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Taylor English Duma Sees Immense Success through Its Remote Lawyers
by / on 07/09/2017 at 10:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Taylor English Duma Sees Immense Success through Its Remote Lawyers

Taylor English Duma is breaking the mold of what most people imagine a law firm to be by having lawyers work remotely from their homes. Remote work has increased in almost all job settings within recent years and concepts of what makes a “traditional” workplace have changed drastically. In fact, according to a Gallup study conducted in 2016, 43 percent of people (out […]

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The Birth and Evolution of the 360 Deal
by / on 28/08/2017 at 16:05 / in Best Lawyers®

The Birth and Evolution of the 360 Deal

According to Jeff Hanson, head of  Silent Majority Group, the first new artist 360 deal was created by him, along with attorneys Jim Zumwalt, Kent Marcus, and Jim’s partner Orville Almon in 2004. It was submitted to Atlantic Records for the rock band Paramore. In the music industry, a 360 deal is a business relationship between an artist and a music industry company, primarily record […]

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The Past, Present, and Future of Data Privacy
by / on 04/07/2017 at 09:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Past, Present, and Future of Data Privacy

It is always important to remember that our world is largely the result of fortunate accidents.  The oxygenated world in which complex life could evolve didn’t occur until halfway through Earth’s recorded history (and was merely a consequence, a waste product, of the conversion of sunlight into food for cyanobacteria through photosynthesis). Mammals didn’t thrive until the great Chicxulub impact […]

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A Conversation with Jacques-Philippe Gunther of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, France 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” / Antitrust Law
by / on 21/06/2017 at 11:00 / in Best Lawyers®

A Conversation with Jacques-Philippe Gunther of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, France 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” / Antitrust Law

Best Lawyers: Before we get started, I would like to congratulate you on being named the Paris Competition / Antitrust Law “Lawyer of the Year” this year, and on the firm being named “Law Firm of the Year” in the same area of practice. Lots of things to celebrate for the firm and also for yourself, so congratulations.  Jacques-Philippe Gunther: […]

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United We Stand—But Lawfully
by / on 07/06/2017 at 12:00 / in Best Lawyers®

United We Stand—But Lawfully

Several developments in the last year have reshaped regulation of trade union conduct under the Australian workplace law. Policy Measures: Increased Scrutiny on Trade Union Conduct On the policy front, the current conservative government has implemented three measures addressing unlawful behavior by unions and their members. The measures address the findings of former High Court Justice John Dyson Heydon AC […]

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Sex, Gender, and Stereotypes
by / on 28/04/2017 at 12:30 / in Best Lawyers®

Sex, Gender, and Stereotypes

Last August, in a case called Winstead v. Lafayette Board of County Commissioners, the federal District Court for the Northern District of Florida held that an employee who was discriminated against for being gay could sue her employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The opinion is part of a quiet transformation of Title VII, gradually being […]

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How to Accelerate Gender Diversity on Boards
by / on 13/04/2017 at 23:12 / in Best Lawyers®

How to Accelerate Gender Diversity on Boards

The tone of much public discourse on the issue of women’s representation on boards has been pessimistic of late, and understandably so, given the crawl toward gender parity in the United States. Women currently hold 19 percent of board positions there, while in European countries such as France, Norway, and Sweden, where legislative or voluntary targets are in place, they hold […]

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Female Attorneys Shaping the Future
by / on 28/03/2017 at 18:38 / in Best Lawyers®

Female Attorneys Shaping the Future

The future of our country is in the hands of today’s teens. Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP is counting on that principle with its pro bono initiative Rosie the Lawyer. Alongside Baltimore’s CollegeBound Foundation, the firm is reshaping the perception of what it means to be a woman in the law. By highlighting different practice areas—particularly those that don’t typically […]

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Law Firms Are Seeing the Light when It Comes to Innovation
by / on 20/03/2017 at 14:30 / in Best Lawyers®

Law Firms Are Seeing the Light when It Comes to Innovation

“Every man,” Voltaire once said, “is a creature of the age in which he lives.” Few, he believed, are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time. And herein lies the challenge for the legal profession in the age of disruption. Lawyers are meant to deal in certainty. We don’t like ambiguity. So let’s consider what we can […]

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Wanted: More Women on Corporate Boards. Legal Experience Desired.
by / on 24/02/2017 at 11:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Wanted: More Women on Corporate Boards. Legal Experience Desired.

In recent years, there has been extensive discussion about the continued under-representation of women on corporate boards and the need to accelerate the glacial pace of progress for women in the boardroom. This article will examine the current statistics concerning women on boards; the myriad reasons why so few companies have truly gender-diverse boards; and the many salutary economic and […]

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