• Features

    What Law Firms Can Learn from The Ninth Annual Law Department Operations Survey

    Robin Snasdell

    Over the last few years, the legal operation managers' role has flourished, growing from a profession in its infancy into an unruly teenager, far more mature but with substantial areas poised for development. Now, more than ever, law departments are focused on implementing programs and structures to improve their financial management and deliver value.

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  • Features

    Third-Party Money Launderers
    The FBI Takes a Second Look

    Justin du Rivage

    Each year, the U.S. government secures more than 1,200 money-laundering convictions. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), at least, is setting its sights with renewed vigor on those who help criminal organizations and terrorists conceal billions in illicit funds.

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  • Features

    The Results Don't Lie: Mattern & Associates Cost Recovery Survey 2016

    Rob Mattern

    2017 has arrived with a bang: expenses are back on the rise and demand growth is trending negative. Last year in the March issue of this publication, we hypothesized what the results of the 2016 Mattern & Associates Cost Recovery Survey would reveal. With the results tabulated, let's see how accurate our predictions were as well as analyze the results.

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    Deferred Compensation and Safe Harbor Plans

    Lawrence L. Bell

    Companies are constantly looking for ways to recruit, retain and reward valued employees. The Department of the Treasury issued final regulations addressing deferred compensation and safe harbor planning utilizing §§409A(d)(1), 457(e)11 and 31.3121(v)(2). These regulations set forth how plan sponsors can provide death benefits on a permissibly selective basis.

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