• As Hackers Get Smarter, Can Law Firms Keep Up?

    November 01, 2019 |

    "It's Not the Hardware You Worry About, It's the Mistake That Someone Makes That Inadvertently Gives a Bad Actor Access." The legal industry has poured significant resources into cybersecurity, leading to huge leaps in progress in the last decade. But there are areas where large and small law firms can do much better in preventing and reacting to data breaches, and the legal sector may risk falling behind other industries. That's partly because hackers are learning how to circumvent law firm security systems, leading to a continuous game of cat and mouse.

  • Business Crimes Hotline

    November 01, 2019 |

    Canadian Clean Fuel Technology Company and Former CEO Pay $4.1 Million to Settle China Related FCPA Case

  • SEC's Reboot on Waiver Requests in Enforcement Settlements

    November 01, 2019 |

    SEC Chairman Jay Clayton recently announced a change in how the SEC will consider requests for waivers of certain serious collateral consequences that would otherwise result from settlement of an SEC enforcement action. These collateral consequences, often referred to as "bad actor" or "bad boy" provisions, can vary greatly and may disqualify an entity from conducting certain business or utilizing certain means to offer securities.

  • Bit Parts

    November 01, 2019 |

    Sixth Circuit Agrees Non-Party Interview Quotes Are Inadmissible Hearsay for Purpose of Establishing Direct Evidence of Copying in Infringement Case over Classic Rock Song "Gimme Some Lovin'" Transformative Use Defense Defeats Hard Rock Hamilton Persona Suit over Gears of War Character

  • How to TOOT Your Own Horn: Exceptional Self Evaluations

    November 01, 2019 |

    It's that time again. As the year comes to a close many firms are beginning the associate review process. Even if your firm does not have a formal review process I recommend that you write a self-evaluation that outlines your achievements and specifies your goals for the coming year.

  • Upcoming Events

    November 01, 2019 |

    TexasBarCLE 29th Annual Entertainment Law Institute Annual Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Institute Copyright Year in Review

  • Players on the Move

    November 01, 2019 |

    A look at moves among attorneys, law firms, companies and other players in entertainment law.

  • Case Notes

    November 01, 2019 |

    Defense Based on Federal Law Cannot Confer Federal Jurisdiction

  • The Global 100 Are in the Midst of a Growth Spurt

    November 01, 2019 |

    The World's Largest Firms Turned In a Second Straight Year of Robust Revenue Gains Amid Near-Universal Progress Mergers, rapid growth among Chinese law firms, and a healthy American market coalesced to turn 2018 into a spectacular year for the world's largest law firms.