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CONTRIBUTORS Julie Allen Julie Allen is a partner in the corporate department and co-head of the global capital markets group at Proskauer Rose. Her practice focuses on general corporate and securities matters. She also regularly counsels public companies and their affiliates regarding disclosure, governance, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other securities law and compliance issues. Dennis Archer Dennis W. Archer is chair emeritus of Dickinson Wright, and is a former president of the American Bar Association, a former president of the National Bar Association, and a former president of the State Bar Association. He was also previously an associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and Mayor of the City of Detroit. Brad Brian Brad Brian, co-managing partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson, is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, was named by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for bet-the company litigation in 2013, and is widely regarded as one of the top trial lawyers in the country. Mr. Brian has served as the president of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, chair of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice’s Board of Overseers, chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, and has received the Maynard Toll Award from the Legal Aid Foundation for outstanding public service. John W. Daniels, Jr. John W. Daniels, Jr., is the chairman emeritus of Quarles & Brady, a graduate of the Harvard Law School and a former national president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Grant Davis-Denny Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Grant Davis-Denny is a leader in the firm’s data security and privacy practice, advises companies on proactive strategies for mitigating cybersecurity and data privacy legal risks, and represents clients in data breach litigation. Mr. DavisDenny also assists companies in preparing proactive strategies for complying with data security, antitrust, and government ethics laws. He frequently speaks and writes on cybersecurity and campaign finance issues.

Patrick DiDomenico Patrick DiDomenico is the director of knowledge management at Ogletree Deakins, an international labor and employment law firm representing management. He is the author of Knowledge Management for Lawyers, published by the American Bar Association. Robin Feiner Robin Feiner is a senior counsel in the corporate department and a member of the global capital markets group at Proskauer Rose. Her practice focuses on equity transactions, particularly initial public offerings, follow-ons, block trades, and other equity financings. She also advises in general securities and corporate matters, including those related to the JOBS Act, SEC disclosure, and corporate governance. Steve Fogle Stephen R. Fogle is a partner in the San Antonio office of Jackson Walker. He represents media companies and individual journalists, editors, publishers, and content producers on First Amendment, privacy, and news gathering issues, and has wide experience in representing business clients on a complete range of commercial, construction, and contractual matters. Tasha Francis Dr. Tasha M. Francis is an Associate in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson and is a member of the firm’s litigation group. Ms. Francis has been involved in cases in the areas of pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and medical devices. Herb E. Gerson Herb Gerson is a partner in the Memphis and Atlanta offices of FordHarrison; he also co-chaired the Labor and Employment Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and is editor of the Tennessee Employers Desk Manual and the Arkansas Employers Desk Manual. Herb is also a member of the Advisory Board to the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Labor and Employment Subcommittees of the American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Associations, and a member of the ABA International Labor and Employment Law Committee. Andrew I. Glincher Andrew Glincher is chief executive and managing partner of Nixon Peabody, leading 1,500 colleagues, including more than 700 attorneys,

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who collaborate across major practice areas in cities throughout the U.S. and with alliance firms around the world. With decades of legal, business, and leadership experience, Andrew oversees the management of firm assets, business, and strategic initiatives. Andrew is invested in the success of Nixon Peabody’s clients and his strategic priorities are focused on uncovering significant opportunities to better serve the firm’s clients and provide value beyond being a legal advisor. Jamie Gorelick Jamie Gorelick is a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., where she counsels organizations and individuals on enforcement matters. She also heads the Regulatory and Government Affairs practice, which addresses issues at the intersection of law and policy. She was one of the longest-serving deputy attorneys general of the United States and general counsel of the Defense Department. She was a member of the bi-partisan National Commission on Terrorist Threats Upon the United States, the “9/11 Commission.” Karen S.D. Grande Karen Grande is a partner in the public finance practice group at Locke Lord. She concentrates her practice in the area of revenue bonds and general obligation bonds and regularly handles state law issues relating to the issuance of bonds. Grande has extensive experience regarding the finances of distressed communities, focusing on powers of municipalities in proceedings under Chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Janet A. Hendrick Janet A. Hendrick is of counsel in the Dallas office of Fisher & Phillips, representing employers in a wide variety of employment law matters. Kendall L. Houghton Kendall Houghton is partner and co-leader of Alston & Bird’s unclaimed property group. Her practice focuses on state and local escheat matters, tax planning, and tax controversies. Previously, she served as general counsel to the Council On State Taxation, where she filed U.S. Supreme Court briefs in cases impacting state taxation of multistate commerce. She is co-author of the BNA Tax Management Portfolio entitled “Unclaimed Property” and lectures on unclaimed property law at Georgetown University Law School.


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CONTRIBUTORS Kimberly Leach Johnson Quarles & Brady partner and firm chair Kimberly Leach Johnson is a five-time FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSM , a Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyer, and one of Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, to mention but a few recognitions. From post-mortem tax-mitigation techniques, interpretation of trust documents, and corporate fiduciary advice to IRS audits, lifetime gift planning, and comprehensive document preparation, Kim guides her clients through the processes of defining final wishes and seeing them through with confidence, confidentiality, and competence. Kim now serves as chairperson of the 475-lawyer, AmLaw 200 firm that serves clients across the country. Mark LeHocky Mark LeHocky is a former litigator specializing in complex business disputes, a former general counsel to two public companies, and a full-time mediator affiliated with Judicate West. He also teaches mediation advocacy at the University of California, Davis’ School of Law. Frank Lopez Frank Lopez is a partner in the corporate department and co-head of the global capital markets group at Proskauer Rose. His practice focuses on capital markets and leveraged finance transactions and also includes general securities and corporate matters covering a broad array of industries. Claudia Matzko Claudia Matzko is an associate in the public finance group at Locke Lord. She serves as bond counsel to cities, towns, state agencies, counties, districts, and political subdivisions throughout New England. Matzko also assists government entities, 501(c)(3) organizations, investment banking institutions, and banks in all phases of the issuing of taxable and tax-exempt debt, for the purpose of generating revenue to finance various projects for public and non-profit organizations. Richard Meneghello Richard R. Meneghello is a partner in the Portland, Oregon office of Fisher & Phillips, serving as the lead publications partner for the firm. John E. Page John E. Page has served as Chairman of the Board of the Association Of Corporate Counsel since October 2014. He is a senior executive at the

Golden State Foods Corporation, currently serving as Senior Corporate Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility & Chief Legal Officer. John is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees for Tuskegee University. Elliot Portnoy Elliott Portnoy, Dentons' global chief executive, directs the firm’s global strategy and management. Under his leadership, the firm is experiencing a period of exceptional growth, positioning it among the top law firms worldwide. Mr. Portnoy was one of the driving forces behind the 2013 combination between international law firm Salans, Canada's Fraser Milner Casgrain, and international law firm SNR Denton, as well as the 2015 combination with 大成 , which will make the firm the world's largest by headcount. Harry Reasoner Harry Reasoner is a litigation partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston, practicing in the areas of complex commercial and regulatory litigation and appellate law. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also chair of the Texas Access to Justice Commission, appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas. Mark Roellig Mark Roellig is the executive vice president and general counsel of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and is responsible for all the legal, corporate secretarial, regulatory, and governmental affairs of the company. Before joining MassMutual in 2005, he served as general counsel and secretary to the following three public companies prior to their sale/mergers: Fisher Scientific International Inc., Storage Technology Corporation (StorageTek) and US WEST Inc. Catherine Simes Catherine Simes is a 2015 summer law clerk and LCLD scholar with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and is currently a student at the Boston University School of Law. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College. Thomas E. Sphan Thomas E. Spahn is a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Tom was named the Washington, D.C., metro area "Lawyer of the Year" for betthe-company litigation in 2013 by

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Best Lawyers, has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Tom has written extensively on attorneyclient privilege, ethics, and other topics, and has spoken at over 1,400 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. Tom graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Grace Speights Grace Speights is the co-managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and global deputy practice group leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice. Her practice focuses on representing employers in employment discrimination litigation, primarily class actions, and on counseling clients on corporate diversity best practices. Dorothy P. Whelan Dorothy P. Whelan is a principal in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson and co-chairs the firm’s post-grant practice group. Her practice emphasizes post-grant proceedings, client counseling, strategic patent portfolio design and management, due diligence investigations, and freedom-tooperate studies, particularly in the chemical and materials science areas. Benjamin F. Wilson Benjamin F. Wilson is managing principal of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., the country’s premier environmental law firm. A graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard Law School, Ben serves as lead counsel on major environmental litigation matters. Rachel Ziolkowski Ullrich Rachel Ziolkowski Ullrich is an attorney in the Dallas office of FordHarrison. She is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with nearly 20 years of experience in employment and commercial litigation. Rachel has extensive experience representing clients in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and a variety of administrative hearings (EEOC, Texas Workforce Commission, Department of Labor, and other state and federal agencies).


