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  • August 1, 2018

    3 Cybercrime Group Members Arrested For Hacking 100+ Cos.

    Three top members of an international cybercrime group known as FIN7 have been arrested for a malware campaign that attacked more than 100 American companies, primarily in the restaurant, gaming and hospitality industries, with Chipotle and Arby’s among those that have disclosed breaches connected to the group, prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • August 1, 2018

    IRS Floats Rules For Transition Tax On Foreign Earnings

    The U.S. Department of Treasury dashed many corporate taxpayers’ hopes on Wednesday, nixing suggested exceptions or potential areas for wiggle room in regulations to determine how to impose a one-time transition tax on the accumulated earnings of U.S. multinationals’ foreign subsidiaries as part of 2017’s federal tax overhaul.

  • July 31, 2018

    DOJ, DOL To Target Employers Abusing Foreign Worker Visas

    The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Labor have joined forces in an effort to crack down on U.S. employers that prefer to hire temporary visa workers over qualified U.S. workers.

  • July 31, 2018

    Facebook Reveals 'Coordinated' Political Influence Campaign

    Facebook on Tuesday disclosed that it has discovered a new, coordinated campaign to create dozens of inauthentic pages and accounts, but stopped short of directly blaming a Russian troll farm that has previously targeted Americans.

  • July 31, 2018

    Ex-PSU GC During Sandusky Probe Slams Discipline Effort

    A former general counsel for Pennsylvania State University fired back Tuesday at the ethics investigators seeking her censure, calling allegations she had conflicts of interest in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse investigation "a mockery of our disciplinary system."

  • July 31, 2018

    Former CEO Sues Heartland, Global In Del. For Legal Fees

    Robert O. Carr, the founder and embattled former CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, sued his former company and its acquirer, Global Payments, in Delaware on Monday for legal fees in his fight against various claims stemming from the $4.3 billion merger, including allegations of insider trading.

  • July 31, 2018

    11th Circ. Reverses NLRB On Samsung Employment Pact

    A panel of the 11th Circuit on Tuesday said that in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Epic Systems, the National Labor Relations Board’s finding that Samsung Electronics’ class waivers violate the National Labor Relations Act must be reversed.

  • July 31, 2018

    NAI Urges Chancery To Block CBS From Deleting Messages

    CBS Corp. routinely deleted records that its lead shareholder had sought in a battle for company control, the investor told Delaware's Chancery Court in documents made public Tuesday that call for the court to convene an emergency hearing and order the impounding of some CBS messaging devices.

  • July 31, 2018

    Perkins Coie Adds Back Employment Pro From Amazon

    Perkins Coie LLP has added a former Amazon in-house attorney with years of experience in the labor and employment field back to its offices, the firm said in a Monday announcement.

  • July 31, 2018

    The Top In-House Hires Of July

    July marked the first full month of summer and with it came notable legal department hires at companies like Purdue Pharma LP, The Hershey Co. and the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6. Here are some of the month’s top in-house moves that you should know.

  • July 31, 2018

    NLRB General Counsel To Streamline Regional Case-Handling

    The National Labor Relations Board general counsel's office is moving forward with parts of a plan to streamline how the agency's regional offices handle union organizing drives and suits alleging violations of federal labor law.

  • July 31, 2018

    Disney Says It Doesn't Belong In Weinstein Suit

    Disney has urged a New York federal judge to let it out of a proposed class action accusing the company and others of facilitating Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse, arguing the suit doesn’t show that Disney employed the embattled film producer.

  • July 31, 2018

    Equifax Wants Small Businesses Axed From Data Breach MDL

    Equifax Inc. urged a Georgia federal court Monday to dismiss claims brought by small businesses in multidistrict litigation over the credit bureau’s massive data breach last year, saying the companies can’t bring claims based on their owners’ alleged injuries.

  • July 31, 2018

    United Beats Employees' Biometrics Class Action

    An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday dismissed claims against United Airlines Inc. brought by a proposed class of employees under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, saying the claims are preempted by a collective bargaining agreement and don’t go beyond a surface-level statutory violation.

