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Corporate

  • October 9, 2018

    Penguins Hire Pa. Mayor's Ex-Chief Of Staff As GC

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced the organization hired Kevin Acklin, former chief of staff and chief development officer for Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, as senior vice president and general counsel.

  • October 9, 2018

    15 Minutes With Barilla's Americas General Counsel

    General counsel of the Americas for Barilla Group, Talita Erickson, recently spoke to Law360 about what she looks for in outside counsel, what she thinks about the billable hour, and the recent regulations that have had the most impact on her business.

  • October 5, 2018

    Zuckerberg Seeks Chancery Cambridge Analytica Suit Toss

    Facebook asked a Delaware Chancery Court judge Friday to end a stockholder derivative suit over the social media giant’s alleged breach of fiduciary duty in covering up the Cambridge Analytica scandal, saying it was up to the company’s board, not its investors, to decide whether such litigation was necessary.

  • October 5, 2018

    Outside Whistleblowers Key To $625M Amerisource FCA Deal

    AmerisourceBergen Corp.'s recent $625 million False Claims Act settlement stemmed in no small part from misconduct uncovered by whistleblowers outside the company, showing that anyone with glimpses of shady business practices may be able to stitch together a massive fraud case.

  • October 5, 2018

    #MeToo's 'Post-Harvey' Energy Not Going Away: EEOC Chair

    A year after the Harvey Weinstein scandal galvanized the #MeToo movement and pushed sexual harassment into the national spotlight, acting Equal Employment Opportunity Commission chair Victoria Lipnic told Law360 that the ensuing increase in workers stepping forward to report claims isn't likely to slow down anytime soon.

  • October 5, 2018

    Revived $100M Award Boosts NY's Pro-Arbitration Reputation

    When a New York appeals court recently revived a $100 million arbitral award that had been set aside because of a tribunal's "manifest disregard" of the law, many in the New York arbitration community breathed a sigh of relief, saying the decision underscored that courts in the Empire State won't second-guess arbitral tribunals.

  • October 5, 2018

    Ex-Worker Sues CBS Sports For Race, Gender Discrimination

    An ex-CBS Sports employee filed suit against the network in New York federal court Thursday, claiming she was passed over for promotion because of her race and gender and was fired when she complained.

  • October 5, 2018

    What's At Stake In The Apple App Store Case?

    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear Apple's appeal in a case alleging that the company illegally monopolized the market for iPhone apps. Along with other implications, the case has rekindled debate about a decades-old ruling that limits class action standing. Here, Law360 looks at what’s at stake in the Apple App Store monopolization case.

  • October 5, 2018

    Chase Pays $5.3M For Settling Sanctioned Airlines' Bills

    JPMorgan Chase Bank NA has agreed to pay $5.3 million over transactions that it handled for a U.S. organization that settled bills between airlines, including some carriers that were under sanctions at the time, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Friday.

  • October 5, 2018

    Brand Battles: NASA, Ivy League, 'Lord Of The Rings'

    In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, NASA aims to ground a look-alike parody logo, the Ivy League says an "Ivy" college prep brand should be expelled, and the owner of the "Lord of the Rings" franchise does battle with a "Lord of Meringues."

  • October 5, 2018

    #MeToo Changed Workplaces, But That's Just A Start

    One year after The New York Times’ explosive reporting on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged assaults launched a national conversation on sexual misconduct in the workplace, the #MeToo Movement is at a crossroads, experts say.

  • October 5, 2018

    Biz Groups, Union Weigh In On NLRB Email Use Standard

    A coalition of business groups, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry and others answered the National Labor Relations Board’s call for input on whether to let workers keep using work email for union business ahead of a Friday deadline.

  • October 5, 2018

    Chamber, Biz Groups Say Cos. Can Base Pay On Past Salary

    Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take up a California school district’s challenge to a ruling that employers violate federal equal pay law when they factor workers' prior pay into salary offers.

  • October 5, 2018

    GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    A recently settled nonpayment suit between a legal recruiter and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP drew attention to the importance for in-house law firm counsel of delineating between administrative and legal functions, and the Big Four accounting firms staked a top position in a survey as the most well-known alternative legal service brands. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

  • October 4, 2018

    Del. Chief Justice Strine Warns Of Growing Investor Unrest

    Delaware Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. said Thursday that uneven post-recovery gains and the separation of individual stockholders from key decisions about the use and voting of their securities threatens to fuel broader discontent with the nation's economic system and corporate structures.

