The Law


EU Court Strikes Down US-EU Safe Harbor

Stay tuned at DuetsBlog to see how this plays out: “The European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) ruled that national regulators in the EU can override the 15-year-old pact between the U.S. and EU known…



Litigating Far From Home: 4 Survival Tips

David Lender, Diane Sullivan and Adam Tolin of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ litigation department give their thoughts on ways to even the playing field when you are litigating far from home: “Corporations often find themselves as defendants…


Hugs May Spread Liability

Just when you had “hugs not drugs” down pat, now comes this: “Who doesn’t love a long, warm hug on a crisp autumn day? Your co-workers, that’s who. Employment lawyer Jeffrey Polsky of Fox Rothschild…



Former GC found liable for $148M

$148 million is a lot of pineapples: “A Delaware judge on Thursday found two Dole officials liable for $148 million for driving down the company’s stock price in a 2013 leveraged buyout.  Found liable were chief…


IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted

Patent trolls, open source, drones and AI – hot areas in intellectual property law – and oh yeah, the chicken sandwich: “A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable. But a…


Risk assessment: A primer for corporate counsel

All in-house counsel assess risk as part of their job duties – but a broader risk assessment is a different beast altogether: “What exactly does risk management mean, and what does it encompass? Furthermore, once the…


Check your Coverage, In-House Counsel

As a member of the legal department, you may be tasked with ensuring that your organization maintains appropriate levels of insurance to cover a variety of risks.  But what about insurance for in-house counsel themselves?…