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SEC PROBE DEMANDS PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICES

“As technology changes, it’s even more important that registrants ensure that their communications are appropriately recorded and are not conducted outside of official channels in order to avoid market oversight.” You probably thought your WhatsApp and other text messages were safe from the government’s prying eyes. If you work in the Wall Street financial sector,

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SWISS VEREIN STRUCTURE AND CONFLICTS LIABILITY

“Firms worry a lot about their reputations for trustworthiness and integrity—and because of that, they worry about conflicts.” What did the world’s biggest law firm, with over 12,000 employees spread out over 200 offices in 80 countries, have to do to properly disclose a conflict of interest? Apparently, more than they did, according to an

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THE RISE, AND RISE OF ATTORNEY SALARIES

“How much of a drag direct expenses will be — that’s really going to be a question of how long firms perpetuate this idea of constantly increasing salaries.” Did 2021 see the granting of a significant rise in attorney salaries? Well, no, it saw two or even three such raises! ‘Big Law’ firms who want

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THE LITIGATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT ECOSYSTEM

“Many of the issues faced in legal operations are business issues more than legal issues. The concepts and the technology may be manageable, but some legal teams face difficulty with effecting change.” Managing complex litigation has been compared to taming not just one wild beast but several at one time. The snarls can come not

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BUILDING A ‘BULLET-PROOF’ IT INFRASTRUCTURE

Quick! What ages faster than a Gruyere cheese? If you answered, ‘our firm’s technology infrastructure’, you’d be on the right track. A 2016 technology survey of law firms disclosed that 47% of firms were spending between $8,000 and $21,000 per attorney on technology resources, while 14% were spending over $21,000. By 2020, with the arrival

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TAMING THE COMPLEXITIES OF COMPLEX LITIGATION

Any lawsuit may be lengthy, costly, require outside experts, involve multiple parties, and have significant sums of money at stake. But when you seriously up the ante for each of those factors, drawing the litigation out over several years—if not decades–and employing not a few but full-fledged teams of attorneys while battling over hundreds of

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MANDATE DEBATE: THE LEGAL SIDE OF MANDATORY VACCINATIONS

On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed into law what have been described as sweeping vaccine mandates designed to combat the Public Health Emergency (PHE), commonly known as the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the use of Executive Orders, the President mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for millions of Americans, further bolstered by OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) covering

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GROWING YOUR FIRM – WHERE TO RE-INVEST FIRM PROFITS?

Thinking of ‘taking the money and running’ as your firm’s profitability soars? Underinvesting in the practice you’ve grown thus far is possibly one of the worst long-run mistakes you can make. Every successful business, from Ford Motor Company to today’s high-tech behemoths, has one thing in common – strategic reinvestment of profits. For the professional

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EMPLOYER TRACKING OF EMPLOYEE DATA

Can your employer monitor your browsing history and other personal data of yours? The simple answer is—yes. And such employer tracking is becoming much more widespread in the era of Covid-19 remote work arrangements, with a plethora of tools available for use by your employer. We will examine how far your employer can go with

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