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    Using Computer Forensics to Investigate Employee Data Theft

    Timothy M. Opsitnick, Joseph M. Anguilano and Trevor B. Tucker

    Departing employees have a sense of ownership over the data that they copy. Intellectual property commonly stolen includes customer lists, secret formulas, source code, strategy documents and other trade secrets. The information is often used against the organization when the former employee goes to work for a competitor or decides to start a new company.

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    Finding the Right Outside Counsel for Your Company

    Javier A. Lopez and Monica McNulty

    Smart Strategies

    In today's challenging, competitive business environment, finding qualified outside counsel with the right fee structures is a top priority for corporate counsel. This article presents some practical guidance to help corporate counsel achieve this goal.

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    Cross-Border Litigation

    Lewis F. Murphy

    The Devil in the Details

    Globalization has created new challenges for companies threatened by, or embroiled in, cross-border litigation. Assets and evidence, in the form of witnesses and documents, may be spread across multiple countries and legal systems. Judicial attitudes and procedures in these systems can vary as much as national political relations.

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    New Data Types in the App Age

    Tim Anderson and JR Jenkins

    While the threat of "big data" has cast a shadow over IT and legal departments for several years, the real challenge can often be the variety. The authors believe the real challenge is less about "big data" and more about "new data types" — that quickly defeat traditional collection and review tools and strategies.

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    The Scope of the Dodd-Frank's Whistleblower Protection

    Joseph M. McLaughlin and Yafit Cohn

    Is a corporate employee who reports an employer's possible violation of the securities laws to a supervisor or internal compliance officer — but not to the SEC — considered a "whistleblower" entitled to protection from retaliation under Dodd-Frank? Courts that have considered this question have reached differing conclusions.

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