• Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Roundtable Discussion

    January 01, 2018 |

    The #MeToo movement has empowered victims of sexual harassment and abuse previously silenced by powerful business and political leaders. No longer silent, these victims are using their experiences to challenge the powerful and raze structures that have permitted abuse. We have compiled a panel of legal experts to analyze how the law and the legal profession failed the workplace. The panelists discuss legal and environmental conditions that led to abuse, and what lawyers and businesses can do to curb the powerful and protect the vulnerable.

  • Labor and Employment Law Changes in the Trump Era

    December 01, 2017 |

    President Trump's first 11 months in office brought significant changes to labor and employment law. Immediate changes to the leadership and agendas for the DOL, the EEOC and the NLRB) have already occurred, along with reversals of policy and positions taken in court.

  • Follow Up on False Claims Act Actions

    December 01, 2017 |

    The authors discuss several steps to take in order to avoid the pitfalls that could accompany lengthy exposure vis-à-vis state false claims actions.

  • Chancery Approves Incorporation of Reference Condition in Section 220 Litigation

    December 01, 2017 |

    Books and records actions are heralded as the "tools at hand" for litigators pursuing shareholder claims against a corporation. In fact, the Delaware Court of Chancery has been critical of litigants who failed to take advantage of a shareholder's right to request the books and records of a corporation prior to commencing litigation against the corporation.

  • Key Decisions from Delaware Courts

    December 01, 2017 |

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    A few recent decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery provide useful information to corporate executives who are involved in the sale or purchase of businesses, or who are involved in joint ventures in which the sales price or the post-closing profit distribution is based on certain milestones being reached.

  • Employee Claims in Bankruptcy Pose Significant Liability Exposure

    December 01, 2017 |

    Lessons Learned From In Re FPMI Solutions Inc.

    When a corporation determines to file for Chapter 11 protection, questions concerning the status of existing labor and employment agreements and viability of employee claims immediately arise. Indeed, there are litanies of potential pitfalls for companies that file for bankruptcy without strictly following the requirements of federal or state employment laws.

  • Global Mobility Objectives and Immigration

    December 01, 2017 |

    A company's desire for talent mobility may face hurdles and roadblocks in securing work authorization for their employees as part of an international move. How, then, can companies align their global mobility objectives with rapidly changing immigration rules and regulations?

  • NAFTA Renegotiation: Fourth Round

    November 02, 2017 |

    Difficulty Making Headway on Thorny Issues

    As the fourth round of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico drew to a close on Oct.17, the parties opted to push back the starting date of the fifth round until mid-November to allow the negotiators more time to work on the most controversial issues that remain to be addressed. This article explains the issues.

  • Effective Internal Investigations

    November 02, 2017 |

    A Checklist for In-House Counsel

    Every general counsel over the course of his or her career will face the need to conduct an internal investigation into events at the company. Many of these may be routine in nature, such as matters dealing with individual employees or human resources issues. But at times, the company may be required to examine issues affecting the core of its business, with potential serious impact on its financial performance or with regulatory exposure.