  • July 30, 2018

    Autonomy's Convicted Ex-CFO Denied New HP Fraud Trial

    A California federal court Monday denied Autonomy's former chief financial officer's bid for a new trial or a judgment of acquittal just weeks after a jury found him guilty of fraud and securities charges for lying about the British software company's financials before Hewlett-Packard Co.'s $11.7 billion acquisition in 2011.

  • July 30, 2018

    Google’s Top Lawyer Moves Up, Leaving GC Slot Open

    Google Inc. has given its general counsel a new position to go with his growing global role with the California-based tech giant, paving the way for a new GC.

  • July 30, 2018

    Chamber Urges DC Circ. To Affirm Toss Of OPM Breach Suit

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pressing the D.C. Circuit to preserve the dismissal of litigation over a 2015 data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, arguing that standing for data breach plaintiffs shouldn't be "automatic" and that government contractors shouldn’t be expected to go beyond preexisting data security arrangements.

  • July 30, 2018

    ​​​​9th Circ. Hyundai Kia Rethink May Give Class Deals Clarity

    The full Ninth Circuit may upend a panel's ruling that courts must weigh varying state consumer protection laws before certifying nationwide class action settlements when it rehears the Hyundai Kia case this fall, offering much-needed clarity on what attorneys overwhelmingly described as an unworkable standard for class actions.

  • July 30, 2018

    4 Crucial Employment Law Questions For Dealmakers

    From hidden legal liabilities to high-priced compensation pacts for soon-to-be redundant executives, there’s a veritable minefield of employment-related issues capable of stalling otherwise promising mergers and acquisitions. Here, Law360 looks at four questions businesses should ask their attorneys to keep the nuances of employment law from getting in the way of deals.

  • July 30, 2018

    With Sharp Split, USPTO Fee Rule Could Head To High Court

    A ruling by the Federal Circuit last week created a sharp circuit split over the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's controversial policy on attorneys' fees, raising the distinct possibility of an endgame at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Expert Analysis

  • Reopening Door To Leveraged Partnership Contribution Deals

    Andrew Mason.JPG

    The Treasury Department has issued proposed regulations addressing disguised partnership sales and allocation of partner liability. The new proposed regulations, if finalized, would reopen the door to limited use of so-called “leveraged partnership contribution transactions” that were effectively ended by temporary regulations issued in 2016, say attorneys at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

  • The NJ Jughandle Facing Corporations

    Leah Robinson

    At the beginning of July, the New Jersey Legislature passed a budget bill which has significant implications for virtually all payors of corporation business tax, say attorneys from Mayer Brown.

  • Modern Communication Brings E-Discovery Challenges

    Thomas Bonk

    As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.

  • Opinion

    DOJ Should Encourage The Bid-Rigging Whistleblower

    Robert Connolly

    There are relatively few government contract collusion whistleblowers. The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division could roll out the whistleblower welcome mat by making a few changes that will not cost the government a nickel. Even if only one new case emerges, the efforts would be worth it, says former federal prosecutor Robert Connolly.

  • Opinion

    It's Not All About The Benjamins, Baby (Lawyer)

    J.B. Heaton

    Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.

  • Inside Kavanaugh's Merger Challenge Dissents

    Timothy Gray

    In the D.C. Circuit's Anthem and Whole Foods cases, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh disagreed with his colleagues’ decisions to block the contemplated mergers, suggesting an antitrust jurisprudence leery of excessive enforcement activity, say Timothy Gray and Melissa Ginsberg of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Hood Reviews 'Lawyering From The Inside Out'

    Judge Denise Hood

    Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.

  • Destination Ireland — Issues To Consider Before Relocating

    John Gill

    Over the past 18 months, companies have discussed the opportunities that exist for moving part of their global operations to Ireland in the context of Brexit. Inevitably as part of these discussions, the ability to relocate key employees comes into focus. John Gill of Matheson examines some of the key issues people and corporations need to consider when relocating to Ireland, including right to reside, tax and practical relocation issues.

  • All Unions Likely To Feel The Impact Of Janus V. AFSCME

    Joseph Gross

    While the high court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME issued a direct and devastating hit to public-sector unions, it's effects are likely to be far reaching. Unions representing both private- and public-sector employees, as well as union funding of political causes, will feel the blow, say Joseph Gross and Adam Primm of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff.

  • 3 Top E-Discovery Case Law Lessons Of 2018 (So Far)

    Casey Sullivan

    The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.