Why Turning Your Back on a Growing Practice Area Is Sometimes the Right Thing To Do

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  • Keys for Success in Shaping M&A Deals for AI Companies

    By Craig Adas and Alex Purtill

    The ongoing debate among some of the most influential tech entrepreneurs regarding the inherent risks of artificial intelligence (AI) appears not to have dampened enthusiasm in boardrooms for acquisitions of AI companies this year.

  • Making the Transition From Litigator to Transactional Lawyer

    By Julie Q. Brush

    It isn't easy for a pure litigator to sell him/herself as a commercial transaction lawyer. So if you are applying for a role that seeks transaction experience, there will be some hurdles. It can be a bit easier if the commercial aspect of the role includes a few litigation components to it, but most of these types of positions do not. So as you strive to take this right turn in your career, follow the advice below to sell yourself more effectively for the job you desire.

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This year's winners recount career crossroads and lessons learned.
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2016 LEGAL DEPARTMENTS OF THE YEAR AND IN-HOUSE IMPACT AWARDS

WOMEN LEADERS IN TECH LAW - 2016

THE RECORDER'S BEST - 2016

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2016 LEGAL DEPARTMENTS OF THE YEAR

TOP SETTLEMENTS OF 2015

THE RECORDER'S 2016 CORPORATE DEPARTMENTS OF THE YEAR

TOP VERDICTS OF 2015

THE RECORDER'S 2016 LITIGATION DEPARTMENTS OF THE YEAR

THE RECORDER'S 2015 INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR

THE RECORDER'S 2015 LEGAL DEPARTMENTS OF THE YEAR

THE RECORDER'S 2015 WOMEN LEADERS IN TECH LAW

THE RECORDER'S BEST 2015

TOP SETTLEMENTS OF 2014

TOP VERDICTS OF 2014

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