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...

Working with Contractors: Enjoying the Upsides, Avoiding the Downsides of Outsourcing Work | A LexisNexis® Complimentary CLE-eligible* Webinar | 05-12-2014

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 | Time: 2:00 - 3:35 p.m. ET | Duration: 95 minutes | Earn: 1.5 CLE Credits | REGISTER NOW | Outsourcing work to contractors is a proven way for organizations to accomplish work more efficiently than with a standing workforce...

Human Trafficking: Forced Labor & Federal Enforcement | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 05-11-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | | VIEW NOW | Human trafficking is an international scourge. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 20.9 million people are trapped in forced labor or servitude...

Complimentary Preparation & Action Plan Checklist for Government Investigations | 04-01-2014

By their nature, government probes are generally unexpected, and at first, companies rarely know their scope and nature. In the same way that organizations have disaster protocols for their operations, you should have procedures to respond to government...

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: A Preparation & Action Plan for Government Investigations | 03-17-2014

The following is based on the Jan. 22, 2014, LexisNexis ® Webinar titled “Government Investigations: Best Practices for Responding to Federal Probes.” The speakers were: Michael Volkov, CEO of The Volkov Group Law Firm; Louis W. Pietroluongo...

Regulatory Change and Increased Governmental Scrutiny Top the Risks that Concern Corporate Leadership, Survey Reveals | 03-17-2014

Understanding your company’s business risks and the concerns of corporate leadership is an important requirement for any in-house counsel to advise and direct their organization. With that in mind, if you’re like the 370 board members and...

Not All Risks Are Equal: Best Practices for Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | 03-17-2014

Let’s start with a glaring generality. Complying with global anti-corruption regulations across 150 or more countries will not happen by itself, and it is not a “one and done” exercise. Nor can you treat every potential risk the same...

Wage & Hour: What Does 2014 Hold for Employers? | 03-17-2014

While employers might think they are in for a quiet year, some legal experts say to expect a time of “significant changes to workplace policy” from all levels of government. With the government weighing in on everything from the minimum wage...

Legal Process Outsourcing: A Billion-Dollar Industry, Complete with Trade Shows, Fierce Competition & Risks | 03-17-2014

Outsourcing anything from discovery to document review to patent searches, firms and companies appear to be finding great “efficiencies” of several varieties, the most obvious being cost savings. But with those savings comes other opportunities...

Cyber Darkness: Energy Sector Security Challenges | 03-17-2014

By Brian Finch & Tom Kellermann Editor’s Note: Brian Finch is a partner with Dickstein Shapiro LLP and Tom Kellermann is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC. Thanks to Mr. Finch and Mr. Kellermann for allowing us to...

The Wage & Hour Avalanche: Avoiding the Crush of Class Actions & Investigations | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 03-16-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | Wage and hour litigation based on alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state labor laws continues to grow exponentially. In fact, wage and hour...

Cutting Through the Noise: Practical Guidance on Administering Obamacare & Other Health Plans | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 03-15-2014

Recording Date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | Earn: 1.5 CLE Credits | VIEW NOW | You have heard the continual coverage of Obamacare, and maybe you have had your attention-span tested during educational programs where speakers...

Antitrust Compliance: Emerging Risks and Best Practices | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 03-14-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | Without realizing it, enthusiastic executives may think they are using harmless phrases -- such as "this will help us dominate the market!" in an email, for...

Mitigating the Existential Data Breach—Best (and Ethical) Practices | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 02-18-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | By all accounts, corporate data security risks are only getting more frequent and more severe. New technologies and practices—cloud computing, mobile devices, big...

The Legal & Business Risks to Insourcing | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 02-12-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | While outsourcing and off-shoring remains a huge part of the global economy, some companies and agencies are finding certain functions are best performed stateside and...

FCPA Red Flags: What to Avoid, What to Expect & Ways to Reduce Global Business Risk | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 01-30-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission continue their increasing crackdown on foreign corruption. It is critical for any company that engages...

Attorney-client privilege: Technological changes bring changing responsibilities for attorneys and legal departments | 01-06-2014

Among the many things that have been challenged by the advent of digital, portable, mobile and social network communications is attorney-client privilege (ACP). The risks and pitfalls change as technology changes to enable us to communicate and share...

Attorney-client privilege: a checklist for digital communications | 01-06-2014

With rapid and ongoing changes in digital communications and storage technology―as well as our changing habits―come new risks to the sacred doctrine of attorney-client privilege. If you have not done so already, your law firm, corporate legal department...

Corporate legal department supply chains are under attack | 01-06-2014

BY TOM KELLERMANN, ALVAREZ & MARSAL As readers of the Advisory well know, corporate legal departments enlist the services of outside counsel for advice, contracts, protection and many other functions―not only on routine business and legal matters...

