2018 Winter Business Edition

The Best Lawyers Business Edition is an intersection of current events, business, and legal trends within the commercial, finance, and banking law practice areas. Industry professionals within these areas weigh in with their thoughts and achievements.

Cover Story

Data breaches have become inevitable. Here’s what you can do to respond.

Into the Breach

John Ettorre

Data breaches have become inevitable. Here’s what you can do to respond.

In Focus

Hotter and More Intense

Lori Tripoli

Multiple Category 5 hurricanes. Drought. Wildfires. Climate change isn’t just damaging the environment and our health. It’s impacting the bottom line.

The Proverbial Rock and Hard Place

Sarah E. Coyne

The physician's opioid prescribing dilemma.

The Top Employment Cases of 2017 and a Sneak Peek at 2018

Nonnie L. Shivers

Top employment cases of 2017 with a look at 2018.

Mitigating Your Risk

Ryan Robichaux and David Stewart

Why you need a political law compliance program.

Beyond Rope and Dope

D. Rodney Kight Jr.

The hemp industry emerges as a powerful global force in natural health care.

It Was a Very Bad Year for Retail

Michelle V. Rafter

While overall business bankruptcies dropped 5.4 percent through Q3, in excess of 300 stores filed for Chapter 7 or 11 in the same period, including big names like Toys “R” Us, Gymboree, and Payless ShoeSource.

Viewpoints

Bringing Cloud Liability Down to Earth

Jim Steinberg and Lance McCord

Unlike most traditionally licensed software, cloud solutions also put the customer at risk by transmitting, storing, and processing the customer’s data outside of the customer’s networks.

Five Tips for Cloud Computing Businesses

Frederic M. Wilf

Cloud computing continues to be a powerful and cost-effective means to build a business with international reach.

Your Cloud Contracts Shouldn't Bury Limitation of Liability Clauses in the Fine Print

John P. Hutchins

In most states, there is no general applicable rule of law forbidding one contracting party from waiving all recourse in the event of breach by the other.