Corporate Law

2427 ABA Journal Corporate Law articles.

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…

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…

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.

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