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Three emerging trends that continue to define legal research in 2016
Posted on 01-14-2016 by pavan

“While fundamentals of the practice of law will remain, Big Data, the tools to harvest it and the emerging force of the Millennials will not only supplement the fundamentals, but create a new class of research that will give those crafty enough... Read More

Tags: Sean Fitzpatrick , Millennials , infographic , LIT , legalresearch , technology , featured , Latest Headlines & Stories , machine learning

The Defend Trade Secrets Act by Daniel A. Kaplan
Posted on 10-25-2016 by Jae Lee

In 2016, the federal government enacted the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. See 18 U.S.C. § 1831 et seq. As discussed below, the DTSA provides employers a new weapon in their litigation arsenals for... Read More

Tags: defend trade secrets act , Lexis Practice Advisor , trade secrets

Multi-state Monday: Find State and Local Laws Quickly and Easily with Lexis Practice Advisor
Posted on 10-24-2016 by Jae Lee

Multi-state employers must comply with a bewildering mosaic of laws for all of the different jurisdictions in which they have employees. States and localities may have legislative schemes that impose EEO and wage and hour protections parallel to those... Read More

Tags: legal research , local laws , Lexis Practice Advisor , state laws

Escrow for Commercial Purchase and Sales
Posted on 10-21-2016 by Jae Lee

Purpose of Escrow In a commercial real estate transaction, the parties often utilize the concept of escrow and a third-party escrow agent to facilitate the closing of the transaction. The job of the escrow agent is to ensure that all parties have performed... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , texas , commercial purchase , escrow , real estate

Secured Lending in a Commercial Purchase and Sale Transaction
Posted on 10-20-2016 by Jae Lee

Preliminary Considerations in the Secured Lending Context Virtually every investor in commercial real estate will from time to time enter into a lending relationship as part of a real estate transaction. A loan is generally for the purpose of financing... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , texas , secured lending , real estate , loan

How to avoid turning your costume party into an HR nightmare
Posted on 10-19-2016 by jhyman

Today is Halloween. Truth be told, Halloween is one of my least favorite holidays. It always has been and always will be. I never liked it, even as a kid. Sure, all the candy was fun, but I just never got into the whole dress-up thing. As an adult, I... Read More

Tags: halloween , LIT , Labor & Employment

Due Diligence in a Commercial Purchase and Sale Transaction
Posted on 10-19-2016 by Jae Lee

Purpose of Due Diligence and the Role of the Practitioner Performing due diligence is an important part of the purchasing process, and is certainly something that each buyer of commercial real estate should undertake prior to closing. Due diligence... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , sale transaction , texas , commercial purchase , real estate

Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements
Posted on 10-18-2016 by Jae Lee

In certain instances, a party may want to acquire commercial property via purchase and utilize the same either for its own purposes, or perhaps to lease to others. While such transactions are common, they are certainly more complex than the purchase of... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , texas , sale agreements , real estate

Commercial Leasing in Texas
Posted on 10-17-2016 by Jae Lee

An Attorney’s Role An attorney’s role in a commercial lease transaction is dependent upon several factors including the parties, the size, the location and the intended use of the Leased Premises (e.g., office or retail) and the letter... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , commercial leasing , texas , real estate

PwC Survey on Women as Board Members [SecuritiesMosaic]
Posted on 10-17-2016 by Miriam Robin

This article is part of the bi-weekly Corporate Counsel Report Newsletter, republished here courtesy of the Lexis Securities Mosaic editorial team. According to a recent PwC report that surveyed 884 corporate directors on several different issues,... Read More

Tags: board members , PwC , lexis securities mosaic , women , diversity , corporate counsel report

Poorly Written Material Wastes Time
Posted on 10-15-2016 by Georgia Akers

it’s too long poorly organized unclear filled with jargon it’s imprecise And you want them to keep reading? Get straight to the point. Read More

