Legal

A Litigation Pandemic

Never let it be said that American trial lawyers let a crisis go to waste.

Emerging Risks And The C-Suite: Where Have The GCs Gone?

Events unfolding in 2020 have propelled issues of risk management to the forefront of conversations. So why are some legal chiefs still sitting on the sidelines?

Mitigating Litigation Risk For Businesses Reopening In The Near-Term

Even as businesses reopen, the virus continues to spread—and lawsuits will inevitably follow. Consider these steps to safeguard your company.

The Case That Could Change Product Liability

"Ford v. Bandemer," playing out in an obscure Minnesota jurisdiction, could bring companies across the U.S. a reprieve from product liability lawsuits.

Force Majeure In The Time Of Coronavirus

With no end in sight to the outbreak, companies may want to consider this legal option to mitigate the impact of the crisis on their business.

For An Emerging Class Of Lawyer Kings, Litigation Is A Cash Cow

The legal fees they earn for class-action suits will come from the companies they sue—and, ultimately, from the consumers who buy their products.

Opioid Litigation Has Liability Lessons Every CEO Should Worry About

When an Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for causing that state’s opioid crisis, business leaders were understandably distressed. Not...

What CEOs Should Be Asking Risk Managers

Chief executives must navigate the muddy waters of both complex compliance and growth, while communicating with a board of directors. It’s no easy task. Here are three priorities for CEOs to discuss with risk managers in order to properly communicate with the board.

Let’s Make A “Deal Tax”

They call it the “deal tax”: When a public company announces a merger or acquisition, it is greeted with one, two or half a dozen lawsuits, sometimes drafted and filed within hours of the announcement.

Do You Solemnly Swear…

In positions of leadership you are bound to be confronted by the unknown; it comes with the territory. Fred Engelfried recalls a time when he was subpoenaed and the impact this "unknown encounter" had on him.
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