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Starting Due Diligence? Don’t Be Overwhelmed. Start on Point with Lexis Practice Advisor.
Posted on 12-08-2016 by Jae Lee

Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of due diligence in the context of securities offerings, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic. The due diligence process is typically one of the most significant and time... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , Practice Inisights , Due Diligence Process

Going Public? A Comprehensive Guide to IPOs.
Posted on 12-07-2016 by Jae Lee

Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of initial public offerings of equity securities, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic. Under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), any offer or sale of... Read More

Tags: SEC , NYSE , Guide , Lexis Practice Advisor , NASDAQ , Practice Insights , IPO , Securities

Proxy Season is Coming Soon! Be Ready With This Guide
Posted on 12-06-2016 by Jae Lee

Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of proxy statements and annual meetings, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic. Counsel preparing a public company for its annual meeting of shareholders can expect to spend... Read More

Tags: Guide , Lexis Practice Advisor , Proxy Statements , Practice Insights , Annual Report

Are You a Public Company? Everything You Need to Know about US Reporting
Posted on 12-05-2016 by Karen Michelle Victoriano

Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of the periodic and current reporting obligations of companies which are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), as well as detailed... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , Forms , US Reporting , Reporting , Practice Insights , Public Company , SEC Compliance , Annual Reports

November 2016 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 12-02-2016 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps, Partner at Diamond McCarthy LLP Below is a summary of the activity reported for November 2016. The reported stories reflect: 6 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 37 years of newly imposed sentences for... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme , Investments , Securities Fraud , Financial Crime , Madoff

Holiday Party Liability Prevention Checklist
Posted on 12-01-2016 by Jae Lee

By: Lexis Practice Advisor Team This checklist provides best practices and considerations for private employers when hosting holiday parties for their employees. While there are benefits to holiday parties, such as employee camaraderie and improved... Read More

Tags: labor and employment , human resources , holidays , checklist , holiday party liability , Lexis Practice Advisor

December Webinar Series
Posted on 11-30-2016 by Travis Burchart

Check out the following December webinars from LexisNexis®: The First 100 Days: Predictions For U.S. Companies and the Counsel Who Advise Them Date & Time: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 01:30 PM (EST) Duration:... Read More

The First 100 Days: Predictions For U.S. Companies and the Counsel Who Advise Them
Posted on 11-30-2016 by Matthew B. Kulkin, partner Steptoe & Johnson L

by Matthew B. Kulkin , partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP Following one of the most tumultuous and unpredictable elections in recent history, all eyes now turn to the Trump Administration as it embarks upon its transition plan. With Republicans in control... Read More

Top 15 Images/Quotes* Shared by LexisNexis - 2016: #s 1 – 5
Posted on 11-29-2016 by Lextalk Admin

5. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” - Steve Jobs 4. “I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of... Read More

Top 15 Images/Quotes* Shared by LexisNexis - 2016: #s 6 – 10
Posted on 11-29-2016 by Lextalk Admin

10. "I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." - William Ernest Henley 9. “I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.” - Belva Lockwood... Read More

Top 15 Images/Quotes* Shared by LexisNexis - 2016: #s 11 – 15
Posted on 11-29-2016 by Lextalk Admin

15. “It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams 14. “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius... Read More

Top 15 Tweets* from LexisNexis - 2016: #s 1 – 5
Posted on 11-29-2016 by Lextalk Admin

5. Destroy your credibility with this punctuation habit [infographic] via @larrykim To retweet, click here 4. SCOTUS slammed by Judge Richard Posner, says they're "awful" via @DavidLat To retweet, click here 3. Legal... Read More

Top 15 Tweets* from LexisNexis - 2016: #s 6 – 10
Posted on 11-29-2016 by Lextalk Admin

10. English language: How it's been shaped by civil rights via @Grammarly #writinglegally To retweet, click here 9. 50 law school buildings that'll leave you breathless via Best Choice Schools To retweet, click here 8.... Read More

Top 15 Tweets* from LexisNexis - 2016: #s 11 – 15
Posted on 11-29-2016 by Lextalk Admin

15. Practicing mindfulness: Better lawyering via mindful attention via @DenverBarAssoc @idealawg To retweet, click here 14. Polka Dots: Deserving of Copyright Protection? via @TheFashionLaw To retweet, click here 13. 50th anniversary... Read More

Summer associates identify writing and legal research skills required on the job
Posted on 11-22-2016 by Lextalk Admin

Summary Greater emphasis is being placed on practical skills in legal education as schools acknowledge that it is crucial for law students to develop strong research and writing skills to succeed in practice. This need becomes quickly apparent once... Read More

Tags: legal research , summer associate , writing

Thanksgiving Special: Top Five Turkey Jury Verdicts
Posted on 11-18-2016 by Kathleen Archer

As we enter the fall season, talk often turns to holidays, holiday meals, and specifically, turkeys. A surprising number of jury verdicts in the United States are turkey-related, ranging from automobile collisions to hunting accidents. To celebrate America’s... Read More

Tags: verdict litigation turkey thanksgiving

Cell-Site Simulators and Related Privacy Implications
Posted on 11-18-2016 by Jae Lee

Cell site simulators are surveillance devices sometimes used by law enforcement to find the precise location of a person’s cell phone and ultimately locate the phone’s owner. According to Jim Astrachan and Christopher Lyon, as the use of these... Read More

Tags: IP , Privacy , Lexis Practice Advisor , cell-site simulators , intellectual property , technology

Litigation Special: Five Hunting-Related Jury Verdicts and Settlements
Posted on 11-17-2016 by Kathleen Archer

In a number of states, hunting season has begun or is about to begin. In many areas, the start of hunting season is an unofficial holiday, with many school districts closing to allow students to go hunting and many employees taking vacation days to hunt... Read More

Tags: litigation hunting

Planning for and Managing a Data Breach
Posted on 11-17-2016 by Jae Lee

When a data breach occurs, the reaction must be swift and comprehensive. Stolen information may contain highly confidential personally identifiable information, protected health information, cardholder data or a business’s trade secrets and proprietary... Read More

Tags: IP , Privacy , Lexis Practice Advisor , intellectual property , technology , Data Breach , cybersecurity

Lexis Document of the Week: Complaint Underlying $2.4 Million Verdict For Transit Train Operator In Action Against City Of Chicago For Injuries Sustained When Police Car Collided With Train
Posted on 11-17-2016 by Kathleen Archer

On Aug. 10, 2012, Jeffrey Bryant was operating a Chicago Transit Authority train, approaching the Kedzie Brown Line station, in the City of Chicago, IL. The safety grade crossing was activated at the track intersection with North Kedzie Avenue, lights... Read More

Tags: litigation