"Talk less. Smile more." Those lyrics, borrowed from the Broadway musical "Hamilton," make up the advice CBS general counsel Laura Franco said she would share with a new top corporate lawyer. Here, she explains how she is working to build relationships with those she manages and shares the responsibility that she puts some mental energy into each day.
The Federal Circuit In 2018: A By-The-Numbers Snapshot
In 2018, the Federal Circuit appeared to take its patent workload in stride, wielding some favorite tactics to manage the now-familiar crush of patent appeals.
Guidance for Employers on Navigating Paid Sick Leave Laws
This chart summarizes state paid sick leave laws and notes which states do not have such laws. It does not discuss municipal ordinances but does indicate local governments that do have such laws where there is no statewide law. This chart is intended...
How FR Clothing Programs Benefit Utility Workers
Changing regulations and growing numbers of workers have made FR clothing a more important part of the utility industry, and consistency is important.
Is Your Company Doing Enough to End Human Trafficking?
January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Established in 2007 by a Senate resolution, the day shines a spotlight on the issue of trafficking men, women and children for financial gain. Many associate trafficking with sexual exploitation...
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Ex-Georgeson Adviser Guilty In Tix-For-Votes Scheme
A Massachusetts federal jury convicted a former Georgeson LLC adviser on fraud and conspiracy charges Tuesday afternoon, delivering a win for prosecutors who claimed the adviser participated in a scheme to swap sports tickets for confidential shareholder voting data after their first bid to convict her ended in a mistrial.
3 Takeaways From ABA's Firm Breach Disclosure Guidance
The American Bar Association's recent guidance on notifying clients about data breaches sets a high standard for lawyers striving to meet their ethical obligations and will likely prompt many law firms to take a harder look at their current incident preparation and response efforts, attorneys say. Here, attorneys flag three major takeaways from the new guidance.