Tips to Simplify Legal Newsletters

By | Innovate | May 1, 2013
Tips to Simplify Legal Newsletters

Newsletters offer a way to stay in contact with a large number of contacts easily, consistently, and productively.  Newsletters focus on substantive information, and assuming you’ve defined your areas of practice carefully enough, your content will be valuable to recipients and therefore welcome.

House Passes CISPA (Again), White House and Senate Not Impressed: LXBN Roundtable

By | LXBN | May 1, 2013
United States Capitol Building

The art of passing a law in Congress is easily summarized by the old proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” In the case of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), this adage seems especially apt. Over a year has passed since 100,000 websites (including Wikipedia, Reddit, and WordPress) participated in raising awareness about two other bills – the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act. Both purported to protect intellectual property, but also restricted freedom of speech and the use of other media in ways that had been traditionally accepted. While CISPA is a far cry from those two bills, the controversy surrounding its recent passage is proving to be just as troublesome.

Libor-Scandal Litigation: After Federal Court Dismissal, Schwab Pursues State Court Suit

By | The D & O Diary | May 1, 2013
Libor-Scandal Litigation: After Federal Court Dismissal, Schwab Pursues State Court Suit

When Southern District of New York Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald entered her order in the consolidated Libor litigation on March 29, 2013, she dismissed the plaintiffs’ antitrust and RICO claims against the Libor rate-setting banks,  and she also declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the plaintiffs’ state law claims, which she dismissed without prejudice.