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May 02, 2022
Find And Analyze Relevant Bills And Regulations With The All-New State Net Platform

Find And Analyze Relevant Bills And Regulations With The All-New State Net Platform

If you are a corporate compliance officer, government relations professional — or serve as legal counsel to someone who is — there is perhaps nothing more important than having access to current and accurate information regarding proposed legislation and government regulations. The price for overlooking an important bill or new industry regulation can be substantial for your organization, not to mention the...

March 28, 2022
Incorporating User Experience Into Research And Information Products For Legal Professionals

Incorporating User Experience Into Research And Information Products For Legal Professionals

By Cindy McCracken | LexisNexis UX Research Lead Six in 10 workers said new business software had frustrated them in the past two years, according to a November 2021 survey published by Gartner, Inc. In addition, 56% of respondents said new software had made them wish their management would bring the old software back. If business software tools are becoming faster and more sophisticated, how is it that new iterations...

December 03, 2021
Key Areas for GCs Advising the Board of Directors on ESG

Key Areas for GCs Advising the Board of Directors on ESG

By Aba Acquaah Today’s increased corporate focus on climate change, social justice, diversity and inclusion, and overall employee wellness corresponds with an added company stakeholder push to strengthen environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)—with particular emphasis on an organization’s stance on its corporate responsibility and sustainability. For example, in 2011 approximately 20...

November 08, 2021
Six Questions Every GC Should Ask to Assess the Risk of an FTC Antitrust Investigation

Six Questions Every GC Should Ask to Assess the Risk of an FTC Antitrust Investigation

By Timothy Haney In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, corporate legal professionals engaged in months of speculation about how the Biden Administration might bring a different approach to antitrust enforcement than we saw in recent years. We now have sufficient evidence to confirm that at least one of the key federal antitrust regulators—the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—intends to increase...

October 26, 2021
Litigators Now Able to Compare Multiple Briefs in Seconds With New Judicial Brief Analysis on Lexis+

Litigators Now Able to Compare Multiple Briefs in Seconds With New Judicial Brief Analysis on Lexis+

Litigators are expected to cover every base when developing briefs for a case, so one of the tasks they often undertake is to compare opposing briefs and motions, one argument at a time. This enables them to stand in the judge’s shoes and compare documents like they do in the courts. Unfortunately, conducting this sort of manual side-by-side comparison of briefs runs the risk of overlooking or misunderstanding...

October 20, 2021
Six COVID-19 Insurance Litigation Trends for GCs to Watch

Six COVID-19 Insurance Litigation Trends for GCs to Watch

By Randi-Lynn Smallheer and Anna Haliotis The waves of commercial litigation triggered by the impact of COVID-19 continue to build and crash ashore. Corporate legal departments in every industry are seeing a pace and volume of lawsuits related to the pandemic unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes. “The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to lead to more litigation than any other incident in U.S. history,”...

October 15, 2021
Return to Work Considerations: COVID-19 and Mental Health in the Workforce

Return to Work Considerations: COVID-19 and Mental Health in the Workforce

By Elias Kahn American businesses continue to wrestle with what “return to work” really means for their workforce, whether it requires everyone who worked in an office to come back to the workplace, a shift to a remote work environment or some sort of hybrid approach. In the face of such variation, what’s clear is that an ongoing casualty of the COVID-19 disruption is the mental health of American...

September 24, 2021
9 Tips to Organize and Analyze Legal Cases Faster

9 Tips to Organize and Analyze Legal Cases Faster

Anyone who works in litigation knows that organizing and analyzing legal cases can be a chaotic and overwhelming process. Litigation often requires you to manage complex facts, navigate complicated case law and collaborate with multiple colleagues. With everything that goes into successfully litigating a case, keeping it all organized can be a formidable task for even the most seasoned legal professional. When litigation...

September 17, 2021
4 Ways Litigators Practice More Efficiently with CaseMap Cloud

4 Ways Litigators Practice More Efficiently with CaseMap Cloud

Streamline case management by more effectively organizing and analyzing the cases on your desks using LexisNexis. CaseMap Cloud is a collaborative fact management and case analysis tool that helps legal professionals organize case documents and craft their case strategy to present a compelling case story. With the CaseMap Cloud legal case management system , litigators can build case outlines, track case progress, and...

September 15, 2021
An Introduction to Legal Research

An Introduction to Legal Research

Introduction to Legal Research as a Crucial Tool To handle a legal task with authority requires confidence in the process followed to get you to that result. Legal research is imperative to the practice of law. This is true in any practice, jurisdictional setting or level of legal expertise. The importance of legal research cannot be overstated as the right facts and knowledge can help prove or disprove a client's...

September 14, 2021
Five Questions for In-House Counsel to Ask Before IP Due Diligence

Five Questions for In-House Counsel to Ask Before IP Due Diligence

By Catriona Collins Intellectual property assets long ago supplanted physical assets as the most valuable components of the typical corporate balance sheet. A recent analysis of the 500 largest public companies in America indicates the dramatic scope of that shift. Intangible assets—largely comprised of IP rights associated with inventions and brands—now account for a stunning 90% of the total value of companies...

August 09, 2021
Preparing for Anticipated New SEC ESG Disclosure Rules

Preparing for Anticipated New SEC ESG Disclosure Rules

By Scott M. Tayne In-house counsel at many U.S. companies are preparing for intensified federal regulatory activity under the Biden administration compared to their experience in recent years. One federal agency that has already signaled its intention to be more active is the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A significant issue on the SEC’s radar right now is environmental, social and corporate governance...

