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Tips for Conducting Due Diligence on US Patents

By Rivka Monheit |

Involving patent counsel early in the process allows for a more comprehensive review, and can provide the company with valuable leverage during negotiations, writes Rivka Monheit of Pabst Patent Group.

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IP Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court in 2017

By Virginia Carron and Ashley Winkler |

Patent cases before the Supreme Court this term, including one already decided, promise that the coming year will continue the trend of transition since enactment of the America Invents Act. The court also will decide cases concerning trademarks and copyrights.

U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court Increases the Risk of Big Damage Awards

By Rich Miller |

Rich Miller of Ballard Spahr writes that the Supreme Court increases risk of big damage awards.

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Continuation Applications Can Hurt Patent Portfolios

By Brent R. Bellows |

It is common practice in the United States to file one or more continuation or "child" patent applications following the allowance of a first or "parent" application.


Q&A With Atlanta Power Bank SunTrust's GC

By Kristen Rasmussen |

ALM GC reporter Kristin Rasmussen profiles Raymond Fortin, corporate executive vice president and general counsel at SunTrust Banks Inc.

Ed Gallagher, GC, NCR Corp.

GC of NCR Discusses Move to Midtown, Other Moves

By Kristen Rasmussen |

The Atlanta-based Fortune 500 company is preparing to cash in on Atlanta's technology boom with its new offices in Midtown.

David Stevens, Holland & Knight.

Disclosure Policies: What Every Public Agency Should Know

By David J. Stevens |

Every local agency can benefit by developing a disclosure policy that will guide and facilitate its compliance with applicable securities laws.

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False Claims Acts: Anti-Fraud Tool or Unhealthy Incentive?

By Maria Todorova and Eric Tresh |
Amanda Farahany

The Trump Effect: The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election in Our Workplaces

By Amanda Farahany |

The question will be whether an educated attorney, arbitrator or a jury influenced by the Trump Effect will be more likely to enforce our civil rights law.

W. Thomas Worthy, Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta.

Young, Savvy Lawyer VP Prepared to Shine as Health System's Lobbyist

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Former health care litigator also advised Georgia's governor and the state bar.

Charles Johnson, Holland & Knight, Atlanta.

Does Mandatory Vaccination Violate Rights?

By Charles S. Johnson III |

Certain individual rights concerns have arisen which must be accommodated in the development of any employee vaccination policy, and the need for such accommodation has produced a new wave of litigation.

Mills Fleming, Hunter Maclean, Savannah Ga.

A Prescription for Struggling Hospitals

By T. Mills Fleming |

Hospitals are experiencing a symptomatic progression of corporate distress and, while the causes are complex, so must be the cure. No doubt, the struggle to survive may well provide much-needed impetus for change.

Amanda Farahany

Supreme Court Creates 'New Way' to Claim Discrimination

By Amanda Farahany |

A landmark decision is a new avenue for discrimination plaintiffs to survive summary judgment and have a jury determine whether discrimination has occurred. It is now up to practitioners and judges to apply this new jurisprudence to employment discrimination.

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Take the Right Steps to Secure Health Data

By Gina Ginn Greenwood and Ashleigh Provost Smaha |

Every company with health care data should take to help reduce the risk of a cyberattack. These steps will help a company position itself to defend an attack from both a technological and legal perspective.

Brian Henry

Opportunities Energize GE Executive Counsel for M&A

By Mary Smith Judd |

Early experiences, from Am Law 25 firms to in-house and executive positions at Wal-Mart, led to deep international expertise in corporate law, complance and cross-border M&As.

Research Continues to Expose Implicit Bias

By Amanda Farahany and TK Smith |

Growing area of science studying racial and gender attitudes is so important in law that the ABA has devoted a section to the subject.

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2015 Compensation Drops for GCs in South, but All Signs Are Pointing Up

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Like their counterparts in the rest of the country, general counsel in the South saw a slight drop in compensation in 2015, according to the 2016 General Counsel Compensation Survey, conducted by Daily Report affiliate ALM Legal Intelligence. But experts on executive compensation say Southern GCs have reason for optimism about their pay in years to come.

Amanda Farahany

Joint Employee Relationships: Are Discrimination Cases Next?

By Amanda Farahany |

The National Labor Relations Board has expanded the definition of joint employment, particularly as it relates to franchisers and franchisees. The U.S. Labor Department also issued joint employer liability rules in January 2016. The impact across all types of industries is enormous.

Peter Carter, GC, Delta Airlines, Atlanta GA.

Delta's New GC Isn't Shying From the Spotlight

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Peter Carter discusses his job and responsibilities as general counsel for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.

Top Mistakes That Employers Make: Part II

By Amanda Farahany |

In Part I of this article (June 13), I discussed the top mistakes that employers make that motivate employees to call a plaintiffs lawyer. In this article, I will provide my thoughts on the top mistakes employers make in litigation.

The Goal of Litigation, and How to Reach It

By Earl W. "Billy" Gunn |

The goal of litigation is to obtain a just result in a reasonable and expeditious period of time. This article is written from the viewpoint of a lawyer that has represented three plaintiffs in 37 years, so it obviously comes from a defense perspective.

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Determining Insurance Liability and the Meaning of 'Publication'

By Petrina A. McDaniel and Keshia Williams Lipscomb |

Policyholders now argue that liability carriers must cover claims arising from unauthorized recording suits because they involve "publication" that has caused a personal and advertising injury. Courts are divided, though, on the meaning of "publication."