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CONTENTS CONTRIBUTORS��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 NATIONAL PRACTICE AREAS������������������������������������������������������16 RANKINGS INDEX����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 METRO PRACTICE AREAS�������������������������������������������������������������17 ADVISORY BOARD�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10 ARTICLES���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18 METHODOLOGY��������������������������������������������������������������������������������12 NATIONAL RANKINGS������������������������������������������������������������������� 57 LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR������������������������������������������������������������14 METRO RANKINGS��������������������������������������������������������������������������85

IN THIS ISSUE The Door to Opportunity for Minorities in the Legal Profession: Barely Ajar

What General Counsel Need to Know About Post-Grant Proceedings

Access to Justice in America

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pricing (But Were Afraid to Ask)

JOHN W. DANIELS, JR., JOHN PAGE, DENNIS ARCHER, TASHA FRANCIS AND DOROTHY WHELAN����������������������������38 GRACE SPEIGHTS AND BENJAMIN F. WILSON�����������������������18 HARRY M. REASONER������������������������������������������������������������������ 20 KIMBERLY LEACH JOHNSON����������������������������������������������������� 40

The Modern Workforce In Transition: Independence Day? Strategies for Employers Handling Transgender DOL’s Independent Contractor Interpretation and Sexual Identity Issues Could Be Explosive for Businesses

JANET A. HENDRICK AND RICHARD R. MENEGHELLO�������22 HERBERT E. GERSON AND RACHEL ZIOLKOWSKI ULLRICH�������������������������������������������������42

How the People, Processes, and Technologies of Knowledge Management Add Value to the Delivery of Legal Services

Identifying In-House Lawyers’ “Client” Easier Said Than Done

Department of Justice Outlines New Policy Regarding White Collar Cases Against Individuals

The Compliance ABCs of State Unclaimed Property Law Are No Longer Elementary

PATRICK DIDOMENICO������������������������������������������������������������������24 THOMAS SPAHN����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44

JAMIE S. GORELICK AND JUSTIN GOODYEAR���������������������26

What Are Market Practices for IPOs?

FRANK LOPEZ, JULIE ALLEN AND ROBIN FEINER���������������28

Got Derivatives? Take Care to Avoid These Five Target Areas of Exchange Enforcement Efforts

GREGORY S. KAUFMAN����������������������������������������������������������������30

Use of Social Impact Bonds to Assist Financially Distressed Municipalities

KAREN S.D. GRANDE AND CLAUDIA J. MATZKO����������������32

I Can Fly It For Fun—Why Not for Profit? Proposed FAA Rules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

KENDALL L. HOUGHTON������������������������������������������������������������� 46

Storm on the Horizon: Diversity Disparity Between Corporate America and Their Law Firms

MARK ROELLIG AND CATHERINE SIMES��������������������������������48

Navigating the Litigation Conversation: Confessions of a Litigator Turned General Counsel Turned Mediator

MARK LEHOCKY����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 50

Meeting Client Challenges with a Polycentric Solution

ELLIOTT PORTNOY�������������������������������������������������������������������������52

Nixon Peabody CEO: Focus on the Future, Not Precedent

STEVE FOGLE�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������34 ANDREW I. GLINCHER�������������������������������������������������������������������54

Data Breaches and the Role of the In-House Attorney

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ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW�������������58 LITIGATION - ENVIRONMENTAL����������68

ALABAMA��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 86 ALASKA������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 89 ARIZONA�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������90 ARKANSAS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 93 CALIFORNIA���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 95 COLORADO����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������106 CONNECTICUT����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������109 DELAWARE������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 113 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA���������������������������������������������������������������������� 113 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KENTUCKY������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 146 LOUISIANA����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 149 MAINE����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������152 MARYLAND�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������153 MASSACHUSETTS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 156 MICHIGAN������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 159 MINNESOTA���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 165 MISSISSIPPI���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 167 MISSOURI�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 170 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The Best Lawyers Advisory Board includes more than 400 of the most significant law firm leaders, general counsel and other distinguished lawyers, from 378 organizations and 59 countries. Increasingly, it has evolved from an advisory group to a network of some of the most influential lawyers worldwide. It includes the leaders of many of the world’s most prominent law firms, including Dimitry Afanasiev, chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Evan R. Chesler, chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore; H. Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell; Xavier de Kergommeaux, of Gide Loyrette Nouel; Brad S. Karp, chairman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Pierre-Sébastien Thill, of CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre; Mary Padbury, vice chairman of Ashurst; Dr. Jack Schiffer, of counsel at Beiten Burkhardt; Fernando Vives Ruiz, executive chairman and managing partner of Garrigues; Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO of Borden Ladner Gervais; Dr. Thomas Werlen, partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; and Dr. Dieter Schenk, partner at Noerr, to name a few. The Advisory Board also includes the general counsel of some of the

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atz & Stefani, LLC, is a family law firm committed to efficiently helping clients resolve emotional family issues in a calm and dignified manner. Recognizing that divorce is “a very personal business,” the firm’s lawyers limit their case load, allowing them to give clients significant personal attention. “You need to be comfortable with your divorce lawyer and you need to know you can get in touch with him or her,” explains founding partner Daniel R. Stefani. Combining their more than 40 years working in family law at some of the largest firms in Illinois, Stefani joined P. André Katz to form Katz & Stefani in 2008. Serving high-profile and high-networth individuals in premarital and divorce matters, the firm’s lawyers are particularly attentive to maintaining the privacy of these individuals. Its partners’ strong business, financial, tax and accounting backgrounds provide a valuable resource for understanding the complexities of P. André Katz business valuations, employee benefits, retirement planning and other financial issues that arise in divorces involving high-networth individuals. Although skilled and experienced litigators, Katz and Stefani’s founders believe that not every case needs to be litigated. The firm’s lawyers strive to resolve cases

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“in the conference room rather than the courtroom,” utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods. Katz & Stefani lawyers are experienced in navigating the complicated waters of interstate and international custody disputes implicating the laws of multiple jurisdictions, the Hague Convention and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act. Sensitive to issues of parental alienation, the firm works with mental health professionals to identify and address the issue as soon as possible. Katz & Stefani lawyers are also adept at negotiating and crafting both premarital and postnuptial agreements. The firm’s 11-attorney roster includes Daniel R. Stefani partners David Ainley, Amanda Clayman, Shawn Bersson, and other experienced litigators in high stakes divorce cases. Both Katz and Stefani take a leadership role within their specialty, lecturing and publishing frequently on the topic of family law. Stefani writes a regular column on family law for the Chicago Lawyer. The Illinois Governor just signed into law a new divorce statute effective January 1, 2016, which was based primarily upon recommendations made by the Illinois Family Law Study Committee, which was chaired by Katz.

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for 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that practice area and metro. For more information on Best Lawyers , please visit www.bestlawyers.com. For the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list, the methodology for the initiative remained the same as in the previous four years. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, costeffectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Clients also had the option to write in the names of law firms with which they’ve worked on other matters and within practice areas beyond those on which they were asked by the submitting firm to comment. Some clients chose to write comments about their experiences with the law firms. These comments are for reference only and were not used as data points in the formal evaluation process. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, costeffectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. We asked this group to vote on law firms that have preeminent national presence within specified legal practice area(s) they

know well. For the second year, a Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented to provide personal insight on the legal landscape surrounding the nationally ranked practice areas. In addition to information from these surveys, the rankings incorporate the 6.7 million evaluations of 55,041 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey. In addition to lawyer and client feedback, law firms were asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys, and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas. All of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm. This data was then compared to other firms within the same metropolitan area and at the national level. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, we use a tiering system rather than ranking law firms sequentially. The first tier in each metropolitan area includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), and so on. The national rankings were based on metropolitan rankings as well as on the number of offices each firm had with a metropolitan ranking and on the level of legal activity in each metropolitan area. The number of tiers included in each practice area or metropolitan area ranking varies. Of the 13,124 firms that were eligible to submit information for the ranking process, 12,762 firms, including a large number of one-

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person firms, received rankings, and 8,451 of those firms received first-tier national and/or metropolitan rankings. Metropolitan areas are defined by assessing the population of eligible law firms geographically to guarantee enough comparative data to produce accurate results. There are eight states that had high percentages of eligible law firms located in one large metropolitan area. Because there were also eligible law firms outside of those metropolitan areas, but not enough to create accurate results for separate metropolitan rankings, results were produced for the entire state. The states that fall into this category are: Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Utah. Practice area rankings were produced both nationally and within 185 metropolitan areas across the United States. Because some practice areas have minimal presence in particular legal markets, or because there was not enough data garnered for proper evaluation, some practice areas that are covered in our research are not represented in the national rankings or various metropolitan rankings. The 2016 “Best Law Firms” national rankings cover 74 practice areas, while as many as 122 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists. For the fourth year, one law firm in each of 74 practice areas will receive the prestigious 2016 “Law Firm of the Year” recognition. Law Firms receiving the “Law Firm of the Year” designation have an impressive overall performance in our research of a given practice area, representing a significant showing in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” initiative.


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U.S. News and Best Lawyers have again awarded “Law Firm of the Year” honors to a single firm in each of 74 practice areas recognized in the 2016 rankings. These firms have demonstrated exceptional performance in our research, a combination of client feedback, reviews by other attorneys within the same practice area, the firm’s collective contribution to each practice area and input received by the industry’s firm leaders. “We have been ranking law firms for six years now,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and co-founder of Best Lawyers. “We are proud that we have undertaken this challenging and important task so diligently and with such care that the legal profession has come to view our tens of thousands of rankings each year with widespread respect.”

ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������HOLLAND & KNIGHT ADVERTISING LAW����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������REED SMITH ANTITRUST LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� GIBSON DUNN APPELLATE PRACTICE���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� GIBSON DUNN BANKING AND FINANCE LAW���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW����������������������� JONES DAY BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ROPES & GRAY COMMERCIAL LITIGATION������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM COMMUNICATIONS LAW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE CONSTRUCTION LAW���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN COPYRIGHT LAW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� THOMPSON COBURN CORPORATE LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & GARRISON DERIVATIVES AND FUTURES LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS EMPLOYMENT LAW - MANAGEMENT���������������������������������������������������������� OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART ENERGY LAW����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������VINSON & ELKINS ENTERTAINMENT LAW - MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������LOEB & LOEB ENTERTAINMENT LAW - MUSIC���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� MANNATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� GREENBERG TRAURIG EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WHITE & CASE FDA LAW����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� KING & SPALDING FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� COVINGTON & BURLING FRANCHISE LAW�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������DLA PIPER HEALTH CARE LAW�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������NIXON PEABODY IMMIGRATION LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MAGGIO KATTAR NAHAJZER + ALEXANDER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MAYER BROWN INSURANCE LAW����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� LOCKE LORD INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - COMMERCIAL���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WHITE & CASE

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INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - GOVERNMENTAL�������������������������������������������������������������������������� HUGHES HUBBARD & REED INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������FISHER & PHILLIPS LAND USE & ZONING LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� LATHAM & WATKINS LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ROPES & GRAY LITIGATION - ANTITRUST����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� JONES DAY LITIGATION - BANKING & FINANCE��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� MCGUIRE WOODS LITIGATION - BANKRUPTCY�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUR & FELD LITIGATION - CONSTRUCTION����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PECKAR & ABRAMSON LITIGATION - ENVIRONMENTAL������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LITIGATION - ERISA��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ALSTON & BIRD LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LITIGATION - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������FISH & RICHARDSON LITIGATION - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������LITTLER MENDELSON LITIGATION - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE LITIGATION - PATENT�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������KIRKLAND & ELLIS LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY)����������������������������������������������������������� SIDLEY AUSTIN LITIGATION - SECURITIES����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MORRISON & FOERSTER LITIGATION - TAX�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MORRISON & FOERSTER MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS�����������������������������������������������������������������������WINSTON & STRAWN MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - PLAINTIFFS���������������������������������� LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN MEDIA LAW���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������LEVINE SULLIVAN KOCH & SCHULZ MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT MINING LAW����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� DINSMORE & SHOHL MUTUAL FUNDS LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR NATIVE AMERICAN LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������HOLLAND & KNIGHT NATURAL RESOURCES LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������BAKER BOTTS OIL & GAS LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� LISKOW & LEWIS PATENT LAW�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������FISH & RICHARDSON PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� SIDLEY AUSTIN PROJECT FINANCE LAW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������CHADBOURNE & PARKE PUBLIC FINANCE LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE RAILROAD LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������� BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ REAL ESTATE LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ BALLARD SPAHR SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� COOLEY SECURITIES REGULATION����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� K&L GATES SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MAYER BROWN SPORTS LAW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES TAX LAW �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY TECHNOLOGY LAW���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� COOLEY TIMBER LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PERKINS COIE TRADEMARK LAW�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PERKINS COIE TRANSPORTATION LAW����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������BENESCH, FRIEDLANDER, COPLAN & ARONOF TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������BAKER & HOSTETLER VENTURE CAPITAL LAW ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ LATHAM & WATKINS

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2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

PRACTICE AREAS

For the sixth edition of “Best Law Firms,” Best Lawyers and U.S. News once again worked together to rank 12,762 exceptional firms in various areas of legal practice. The rankings encompass a diverse group of firms across the nation, making the rankings a valuable research tool for the legal community as well as clients in search of legal counsel. Presented in tiers, the rankings give designations to firms in 74 major practice areas nationally and in 120 practice areas regionally. Whether potential clients are representatives of Fortune 1000 companies or small business owners or individuals, we believe the “Best Law Firms” rankings provide a credible and reliable resource to assist in finding the right firm for their needs. Our entire database, featuring all rankings in all tiers, is available at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

Firms were ranked nationally in 74 practice areas: ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW

INSURANCE LAW

ADVERTISING LAW

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - COMMERCIAL

ANTITRUST LAW APPELLATE PRACTICE BANKING & FINANCE LAW BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW COMMERCIAL LITIGATION COMMUNICATIONS LAW CONSTRUCTION LAW COPYRIGHT LAW CORPORATE LAW DERIVATIVES & FUTURES LAW EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW EMPLOYMENT LAW - MANAGEMENT ENERGY LAW ENTERTAINMENT LAW MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT LAW - MUSIC

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW

MINING LAW

LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT LAND USE & ZONING LAW LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW LITIGATION - ANTITRUST LITIGATION - BANKING & FINANCE LITIGATION - BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION - ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION - ERISA LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT LITIGATION - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW

LITIGATION - PATENT

FDA LAW

LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION LAW

LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY)

HEALTH CARE LAW IMMIGRATION LAW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW

MEDIA LAW

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - GOVERNMENTAL

LITIGATION - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

FRANCHISE LAW

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - PLAINTIFFS

MUTUAL FUNDS LAW NATIVE AMERICAN LAW NATURAL RESOURCES LAW OIL & GAS LAW PATENT LAW PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW PROJECT FINANCE LAW PUBLIC FINANCE LAW RAILROAD LAW REAL ESTATE LAW SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW SECURITIES REGULATION SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW SPORTS LAW TAX LAW TECHNOLOGY LAW TIMBER LAW TRADEMARK LAW

LITIGATION - SECURITIES

TRANSPORTATION LAW

LITIGATION - TAX

TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW

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Firms received metropolitan or state rankings in the following 120 practice areas: ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW ADVERTISING LAW ANTITRUST LAW APPELLATE PRACTICE ARBITRATION BANKING & FINANCE LAW BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS) CIVIL RIGHTS LAW CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES AND FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW COMMERCIAL FINANCE LAW COMMERCIAL LITIGATION COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS / UCC LAW COMMUNICATIONS LAW CONSTRUCTION LAW COPYRIGHT LAW CORPORATE COMPLIANCE LAW CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LAW CORPORATE LAW CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR DERIVATIVES & FUTURES LAW DUI/DWI DEFENSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW EDUCATION LAW ELDER LAW EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW EMPLOYMENT LAW - INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYMENT LAW - MANAGEMENT ENERGY LAW ENERGY REGULATORY LAW ENTERTAINMENT LAW MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT LAW - MUSIC ENVIRONMENTAL LAW EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW FAMILY LAW

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION FDA LAW FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION LAW FIRST AMENDMENT LAW FRANCHISE LAW GAMING LAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE HEALTH CARE LAW IMMIGRATION LAW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW INSURANCE LAW INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - GOVERNMENTAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT LABOR LAW - UNION LAND USE & ZONING LAW LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS LEVERAGED BUYOUTS & PRIVATE EQUITY LAW LITIGATION - ANTITRUST LITIGATION - BANKING & FINANCE LITIGATION - BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION - ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION - ERISA LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT LITIGATION - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION - LAND USE & ZONING LITIGATION - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LITIGATION - MUNICIPAL LITIGATION - PATENT LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY) LITIGATION - SECURITIES LITIGATION - TAX LITIGATION - TRUSTS & ESTATES MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - PLAINTIFFS

MEDIA LAW MEDIATION MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW MINING LAW MORTGAGE BANKING FORECLOSURE LAW MUNICIPAL LAW MUTUAL FUNDS LAW NATIVE AMERICAN LAW NATURAL RESOURCES LAW NON-PROFIT/CHARITIES LAW OIL & GAS LAW PATENT LAW PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - DEFENDANTS PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - DEFENDANTS PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS PROJECT FINANCE LAW PUBLIC FINANCE LAW RAILROAD LAW REAL ESTATE LAW SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW SECURITIES REGULATION SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW SPORTS LAW TAX LAW TECHNOLOGY LAW TIMBER LAW TRADEMARK LAW TRANSPORTATION LAW TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW UTILITIES LAW VENTURE CAPITAL LAW WATER LAW WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW - CLAIMANTS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW - EMPLOYERS

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Dennis Archer Dickinson Wright 500 Woodward Avenue Suite 4000 Detroit, MI 48226 313.223.3500 www.dickinson-wright.com

John W. Daniels, Jr. Quarles & Brady 411 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite 2400 Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.277.5000 www.quarles.com

John E. Page Association of Corporate Counsel 1025 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20036 202.293.4103 www.acc.com

Grace E. Speights Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 202.739.3000 www.morganlewis.com

Benjamin F. Wilson Beveridge & Diamond 1350 I Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, D.C. 20005 202.789.6000 www.bdlaw.com 18 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “BEST LAW FIRMS” 2016

