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11 Years, The Jabot and the End of the Supreme Court Term

Wednesday 19th Jul 2017

David Lat, founder of Above the Law and Karl Florida, vice president of small law at Thomson Reuters, recently discussed the 11th Anniversary of Above the Law, the recent Supreme Court term, and what’s next for Above the Law and Lat. As many know, David Lat’s first anonymous blog provided a highly-followed insider’s view of ...

Fake News & Short Sellers vs. the SEC

Wednesday 21st Jun 2017

“Fake news” is nothing new, especially to corporations dealing with short sellers – investors who bet on falling stock prices, who have long been accused of deliberately spreading false information in order to drive bigger gains. But the Securities & Exchange Commission has been surprisingly powerless in dealing with short sellers. Mike Dicke of Fenwick ...

eSports, Video Games & the Law

Thursday 15th Jun 2017

Soaring athlete contracts, growing TV revenues and cheating and doping scandals. Nope. Not the NFL, NBA or World Cup Soccer. It’s the burgeoning world of e-Sports or spectator video games. Video game live televised tournaments and leagues are fast becoming big business. And with it comes legal issues that are all too familiar for those who ...

Technology Announcements from the Elite VANTAGE Conference

Thursday 8th Jun 2017

Elisabet Hardy, Vice President of Product Management and Eric Sugden, Chief Technology Officer, both from the Thomson Reuters Legal Enterprise Solutions organization shared new technology announcements in their keynote to more than 1000 VANTAGE Worldwide Conference attendees in Florida this week.  In this podcast recorded from the conference, they share the key takeaways. [Audio clip: ...

Tailoring Your Legal Marketing to Millennials

Friday 12th May 2017

Millennials are now the largest demographic group in the U.S.  Much has been written and discussed about how millennials often have unique preferences for how they prefer to shop for and purchases goods and services. How does this apply to law firms? Christi Krautbauer of FindLaw discusses the findings of a white new paper, Reaching ...

New Podcast Series on Government: For Public Consumption

Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

Legal Current is proud to present a new podcast series: For Public Consumption. Hosted by Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president, Government Affairs and Community Relations at Thomson Reuters, this podcast series examines issues that impact government, its services and the people it serves. In this first installment, Sharon interviews Sally Heyman, Miami-Dade County Commissioner for the ...

Frequently Overlooked IP Issues

Wednesday 5th Apr 2017

With the passage of the America Invents Act in 2011 and a string of Supreme Court decisions in recent years, the landscape for intellectual property filings and dispute resolution was supposed to become clearer. But they have also brought new issues and uncertainty. Jeremy Taylor with Baker Botts discusses some of the most important IP ...

Abraham Lincoln, Hurricane Katrina & the False Claims Act

Monday 20th Mar 2017

In November, Supreme Court heard oral arguments in State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., United States ex rel. Rigsby, a case involving the False Claims Act and misclassified claims after Hurricane Katrina.  This case is important as litigation under the False Claims Act has grown remarkably in recent years. It also is relevant that the ...

Podcast: ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Preview with ABA President Linda Klein

Wednesday 15th Mar 2017

The ABA TECHSHOW Conference and Expo kicks off in Chicago this week. But before the event reaches a fever pitch, we had an opportunity to catch-up with ABA President Linda Klein to talk about her work, legal trends and her role during Friday’s plenary session, ABA: A Technology Accelerator in the Law. Listen to our ...

A Day in the Life of a KM Attorney – KM with Kim, episode 6

Wednesday 15th Feb 2017

There’s no such thing as a typical day for someone who runs knowledge management for a law firm, in the same way that there’s no such thing as a typical KM setup, or even a typical person who manages KM for a firm. The person in charge of KM can be anyone from a law ...

Podcast: The Estate Strikes Back – Deceased Stars, Star Wars & Posthumous Rights

Thursday 9th Feb 2017

On Jan. 26, 1997, many homes across America were tuned-in to Super Bowl XXXI. While much of the game itself may be a blur, most people who watched that night likely remember one image: Hollywood legend Fred Astaire, who had died nearly a decade before, dancing with an electric broom in a vacuum commercial. While ...

What Safer Roads Could Mean for Personal Injury Practices

Wednesday 4th Jan 2017

Our nation’s roads are getting safer. Traffic fatalities and injuries have generally been declining for more than two decades. But law firms that have staked their futures on motor vehicle accident (MVA) injuries or fatalities may face significant business challenges on the horizon unless they prepare now. FindLaw has published a new white paper that ...

Trade Secrets & the Defend Trade Secrets Act

Thursday 29th Dec 2016

Companies in the U.S own an estimated $5 trillion in trade secerts and about $3 billion is lost due to theft every year. The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 went into effect in May\. While it’s still early to interpret how it will affect trade  secret litigation, some things are clear, especially that ...