  • October 4, 2018

    Elon Musk, SEC Told To Justify $20M Settlement Over Tweets

    A New York federal judge on Thursday told Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to justify their settlement, which would see Musk step down as chair of Tesla Inc. and pay a $20 million fine to end the SEC’s allegations that he posted misleading Twitter messages about taking Tesla private.

  • October 4, 2018

    7th Circ. Affirms $500M Tax Hit Against Exelon

    An energy company must pay over $500 million in taxes and penalties because it bore none of the “burdens or indicia” of ownership in several coal plants that were the basis of its claim for a Section 1031 like-kind exchange, the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday, upholding a decision by the U.S. Tax Court.

  • October 4, 2018

    Simpson Suit Spotlights In-House Counsel's Clashing Roles

    A recently settled nonpayment suit between a legal recruiter and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP shined a light on the importance for in-house law firm counsel of delineating between administrative and legal functions, in order to avert a potentially thorny discovery dispute in litigation.

  • October 4, 2018

    Texas Judge Adds 2 Years To ZTE Oversight In Sanctions Case

    Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. will spend an extra two years under the scrutiny of a Texas federal judge’s hand-picked monitor after the judge found on Wednesday that the company had violated its probation in a criminal sanctions case.

  • October 4, 2018

    Post-Wayfair Issues Continue To Crop Up, Panelists Say

    Renewed interest on enforcing economic nexus for income taxes, and whether companies might choose to pay fines for noncompliance rather than collecting and remitting sales and use taxes, are among the issues for tax professionals to pay attention to in the aftermath of the landmark Wayfair decision, tax professionals said at a conference Thursday.

Expert Analysis

  • Roundup

    Navigating NLRB

    Navigating NLRB

    Employers today face a host of modern labor law issues amid a continually changing political and legal landscape. In this Expert Analysis series, former National Labor Relations Board members provide insights on recent issues before and within the board.

  • Signs Of Renewed SEC Interest In Key Performance Indicators

    Brooke Clarkson

    Key performance indicators have been a topic of concern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for some time, but enforcement actions have been less prevalent. Recent actions coupled with statements by commission officials, however, suggest that KPIs may become more of a focus for the current SEC, say Brooke Clarkson and Jessica Matelis of Foley & Lardner LLP. 

  • EEOC And NLRB Inconsistent On Confidential Investigations

    Mehreen Rasheed

    Although the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommends that employers maintain the confidentiality of internal sexual harassment investigations to the extent possible, this recommendation may conflict with a 2012 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, says Mehreen Rasheed of Katz Marshall & Banks LLP.

  • Leveraging Today's Lateral Associate Market

    Darin Morgan

    With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Series

    Navigating NLRB: The Intersection Of Politics And Policy

    Brian Hayes

    Several practical considerations have rendered the process of populating the National Labor Relations Board increasingly partisan. But even in the absence of curative legislation, there are some measures that could improve the practice, says Brian Hayes, former member of the NLRB and shareholder at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Stanford's Jeff Fisher Talks Supreme Court

    Jeffrey Fisher

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.

  • Series

    Navigating NLRB: Nature Of Work Has Changed, NLRA Hasn't

    Marshall Babson

    Employers, unions and workers have not sat down together to have a meaningful and constructive conversation about the economic imperatives of the 21st century in at least 10 years. In the meantime, the nature and character of work itself has been changing at lightning speed, says Marshall Babson, former member of the National Labor Relations Board and counsel at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

  • Countdown To Tax Compliance For Global Individuals

    Lucy Lee

    With only one month until the deadline for filing 2017 U.S. federal income tax returns on extension, Lucy Lee and James Maynor of Greenberg Traurig LLP have prepared a list of 10 common tax reporting obligations that may be relevant to global individuals with cross-border assets or activities.

  • Series

    Navigating NLRB: A New Era For Joint Employment?

    Peter Kirsanow

    While the National Labor Relations Board’s Browning-Ferris decision is currently the standard upon which joint employer analysis rests, as a number of independent challenges to its vitality loom — including the board's recently announced draft rule — its reign may be short-lived, says Peter Kirsanow, former member of the NLRB and partner at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP.

  • Calif.'s New Rules For Lawyers Move Closer To ABA Model

    Mark Loeterman

    The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.