Guidance

Jared L Kopel.

3 Securities Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court This Term

By Jared L. Kopel |

Three significant securities law decisions highlight the new Supreme Court session, which will be the first complete term for Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Hartley West, Kobre & Kim

Cross-Border Criminal Investigations Just Became More Complicated

By Hartley M.K. West, Steven G. Kobre and Michael F. Peng |

The future of cross-border government enforcement investigations has been shaken by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's recent decision in United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63 (2d Cir. 2017), which held that the Fifth Amendment's prohibition on the use of compelled testimony in criminal proceedings applies even when that testimony was compelled by a foreign official in a foreign investigation. Allen's ramifications are far-reaching and may put pressure on other circuits, including the Ninth, to embrace the holding or disavow it.

Petitions for Rehearing En Banc in the Ninth Circuit

By Polly J. Estes, California Appellate Law Group |

You've lost your appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit and are certain the panel erred. Now what? Before running to the Supreme Court, which very rarely grants review, you should consider filing a petition for (panel) rehearing (PFR), or a petition for rehearing en banc (PFREB), or a combined PFR/PFREB, which is what almost everyone files.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

How Do I Raise Work-Life Balance Without Coming Off as a Slacker?

By Julie Brush |

When interviewing for a job, the topic of work-life balance is not one that is easy to raise. And if done poorly, it can sabotage a candidacy as well as a reputation.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Time to Dust Off Your Legal Malpractice Policy

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

In today's competitive insurance market, there are a wide range of options available that can help combat the ever-increasing risk of a legal malpractice claim.

(l-r) Michael W. Kelly, Gary Gansle and Daniel Kitzes.

Hey Employers, 2017 Is Closer Than You Think

By Michael W. Kelly, Gary Gansle and Daniel Kitzes |

A review of some key legislation affecting employers that will go into effect in California in 2017.

Julie Q. Brush

How Much Experience is Too Much?

By Julie Brush |

It’s not easy to tell whether a lawyer has too much experience for a particular position, specifically if the seniority gap isn’t that wide.

Timothy Perry and Sarah Zarrabi, WilmerHale

Opinion: It's Time for a Bright-Line Test for the ‘No Contact Rule’

By Timothy Perry and Sarah Zarrabi |

The Ninth Circuit should resolve the ambiguity in the ethical canon that applies to nearly every major covert criminal investigation.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Holiday Merriment, Misbehavior and Malpractice

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

The holiday season, with its flurry of parties, vacations, and administrative tasks, ushers its own set of unique professional liability risks.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Moving Beyond 'Unfinished Business' Claims

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

Law firm dissolutions have created issues related to "unfinished business." Two recent decisions have clarified the law for firms picking up partners from defunct firms.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

5 'Dont's' For Lawyers Facing Malpractice Claims

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

Here are some common mistakes made by attorneys in receiving a malpractice claim, and how to avoid them.

Denton partners Randy Evans and Shari Klevens

The High Cost of Incivility in the Legal Profession

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

The decisions of bar associations and state supreme courts make clear that integrity, professionalism and civility in the legal profession are worth more than occasional lip service as part of continuing legal education programs.