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Compliance | Litigation | Transactional | Did You Know?

June 2012, Issue III

Welcome to our corporate counsel in-house newsletter! This is your one-stop shop for all of the compliance, litigation and transactional topics that matter most to you! We would love to hear from you on the topics you’d like to see us cover as well as articles you would like to author for possible inclusion in the newsletter. We want LexisNexis® In-House Advisory to benefit you by providing best practices used by your peers, focusing on industry trends and highlighting tools to help save time and control costs.

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Compliance

Best Practices

New Legislation and Consumer Education May Help Stem Digital Piracy
As the entertainment and software industries struggle with the widespread problem of digital piracy, the federal government is wrestling with ways that it can address the problem without infringing on Americans’ right to free speech under the First Amendment. Read on to learn about the latest legislation.
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Compliance with Anti-Bribery and Corruption Regulations an Essential Part of Doing Business in Today’s Environment
In today’s global environment of increased awareness and enforcement of anti-bribery and anti-corruption regulations, it’s more important than ever that corporations focus on compliance and ethics to avoid potentially catastrophic events, said the speakers during "Best Practices for Complying with Anti-Bribery and Corruption Regulations", a LexisNexis® Webinar held on May 22, 2012. Read on to see what the experts had to say.
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Anti-Corruption Efforts Must Incorporate These Three Themes
There are many steps companies must take to avoid the myriad short- and long-term ramifications of corruption in global business, ramifications such as the DOJ and SEC fines and penalties that totaled $2.45 billion during the 24 months of 2010 and 2011. Read on for best practices.
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Changing HIPAA, HITECH Regulations Bring New Challenges to Healthcare Providers
Protected healthcare information is being stolen in this country, through cyber breaches and other methods, at a truly staggering pace. Compounded with new enforcement and compliance actions by the federal and state governments, this is leaving many healthcare providers—no matter how large or small—in a quandary. Read on for tips on staying ahead of the curve and avoiding costly fines.
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Litigation

Best Practices

Duty to Preserve Electronic Social Media Evidence
It is well-established jurisprudence that a party to a lawsuit has a duty to preserve evidence that is potentially relevant to the litigation. Read on to discover how this duty extends to electronically stored information, including information on social media websites.
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Social Media Presents Unique Challenges in Today’s Courtrooms
Trying a case in today’s increasingly connected society—due to the proliferation of social media as well as the ease of accessing information via mobile devices—has become a challenge for attorneys and judges alike, and was the topic of discussion during a recent Webinar sponsored by LexisNexis. Read on to see what they had to say.
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If You Are Like These Global Legal Departments, You Value Referrals, Being Understood, and Fair Billing Practices
While the practice of law is more global than ever and everything about law seems to be changing, those of you who like some things to remain the same in this world will like the findings of two recent surveys of international in-house legal departments. Read on for what your peers around the world are saying.
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Transactional

Best Practices

EEOC Trains Sights on Criminal Background Checks, Cites Discrimination
According to a survey conducted by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) in 2010, more than 90%of employers use criminal background checks to screen some applicants or employees. The EEOC took notice of this trend when implementing its E-RACE Initiative (Eradicating Racism And Colorism from Employment) several years ago. Read on to learn more about recently new guidance adopted by the EEOC and the background.
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The 2012 Top Privacy Concerns for Companies and Best Practices for Cyber Breach Preparedness

90-Minute CLE Credit Event*
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Complimentary White Paper Oil &Gas Leasing Trends & Legal Challenges: Lessons from Marcellus Shale

 

In this issue

New Legislation and Consumer Education May Help Stem Digital Piracy

Compliance with Anti-Bribery and Corruption Regulations an Essential Part of Doing Business in Today’s Environment

Anti-Corruption Efforts Must Incorporate These Three Themes

Changing HIPAA, HITECH Regulations Bring New Challenges to Healthcare Providers

Duty to Preserve Electronic Social Media Evidence

Social Media Presents Unique Challenges in Today’s Courtrooms

If You Are Like These Global Legal Departments, You Value Referrals, Being Understood, and Fair Billing Practices

EEOC Trains Sights on Criminal Background Checks, Cites Discrimination

Office of Foreign Assets Controls Considers Many Factors in Determining Egregiousness of Violations

Mitigate Third-Party Supply-Chain Risks with Planning, Calm & Creativity

Expertise in Data Analysis: A Path to Greater Predictability and Control

New Ways to Challenge Patents under the America Invents Act

Have you heard the buzz about LexisNexis® eBooks?

 


Office of Foreign Assets Controls Considers Many Factors in Determining Egregiousness of Violations
If your company is involved with importing products overseas, it’s especially important to stay ahead of federal regulations regarding shipments to sanctioned countries and regimes and to avoid enforcement by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC). Read on to learn more.
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Mitigate Third-Party Supply-Chain Risks with Planning, Calm & Creativity
Just scan the headlines about food recalls and you will never eat again. Read the reports posted on FoodSafetyNews.com, a website backed by—guess what?—a well-respected attorney who specializes in representing victims of food-borne disease, and you will think there wasn’t a decent meal to be found in May 2012. Read on to learn how to mitigate third-party supply-chain risks.
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Did You Know?

Expertise in Data Analysis: A Path to Greater Predictability and Control
Kris Satkunas, Director of Analytic Consulting for LexisNexis CounselLink, has a wealth of experience in advising those in the legal industry on more successfully using advanced analytics in order to better predict costs and determine where the use of alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) can be beneficial.
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New Ways to Challenge Patents under the America Invents Act
The America Invents Act (AIA) has created many new opportunities to challenge both pending and recently granted patents including pre-issuance submissions, post-grant review and inter partes review. With the changes brought about by the AIA and beginning this coming September, it’s important to understand the different types of challenges.
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Have you heard the buzz about LexisNexis® eBooks?
LexisNexis now offers more than 1,200 publications in electronic book format.
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