Corporate

  • September 15, 2021

    DOJ-Pilgrim's Deal Doesn't Block Witnesses, Judge Rules

    A Colorado federal judge has ruled that a plea agreement Pilgrim's Pride Corp. reached with the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year is neither preventing broiler chicken executives facing criminal charges for price-fixing from accessing company witnesses nor undermining their constitutional right to a fair trial. 

  • September 15, 2021

    Ex-Shoe Co. Exec Gets 6 Years For 'Breathtaking' $30M Theft

    A former Alden Shoe Co. executive will spend nearly six years in prison after admitting to stealing $30 million from his former employer, a crime that a judge on Wednesday called "truly breathtaking in the annals of embezzlement."

  • September 15, 2021

    Delta Asks Justices To Hear 'Untenable' Calif. Pay Stubs Fight

    Delta Air Lines has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision reviving proposed class claims that the airline violated California's wage statement and timekeeping regulations, saying the decision interferes with federal laws governing interstate travel and commerce.

  • September 15, 2021

    Hawaiian Airlines Sued Over Cover-Up Of Violations

    The former director of corporate security for Hawaiian Airlines Inc. has sued the airline in state court, saying the company covered up plane safety issues, sexual assaults by pilots and other security failures before firing him for his refusal to cooperate with the cover-ups.

  • September 15, 2021

    Microsoft CLO Brad Smith Appointed Vice Chair

    Microsoft Corp. has announced it has promoted its chief legal officer and president, Brad Smith, to serve as vice chair of the company.

  • September 15, 2021

    10 Years Later, The AIA Is Not Done Reshaping Patent Law

    When the America Invents Act became law 10 years ago this week, it reshaped the patent world in ways that are continuing to evolve. Here's a look at the most significant changes the AIA brought about — and the potential impacts that haven't yet been felt.

  • September 15, 2021

    Morgan Lewis Adds Former In-House Atty As Partner In Philly

    An attorney who spent more than 15 years providing in-house counsel to life science and technology companies has returned to Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's Philadelphia office, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • September 15, 2021

    SEC Whistleblower Bounty Program Hits $1B Milestone

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said it has now paid more than $1 billion to whistleblowers, a milestone that follows an unprecedented acceleration in the pace of payouts since last summer that's been bolstered by the "pro-whistleblower" stance from new SEC leadership.

  • September 15, 2021

    NJ Gov.'s Deputy GC Heads To Lowenstein Sandler

    Lowenstein Sandler LLP is bolstering its litigation practice with a top attorney from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's administration.

  • September 15, 2021

    9th Circ. Revives Core Of Calif. Forced Arbitration Ban

    The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday struck down an injunction that stopped California from enforcing a law barring businesses from requiring workers to arbitrate job-related claims, but held that certain provisions that allow criminal penalties against employers are invalid.

  • September 15, 2021

    BASF Wins $85M In Antitrust Damages From Delaware Trial

    A federal jury in Delaware handed BASF Corp. an effective $84.9 million award Wednesday after agreeing with claims that specialty chemical and carbon product maker Ingevity Corp. violated antitrust laws in an effort to protect its dominance in markets for vehicle fuel vapor capture components.

  • September 14, 2021

    Holmes Fan's #MeToo Callout To Jurors Draws Judge's Ire

    U.S. District Judge Edward Davila admonished attendees of Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial Tuesday not to interfere with jurors after a Holmes fan outside the courthouse shouted "Don't forget the #MeToo movement," kicking off a day of testimony by Theranos' former controller that highlighted how its debt ballooned while investors heard bullish revenue projections.

  • September 14, 2021

    Biden Admin. Hit With 1st State AG Suit Over Vax Mandate

    Arizona's attorney general launched the first challenge by a state to the Biden administration's recent mandates requiring millions of workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, claiming in a federal court suit filed Tuesday that the policy is unconstitutional because it unfairly favors undocumented immigrants, who are not required to get vaccinated.