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he legal profession has played a critical role in creating a much more open and vibrant society. No extensive research is needed to understand the enormous impact that judicial rulings have had in expanding new opportunities for women and minorities, nor is there any question that these rulings have made our country stronger. At the same time, it would be less than truthful not to acknowledge that in the internal halls of the legal profession, particularly in “Big Law,” expanding opportunities for ethnically diverse attorneys has dramatically lagged. That is a real irony for many of us in the legal profession, given our profession’s history and success in erecting opportunities for ethically diverse individuals in so many other walks of life. In response, we not only continue to ask why that is the case but, perhaps more importantly, as people who are accustomed to solving problems, we wonder how we can close that gap. It was with this objective in mind that a small group of us gathered in Washington, D.C., five years ago, to contemplate how best to change the profession, not just for ourselves but for successive generations. We are a group of African-American leaders of major law firms, offices of law firms, and corporate legal departments. We were inspired, during our first meeting, to take action after listening to the life story of one of American’s giants in the legal profession, William T. Coleman, Jr., who was a 1947 Harvard Law Review member. He graduated first in his class, yet he was unable to obtain a job in corporate law. Despite this inequity, over the next several decades, Coleman left an indelible imprint on the legal profession. He became a trusted advisor to corporate America, a leading advocate for equal rights at the Supreme Court, and a public servant at the highest cabinet level in the United States. Who could be a better role model, representing how the profession could benefit by being more inclusive? Our new group (named the “Network”) decided to focus not simply on re-stating and reformulating an all-too-familiar problem but on developing actionable strategies that would permit an abundance of diverse attorneys to thrive in the legal profession. Of course, we are aware of numerous current initiatives


that are designed to create diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and indeed there are many people and activities that are not only well intentioned but directionally appropriate in terms of a more inclusive profession. However, the fact remains that the pace of progress is, and has been, much too slow, e.g., in the most recent period as reported in the ABA Journal, the percentage of African-American partners has actually declined. Decades ago, it may have been questionable whether there was an adequate bench of diverse talent to serve the corporate legal community, but now the evidence is clear that there are a remarkable number of individuals who can provide tremendous value to corporate businesses. To the point, the coin of the realm in most law firms is to serve as the primary relationship partner for significant clients; our goal, therefore, is to provide diverse attorneys in law firms with the opportunity to become business and relationship partners with top corporate clients. In pursuit of this goal, our major initiative was to identify more than 200 talented African-American partners in major law firms around the country, in every major field of practice. We then met with general counsel and inhouse counsel at corporations across the country, urging them to consider retaining these attorneys when engaging outside counsel. During these meetings, we discussed the Network and its benefits, provided them with our list of identified partners, and discussed strategies that will further inclusion—such as secondments (in which the law firm lawyer spends time working at a client site), CLE programming featuring diverse attorneys, and ideas on how corporate counsel can lead effective diversity initiatives. So far, the response to this initiative has been overwhelmingly positive. Already general counsel have used our list to diversify the pool of legal talent they call upon for significant matters. In addition, some general

“Clients’ “mandated” direction to firms will be critical to changing the pace of advancement.”

counsel have asked us to help identify talented diverse attorneys who wish to pursue in-house legal careers. Thus, our efforts not only aid attorneys who wish to build their careers in law firms but also those who wish to pursue careers as corporate counsel. Next, we hope to launch a diverse associates network, based on this model, to provide associates with the same career development opportunities. Perhaps most gratifying, our dialogue has not only been refreshing and effective for us, but it also is gaining significant traction with the best legal departments around the globe. In the course of our efforts, three things have become very apparent: First, merely talking about the issue in broad global terms does little to change the profession. Second, clients’ “mandated” direction to firms will be critical to changing the pace of advancement. And third, we now know that there are a wide variety of tactical initiatives that actually work. In many instances, companies have developed these initiatives internally, based on what has proved effective. A goal of the Network is to ensure that those proven strategies become visible to industry leaders—not merely as company-specific efforts but as a set of industry best practices or a roadmap for others to adopt. The Network’s goal is to make sure we more promptly close the gap so that diverse lawyers in private practice (particularly in Big Law) may maintain their seats at the table, with their best corporate clients, as trusted advisors. To be candid, only a few players in Big Law, through their actions and management, have recognized the intrinsic and real business value of diversity. Some perceive it as unconscious bias, reinforced by a “Big Law” industry that resists change, notwithstanding the abundant data that diversity of thought in developing business solutions to increasingly complex global issues is absolutely critical, and is more effective than traditional approaches. But sophisticated clients know they need diverse teams to reach better solutions, hence our emphasis of forging collaborations on diversity and inclusion that benefit lawyers individually as well as firms, companies, and the legal profession collectively. It is time to open the door all the way.

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Access to Justice in America

Harry M. Reasoner Vinson & Elkins 1001 Fannin Street Suite 2500 Houston, TX 77002 713.758.2222 www.velaw.com

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ur belief in the rule of law has been one of the major forces in creating the great democracy we have today. Every time we pledge allegiance we recite “and justice for all.” Access to justice, however, requires far more than eloquent language in court opinions, laws on the books, and political speeches. I want to address civil cases. With the complex legal rules that overlay the business and personal lives of citizens today, realistic access to justice requires the ability to obtain legal representation. We have recognized that the poor cannot afford lawyers. Federally funded legal services corporations can provide legal aid to those with incomes up to twice federal poverty guidelines. The base guideline is less than $25,000 for a family of four. Sadly, as the number of poor in our country has increased, Congress has dramatically cut back federal funding for legal aid in inflation adjusted dollars. Adjusted for 2014 dollars, we have dropped from $638,963,563 in 1994 to $375,000,000 in 2015.


The impact has been devastating. The legal services corporations which provide aid have been forced to lay off lawyers. In Texas, for example, 5,800,000 people qualify for legal aid under the federal poverty guidelines. Even with over $500,000,000 in pro bono work contributed by private practitioners, only 1 out of 5 of those who qualify for legal aid get their civil legal needs met. The effect on citizens denied access to justice can be devastating: Veterans denied the disability and medical benefits to which they are entitled (a factor in their high rate of suicides); women and children trapped in nightmarish domestic violence; the elderly cheated out of their life savings and their homes; small estates consisting of a family home lost because there was no will and no ability to clear title. Thinking of this as a problem of those within federal poverty guidelines, of course, severely understates the situation. What percentage of the middle class can afford a lawyer for a serious legal problem?

“The effect on citizens denied access to justice can be devastating.” The American Bar Association and state bars have worked hard to address this situation. The legal profession itself could do much more. Only a small percentage of practicing lawyers take pro bono matters, contribute financially, or urge their political representatives to provide more funding. The need is too vast, however, for the legal profession alone to solve. As the wealthiest nation on Earth, we could easily afford to provide legal aid to those who qualify and who have legitimate problems as many other advanced industrial nations do. Unless the legal profession in large numbers takes the lead politically in urging their Congressional and legislative representatives to act, it will not happen. Are we really at peace with having a country where, to avoid hypocrisy, we need to change our pledge of allegiance to “justice for all who can afford it”?

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The Modern Workforce In Transition:

Strategies for Employers Handling Transgender and Sexual Identity Issues Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Janet A. Hendrick Fisher & Phillips 500 North Akard Street Suite 3550 Dallas, Texas 75201 214.220.9100 www.laborlawyers.com

Richard R. Meneghello Fisher & Phillips 111 SW Fifth Avenue Suite 4040 Portland, Oregon 97204 503.242.4262 www.laborlawyers.com

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he national conversation about transgender individuals was forever changed over the course of only a few hours on June 1, 2015. That morning, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued “A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers,” while the pop culture magazine Vanity Fair published the first picture of a now-transformed Caitlyn Jenner. Unprepared employers were faced with the unenviable task of navigating a new and unfamiliar legal landscape at the very same moment that the underlying issue was taking a front seat in American popular culture. This issue will not be fading from the spotlight anytime soon. A 2011 UCLA study estimated that approximately 700,000 adult Americans considered themselves transgender, while more recent studies estimate that number to be between 5 million and 12 million. The odds are high that any business that has not yet addressed a transgender situation soon will. Fortunately, it is fairly simple for employers to prepare themselves for the inevitable transition that modern workforces will undergo as a result of these developments. Before examining best legal and human resources practices in this area, it is helpful to understand the contours of the current legal landscape.

Legal Protections of Transgender and Transitioning Employees

Currently, only 19 states and the District of Columbia, along with some local municipalities scattered across the country, ban private employers from discriminating against transgender employees. However, employers in all jurisdictions would be wise to proactively address transgender discrimination as a key human resources directive given the expansive approach adopted by several federal agencies.

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), for example, has taken the position since at least 2012 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. That year, the agency adopted its current Strategic Enforcement Plan, cementing transgender discrimination claims as one of its main priorities. The EEOC has been aggressively enforcing this interpretation ever since: •• In September 2013, it announced a $50,000 settlement pursuant to a conciliation agreement with a South Dakota supermarket after investigating allegations of transgender discrimination (In re Don’s Valley Market);

•• In 2014, it filed a discrimination lawsuit against a Michigan funeral home, alleging that the company illegally fired a funeral director two weeks after he informed management that he would be transforming to a female (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes). In April 2015, the court denied defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, and the case is now set for a 2016 jury trial; •• In April 2015, it announced a $150,000 settlement after having filed suit against a Florida eye clinic (EEOC v. Lakeland Eye Clinic). The allegations involved an employer terminating an employee soon after announcing her transgender status; and •• In June 2015, it filed suit against a Minnesota financial services firm that allegedly refused to allow a transgender employee to use the women’s bathroom, while also intentionally using the wrong gender pronouns when referring to her (EEOC v. Deluxe Financial Services Corp.).

U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice joined the EEOC’s interpretation soon thereafter. In December 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his agency would also include transgender status and gender identity as protected classes under Title VII. Perhaps the most prominent enforcement action to take place as a result of this new interpretation is a March 2015 federal lawsuit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The claim alleges transgender discrimination against a professor who was denied tenure after announcing her intent to transition from male to female. In July 2015, the district court judge denied the university’s Motion to Dismiss, and the case is set for a jury trial in 2016.

