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Advising clients on rollout of major restructuring of US export controls

Feb 27, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Over the last few months, beginning on October 15, 2013, the Obama Administration has finally begun implementing a long-awaited major restructuring of US export controls.

Toxic Trial

Feb 27, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In order to violate defendant’s constitutional due process rights, prosecutorial misconduct must poison entire atmosphere of trial…

New features in the WestlawNext Alert Management Center

Feb 26, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

The Alert Management Center, a next-generation upgrade of Westlaw Watch, serves to help firm administrators organize, manage and streamline the updates they receive and distribute across their organizations.

2014: Year of Tech Mergers and Acquisitions and Initial Public Offerings. Are You Intellectual Property-Ready?

Feb 26, 2014 By: Lisa M. Brownlee

2014 is nearly unanimously predicted to be a record year for mergers and acquisitions and IPOs in intellectual property-intensive industries such as

Changes in Washington Practice Report (#12)/ Sealing and redacting court files

Feb 26, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

In this age of aggressive news reporting regarding legal cases, the sealing or redaction of court records can often become a major issue. Recent Washington cases provide further insight into the issues that may be raised and related requirements.

After arguments, justices appear poised to repeat 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA

Feb 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

After the oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, the justices appear likely to vote 5 to 4 along the same ideological lines found in 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Feb 26, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

The Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Some highlights from the past week’s posts

Dear Diary

Feb 26, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The Fourth Amendment protects people’s effects whether they are “personal” or “impersonal,” and thus, once placed within a closed, opaque container…

California men, lawyer bilked movie investors of $1.8 million, SEC says (C.D.Cal.)

Feb 25, 2014 By: Nick Gardner

A California lawyer took in $300,000 in “legal expenses” as part of a motion picture finance scheme that defrauded dozens of investors of $1.8 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court.

Making the right first impression to the court

Feb 25, 2014 By: Samuel Berbano

It’s always important to make the right first impression — and even more so when that first impression is to the court.