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Apr 8, 2021

Protecting businesses in a litigation-heavy climate

Although we’re still very much in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an end appears to be in sight. And even though we’re progressing back to some semblance of “normal,” businesses will continue to experience the collateral effects of the pandemic well into the future. One of those is an uptick in litigation, including in […]

Apr 8, 2021

Importance of following good corporate governance

Directors and officers should always establish and adhere to policies and procedures in the exercise of corporate governance. Recent decisions have highlighted potential risks and pitfalls for directors and officers of a corporation if good corporate governance is not followed. Under the internal affairs doctrine, corporate governance is determined by the law of the state […]

Mar 25, 2021

Mastering the adversarial opposing counsel

By Shawn Healy In the idyllic view of a trial, one often pictures scenes from classic movies that portray two lawyers in a professional sparring match, each party making an articulate, compelling argument for his side. They both use their intellect, their persuasion and their best sales pitch to convince the judge and/or jury of […]

Mar 25, 2021

Lessons I learned to be more effective as a woman lawyer

By Mian R. Wang I am an introvert and a perfectionist. I am also a woman and a litigator. I think I am not alone in wearing all these hats. As a young attorney, I spent a lot of time keeping my thoughts and ideas to myself because I did not want to be wrong […]

Mar 9, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic legislation current and on the horizon across the U.S.

By Kelli Sullivan Over the last year, 27 states, and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have enacted some type of legislation granting full or limited immunity to various types of entities for claims that arise from COVID-19. Eight southern states, including North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Kentucky have all […]

Mar 3, 2021

Commentary: Can Zoom support business humor?

By Angela Colon-Mahoney Humor in the workplace: Is it dead? Or simply deadpan? With professional conferences, networking, and business development now governed by a Zoom screen measured in inches, problematic Wi-Fi, bad lighting, and domestic photobombing, can business humor ever take the stage again? Or for that matter, has humor ever really succeeded in allowing […]

Feb 18, 2021

How to avoid an ap-paw-ling virtual hearing cat-astrophe

  I’m sure that by now you’ve already seen the infamous video of the Texas attorney who logged onto a virtual hearing with a filter turned on that made him look like a cat. If not, Google it and watch it. I’ll wait. Now that you’re back, let’s talk about how you can avoid replicating […]

Feb 8, 2021

‘Can I smoke in here?’ and other virtual depo fails

By Courtney Collins and Meagan Donohoe The legal profession’s transition into the online sphere in 2020 was abrupt, disconcerting and sometimes painful, but it is finally official: We continue forward, but (mostly) virtually. Hearings, mediations, arbitrations and—most commonly—depositions have vacated their more traditional law office settings and imposing courtrooms in favor of bedrooms, c[...]

Jan 29, 2021

Lawyers: Take a look at these two social media platforms

As you plan for a successful 2021 for your law firm, don’t forget to consider how you plan to use social media to forward your firm’s marketing and business development goals in the coming year. Importantly, you may want to think about whether you should broaden your presence to additional social media sites. You might […]

Jan 27, 2021

Using technology in the courtroom

By F. Dennis Saylor IV and Daniel I. Small BridgeTower Media Newswires Whatever may divide us as a society, we all seem to have one thing in common: spending hours every day staring at screens. Pretty much everyone has now become accustomed to the electronic display of information, with multitudes of photos and other graphics […]

Jan 14, 2021

What COVID-19 has taught us about protecting against the next crisis

By Jeffrey Harradine BridgeTower Media Newswires We all know more than we did at the outset of this pandemic, including businesses seeking legal redress for business disruption, breach of contract, insurance protection and business loss. Enough time has passed to extrapolate some learning to help businesses plan for the future. The initial avenues explored for […]

Jan 14, 2021

Welcome back, Girl Scout cookies: ‘Kroger’ and the NLRB

By Matthew E. Christoph This winter, two groups visit a company on the same day: the Girl Scouts selling delicious cookies, and a labor union handing out flyers and soliciting employees.  The company has a carefully drafted non-solicitation policy, but may the business exclude one group while still permitting another? Should the company simply ban—or […]

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