Hot topics and trends for in-house and outside counsel
Attorney Alerts are designed to assist both in-house and outside counsel in tackling today’s legal and business issues. These email communications from Deloitte Advisory highlight articles and papers on topical issues.
Responding to large scale litigation
Organizations which may have limited experience with large scale litigation within the United States are faced with significant hurdles when dealing with government inquiry, third party requests, and plaintiff requests for production. Understanding and appraising the myriad of complex preservation obligations can provide an organization with a host of opportunities to develop and institute a defensible process and ultimately protect shareholder value.
Managing sanctions compliance
The current Alert highlights our recent survey on managing sanctions compliance. The survey focused on understanding how businesses are managing the challenges of sanctions compliance, the impact of new laws and recent enforcement actions on organizations, and opportunities for improving sanctions compliance efforts. View the survey results and see if you are up for the challenge.
Litigation and Trial Intelligence
If a case goes to trial, quickly gathering publicly available background information on prospective jurors can be pivotal in the selection of a jury. An effective litigation strategy also requires an understanding of the opposing parties, their claims and defenses, and the backgrounds of experts and fact witnesses.
If the more than 300 business executives who participated in the survey are correct, a company's reputation should be managed like a priceless asset and protected as if it's a matter of life and death, because from a business and career perspective, that's exactly what it is. The Reputation@Risk survey report examines what organizations around the world are doing to get in front of this critical issue.
Perspectives from today's CLOs
Many factors have significantly impacted the challenges Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) face in answering the demands of different stakeholders. With the resulting need for greater command of corporate strategy, business operations, and financial acumen, what are some effective practices CLOs are employing today? Watch the archive of our December Dbriefs webcast to learn how innovative CLOs are excelling in an increasingly challenging environment.
Wizards and trolls
Not long ago, protecting intellectual property was primarily the purview of technology and pharmaceutical companies. More recently, however, industries in the path of these accelerating technologies have begun to find themselves grappling with an urgent and often critical need for IP fluency. To learn more, read the full article.
Managing corruption risks in India
While India presents increasing investment opportunities, foreign companies in India face some unique challenges. This report focuses mainly on the corruption landscape, associated risks and the need for implementing an effective anti-corruption compliance program in India. To learn more, download the full article.
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