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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christopher W. Martin
Without Congressional action, the years ahead will see a tsunami of suits filed against the insurance industry for COVID-19-related claims. Our intensive surveys shed some disturbing light on potential jurors’ attitudes and perspectives.
Robert A. Clifford and Bradley M. Cosgrove
Jury Research in High Profile Cases
With the pandemic still ongoing with no end in sight, one lawyer writes about how she stays sane working from home.
We talked to some of the 566 attorneys who have been recognized by Best Lawyers since the first edition in 1983.
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Annesley H. DeGaris
China Plays by Its Rules
The 2019 Canaidan "Law Firm of the Year" honoree for Competitions/Antitrust Law shares the keys to their success.
Igor Svechkar of Asters talks with Best lawyers about his firm's 2019 Antitrust "Law Firm of the Year" award for Ukraine.
The president of Ackert Inc. offers his insights on business development to Best Lawyers following the 2019 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference.
Attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers can now position themselves as reliable industry resources.
Leading cases on the Supreme Court’s 2018 business docket.
Ajamie attorney Courtney D. Scobie discusses her practice.