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Thomas Thalhofer of Noerr on the Future of German IT Law
by / on 10/12/2018 at 18:48 / in Best Lawyers®

Thomas Thalhofer of Noerr on the Future of German IT Law

Thomas Thalhofer, who leads Noerr’s Digital Business practice group, looks at the ways cybersecurity and data protection policies have evolved in Germany and predicts their future impact in an interview with Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. What inspired you to focus on information technology law? I was always fascinated by computers—I even did some software programming when I was a teenager. But […]

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How to Diversify Your Client Portfolio
by / on 04/12/2018 at 13:00 / in Best Lawyers®

How to Diversify Your Client Portfolio

Attracting new clients and diversifying your portfolio is the name of the game for any sized law firm. This isn’t an easy process, however, and you’ll need to decide the best strategies for your law firm to do so. Tap into areas where you have room for innovation and look for opportunities to improve your ability to be profitable as a general practice. Networking There’s […]

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Are Consumer-Driven Sustainability Efforts Effective?
by / on 18/11/2018 at 19:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Are Consumer-Driven Sustainability Efforts Effective?

Conscious of their environmental impact, consumers in the United States and United Kingdom are increasingly choosing sustainable brands. Corporations like Starbucks, American Airlines, and Marriott Hotels are among many now banning plastic straws, an initiative against single-use plastics that cities like Seattle and New York have also enacted or proposed. With national legislature on environmental crisis stalling and global initiatives […]

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New York’s New Sexual Harassment Law: What Employers Need to Know
by / on 29/10/2018 at 15:00 / in Best Lawyers®

New York’s New Sexual Harassment Law: What Employers Need to Know

Employers will face both legal and compliance challenges resulting from New York State’s enactment of Labor Law Section 201-g, effective Oct. 9, 2018. The law requires all New York State employers, regardless of size, to have a written sexual harassment prevention policy in place by this date and provide employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training by Oct. 9, 2019. Sexual harassment has been unlawful […]

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Lost in Legal Translation
by / on 15/10/2018 at 12:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Lost in Legal Translation

“Translation is that which transforms everything so that nothing changes”: When Nobel laureate Günter Grass said that, he was talking about literature. Yet the sentiment applies equally to legal translation and interpreting, where a single word awry can completely change the outcome of a case. That’s not hyperbole. According to Rina Ne’eman, managing director of LegalTrans.com, “I was once called upon to be […]

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How to Handle a PR Crisis
by / on 14/09/2018 at 13:00 / in Best Lawyers®

How to Handle a PR Crisis

This is not a drill. In fact, it actually happened. A company called—a nonprofit company—and said they had lost a crucial endorsement from a national agency that provides oversight in its industry, impacting the nonprofit’s ability to continue to operate. The agency’s decision not to endorse would send a negative signal to others in the industry, which could force the nonprofit to close. They understood […]

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Where to Begin Marketing Your Law Firm
by / on 01/08/2018 at 20:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Where to Begin Marketing Your Law Firm

If you’re just beginning to market your firm, you may be wondering, “What do I do first?” The best place to start is by identifying your target audience and then your message. First of all, think about who it is you want to talk to because that will drive not only what you say, but in some instances, where you will say it. Once […]

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The Parity Paradox
by / on 12/07/2018 at 14:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Parity Paradox

To judge by the faces of law-school graduates across the country this spring, the future of the profession appears to be—by a slim majority—female. Women were 50.3 percent of law-school grads in 2017 and are 51.3 percent of those currently enrolled, according to widely published data citing the industry’s progress on gender equality.  At several Top 20–ranked institutions, women outnumber men in both […]

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Six Steps to Social Media Success for Law Firms
by / on 20/06/2018 at 16:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Six Steps to Social Media Success for Law Firms

Social media is a great way to share firm news about new hires, awards and important case victories. But if that’s all you’re using social media to do, then you’re missing out on significant opportunities to learn more about your clients’ industries, find new business, and expand the thought leadership of your firm’s key lawyers and practice areas. There are a growing number […]

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Three Steps to Follow when Contesting Tax Penalties
by / on 29/05/2018 at 19:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Three Steps to Follow when Contesting Tax Penalties

The substance of a tax dispute will vary from one case to the next, depending on the nature of the issue involved, the type of business being examined, and the type of tax. One constant in any tax case, however, is the potential for the imposition of substantial civil tax penalties.  When it comes to evaluating and contesting the propriety of penalties, keep in mind […]

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