: 95 minutes Description: Two million American workers report...

"Finding Shelter after the Storm" A LexisNexis Webinar | 09-29-2014

LexisNexis Webinar: “Finding Shelter after the Storm:Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods and Fires” Live Date: Sept. 24th, 2014 Duration: 90 Minutes Description: Law firms, corporate counsel and...

Scourge of Human Trafficking: Enforcement and Litigation Trends | 09-02-2014

Forced labor is rampant around the globe. It poses serious, sometimes unfathomable threats to the victims and their families. It also happens to be very bad for business. In fact, high-profile labor trafficking carries the same risks to operations as...

Strategies for Managing Your Legal Spend | 09-02-2014

It is an age-old problem: How can in-house counsel have cost-effective litigation but still develop a partnering relationship with outside counsel that gets the job done and allows them to glean a bit of profit? This dilemma may seem more complex in today’s...

Is Working with Contractors a Boon or a Bust? | 09-02-2014

Outsourcing your work force . More and more companies, and the government, take advantage of this option. But it is not a panacea. Outsourcing has many benefits, but it also comes with risks. In July of this year, LexisNexis produced a nationwide...

Immigration and Your Company: Continuing the Mantra of Compliance | 09-02-2014

Immigration reform is a story that has no conclusion. Another chapter is always being written. So, while reform is up in the air, and border crossings dominate the news, employers around the country must continue to operate under existing laws. Experts...

When the Bills Come Due, Who is Liable for Credit Card Cyber Theft? | 09-02-2014

PCI compl iance. In these times of rampant credit card fraud, few other words cause such angst for merchants and their counsel. The key to improving your outcome is to understand what is required to prevent a security breach, what is required when one...

Uncivil Proceedings in the Sunshine State | 09-02-2014

In case you think you’ve had a rough day . . . In Florida on June 2, 2014, during “just another day in court,” a public defender was addressing a judge with what the jurist and at least one witness felt was “an attitude.”...

The Cannabis Conundrum: Insights for Employers When Workers Have a “Doctor’s Note” | 09-02-2014

Attendees at a recent risk management conference in Denver had an excellent view of the world of legalized recreational marijuana, reported Mark Walls , vice president of communications and strategic analysis at workers’ compensation insurer Safety...

“Up in Smoke? The Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace: Managing New Risks:" A LexisNexis Webinar | 07-02-2014

LexisNexis Webinar: "Up in Smoke? The Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace: Managing New Risks" Live Date: Aug. 13th, 2014 The National Institute of Drug Abuse puts the cost of substance abuse to our nation...

Avoiding FCPA Pitfalls When Entertaining Foreign Officials | 06-10-2014

Conducting business abroad can be complex enough because of differing languages, cultures and laws. Throw in maintaining compliance with U.S. anti-corruption rules when spending money on foreign officials, and the complexity multiplies. Persistent...

NLRB Targets Employee Handbooks. Does Yours Stand Up? | 06-10-2014

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has employee rules in its sights. In the last year or more, the board has issued several decisions regarding whether rules governing social media, at-will employment, employee communications in and out of the...

Antitrust Compliance: Emerging Risks & Best Training Practices | 06-10-2014

Given the choice between attending antitrust compliance training and being pushed down a flight of stairs, is the question not how many employees will head for the stairwell, but who will get there first? If you answered yes, we may have a solution...

New Risks Posed by the “Internet of Things" | 06-10-2014

The Internet of Things, or “IoT” as it is now called, is here. It must be; it has a Wikipedia page . It’s growing and evolving, and it’s supposed to change our lives in ways we can’t imagine. It’s the newest hot topic...

When Hackers Attack: Mitigating the Existential Data Breach Risk | 06-10-2014

Retail businesses look forward to the holiday season as the pinnacle of their annual sales, with a strong finish spelling success for the coming year. With millions of transactions processing per day, the holidays present a ripe opportunity for hackers...

Let’s Get Practical: What Companies Need to Do Now to Prepare for Affordable Care Act Compliance | 06-10-2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is slated to take effect for large companies in January 2015, and for smaller companies a year later. There is a great deal to do, and you likely have many questions about how to keep your company compliant. Cynthia...