Tags: #writinglegally

October Webinar Series
Posted on 10-07-2016 by Travis Burchart

Check out the following October webinars for Lexis Advance, Lexis Practice Advisor and Lexis Securities Mosaic. Corporate & Commercial Law Insights with Lexis Practice Advisor Date & Time: Thursday, October 13th at... Read More

No Clawbacks for Oil Services Company in Accounting Fraud Case [SecuritiesMosaic]
Posted on 10-04-2016 by Miriam Robin

This article is part of the bi-weekly Corporate Counsel Report Newsletter, republished here courtesy of the Lexis Securities Mosaic editorial team. Between 2007 and 2012, oil services company Weatherford International allegedly issued false financial... Read More

Tags: compensation clawback , oil , SEC , accounting fraud , lexis securities mosaic , business , corporate counsel report , accounting

Posted on 09-30-2016 by Georgia Akers

Oh my. It’s my specialty! How important are typos? Are they going to be the death of someone? Should they be? Only a few people know if my resume had a typo on it when I got hired here (I like to think there were NONE) … and I was still hired... Read More

Tags: writinglegally

Don’t forget your b.s. meter when conducting workplace investigations
Posted on 09-21-2016 by jhyman

By now, you’ve likely heard about the plagiarism flap that has embroiled the GOP following Melania Trump’s Monday-night convention speech. In case you missed it, Melania Trump (or her speechwriter) is accused of copying parts of Michelle... Read More

Tags: Voting , LIT , Election , Labor & Employment

WIRTW #393 (the “Darth Trump” edition)
Posted on 09-21-2016 by jhyman

The Internet was invented in 1983 . It’s taken me 32 years to figure out why. The Internet was invented so that someone could replace audio of Darth Vader with audio of Donald Trump in Star Wars clips . Darth Trump wins the Internet. Here’s... Read More

Tags: Voting , LIT , Election , Labor & Employment , labor laws

The Story of Wellgyi and Its Maker
Posted on 09-16-2016 by gaythri raman

I first heard of the plight of farmers in Myanmar on August 6 th , 2013. It was the day I met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi , Nobel Laureate and now the State Counsellor of Myanmar. We were discussing ways in which LexisNexis could support the rule of law in this... Read More

Tags: Myanmar , t4lr , rule of law , ROL , LIT , gaythri raman , ln4rol , htet aung san , lexisnexis , wellgyi village , farmers , land rights , technology for land rights

Making An Impact, Flying to the Moon - Advancing the Rule of Law
Posted on 09-16-2016 by gaythri raman

A speech by Gaythri Raman at the Gala Dinner of the LexisNexis Asia Pacific Leadership Kick Off 2014 in Singapore on 2nd April 2014. Good evening everyone. Tonight, I am going to tell you two stories: The first is the story of Gloria Bon. I first... Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , Myanmar , rule of law , shawn clark , aung san suu kyi , ROL , LIT , gaythri raman , moving the needle , mike walsh , lexisnexis

Writing Mistakes
Posted on 09-16-2016 by Georgia Akers

As many students are going back to school, these Top 10 Student Writing Mistakes: Finals Edition can be used now, by everyone, in everyday writing. What are your worst offenders in your professional writing? Read More

Tags: writinglegally

LexisNexis Wired the Kimberly High Court
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Tracie Morris

LexisNexis South Africa has been working closely with the Department of Justice in South Africa to equip 13 courts with Wi-Fi. The latest court to become "wired" was the Kimberly's North Cape Division of the High Court. Learn more about... Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , ROL , LIT , South Africa Courts

Government Endorses Planned Land Mapping Pilot in Wellgyi Village
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Tracie Morris

The Myanmar govt endorsed a LexisNexis proposed project to address land disputes starting with a pilot program in aid of farmers in Wellgyi Village. Efforts are underway to obtain funding for the pilot of Tech for Land Rights. LexisNexis is proud to support... Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , Myanmar , Tech 4 Land Rights , ROL , LIT