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

As noted above, OSHA jumped into the fray earlier this year when it issued its restroom access guidance. It might seem strange for the federal agency most often associated with workplace accidents to wade into this area, but OSHA justified this action by citing its Sanitation standard (1910.141). That rule requires all employers under its jurisdiction to provide workers with sanitary and available toilet facilities, noting that employees could suffer adverse health effects if restrooms are not readily available for their use.


The core principle of this document, which does not carry the force of law, is that employers should let workers use the bathroom that corresponds to their chosen gender identity. As an alternative, OSHA’s guidance states that employers may offer single-occupancy unisex restrooms. The agency informs employers that they should not require employees to provide medical or legal documentation about their transformation, nor mandate that any employee use a segregated bathroom facility apart from the rest of the workforce.

Policies and Training

As a result of the federal agency initiatives in this area, employers should consider amending their anti-discrimination and harassment policies to include transgender status and gender identity as protected categories. Beyond including these classifications in the laundry list of existing protected classes, employers should also consider addressing the company policy on bathroom usage in their policies as a proactive measure. Further, managerial training sessions, annual all-employee meetings, and new employee orientation materials should be amended to address these topics.

Preparing a Transition Plan

Employers should also give thought to how they would address the seemingly inevitable situation that will arise when an employee identifies him or herself as transitioning. When faced with such a situation, employers should develop a transition plan, broadly focusing on three areas: communication, education, and accommodation. 1. Communication: First, employers should always convey their tolerance and understanding to employees. This includes distributing a written open-door policy for employees who wish to speak with management or human resources on any subject. Once an employer learns that an employee plans to transition, it should engage in an open dialogue. A good starting point is to simply ask what workplace accommodations the employee would like during the transition process. During the conversation, the employer may ask what name the employee wishes to use and the employee’s anticipated timetable for the transition process. Collaboratively, the employee and employer should determine a plan for the employee’s bathroom access (whether to offer restroom use that corresponds with the employee’s new gender identity, or, if the employee chooses and one is available, a single-occupancy unisex bathroom) and for the employee’s compliance with the dress code associated with the employee’s gender identity. Other topics to discuss include when and how the employee wishes for coworkers to become aware of the transition, and when the employee wishes to switch names (including for formal purposes, such as payroll, network access, company directory, personnel records, etc.). Employers should remember that any medical information received as part of the communication process needs to be treated as confidential pursuant to

the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assorted privacy laws. It should be maintained outside of the standard personnel file in a secure setting, with access limited to only those management and HR personnel with a legitimate need to know. 2. Education: Once those issues are addressed, employers must then educate their workforce on the situation. Although it may not happen overnight, employers should continue to encourage a working environment of tolerance and mutual respect. As part of the education process, make sure all employees know that they should use the transitioning employee’s new name, if applicable, and use the appropriate pronouns for the employee’s new gender identity. Education is a key component of the plan. Unlike bathroom access and dress code issues, this is not directly in the hands of employers, yet they will pay the price if an employee—especially one in a management position—fails to comply. Open forums may encourage the exchange of concerns and suggested approaches. In addition, employers should make the workforce aware that the employee will likely switch restrooms and comply with the dress code corresponding with the employee’s new gender identity. Employers should remember that coworker complaints should not trump a transitioning employee’s rights. 3. Accommodation: Finally, when possible, employers may benefit by allowing reasonable accommodation requests from transitioning employees. Until these specific issues work their way through the courts, there exists only minimal guidance on the full extent of employer obligations to transgender employees. However, sometimes an accommodation, which may be of minimal cost and burden, may be well worth the effort. This is especially true if it prevents a costly discrimination claim. At a minimum, employers should keep lines of communication open with transitioning employees and consider their accommodation options. Workers are much less likely to become disgruntled if they understand the employer is acknowledging their issues and working with them to find solutions. The transition plan should designate one or more specific points of contact, so that employees— both those transitioning and their coworkers—know to whom they may address concerns and questions.

Conclusion

This area of law is rapidly transforming. Employers would be well-served to stay ahead of the curve by proactively addressing issues relating to a transgender workforce before situations arise, and developing an appropriate response to transitioning employees when the issue arises.

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How the People, Processes, and Technologies of Knowledge Management Add Value to the Delivery of Legal Services

I Patrick DiDomenico Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart 1745 Broadway, 22nd Floor New York, NY 10019 212.492.2500 www.ogletreedeakins.com

n today’s legal landscape, where sophisticated clients have more choices than ever among legal services providers, knowledge management can provide clients with benefits that add real value to the relationship they have with their law firms. A fundamental goal of legal knowledge management is to simultaneously improve the quality of legal services while increasing the efficiency with which they are delivered. One way to accomplish this goal is to focus on a combination of people, processes, and technology. The order of these elements—people first, then processes, then technology—is intentional and important. People often see technology as the primary focus when it comes to trying to improve efficiency. While technology is an important—indeed critical—component of improving efficiency, it should rarely be the starting point. In striving for efficiency, understanding the people and the processes involved in any given project is essential before you think about which technologies will deliver the desired result. As Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Inc., once said in 1997, shortly after returning to Apple as the company’s CEO, “One of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to try to sell it.” Jobs’s comment was in response to an irate software developer who wanted to know why Apple was not using a particular type of software in its products. The idea behind Jobs’ explanation can also be applied to approaching legal knowledge management and how to deliver value to clients. Developing a thorough understanding of clients’ needs is primary; figuring out how to deliver on those needs follows from that deep understanding.

Putting people first is important because knowledge is personal.

Businesses often hire large law firms, rather than solo practitioners or smaller firms, because they are facing complex matters. Thus, the business and legal issues they face are best handled by a collective group of attorneys, with diverse knowledge and experience, working together to solve problems. While each lawyer in a large law firm brings his or her own knowledge and experience, the collective knowledge and experience of an entire firm will always be more valuable than the knowledge and experience of any single lawyer. To truly maximize this collective value, knowledge management efforts focus on ways to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. To accomplish this, focusing on connecting lawyers with each other and connecting them with the firm’s work product is key. One way knowledge management supports practicing lawyers is by providing knowledgeable professionals to assist in making the connections and thereby leveraging the firm’s collective knowledge. Employing knowledge management (KM) counsel (sometimes known as professional support lawyers) is an effective approach. Knowledge management counsel are typically former practicing attorneys who have legal subject matter experience and are, therefore, qualified to assist practicing attorneys. Because they have practiced law, KM counsel truly understand

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the challenges that attorneys face and are in a unique position to provide assistance. For example, if a practicing attorney is seeking precedent documents to use as a starting point for a current matter, he or she might seek help from a KM counsel to find appropriate resources. In such an example, rarely will a KM counsel provide just documents. Because learning and sharing knowledge is fundamental to a knowledge management program, KM counsel will typically also tell the attorney how he or she found the document and offer other recommendations related to the legal topic, such as other resources that the attorney might want to consider in light of the big-picture legal issues involved. It is the personal knowledge and experience possessed by KM counsel that gives them the insight into legal issues needed to provide effective assistance. This sort of customized, personal touch cannot (at least not yet) be replicated by advanced technologies.

Knowledge management and process improvement.

Improving the way legal work is performed is another important aspect of knowledge management. The challenge is that some people—lawyers especially, because of their training—tend to want to do things as they always have. This may be because they find comfort in familiarity or because they would prefer to avoid the uncertainty of new approaches and methods. Lawyers, for example, are trained to be thorough and precise. When confronted with a matter or task, a lawyer’s gut reaction is to leave no stone unturned, consider every aspect of the engagement, and ensure utter perfection in the completion of the assignment. To most lawyers, this means delivering clients a bespoke or customized approach on every matter. While this approach helps ensure quality, it often leads to inefficiency and greater cost for the client because it is time consuming. The challenge is to continue to maintain high quality while striving to control costs. Progressive lawyers have come to realize that not every legal task requires a bespoke approach. Analyzing the nature of any project will often reveal that the process involved in solving a client’s problem can be improved. Engaging in this type of analysis results in a win-win: clients enjoy reduced costs and lawyers increase their profits. Here is one example of how process improvements can be mutually beneficial: applying a document automation approach to alter the way common transactional documents are generated. Using document templates or models (rather than starting from square one for every matter) is helpful in that it can reduce document drafting time and increase consistency. Document automation has the added benefit of increasing the quality, consistency, and efficiency in a lawyer’s work. The utility of document automation is especially clear when a lawyer must generate a large number of templatebased documents with a great deal of variation in the details, for example, thousands of severance agreements that affect discharged employees in multiple jurisdictions, each with their own laws and regulations. Document automation software uses “fill-in-the-field” questionnaires to allow the user to change variable information, inserts variable information into the appropriate locations in the template document, and assembles

the final document automatically—without the author needing to worry about the document’s structure, grammar, or other features. When using document automation methods instead of traditional document drafting, it is not uncommon to realize at least 80 percent in savings on time spent on a project (with accompanying savings in cost as well).

Technology is an important enabler for knowledge management efforts.