  • September 14, 2021

    GOP Sens. Chide SEC's Gensler On Disclosure Rules, Crypto

    Gary Gensler's aggressive regulatory agenda for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was met Tuesday with sharp criticisms from Republican senators ruffled by the agency's approach to disclosures, cryptocurrency and retail investing.

  • September 14, 2021

    Ex-SEC GC Rejoins Willkie To Lead Corp. Governance Practice

    A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission general counsel has rejoined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York as head of its corporate governance practice, the firm said Tuesday.

  • September 14, 2021

    Korean FTC Fines Google $177M For Abuse Of Dominance

    South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Google 207.4 billion won ($177 million) on Tuesday for allegedly abusing its dominant market position to prevent device manufacturers from using or producing modified versions of Android through so-called anti-fragmentation agreements.

  • September 14, 2021

    SEC Seals $10M Deal With Firm That 'Lied' About Data Usage

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hit so-called alternative data provider App Annie with a $10 million fine Tuesday, claiming the company committed securities fraud when it allegedly lied to its product users about how it would use their information.

  • September 14, 2021

    Merging Cos. Incorporating FTC's 'At Own Risk' Warnings

    The Federal Trade Commission's recent warnings that it would examine some proposed mergers past the 30-day deadline and that closing a deal before the review was complete was at the companies' own risk has led to new uncertainty and new language in merger agreements.

  • September 14, 2021

    7th Circ. Weighs Asking Ill. Justices To Tackle BIPA Accrual

    The Seventh Circuit signaled Tuesday that it might be appropriate to send a biometric privacy case against White Castle to state court so the Illinois Supreme Court can determine when claims accrue under the state Biometric Information Privacy Act.

  • September 14, 2021

    Ex-EBay Execs Tell Judge Docs Undermine Stalking Case

    A pair of eBay Inc. security executives fired in the wake of a cyberstalking scheme pressed a Boston federal judge Tuesday for access to government files they say will aid their defense against criminal charges.

  • September 14, 2021

    Uber Wins Bid To Arbitrate Drivers' Wage Claims

    Uber can send to arbitration a suit in which drivers alleged that the company misclassified them as independent contractors, after a federal judge found Tuesday that the drivers rarely engaged in interstate commerce and thus were not exempt from federal arbitration requirements under a carveout for interstate transportation workers.

  • September 14, 2021

    Furniture Company's COVID-19 Coverage Suit Splinters

    A New York federal judge on Monday threw out a furniture installation company's lawsuit against its insurer seeking coverage for pandemic-related business interruption losses, finding that the company did not suffer a direct physical loss or damage from the coronavirus.

  • September 14, 2021

    Square Joins IP Nonaggression Group For Open-Source Tech

    Financial technology giant Square has joined the Open Invention Network, an organization committed to protecting open-source software and promoting "patent nonaggression," OIN said Tuesday.

  • September 14, 2021

    Del. Justices Uphold Appraisal Right Waivers In Split Ruling

    The Delaware Supreme Court on Monday ruled that common shareholders are able to contractually waive their statutory rights for a court determination of the fair value of their shares in a Delaware corporation, upholding a lower court ruling that drew a rare dissenting opinion from a member of the state's high court.

  • September 14, 2021

    NY Eatery Can't Use Travelers 'All Risk' Insurance For COVID

    A New York federal judge Monday tossed a proposed class action brought by a White Plains restaurant seeking to force Travelers Casualty Insurance Co. of America to cover its lost income during the pandemic, saying the eatery's "all risk" business insurance only covers physical loss or damage to the property.

Expert Analysis

  • Fla. Robocall Law Could Bring New Wave Of Litigation

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    Although the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Facebook v. Duguid closes one door to potential Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits, Florida's newly amended state law — featuring a broader autodialer definition — has opened another, say attorneys at Buchanan Ingersoll.

  • 5 Reasons Lawyers Often Fail To Secure Litigation Funding

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    More than 95% of commercial litigation finance proposals are declined by funders because lawyers and their clients drastically underestimate the nuances of obtaining funding, but attorneys can overcome these challenges with informed and thoughtful preparation, says Charles Agee at Westfleet Advisors.

