Corporate Law

2416 ABA Journal articles on Corporate Law.

Tabloid reportedly delayed Stormy Daniels story for 6 years after litigation threat by Trump lawyer

In Touch magazine reportedly delayed publishing an interview with porn star Stormy Daniels for six years after Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen threatened litigation.

Four former employees of In Touch’s…

ABA opposes legislation requiring lawyers to frequently report small-business ownership data

The ABA has taken a stand opposing an anti-terrorism bill under congressional consideration, saying it would impose unreasonable regulations on lawyers and their small-business clients while actually weakening efforts to…

Paradise Papers leaked from law firm show commerce secretary’s business link to Putin associates
Leaked documents from the offshore Appleby law firm show U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ business link to associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Colorado’s marijuana business is a criminal conspiracy to the feds
Under federal law, the decriminalized marijuana industry is in a slightly precarious position. Congress has prevented the Department of Justice from interfering with state-legal medical marijuana, but it left the DOJ free to enforce federal law against state-legal recreational marijuana businesses.
Bloomberg Law trains machine to highlight legal points

Bloomberg Law is the latest legal research provider to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to help lawyers analyze and cite legal opinions more effectively.

Equifax is reportedly reviewing actions of its top lawyer, who oversaw security and stock sales
Equifax’s board of directors is reportedly scrutinizing the actions of the company’s chief legal officer, John Kelley, because of two of his duties—overseeing security and approving stock sales by executives.
How Can GCs Be a Force for Change?
Despite decades of lip service to the importance of diversity in the legal community, the upper ranks of most law firms fail to reflect the gender and ethnic makeup of practitioners or the population at large.
SEC discloses hackers accessed EDGAR system and may have traded on the information

The Securities and Exchange Commission disclosed on Wednesday evening that its EDGAR corporate filing system was hacked in 2016.

The hack of nonpublic information “may have provided the basis for…

Charles Kenji Whitehead: Teaching startup law as startup products start up
From the late 1980s to mid-2000s, Cornell Law School professor Charles Kenji “Chuck” Whitehead was steeped in BigLaw securities and deals work. He also had top leadership positions as a hybrid banker and a lawyer in big finance companies involved in venture capital and securities.
Lainey Feingold: Negotiating better access for the disabled
The word compliance is frequently used in legal matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. But Lainey Feingold says simply meeting the law’s standard is not enough.
Venture-backed, technology-focused law firm launches

With $10.5 million, serial entrepreneur Justin Kan is about to take on Big Law.

After three months operating under the radar, Atrium LLP publicly launched on Thursday with the…

Regulators enlist corporate lawyers in joint response to cyberattacks

Responding quickly to an identity theft, ransomware or other computer attack means having a plan in place. And as participants in the National Institute on Cybersecurity Law learned, that includes…

Lex Machina adds commercial analytics
Law analytics platform Lex Machina has expanded its coverage to include commercial litigation. On Tuesday, the company announced that it has added more than 62,000 commercial cases filed since 2009, many in the realm of federal contract claims and business torts. The commercial module will allow users to forecast how much time it would take for a commercial case to be resolved, said Lex Machina general counsel Owen Byrd, as well as project the kinds of damages a user might be facing.
Legal tech startup devoted to corporate legal services raises $10.5M
A new legal technology company that intends to “transform the delivery of corporate legal services” has raised $10.5 million in initial funding.
New report finds corporate legal departments are awash in work and concerned about costs

Updated: Corporate legal departments are busier than ever, which has led to an increase in work for in-house attorneys and outside counsel, according to a new study released Tuesday from…

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