As mentioned above, technology tools are critical to knowledge management success. Two examples of such technology tools are internal collaboration platforms, known as intranets, and external collaboration platforms, known as extranets. An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet technologies and is designed for the exclusive use of members of a group or company. Its primary purpose is to organize and make accessible an organization’s internal information. Organizing a firm’s best documents and resources so that they are easy to find, retrieve, and reuse is one goal of establishing an intranet. A firm might have a large number of high-quality documents that could be used to help make new work more efficient, but if they are not easy to access, they will not be useful, and therefore, cannot help improve overall quality, consistency, and efficiency of a firm’s services. A well-designed intranet with an effective search engine can help greatly in this regard. Case in point: The ability to access an organization’s information quickly and easily can have profound effects on efficiency. Various studies have shown that workers spend between 15 percent and 30 percent of their time searching for information, leaving only 70 percent to 85 percent of their time being productive. The efforts of knowledge management to organize information and make it readily accessible can reduce the time workers spend searching and increase the time they spend on production. An extranet is a private computer network operated by one organization (e.g., a law firm), but designed to allow users from another group outside the organization (e.g., a client) to have secure access to various resources. A well-designed extranet is customized and gives clients access to vital information, keeps them informed about matter status, and can deliver valuable insights into the work being performed by the law firm. Depending on a client’s needs, an extranet might include tools that analyze data across a portfolio of matters to identify patterns and problems. For example, if a law firm is handling hundreds of employment discrimination matters for a large international client, aggregate data from those matters might reveal issues with the way managers in a particular geographic region are handling employee issues. This valuable information might prompt a client to change its manager training program to help prevent future discrimination claims by employees. You can see how knowledge management technologies, such as intranet and extranet collaboration platforms can be very useful and valuable, both to a law firm and its clients. It is worth noting that with all of the advanced technologies that are available to us today, it still takes people and processes to implement these technologies appropriately and to their fullest and greatest benefit to clients.

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Department of Justice Outlines New Policy Regarding White Collar Cases Against Individuals

T Jamie S. Gorelick Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington D.C. 20006 202.663.6000 www.wilmerhale.com

Justin Goodyear Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007 212.295.6383 www.wilmerhale.com

he Department of Justice has released a new policy intended to further the Department’s effort to hold individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. The policy was laid out in a September 9, 2015 memorandum authored by Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates. The new policy is more than a clarification of existing practices; it constitutes the most significant new measures taken since the Department intensified its focus on pursuing white collar cases against individuals last year. The policy, and in particular the requirement that corporations provide the Department with “all relevant facts relating to the individuals responsible for the misconduct” in order to receive any cooperation credit, could have significant implications for how corporations investigate potential misconduct and share factual findings with the Department.

The Policy

The new policy has six components: 1. To be eligible for any cooperation credit, corporations must provide to the Department all relevant facts about the individuals involved in corporate misconduct. This is the most significant aspect of the new policy for corporations and their attorneys. The new policy requires a corporation to investigate all facts relevant to individual misconduct, and then provide all such facts about individuals who engaged in misconduct to the Department, as a “threshold requirement” in order to obtain cooperation credit. This “condition of cooperation” thus appears designed to impact the scope of both the corporation’s investigation and its ensuing disclosures to the Department. 2. Both criminal and civil corporate investigations should focus on individuals from the inception of the investigation. Prosecutors are instructed to prioritize cases against individuals early on in an investigation. Given that all corporate conduct is carried out through the corporation’s individual agents, the practical impact of this mandate is somewhat unclear, but it may cause prosecutors to look for evidence of intent—an essential element of a case against an individual that is often the last piece of the puzzle in a corporate case—early on. 3. Criminal and civil attorneys handling corporate investigations should be in routine communication with one another. Civil and criminal attorneys are to communicate early on in an investigation. Civil attorneys and prosecutors are also supposed to discuss civil referrals when a prosecutor decides not to pursue a criminal case due to challenges in showing intent or meeting burdens of proof, and civil attorneys should involve prosecutors when they believe that an individual identified in a corporate investigation should be criminally prosecuted.

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4. Absent extraordinary circumstances, no corporate resolution will provide protection from criminal or civil liability for any individuals. Under the new policy Department attorneys may not agree to a corporate resolution that includes an agreement to dismiss charges against, or immunity for, individual officers or employees. The policy, which also applies to the release of civil claims against individuals, allows for exceptions based on “extraordinary circumstances or approved departmental policy such as the Antitrust Division’s Corporate Leniency Policy.” 5. Corporate cases should not be resolved without a clear plan to resolve related individual cases before the statute of limitations expires and declinations as to individuals in such cases must be memorialized. In cases where the investigation of individuals will continue after a resolution, government attorneys’ internal memoranda are to include a discussion of the potentially liable individuals and a plan to bring the matter to resolution before the statute of limitations expires. Notably, if government attorneys ultimately decide not to prosecute such individuals or charge them civilly, they must memorialize that determination and have it approved by the United States Attorney or Assistant Attorney General or their designees. 6. Civil attorneys should consistently focus on individuals as well as the company and evaluate whether to bring suit against an individual based on considerations beyond that individual’s ability to pay. The new policy states that pursuit of civil actions against individuals “should not be governed solely by those individuals’ ability to pay,” but instead Department attorneys should consider the seriousness of the offense, whether it is actionable, whether the admissible evidence will probably be sufficient to sustain a judgment, and whether pursuing the action represents an important federal interest.

Issues Going Forward

Importance of Thorough, Independent Investigations. As a result of prior Department policies, corporations have long had incentives to provide the government with information about individuals who engaged in misconduct. The new policy makes those incentives even stronger and reinforces that corporations and their boards must carry out thorough investigations when they become aware of misconduct and, particularly where the misconduct rises into the ranks of management, take measures to ensure those investigations are robust and complete. The Department will likely examine the nature and scope of the corporation’s investigation—as well as the persons responsible for conducting and supervising it—in considering whether the corporation has met this new threshold requirement for cooperation credit.

Policy Compliance and Conditional Agreements. When a corporate resolution takes place before the Department’s investigation of individuals is complete—as it often does—the Department will in many cases have to rely on a company’s assurance that all relevant information has been provided. The policy leaves open the question of what remedies the Department might seek if it later doubts a company’s assertion that all relevant information was handed over. In practice, the Department could attempt to implement protections in the resolutions themselves—for example, stipulated penalties or revocation if a company’s promise of completeness is later proved wrong, similar to provisions currently contained in non-prosecution and deferredprosecution agreements. The Attorney-Client Privilege. The new policy does not explicitly address the attorneyclient privilege. However, Section 9-28.710 of the U.S. Attorneys' Manual has for years provided that prosecutors “should not ask” for waivers of “core” attorney-client communications or work product. The new policy appears to suggest that this provision is undisturbed, and indicates that the requirement of full cooperation exists “within the bounds of the law and legal privileges, see USAM 9-28.700 to 9-28.760.” Notwithstanding this general principle, one can easily imagine situations in which legal advice provided to an executive may behighly relevant to establishing either good faith or bad faith. Clarification of whether such core attorney-client communications are carved out of the requirement of providing all relevant facts will likely be necessary. If such clarification does not come from the Department’s leadership in a global way, it will effectively be given out by individual prosecutors on a case-by-case basis. Resolving Cases With Limited Evidence of Intent. Demonstrating mens rea is one of the most difficult aspects of a white collar case. In practice, corporations have been willing to resolve cases with the Department despite limited evidence of bad intent by their own personnel because the reputational and financial costs of litigating such cases are often simply too high. The new policy may complicate that analysis. Where the individuals who appear to have engaged in misconduct have failed to record their fraudulent intent in writing (as is often the case) and have refused to speak to company counsel, the company may have little relevant evidence concerning the Department’s putative targets. The new policy appears to limit a corporation’s obligations to information reasonably within its control, but whether a company in such a position can still obtain the full benefits of cooperation will need to be explored.

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What Are Market Practices for IPOs?

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roskauer’s global capital markets group has created the IPO Study, a unique and comprehensive analysis of the financial and legal terms of U.S.-listed IPOs. First published in 2014 to analyze IPOs in 2013, the study uses data from a proprietary database that we developed for this purpose. We’ve done a similar annual study of the global high-yield bond market since 2012.

Key takeaways about IPOs in 2014

The 2015 IPO Study yielded a number of noteworthy observations about trends and practices among the IPOs in our database in 2014: •• A tale of two halves. In a reflection of investors’ shifting risk appetite during the year, IPOs struggled to price in the range in the second half of the year vs. the first half. ○○ Forty-five percent of second-half deals priced below the range, compared to 25 percent of first-half deals. ○○ Second-half deals also generally underperformed firsthalf deals in the aftermarket. •• Appetite for both megadeals and smaller, growth stories. Led by Alibaba, the market was able to absorb large IPOs from several sectors, including financial services (notably Citizens Financial and Ally Financial). The market also saw significant deal count of IPOs raising under $100 million, led by growth-story IPOs in biotech/biopharma within the health care sector. •• Earnings not necessarily required. ○○ Ten percent of IPOs were for pre-revenue companies, all of which were in health care. ○○ Fifty-five percent reported negative net income in their most recent audited fiscal year, primarily in health care and in technology, media & telecom.

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○○ While a majority of companies in each category priced below the range, pre-revenue issuers had significantly better aftermarket performance than those in the study with negative net income. •• SEC process was more efficient. The average number of firstround SEC comments in 2014 was 38, down from 42 in 2013, and the average time period between first submission/filing and pricing was 124 days in 2014, down from 135 in 2013.


