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.
While the FCPA doesn’t mention charitable contributions explicitly, the statute does prohibit giving “anything of value” to a foreign official to induce an official action to obtain or retain business.
Jeffrey E. Stone, John Huang, and Michelle Gon
Turning risk into opportunity.
A Q&A with Advisory Board member Colleen Tracy James of Mayer Brown.
Igor Svechkar of Asters talks with Best lawyers about his firm's 2019 Antitrust "Law Firm of the Year" award for Ukraine.
Annesley H. DeGaris
Many lawyers who do not regularly handle mass tort cases can be frustrated by the multidistrict litigation (MDL) process.
Things to look for and things to avoid when choosing a medical expert for trial.
Benjamin Slater III
Taking a measured approach during expert witness depositions is sometimes the most challenging aspect.
Holly M. Polglase and Matthew E. Bown
The Supreme Court decides the meaning of Article 10(A) of the Hague Service Convention.
Jeffrey Travers and Michael J. Miller
We were able to obtain a verdict for Mr. Cooper within a year of opting for the state courts.
Gregory Bubalo and Katherine A. Dunnington
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California will significantly impact the plaintiffs’ choices of forums for the filing of mass torts actions.
Robert B. Legault discusses his firm's 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for Advertising Law in Canada with Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer.
Ideas can be stolen, just like the machines or products they were used to create.
How long do patent applications take? Consider what you're filing for, and the strength of your proposal.
Andrew J. Edelberg
As successful as I became these past years, the very harsh and stark reality of my clients’ positions and lives sank in more than ever.
Benjamin H. Whitley
None of these cases were class actions. In fact, they are known in the legal world as mass torts.
Alexis R. González-Pagani
Puerto Rico offers a variety of attractive incentives packages that cover multiple industry sectors.
Divide and Conquer: Plaintiffs Need a Single Forum that Accommodates the Realities of Contemporary Economic Activity
David A. Mazie and David M. Estes
The growth of mass tort litigation tracks with industries’ shift to mass marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical and consumer products on a national scale.
Lawsuits about a blood-thinning drug that prevents platelets from clumping together now prevents plaintiffs from joining together to bring state law claims against a corporation when not every plaintiff was harmed in that state.
The Defendant Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (“DTSA”), was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. The new statute creates broad private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and has been hailed as “the most sweeping change to the nation’s intellectual property laws in a generation or more.”
More lawsuits mean more opportunities for expert witnesses in all industries and specialties.
Charles Cardon, Carmen Maria Mozun Munoz, Tiago Ferriera de Lemos, and Lia de Pessoa Negrao
Attorneys from France, Spain, and Portugal weigh in on the effects that Brexit may have on their respective countries.
A look back at the 1983 Nilssen case, and what it means for patent law today.
Jamie L. Graham
Patent law is one more area up for debate with changes coming to the Supreme Court.
Corinne E. Atton and April M. Breyer
The March 2017 statistics issued by PTAB report that across all technologies, all challenged patent claims are found patentable in only 19 percent of inter partes review (IPR) final written decisions.
"Very often, people deem criminal law is tougher than criminal business law. I don’t agree; I believe that practicing criminal business law implies facing specific difficulties, in particular, the high technicity of cases."
Julie Desrosiers and Michael Shortt
The nine judges of the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the so-called “promise doctrine” was not part of Canadian patent law, and laid out a new approach to the utility requirement which substantially lowers the bar to proving usefulness of patented inventions.
Brian J. MacDonough
The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination's new regulations offer a substantial overhaul from the past system.
Anthony J. Enea
Your cryptocurrency assets could pose problems when it comes to your income and estate taxes.