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Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era

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Taken from the Web Program Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era recorded October, 2014 in New York. The expense of bringing a case to trial for attorneys, firms, and the parties themselves can be astronomical. How often in your practice do you reject cases because neither your firm nor the client will be able to shoulder the costs of litigation, particularly in cases that will be complicated or protracted? Have you found ...

Ethical Issues in Limited Scope Representation

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Taken from the Web Program Ethical Issues in Limited Scope Representation recorded October, 2014 in New York. Limited scope representation, also known as unbundling, is a way to connect lawyers needing work to clients needing affordable or pro bono legal assistance. It allows the lawyer and the client to agree in advance that the lawyer will undertake certain tasks, such as drafting pleadings or appearing at a contested hearing, and the client ...

Getting the Engagement Letter Right

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Taken from the briefing Getting the Engagement Letter Right recorded October, 2014 in New York. When risk managers audit a law practice for legal malpractice risk, they often look first to see if every file contains an executed engagement letter, retainer letter, or fee contract. These documents are some of the most reliable indicators of whether a law practice has systems in place to effectively reduce the risks of malpractice claims in a modern-day ...

Navigating the U.S. Criminal Law Maze in the Corporate Deal

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Taken from the briefing Navigating the U.S. Criminal Law Maze in the Corporate Deal recorded October, 2014. There has been a surge in global M&A and financing activity, with no end in sight. At the same time, U.S. and foreign prosecutors continue aggressively to investigate corporations for an array of potential crimes rooted in national security concerns, ranging from domestic and foreign bribery to sanctions, export controls and money laundering ...

SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules: What We Learned from 2013 and What Happens Next

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Taken from the Web Program SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules: What We Learned from 2013 and What Happens Next recorded October, 2014 in New York. Over 1,300 companies filed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Form SDs and, in most cases, Conflict Mineral Reports (CMR) for 2013. The SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule left unanswered many of the filing details and challenges that issuers dealt with up until the end. In addition, late-breaking developments ...

Who's the Boss (of Compliance)?

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Taken from the Web Program Who's the Boss (of Compliance)? recorded October, 2014 in New York. Over the past decade the reporting line of the compliance function has generated much debate. Should the Compliance Officer report to the GC, CEO or the Board? In the midst of significant momentum for an independent elevated CCO with direct, unfiltered access to the governing body, regulators and prosecutors have heightened their scrutiny of the CCO's ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Michael T. Fishman

Michael T. Fishman ~ Greenberg Traurig LLP

Rebecca S. Eisner

Rebecca S. Eisner ~ Mayer Brown LLP

Tamar Kraft-Stolar

Tamar Kraft-Stolar ~ Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York