•• Bigger deals meant higher average expenses. ○○ Average total IPO expenses (excluding underwriting fees) rose eight percent from 2013 to 2014. This was mainly due to the number of large, complex IPOs, which were considerably more expensive to execute than smaller IPOs. ○○ Although total legal, accounting and printing fees were significantly higher for larger IPOs, they were lower when measured as a percentage of the IPO base deal. •• Better performance when insiders bought. Insiders (most frequently at health care issuers) bought shares in 24 percent of IPOs, of which about half priced below the range. ○○ Insiders’ instincts were good, as aftermarket performance for deals with insiders buying was much better than for those without insiders buying. ○○ The opposite was true when management sold shares in IPOs with a secondary component: Nearly 60 percent of such deals priced above the range, but aftermarket performance was meaningfully lower than when management didn’t sell. •• Board composition unchanged. The composition of boards was virtually identical versus 2013. ○○ Although there was variation across sectors, boards averaged between seven and eight directors in size, with a majority that were independent. ○○ The average overall number of directors was 7.6 in 2014, compared to 7.8 in 2013. ○○ The average percentage of board independence was 62 percent in 2014, compared to 61 percent in 2013. •• Most pre-IPO shares locked up. On average, in IPOs where lock-up data was quantified, nearly all (99 percent) of pre-IPO shares were locked up. This was essentially unchanged from 2013. •• Jump in material weakness in internal controls. There was a significant increase in the percentage of issuers disclosing a material weakness in internal control over financial reporting from 2013 to 2014.

○○ In 2014, this group priced similarly to IPOs without a material weakness, unlike IPOs with other accounting issues (e.g., those with a going-concern qualification or restated financials), which priced mostly below the range. •• Companies took advantage of the JOBS Act. Seventysix percent of issuers were emerging growth companies (EGCs) under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. While this percentage is consistent with 2013, EGCs appeared to be increasingly comfortable in taking advantage of the accommodations permitted by JOBS: ○○ The percentage of EGCs electing to confidentially submit their registration statements increased from 2013. ○○ The percentage of EGCs electing to include two years of audited financials—instead of the three years required for non-EGCs—increased. ○○ Approximately 80 percent of EGCs provided less than five years of selected financial information in 2014, instead of the five years required for non-EGCs.

Looking ahead: More challenges for IPOs

As our study shows, companies considering or planning an IPO have a lot to think about. We see other factors that could make the IPO decision and process additionally complex going forward. Most notably: •• Companies are increasingly pursuing a multitrack strategy in which M&A and the availability of multiple sources of funding present viable alternatives to going public; and •• In the U.S., the accumulation of experience with the JOBS Act—and market acceptance of the flexibility it provides— could influence smaller companies to do IPOs earlier intheir lifecycles than previously. In this type of environment, the need for information and analysis about IPO trends and practices should become even more compelling. Having analysis and hard data on current market practices would be highly beneficial to companies, their underwriters and their legal advisors—the parties that need them most.

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Got Derivatives?

Take Care to Avoid These Five Target Areas of Exchange Enforcement Efforts

A Gregory S. Kaufman Sutherland Asbill & Brennan 700 6th St NW #700 Washington, D.C. 20001 202.383.0100 www.sutherland.com

variety of companies use futures exchanges to hedge risk. A company may do so, for example, because its business exposes it to interest rate, foreign exchange or price risk for the commodities used in its manufacturing processes. As a market participant who does not speculate on price changes, a hedger may suffer from a false sense of regulatory enforcement “security.” However, hedgers are exposed to the same regulatory enforcement risk as speculators. Yet, speculators may better appreciate the risk of regulatory exposure. Failure to appreciate the regulatory risks can cause companies to be caught off-guard when enforcement staff from the exchanges or governmental regulators come knocking. It is best to know the pitfalls and avoid them before a problem arises. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is the primary regulator of the commodities and derivatives markets. Its ability to enforce provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) is well known and the penalties for violations can be severe. However, in the last two years, the CME Group of exchanges (i.e., CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX) and the Intercontinental Exchange (“ICE”) have stepped up enforcement of their respective exchange rules. By becoming frontline enforcers, the exchanges are catching activities that may have gone unnoticed or unpunished in the past. Notably, there are five particular areas of market conduct being investigated and punished with increasing regularity.

1. Sharing of Unique Identifiers for Direct Trading ICE and the CME Group require individuals entering orders into their respective electronic trading platforms to have unique identifiers or user IDs. This identification allows the exchanges to determine who is entering orders and who to contact if there are questions about trading activity. ICE and the CME Group have prohibitions regarding the sharing of user IDs. ICE Rule 27.09(b) prohibits allowing a person to use another’s Authorized Trader ID to enter orders on the ICE Trading Platform. Similarly, CME Rule 576 prohibits use of another’s operator ID, also referred to as a “Tag 50 ID,” when entering orders on the CME Globex platform1. Improper use of another’s trader ID is low hanging fruit for the exchanges. In the last two years, the CME Group brought several disciplinary actions for entering, or allowing to be entered, orders on CME Globex using incorrect or borrowed Tag 50 IDs 2. While the fines for these avoidable violations are not typically significant, it is best to avoid investigations of small matters which can, and often do, lead to the discovery of more egregious violations.

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The requirements differ for orders entered by an automated trading system and for orders entered manually. See CME Group Market Regulation Advisory Notice RA09155 – Operator ID (“Tag 50 ID”) Required on All CME Globex Orders (Dec. 16, 2009).

2 E.g., In the Matter of Yongwu Shao, NYMEX 13-9416-BC (Oct. 2, 2015); In the Matter of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC , CME 12-9089-BC and 13-17469-BC (Nov. 20, 2014); In the Matter of Jilin Grain Group Import and Export Co., Ltd., CBOT 12-9031-BC (Sept. 22, 2014).3 United States v. Kovel, 296 F.2nd 918 (2d Cir. 1961). 3 ICE Rule 4.02(c); CME Rule 534; see also In the Matter of San Diego Gas & Electric Company, CFTC Docket No. 10-08, p. 3 (Apr. 22, 2010). 4

CME Group Market Regulation Advisory Notice RA1411-5RR – Wash Trades Prohibited, pg. 3 (Jan. 6, 2015).

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2. Wash Trades

Wash trades are prohibited by the exchanges and are considered “grave” matters by the CFTC3. A wash trade is the purchase or sale of the same instrument at the same, or similar, price for beneficially owned accounts 4. Intent of the parties to the transaction is measured by whether they knew, or reasonably should have known, the transaction 5 would result in a wash result. Intent can be inferred from the circumstances, including the structure and execution of the transaction. The hallmarks of a wash trade are lack of risk and the absence of intent to take a bona fide market position. Even though wash trades are sometimes done for reasons other than attempting to influence a market price, they are still prohibited. There are numerous examples of wash trades being done to move positions between affiliated entities, offset positions or transfer equity 6. Occasionally, wash trades are done simply to move a position that was assigned to the wrong account7. Although unlawful, these transactions are relatively easy to accomplish, but the exchanges are equally adept at identifying them. The desire for a wash result should not outweigh the desire to avoid a regulatory investigation. Those executing transactions must be mindful that washing trades is prohibited for any reason. To facilitate compliance, self-match prevention tools are available to help thwart intentional and inadvertent wash trades.

3. Exchange for Related Position Transactions

Exchange for Related Position (“EFRP”) transactions are off-exchange privately negotiated trades that are subsequently submitted to the exchange 8. An Exchange for Physical (“EFP”) transaction is a type of EFRP that is a simultaneous exchange of a physical or cash position for a corresponding futures position. For an EFP to be permissible, the rules require a bona fide transfer of ownership of the cash position and the accounts involved must be independently controlled 9. Parties attempting to execute bona fide EFPs would be well advised to review the requirements of the applicable exchange before transacting. The use of EFPs for non-bona fide reasons is a concern. Similar to non-manipulative wash trades, EFPs can accomplish the movement of positions between commonly controlled accounts or affiliates without transacting on an exchange. In those instances, the EFP lacks the cash component to the transaction10. EFPs should not be looked at as attractive alternatives to wash trades. The exchanges are well equipped to identify improper EFPs, particularly where the counterparties are the same or similar. For those wishing to move positions, be wary of any advice suggesting the use of an EFP and consult the relevant exchange’s rules regarding transfer transactions11.

6 E.g., In the Matter of Rajasekaran Veeramuthu, COMEX 12-9204-BC (Oct. 12, 2015); In the Matter of Peter Birch, COMEX 14-9730-BC (Oct. 2, 2015); In the Matter of Jilin Grain Group Import and Export Co., Ltd., CBOT 12-9031-BC (Sept. 22, 2014); In the Matter of Tower Research Capital Investments LLC , CME 11-8056-BC (Sept. 22, 2014; In the Matter of Merrill Lynch Commodities Europe Limited, NYMEX 13-9457-BC (Feb. 2, 2014). 7

In the Matter of Citigroup Energy, Inc ., ICE 2013-042 (Oct. 9, 2015).

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See CME Rule 538; ICE Rule 4.06.

