Corporate Law

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NY state tax department reviewing Trump fraud allegations outlined in investigative report

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is reviewing allegations in a New York Times investigative article that concludes President Donald Trump participated in “dubious tax schemes” including…

IBM, GE, Facebook, Google and the law—lessons learned, or lessons forgotten?

How can newly powerful, global tech companies fulfill their legal responsibilities to customers, employees, shareholders and the different societies in which they operate? And how can lawyers help?

Three developments…

BigLaw firms’ competition from the Big Four accounting firms
The Big Four accounting firms have added legal services, moving beyond tax law and integrating their legal services into a multidisciplinary approach.
CBS’ statements on sex harassment violated securities laws, suit asserts

A CBS shareholder filed a lawsuit on Monday that alleges the network made materially false and misleading statements when it submitted securities filings about a code of conduct that bans…

Former BigLaw partner gets prison sentence for work on behalf of Martin Shkreli

A former income partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud in connection with his representation…

Clients pushing their outside counsels to adopt stricter cybersecurity standards and protections
Companies are expending more manpower and money on keeping their data safe. The study found that two-thirds of respondents expected their legal department’s role in cybersecurity would increase over the following 12 months, compared with 55 percent in the 2015 survey.
What is the FCC going to do about millions of bot comments during the net neutrality repeal debate?
What Brett Kavanaugh’s SeaWorld dissent says about a likely Supreme Court record in labor cases
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s dissent in a case stemming from the 2010 death of a SeaWorld trainer is being cited as an indication of his pro-business record in labor cases.
International etiquette: Minding your manners when practicing abroad (podcast)
You may be confident of your ability to act with courtesy and professionalism in your home country. But with the array of cultural differences, social mores and business traditions you may encounter while traveling, how can you be sure you’re not offending clients and alienating foreign judges and arbiters?
Blood-testing company Theranos CEO Holmes and company president indicted

Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO and founder of blood-testing company Theranos, was indicted Friday on wire fraud charges.

Also indicted was Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, a Theranos employee who had worked as…

Here are tips to uncomplicate litigation fact management software
Complex litigation is just that: complex. Cases involve in-depth fact patterns, ever-growing lists of parties and witnesses, multiple attorneys and firms, convoluted legal issues, and reams of documents. Lengthy depositions result in stacks of transcripts that need to be reviewed, annotated and analyzed.
Uncovering the secret history of how corporations gained their civil rights (podcast)
When we think of civil rights movements, the first to spring to mind might be the battles against African-American segregation or for women's suffrage. But one of the longest, most successful–and least-known–of these movements in America has been made on behalf of corporations. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, professor Adam Winkler, author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, shares what he learned from his investigation into how corporations have achieved constitutional protections ranging from the right to sue and be sued, to individual rights like religious liberty protections and free speech.
CEO of blood testing company Theranos is accused of ‘massive fraud’ in SEC complaint

The founder and CEO of blood testing company Theranos has agreed to settle civil fraud charges filed Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC says Theranos CEO…

On a ‘flat’ world, we need lawyers to level the playing fields
This article is adapted from Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy
Lawyers argue over apportionment after $1M verdict in BigLaw malpractice case

Lawyers were arguing over how to apportion damages and fees after jurors awarded more than $1 million on Wednesday in a malpractice suit against Alston & Bird.

Jurors in Atlanta…

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