Best practices for launching law firm diversity programs

Dec 19, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Diversity has been a major issue for larger law firms in recent years and it is now standard for those firms to have formal diversity programs.

Putting a Stake in the Ground — Launching a Branch or Subsidiary in a Foreign Country

Dec 5, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

A cross-border investment, whether a new green field project or acquisition, involves a whole host of decisions.

Creating and implementing anti-bribery compliance programs

Nov 28, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Many countries have specific anti-bribery laws that may come into play in any given export sales or other international transaction.

Using International Business Plans to Chart a Smooth Voyage to Going Global

Nov 23, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

While companies are often heavily involved in a specific transaction or activity involving a foreign partner or assets and resources located outside of the US, it is always important to remember that the goals and objectives of the transaction or activity should be consistent with the company’s overall international business plan and strategy.

Long-Awaited Changes to Overtime Rules Come into Effect on December 1, 2016

Nov 16, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s rule changes regarding overtime will finally take effect.

Learning to be a global business counselor

Nov 15, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Companies, both large and small, consider “going global” for a variety of different reasons.

Developing a privacy and data compliance security program

Nov 11, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Developing a privacy and data security compliance program requires a substantial investment of professional and managerial time and financial resources.

Key questions regarding the role of the board of directors in developing and overseeing an effective compliance program

Oct 18, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

When companies run afoul of laws and regulations the publicity can be intense and the adverse reputational and financial consequences to the company are generally quite significant.

New federal trade secrets law requires changes to your company’s employment agreements

Oct 3, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 amended the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.

Law firm management

Sep 26, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Historically, the management of most law firm had surprisingly little to do with what is really the primary business of the firm: the timely and effective delivery of high quality and valuable legal services to clients.

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