Ari Kaplan, Industry Analyst and Author of Reinventing Professional Services, On Corporate Counsel Survey and the Future of Legal Technology

By | LXBN | February 2, 2012
LXBN at LegalTech

Our current economic climate necessitates a different approach to the traditional business models, and a lot of that comes from understanding how to best utilize the assets that you have, and understanding where your business is going.  Ari Kaplan, an industry analyst and author of Reinventing Professional Services, discusses some of these ideas in his book and in his annual survey on corporate counsel cost saving strategies and legal department operations, which was the subject of a LegalTech session.  Ari dropped by The LexBlog Network’s booth to talk about his report, his views on this year’s LegalTech conference, and where he sees the future of legal technology heading.

Social Media for Universities and Colleges–Beyond Recruiting

Social Media for Universities and Colleges–Beyond Recruiting

In connection with its coverage of national signing day, ESPN.com recently highlighted that social media is increasingly being utilized by coaches to contact, recruit and gather information about players. For players, it’s a way to get recruited, control the message and interact with fans and other recruits at unprecedented levels.

Hung Jury in Trial of Second Group in the FCPA Sting Cases Means Mistrial for Remaining Three Defendants

On January 31, 2012, Judge Richard Leon declared a mistrial in the trial of the second group of defendants in the FCPA Sting case when the jury was unable to reach a verdict as to John and Jeana Mushriqui and Mark Morales. The mistrial occurred the day after the jury returned a partial verdict, finding two of the defendants not guilty. 

Cyber Insurance: an Efficient Way to Manage Security and Privacy Risk in the Cloud?

By | Info Law Group | February 1, 2012

As organizations of all stripes increasingly rely on cloud computing services to conduct their business, (with many organizations entering into cloud computing arrangements with multiple cloud providers), the need to balance the benefits and risks of cloud computing is more important than ever. This is especially true when it comes to data security and privacy risks.

Monitoring and Accessing Employee Private Email Results in Lawsuit

Monitoring and Accessing Employee Private Email Results in Lawsuit

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.

Don Tapscott On the Digital Generation and 5 Themes in Tech, Biz and Law

By | LXBN | February 1, 2012
LXBN at LegalTech

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.

The Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group: Four Years Later, Too Little Too Late

By | The Corporate Observer | January 31, 2012

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.