August 03, 2021
Navigating the Patchwork of State Data Privacy Laws

Navigating the Patchwork of State Data Privacy Laws

By David Giusti Senior Manager, LexisNexis® State Net ® The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) sent chills up a lot of spines within corporate legal departments when it was adopted in 2018. This was the first comprehensive, consumer-facing data privacy law passed at the state level, and was widely viewed to be a harbinger of similar state data privacy laws that would soon flood across the nation like a tidal...

July 26, 2021
Most Common Pitfalls With Wellness Program Compliance in the Post-COVID Workplace

Most Common Pitfalls With Wellness Program Compliance in the Post-COVID Workplace

By Elias Kahn Millions of Americans are now headlong into the process of returning to their respective workplaces after nearly 18 months of pandemic-required lockdowns and business disruptions. One of the unpleasant truths to accompany this post-COVID return to work is that many of those workers are now bearing the health scars—both mental and physical—of those difficult months. A March 2021 survey of...

July 01, 2021
How Corporate Legal Departments Can Use Data Analytics to Help Select M&A Advisors

How Corporate Legal Departments Can Use Data Analytics to Help Select M&A Advisors

By Meg Vernal and Caroline Yoon In-house legal departments are reporting an increase in corporate transactions as the global economy rebounds from the pandemic-induced reduction in M&A activity, according to Gartner’s 2021 survey of corporate legal departments. The survey also found that in-house counsel expect that an increased use of advanced technologies, such as applications that leverage big data and...

June 16, 2021
Six Components of a Diversity Policy for Your Corporate Legal Department

Six Components of a Diversity Policy for Your Corporate Legal Department

By: Randi-Lynn Smallheer The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) released its 2021 State of the Industry Report in May, which revealed a stunning shift in priorities for in-house legal departments this year. CLOC’s new survey found that six in 10 respondents ranked the implementation of a diversity and inclusion program as their top-ranked priority for 2021, placing diversity programs on the top of...

June 10, 2021
Key Cybersecurity Risk Management Considerations When Building a Corporate Legal Department

Key Cybersecurity Risk Management Considerations When Building a Corporate Legal Department

By: Chad Perlov Businesses around the world are fighting a common battle against an exponentially growing wave of cybersecurity threats. In fact, 87% of organizations have already experienced an attempted exploit of an existing vulnerability, according to a recent Check Point Research security report. This battle only intensified in 2020, with Law360® Pulse reporting that 41% of business owners experienced an increase...

April 20, 2021
In-House Counsel Considerations for the New Normal Workplace: Five Key COVID-19 Return-to-Work Protocols

In-House Counsel Considerations for the New Normal Workplace: Five Key COVID-19 Return-to-Work Protocols

By: Elias Kahn , Esq., Sr. Product Manager Labor & Employment, Tax, and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation There was no corporate legal department manual for how to navigate the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic was a true black swan event that left in-house counsel scrambling to determine the areas of risk that needed to be mitigated, contractual issues that needed to be revisited and corporate compliance...

April 13, 2021
Preparing for Increase in Government Investigations: A Corporate Legal Checklist

Preparing for Increase in Government Investigations: A Corporate Legal Checklist

By Randi-Lynn Smallheer The new Biden-Harris Administration has signaled its intentions to intensify government oversight in a number of industries and most major law firms with government investigations practices are forecasting that a sea change is on the way. This would mark a discernible shift in government enforcement activity over the past five years. For example, the number of white collar crime prosecutions...

April 07, 2021
Changing the Way Law Firms Practice, Compete and Win in a Data-Driven World

Changing the Way Law Firms Practice, Compete and Win in a Data-Driven World

Increasingly, legal analytics are providing data-driven insights to help lawyers develop strategies and work more efficiently. But what are legal analytics and why are they important? We spoke to Neil Magenheim , Director of Strategy with Lex Machina®, to get a broad overview. A division of LexisNexis®, Lex Machina provides artificial intelligence-powered legal analytics to help lawyers win new business and optimize...

March 11, 2021
Enhancing Collaboration in a Remote Work Environment | Lexis® Search Advantage

Enhancing Collaboration in a Remote Work Environment | Lexis® Search Advantage

The pandemic applied a stress test on every law firm’s IT and Knowledge Management organization. COVID-19 forced firms to work entirely virtual, and not surprisingly, law firms, by and large, passed the test. Law firms have made significant investments in their IT and Knowledge Management infrastructure to capitalize on the wealth of knowledge in their firm’s document collection. According to Vishal Agnihotri...

February 24, 2021
Protect Your Company: Top Ways to Mitigate Rising Cybersecurity Risk

Protect Your Company: Top Ways to Mitigate Rising Cybersecurity Risk

It’s no secret that the cyber threat landscape has intensified since spring 2020, when many businesses switched to remote work in rapid fashion—sometimes delaying safeguards. But now, even if you have some cybersecurity protections in place, heightened uncertainty and sophisticated threat actors can increase your company’s cyber risk. The uptick in cyber threats to large and small companies has involved...

January 05, 2021
Product Liability Cases Increase Along with Competition

Product Liability Cases Increase Along with Competition

In May of 2020, Lex Machina released its 2020 Product Liability Litigation Report , revealing that the volume of product liability cases continue to trend upward in federal courts. Perhaps unsurprisingly, pharmaceutical and medical devices continue to be the most common type of products involved in the lawsuits, followed by vehicle cases. The report also pinpointed a dramatic spike in case filings involving aircraft—clearly...

November 10, 2020

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November 02, 2020
Practicing with Complete Confidence

Practicing with Complete Confidence

Data-Driven Insights Carve the Path The legal industry is built on expertise. Attorneys’ expertise leads to self-confidence in their work product, which consequently leads to projecting that expertise and, ultimately, a client’s confidence in their work product. This expertise is carefully curated through a combination of personal experience and the use of legal technology to gain insights at scale, which...