When Nancy and I woke up Sunday morning we turned on the Australian Open final match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. We hadn’t planned on watching, but the historically long, hard fought match caught our attention. We were drawn by the mental and physical battle of two outstanding tennis professionals, who also seem to be very likable.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was sued by six on-staff doctors and scientists after discovering the FDA accessed their personal email accounts (Gmail). The Washington Post reported that government documents showed that the secret surveillance took place over a two-year period after the staffers complained to lawmakers in Congress that the FDA was approving risky medical devices.
Day two of LegalTech New York 2012 started off with a great keynote presentation by Don Tapscott, co-author of Macrowikinomics. Don discussed how the constantly changing landscape of new technologies has effected how younger generations view traditional business models and government regulations, among a number of other topics. After, Don talked with us here at LXBN TV about a few of these points, including how lawyers can participate in the conversation and culture.
As the past several years have borne out, the power for Twitter to transform international events is astonishing, as Forbe’s Jeff Bercovivi recently reminded us:
With great fanfare, the President announced during his State of the Union the formation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group. The mission: “To expand our investigations into the abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis.” It’s headed up by an all-star cast of law enforcement elites: Robert Khuzami, Shaun Donovan, Eric Schneiderman, John Walsh, Tony West, and Lanny Breuer.