Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
The rules governing trusts and asset distribution are often much more flexible than many might assume. Here’s a primer.
Patrick M. Shelby
Among its uncountable other disruptions, the pandemic upended U.S. bankruptcy procedures. Congressional relief, legislative changes, amended legal provisions: What lies ahead for those looking to file?
Nick Fitzpatrick and Alasdair Muller
Brands looking to capture a little Olympic glory for themselves face a challenging legal course. Here’s an overview.
Jordan Scopa and Amalia Berg
Is jumping through legal hoops an Olympic event? It might as well be for any company seeking to sponsor an athlete, a team or the quadrennial games themselves.
Susan Abramovitch and Phedely Artiste
Norway’s women’s-handball team made news at the Tokyo Olympics not so much for its athletic prowess but for what it was wearing. A look at the legal intricacies of an increasingly fraught topic.
H. Barber Boone
The pandemic has affected the vital process of legal discovery in ways both good and bad. Which changes are likely to become widely accepted in the years ahead?
Mary Jo Larson
Employee 401(k) and other pension plans that include company stock can be a financial minefield. What’s a responsible fiduciary to do to lessen the risk of a plummeting share price—and the risk of a subsequent “stock-drop” lawsuit from aggrieved workers?
Tracy Collins Ortlieb
In progressive legal circles, the name Robbie Kaplan has emerged as an omnipresent force for equal and human rights.
Anne R. Yuengert and Matthew C. Lonergan
Will the virtual platforms that got such a boost during the pandemic replace how you interact with your employees, unions, and lawyers?
Julia B. Meister
To resolve family and business disputes including wills, trusts, estates and more, mediation is often a more effective, gentler and cheaper option than litigation.
Disputes among owner, architect, and contractor during any large commercial construction project are inevitable. Here’s what to look out for—and how to resolve such problems quickly and with as little fuss as possible.
Alyson M. St. Pierre, Crystal S. Wildeman and Ashley C. Pack
It’s not easy for employers to weigh requests from employees to work from afar, even in the wake of the pandemic. Considerations include COVID-19, vaccinations, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the nature of the job itself.
The 2021 Global Issue features top legal talent from the most recent editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch worldwide.
Courts and legislatures—and now the White House—are taking an increasingly dim view of noncompete employment agreements, a development the pandemic has quickened. What can employers do to protect their confidential information?
Featuring Best Lawyers and Law Firm of the Year honorees from around the globe.
Roberta F. Green
An incipient wave of litigation generated by the coronavirus hasn’t even begun to crest. Here’s a look at current conditions—and what lies ahead.
Peter B. McGlynn and Robert W. Stetson
A modern-day Bleak House* offers a cautionary tale about buying real estate—and a legal strategy that helped our clients gain redress.
Attacks on companies’ email systems are common, and losses are staggering. How can a business fight back against third-party fraud—and what are the risks of choosing to go to battle?
Amid Covid-19 economic uncertainty, Congress has continued to tinker with the Small Business Reorganization Act. How will the reworked law change bankruptcy preference litigation?
George H. Lugrin IV
Regulation, consumption trends, global population growth, and the pandemic’s many earth-shaking effects make this moment highly uncertain for the upstream-energy industry—and the only way forward is to change with the times.
Adrian L. Bastianelli III, Paulo Flores, Kevin J. O’Connor, and Robert S. Peckar
Mediation via Zoom is just one of the legal-industry oddities the pandemic has wrought. Here’s a cheat sheet for how to make it work for you—and some thoughts on whether it’s here to stay.
Peter Rosher and Clément Fouchard
The diametric opposition of decisions reached by French and English courts in a recent arbitration case shows how profound cultural differences between international jurisdictions can lead to maddening legal uncertainty.
Andrew E. Curto and Danielle E. Tricolla
Why some of the industry changes the pandemic has wrought—the advent of remote courthouse appearances chief among them—deserve to outlast the return to normal life.
How my firm defies the statistics on women in legal leadership—and how yours can too.
Ashish Mahendru and Darren Braun
Remote testimony? Virtual evidence presentation? Been there, done that: Why even international arbitration proceedings have, for the most part, weathered the pandemic just fine.
Melinda S. Gentile
The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law
Robert A. Clifford and Bradley M. Cosgrove
Jury Research in High Profile Cases
Joyce D. Edelman
Fighting for gender equity in the law firm can seem like the very definition of a thankless task. But you just might find yourself able to make great strides.