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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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Super Bowl 51: What to Do When the Fantasy is Over and Football Fever Becomes a Work Reality?
by / on 08/02/2017 at 13:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Super Bowl 51: What to Do When the Fantasy is Over and Football Fever Becomes a Work Reality?

Super Bowl 51 is just around the corner, and many of your employees probably already have football fever. According to a January 2016 study conducted by the Workforce Institute at Kronos, 77 percent of American workers planned to watch Super Bowl 50. So whether they are cheering for the Patriot’s ninth Super Bowl appearance, the halftime show, or the much-talked-about […]

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Compliance Confidence
by / on 19/01/2017 at 11:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Compliance Confidence

Dramatic changes to compliance regulations in China have created growing uncertainty for multinationals already grappling with an increasingly volatile global market. That’s the bad news. The good news is that companies with strong leadership, cultures built on integrity, and effective global compliance programs may find that the changes help protect their business and improve returns on investments. Certainly, compliance is […]

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The Globalization of the Loan Market
by / on 12/01/2017 at 13:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Globalization of the Loan Market

With the steady progress of globalization from the 20th into the 21st century, it  seemed natural, at least from the end of the 2008 financial crisis, to assume that markets for syndicated loans and the market-based provisions governing these loans would also gradually continue to be globalized and converge around an agreed  upon standard for North American,  European, and Asian […]

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The Revolution in People Management
by / on 28/12/2016 at 11:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Revolution in People Management

For one thing, companies are dropping the “human resources” in favor of “people management” or “people operations” to reflect the times and follow in the footsteps of Google and other progressive employers. Companies are boosting people management leaders to C-level positions to recognize the more strategic role they play in an information economy as well as the cutthroat nature of […]

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Protect Two of Your Most Valuable Business Assets: Your Company Name and Important Brand Names
by / on 18/11/2016 at 11:30 / in Best Lawyers®

Protect Two of Your Most Valuable Business Assets: Your Company Name and Important Brand Names

Protect Two of Your Most Valuable Business Assets…Your Company Name and Important Brand Names! Your company name and important brand names are two types of your most valuable business assets. Without your company name and brand names, consumers and trade buyers would not be able to identify easily (and choose) your goods or services over those of another. Without a registered […]

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The Evolving Landscape of Family Law
by / on 08/11/2016 at 12:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Evolving Landscape of Family Law

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, the founders of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers—Lisa Helfend Meyer, Doreen Marie Olson, Dana Lowy, and Felicia R. Meyers—are a force to be reckoned with in the area of family law. They recently sat down with Best Lawyers for a candid conversation about their work in the field and the most […]

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