When a breach occurs, attorney generals look for encryption, response and a good attitude | 01-06-2014

Here is where you don’t want to be. You don’t want to be the company that doesn’t protect data with even the most basic methods and technologies; that doesn’t have a breach response plan; that takes its sweet ol’ time addressing...

Economic Espionage Age: U.S. Appeals Court Ruling on Proof Favors Corporations | 01-06-2014

Trade secret experts say the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s ruling in U.S. v. Jin ( 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 19767 ) is a good one for corporate victims of trade secret theft and underscores what a powerful tool the Economic Espionage...

The Federal Insurance Office Report Had a Few Noteworthy Surprises for Insurers and Regulators | 01-06-2014

Although its mission seemed innocent enough—the modernization and improvement of insurance regulation in the U.S.—initial fears were that the federal government was hell-bent on taking over the regulation of insurance and/or giving carriers...

The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Financial Institutions and Companies | 01-06-2014

After several years of commentary, debate and resistance, the financial world is bracing for the imminent implementation of the Volcker Rule, a key component of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Simply put, the Volcker Rule...

Government Investigations: Best Practices for Responding to Federal Probes | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 01-05-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | Fraud, corruption and illegal activity can take place in many contexts. During this Webinar, distinguished panelists from all sides of the issue examine critical government...

New Cyber Guidance on the Horizon—Be Prepared | 11-03-2013

BY ART EHUAN, ALVAREZ & MARSAL and LISA J. SOTTO, HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP -- In February 2013, following the failure of legislative initiatives and in response to increasingly sophisticated and ever-growing cyber threats directed at businesses...

Now or Never―Protecting Your Right to Recover Costs Caused by the Government Shutdown | 11-03-2013

By BRADLEY D. WINE and PABLO A. NICHOLS, MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP Now that the government shutdown has ended, contractors must quickly assess whether and how to recover any additional costs that were caused by the shutdown. The clock is ticking...

Midsize Law Firms Competitive in Race for Legal Spend by Global Companies | 11-03-2013

Insights from the latest BTI Forecast 2014: Survey of Corporate Legal Spending Spending on U.S. law firms by global companies is soaring—and 75% of their U.S. law firm hires are outside the AmLaw 50 . That is the conclusion of BTI Consulting...

State of Celebration (Not State of Residence) Controls for Federal Tax Purposes | 11-03-2013

By Sarah Lockwood Church, Saul Ewing LLP-- Section 3 of DOMA limited the term “marriage” to a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and limited the word “spouse” to a person of the opposite sex who...

Research: Law Firms with 201 – 500 Attorneys Increasingly Winning Market Share | 11-03-2013

Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report Demonstrates Corporations Shifting Legal Work to “Large Enough” Firms; AFAs a Factor CounselLink ® , a leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) software, published a report finding...

Payment Card Industry Regulations: Unknown and Misunderstood Risks of Non-Compliance Abound | 11-03-2013

Fines and penalties may be in the thousands of dollars, but assessments of the funds banks and credit card companies lose due to breaches and fraud can be in the millions―enough to put smaller merchants out of business entirely. Worse yet is that most...

FINRA® Reports on Best Practices to Avoid and Mitigate Conflicts of Interest in Manufacturing and Selling Financial Products | 11-03-2013

Saying it recognizes the progress made by financial broker-dealer firms in better managing conflicts of interest, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA ® ) issued a 44-page report recommending best practices―not new regulations...

Year-Old EEOC Strategy: Is It Showing Up in New Claims? | 11-03-2013

Nearly a year ago the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012 – 2016 establishing priorities and integrating components of EEOC’s private, public, and federal sector enforcement...

JOBS Act: Maybe Not a Firecracker Out of the Gate, But IPO Market is Showing Some Sparks | 11-03-2013

Lexis ® Practice Advisor recently hosted Chicago attorneys and in-house counsel for an update on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which went into effect on April 5, 2012. This new law is designed to ease securities regulations that...

Stay Current on the latest transactional implications - Trial id of Lexis Practice Advisor! | 11-03-2013

In September, Lexis® Practice Advisor brought together keynote speaker Michael L. Hermsen, partner at Mayer Brown LLP, and other expert panelists, including in-house counsel, to discuss both the positive and negative implications of the JOBS Act and...

Getting Ready for the 2014 Legislative Session with a complimentary session calendar | 11-03-2013

2014 will be an important year in the state legislatures. It is an election year, many states are still facing budget challenges, and others are still wrestling with how to implement the Affordable Care Act. Pension Reform, union rights and hydraulic...