  • Despite Giuliani's Assertion, Lawyers Cannot 'Throw A Fake'

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    A new transcript reveals Rudy Giuliani telling federal agents in 2018 that it was permissible to "throw a fake" during a political campaign, but the notion that lawyers can commit acts of dishonesty without consequence as long as they do so outside their professional practice is belied by the rules of professional conduct and case law, says Hilary Gerzhoy at Harris Wiltshire.

  • The Complexity Of COVID-19 Price-Gouging Compliance

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    During the COVID-19 emergency, states have stepped up price-gouging regulatory and enforcement activity, so companies must devise effective solutions for monitoring price-setting across their organizations to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, say attorneys at Kroll and Proskauer.

  • How High Court Takings Ruling Compares With Prior Analysis

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    In setting new precedent on regulatory takings with its recent decision in Cedar Point v. Hassid, the U.S. Supreme Court did not overrule the test established in its 1978 Penn Central v. New York City opinion, but it is possible that Penn Central would be decided differently today, says John Walk at Hirschler.

  • What HSR Filers Should Know About New FTC Warnings

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    While the furious pace of M&A activity and 2021's lower reporting thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act have led the Federal Trade Commission to begin issuing pre-consummation warning letters, this is not a major change in the HSR process, say attorneys at ​​​​​​​Nelson Mullins.

  • Opinion

    It's Time To Upgrade Our Attorney Licensure Rules

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    The bar exam does a poor job of testing the skills employers expect from new lawyers, and those who pass the bar can practice indefinitely without independent oversight, so states should consider alternative means for assuring competence and personal stability for new as well as experienced lawyers, says David Friedman at Willamette University.

  • Prepare For More Audits Of Tax Info And Withholding Filings

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    Financial institutions and other corporate taxpayers should focus compliance efforts on tax information reporting and withholding, given recent indications from the Biden administration that the IRS will increase enforcement, and the administration's need to fund its infrastructure plan and other costly initiatives, say attorneys at Mayer Brown.

  • Data-Based Predictions On Case Timelines After Pandemic

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    Richard Finkelman and Karl Schliep at Berkeley Research Group analyze state and federal court data to pinpoint trends and predict changes in case resolution time frames after the COVID-19 pandemic upended judicial proceedings across the country, and they explain how parties can use these analytics to inform litigation decisions.

  • FAR Council Takes Moderate Approach To Buy American

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    While real, tangible changes are coming for Buy American compliance, the recent proposals by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council are not as significant as the type of top-down revision of domestic preference rules that a January executive order seemed to invoke, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.

  • Roundup

    Embracing ESG

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    In this ongoing Expert Analysis series, in-house counsel share how they are adapting to the growing importance of environmental, social and corporate governance factors.

  • How SPACs Are Evolving, And What To Expect Next

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    Attorneys at Fried Frank analyze recent developments and new challenges facing special purpose acquisition companies, and offer predictions about creative adaptations that SPAC transactions may undergo in the future.

  • Retention Is Key To Meaningful Diversity At Law Firms

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    Minority attorneys leave their law firms earlier and at higher rates than their peers, so firms must deemphasize their diversity programs' focus on recruitment and rethink the ways they support and advance attorneys from underrepresented groups, say Shilpa Coorg and David Ramírez-Gálvez at DTO Law.

  • 4 Considerations In Light Of Cyber Incident Notification Bill

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    Following the recent introduction of a bipartisan bill that would require government contractors and critical infrastructure operators to report cyber intrusions to the federal government within 24 hours, companies should take several steps to assess their preparedness for identifying vulnerabilities and mitigating the risk of cyberattacks, say attorneys at Squire Patton.

  • Human Rights-Focused Lending Models Can Curb Trafficking

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    In light of increased environmental, social and governance attention and the 10th anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the financial sector should expand and align its anti-trafficking efforts with ESG measures by linking human rights outcomes to lending frameworks, say Sarah Byrne and Ed Ivey at Moore & Van Allen.

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