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Happy Anniversary (or Birthday?) to the Fourteenth Amendment
Posted on 07-27-2016 by Tracie Morris

Fourteen is a significant number. In sports, Ernie Banks, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, and Pete Rose all wore 14. In music, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 is one of his most famous. In love, the 14th of February is always Valentine’s Day.... Read More

Tags: 14th Amendment , Due Process , featured , Constitution , Equal Protection

Emerging State Anti-Money Laundering Issues[As modeled by the state of New York]: Regulatory Impact
Posted on 07-28-2016 by BrunoPX

The below article is part 4 of a 4 part series. As with proposed rules issued by federal agencies, New York must also include a regulatory impact statement with its proposals. According to the state, the proposed regulation is intended to prevent money... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , LIT , sheshunoff

Emerging State Anti-Money Laundering Issues [As modeled by the state of New York]: Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Program Requirements
Posted on 07-28-2016 by BrunoPX

The below article is part 3 of a 4 part series. Currently, federal regulators expect you to have and maintain an adequate customer due diligence program that is appropriate for your institution’s size and complexity and in line with your overall... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , LIT , sheshunoff

Emerging State Anti-Money Laundering Issues[As modeled by the state of New York]: Summary of Proposed Rule
Posted on 07-28-2016 by BrunoPX

The below article is part 2 of a 4 part series. Covered Institutions When final, the rule will cover the following institutions that are chartered by the state of New York: • Banks • Trust companies • Private bankers •... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , LIT , sheshunoff

Emerging State Anti-Money Laundering Issues [As modeled by the state of New York]: Introduction
Posted on 07-28-2016 by BrunoPX

The below article is part 1 of a 4 part series. This Special Alert (available via LexisNexis® Sheshunoff) provides news and analysis of significant state laws that impact your Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) compliance programs. This... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , LIT , sheshunoff

Legal Technology: Robots The Latest Threat To Associates And The Billable Hour via Law360
Posted on 07-25-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Eric Kroh. At the time Ken Jennings stepped up to the lectern to compete against “Jeopardy’s” first robot competitor, he had already secured his spot in... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , legalresearch

BigLaw's Gender Diversity Problem Is The Traditional Model Itself via Law360
Posted on 07-25-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Mark A. Cohen, Legal Mosaic LLC . Anyone remember the Jerry Reed song, “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)”? The country crooner garnered a Grammy for singing... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , womensequality

Cravath’s New Chief Could Represent Tipping Point For Female Leadership via Law360
Posted on 07-25-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe. Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP is by no means the first BigLaw firm to elect a woman to lead the partnership, but experts say news that longtime partner Faiza... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , womensequality

3 Skills You Need To Have Before Finishing Your First Year via Law360
Posted on 07-25-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Kelly Knaub. Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 8:17 PM ET) -- Attorneys in their first year at a firm may get overwhelmed by trying to excel at everything, but experts say... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , lawschool

5 States Clearing The Smoke On Pot Ethics Rules via Law360
Posted on 07-25-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew Strickler. Law360, New York (July 20, 2016, 6:11 PM ET) -- With new state marijuana laws and regulations proliferating, trying to keep up with it all might leave you... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , marijuana , LIT

4 Tips For Aspiring Energy Attorneys via Law360
Posted on 07-21-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Keith Goldberg. Law360, New York (May 6, 2016, 3:31 PM ET) -- From oil and gas to electric power and renewables, the energy law universe provides endless opportunities for... Read More

Tags: LIT , Energy

Register for these upcoming August LexisNexis Webinars!
Posted on 07-20-2016 by Tracie Morris

Do you have a little free time on your hands? If so,register for these upcoming LexisNexis August webinars! Folders, Permalinks and Alerts Date & Time: Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:30 pm EST Duration: 30 minutes Register>> ... Read More

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Pokémon GO: Think ... lawsuit! 8 video game cases that illustrate the risks of game playing
Posted on 07-18-2016 by Travis Burchart

Pokémon GO might build into the negligence storm of the century. I witnessed the potential last night, downtown, around 10 o’clock. About 75 to 100 people surrounded my car, heads buried in their phones, zombie-walking across the street... Read More

Graduation speeches: If you’re a newly degreed lawyer, here’s 1 speech worth remembering ... and applying
Posted on 07-12-2016 by Travis Burchart

You’re a couple months out of law school, and you’ve already forgotten the speech given at your graduation. It’s expected and forgivable. Graduation speeches, while nice, are often useless. Partly to blame – high ideals;... Read More

June 2016 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 07-11-2016 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps Below is a summary of the activity reported for June 2016. The reported stories reflect: 4 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 39 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; at... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Ponzi , Practice Insights , Securities

Linda Berger On The Evolution of Legal Writing & LWI
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Chad Troyan

We all realize how much technology has changed the way we communicate over the phone, whether that be through text messages or social media, but have you stopped to think how much it has changed our writing, specifically our legal writing? Linda Berger... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , legal writing , legalwriting , LIT , #writinglegally , LWI

Trump's Law- Do Attorneys Have Something To Fear In The Candidate's View Of the Courts? via Law360
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Max Stendhal. One sweltering morning last August, a black limousine pulled up to the New York Supreme Court building in Lower Manhattan, and out stepped Donald Trump. He... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , Election

From The Partner's Desk: Tips For Recent Law Grads via Law360
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Gary M. Gansle, Squire Patton Boggs LLP . Law360, New York (June 23, 2016, 11:43 AM ET) -- One of the most prevalent complaints by associates and recent law school graduates... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , law students

BigLaw Embraces Student Debt Refinancing As Retention Tool via Law360
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe. Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 4:08 PM ET) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP recently began offering a student loan refinancing program to its associates, joining a... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , lawstudents , LIT

Improve Analogies For Better Legal Briefs, Paper Says via Law360
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Dani Meyer. Law360, New York (June 27, 2016, 4:26 PM ET) -- Analogies are a critical writing device in legal briefs, given the reliance of the U.S. legal system on precedent... Read More

Tags: LIT , #writinglegally , Catapult Your Career , LWI

Linda Berger: From News Reporter to Legal Writing Expert
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Chad Troyan

What draws people into the legal profession? For Linda Berger, a law professor at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, the journey to her career in the legal profession started where many others start – the Nation’s capital, Washington D.C. ... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , legalwriting , LIT , #writinglegally , LWI