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GA Bank Directors and Officers Protected by Business-Judgment Rule

The Georgia Supreme Court applied the business-judgment rule to bank officers and directors; the decision has implications for corporate officers and directors.


The Latest on the SEC's "Operation Broken Gate" Initiative

The enforcement effort focuses on gatekeeper accountability.


Lawyers, Jurors, and Social Media: Best Practices

Requests to a juror for nonpublic information on the Internet could cause a lawyer to face disciplinary action.


Articles »

Protecting Against Cyber-Attacks

By Matthew J. Hafey and Allen G. Haroutounian

How a law firm can defend itself from liability for cyber-security breaches.


Home Is Where the Office Is: Ethical Implications of the Virtual Office

By Seth L. Laver and Jessica L. Wuebker

While technology changes, the rules of ethics remain firm.


Practical Implications of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program

By Dana S. Douglas and Kathleen M. Przywara

What the SEC's new approach to enforcement means for accounting and auditing firms.



Sound Advice »

audio Federal Court Jurisdiction over Legal Malpractice Claims Arising from Patents

By Jane Webre

Jane Webre, who successfully argued Gunn v. Minton before the U.S. Supreme Court, examines both 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338 as they apply to the issue. (6:39 min)


audio Black Swans and Pension Tsunamis

By Paul Bauer

Paul Bauer discusses the "scandal of prediction" and ways to protect against false assumptions when predicting the future. (16:39 min)


 
Announcements

Section of Litigation Annual Conference April 9–11, 2014

The Section of Litigation Annual Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 9–11, 2014. Read more.


Seeking Contributors

The Professional Services Liability Litigation Committee is looking for authors for articles about professional liability and related cases. Contact an editor for more information.


 
Professional Services Liability Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editors

Scott Bertschi

Atlanta, GA


Gavin Villareal

Austin, TX


Vice Chair

Carey Menasco

New Orleans, LA


Keith Bruett

Milwaukee, WI


Patricia A. Gorham

Atlanta, GA


Saleel Sabnis

Philadelphia, PA