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4. Making False Statements to the Exchange

Both ICE and the CME Group prohibit persons from making false statements to the exchanges12. Not only can exchanges take action for these violations, but the CFTC has shown a propensity to charge persons and companies with violations of the CEA for making false statements to registered entities, such as ICE and the CME Group exchanges13. It is never a good idea to lie to, or mislead, a regulator. Nevertheless, when an exchange has questions about activity in its markets, it is not uncommon for the exchange to identify the person involved through the user ID and contact the person directly. Concerned about having done something wrong, the person may attempt to “fix” the problem by making false statements. The company may not even be aware that the employee was contacted until the informal inquiry made to the individual becomes an investigation of the company. Consequently, it should be clearly understood by all employees that any inquiries from an exchange or governmental regulator be brought to the attention of legal or compliance personnel immediately. No response should be given until such time as a coordinated and accurate one can be provided by the company.

5. Disruptive Trading

A concern for any company that trades should be whether orders are placed on an exchange without the intent to execute. In the last two years, the CME Group and ICE implemented rules specifically prohibiting entering orders with the intent to cancel or modify before execution14. This type of activity can take several forms, including (i) entering and cancelling orders during the pre-opening period for the purpose of identifying order book depth and (ii) entering large orders to encourage market participants to trade opposite smaller resting orders on the other side of the book. In the latter scenario, the large orders are cancelled after the smaller orders are filled. Recent enforcement actions suggest that the exchanges are committed to prohibiting this conduct15. The message is clear – entering orders with the intent, at the time of order entry, to cancel before execution is a pitfall to be avoided. ◊

These are just five areas of potential enforcement exposure for hedgers and speculators. The exchange rulebooks are robust and there are other ways to run afoul. But, by knowing where the traps are, companies can avoid problems and prevent the dreaded knock at the door. 11 12

See ICE Rule 4.11; CME Rule 853.A. See ICE Rule 4.12; CME Rule 432.L.2.

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See CFTC v. Royal Bank of Canada, Case No. 12-cv-02497 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 17, 2012); CFTC v. David M. Numm, Case No. 12-cv-7786 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 18, 2012).

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See ICE Rule 4.02(l)(1)(A); CME Rule 575.

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E.g., In the Matter of Nitia Gupta, NYMEX 13-9391-BC (Oct. 12, 2015); In the Matter of Edward Turanzas, COMEX 14-0055-BC (Oct. 12, 2015); In the Matter of Danny Giamalis, CME 10-7845-BC (Sept. 22, 2014).

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E.g., In the Matter of INTL FC Stone Markets LLC, NYMEX 14-9700-BC-1 (July 20, 2015); In the Matter of Guardian Int.’l Gold Corp., COMEX 12-9009-BC (Feb. 24, 2014); In the Matter of Lehman Brothers Inc., CBOT 2007-MSR-003 (Jan. 4, 2008).

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Use of Social Impact Bonds to Assist Financially Distressed Municipalities

O Karen S.D. Grande Locke Lord 2800 Financial Plaza Providence, RI 02903 401.274.9200 www.lockelord.com

Claudia J. Matzko Locke Lord 111 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02199 617.239.0100 www.lockelord.com

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ver the last several years, there has been a large increase in the number of municipalities filing for protection from creditors under Chapter 9 of the federal Bankruptcy Code—notably Detroit; Jefferson County, Alabama; San Bernardino, Stockton, and Vallejo, California; and Central Falls, Rhode Island; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which attempted to file for Chapter 9, but was rejected. At the same time, there has been increasing interest in a relatively new type of financing mechanism called “social impact bonds.” Query: can the use of social impact bonds be a tool for state, county and local governments to address municipal financial distress?

An Overview of Social Impact Bonds

Impact investing is increasingly recognized by the fields of philanthropy and socially responsible investing as an emerging economy with a powerful potential to leverage investor monies for positive social change. Historically, the federal government has incentivized charitable giving by public and private foundations as well as individuals in the form of tax benefits. With the exception of gifts by charitable corporations, the for-profit sector has, until recently, had relatively few incentives to fund social programming that benefits society’s most challenged members. Social impact bonds (“SIBs”) are innovative financing tools whereby government partners with investors (for-profit and non-profit) who provide up-front working capital to fund evidence-based social programs that benefit underserved populations. Such performance-based programs are commonly referred to as pay-for-success programs. Although the terms SIBs and pay-for-success are often used interchangeably, SIBs are a mechanism to finance Pay-for-Success programs. SIBs offer philanthropic entities, corporations, financial institutions and others an investment option with the potential to recoup principal (that, in some cases, would have otherwise been a charitable donation) plus earn a return on the investment. Contingent social impact investing aligns government, social service providers and investors in a common objective by focusing on proven metrics and outcomes that demonstrate creative problem solving of some of society’s most vexing social problems while significantly increasing the efficacy of taxpayer dollars. Under most SIB arrangements, government pays back the principal and a return on investment only if certain pre-defined programmatic milestones have been met, thus transferring risk to the private sector and funding only what works. Government pays for positive outcomes only


after they have actually been achieved, instead of paying upfront for programs with an uncertain future benefit. SIBs are significantly different from traditional municipal bonds. Although SIBs have a fixed term, they do not provide for a guaranteed rate of return. Repayment to investors is entirely contingent, outcome-based, and offers only the potential to profit from the investment. Generally, outcomes demonstrating a larger social impact pay a higher rate of return. Intervention programs for vulnerable populations that address issues such as recidivism, at-risk youth, and low-income mothers, for example, have been considered the most viable applications for SIBs. Such programs share five main criteria. First, the program needs to have a sufficiently high potential level of social impact so that investors are most likely to realize their desired return. Second, because investors’ rate of return is contractually closely correlated to the achievement of certain outcomes, SIBs will only work for programs whose success can be determined with precise and verifiable measurements. Third, the targeted population must be defined up-front, in order to eliminate the possibility of outcome distortion. For example, in a program aimed at prisoner recidivism, the cohort must include all prisoners in a prison community, not just those receiving services. Fourth, a methodology must exist whereby social impact can be reliably measured (in addition to measureable outcomes). Fifth, a contingency plan must be available, in the case of a failed program, so as not to leave a vulnerable population stranded if investors want out. The first SIB was launched in 2010 by the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice at Peterborough Prison and sought to decrease rates of recidivism among the prison population. Now in its fifth year, investors are on track to receive positive returns in 2016. Since that first experiment, interest in SIBs has expanded quickly, both in the U.S. and abroad.

A (Very Brief) Overview of Tax-Exempt Bonds

Traditionally, public projects have been financed with tax-exempt state and municipal bonds, the income from which is exempt from state and local taxation in the hands of investors. The tax exemption renders investors more willing to accept lower interest rates of return on their investments. The tax exemption, however, represents a revenue loss to the federal government, and therefore Congress and the Treasury Department have implemented laws and regulations imposing requirements that make it quite difficult to issue tax-exempt bonds for projects other than infrastructure, capital projects or short term cash flow. For example, long term working capital

financings are discouraged and bonds to finance loans are subject to many restrictions.

How use of SIBs could Assist Financially Distressed Municipalities

Financially distressed municipalities (in fact, all municipalities) need higher revenues and lower expenses. In general, municipalities derive revenues from taxes, fees, assessments and state aid. Their primary categories of expenditures are education, public safety and public services, including services for those in need of public assistance. One way to increase revenues and decrease expenditures is to increase family incomes of the chronically unemployed or underemployed, including young adults. It goes without saying that higher family incomes would lead to higher income tax and sales tax revenues at the state level, and in those local jurisdictions which collect local income taxes and sales taxes, at the local level as well. In addition, SIBs targeted at programs to provide training, skills and education opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed could benefit distressed municipalities by lowering expenditures for public assistance and public safety, assuming increased employment also results in lower incidences of crime. Such targeted programs could include grants for classes at in-state colleges and junior colleges, keeping funds at in-state institutions.

Tax-Exempt Status for SIBs?

As stated above, current federal tax law and regulations do not permit interest on SIBs to be exempt from federal income taxes. Congress has, from time to time, enacted legislation permitting certain types of facilities and activities to be financed on a taxexempt basis and should consider providing a tax-exemption on interest income investors receive from SIBs. In contrast to the federal tax-exemption which would require an amendment to Internal Revenue Code, state tax exemptions should be quite simple. In most cases, all that is necessary is a simple statutory enactment by a state legislature stating that SIBs are exempt from state taxation. Federal and state tax-exemptions on SIBs may increase investor appetite and make the social impact programs financed by SIBs less costly, as investors will be willing to accept lower rates of return. Social impact investing is a new type of investing which is still in an evolutionary stage. States considering SIB legislation, as well as the federal government, should consider whether beneficial social impacts will be increased by providing SIBs with an exemption from taxation at both the state and federal level.

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I Can Fly It For Fun—Why Not For Profit?

Proposed FAA Rules For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

E Steve Fogle Jackson Walker Weston Centre, Suite 2400 112 East Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210.978.7700 www.jw.com

very week, it seems you hear another business is using unmanned aerial vehicles. So why are you, or your company, still grounded? That could change soon. In 2012, Congress directed the Secretary of Transportation to determine whether “certain unmanned aircraft systems may operate safely in the national airspace system” and, if so, to propose rules to govern those systems by September 2015. As the public appetite for unmanned aircraft outpaced its efforts to craft a workable set of regulations, the FAA issued a blanket moratorium on the use of all unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) except for hobbyists governed by a ceiling of 400 feet and other restrictions. In an attempt to move forward, the FAA has published proposed rules for the use of small UAS (less than 55 lbs.) in the national airspace for all purposes. They address two unique aspects of small UAS operations that implicate safety issues not present with manned aircraft. The first aspect is the FAA’s fundamental rule that all aircraft must “see and avoid” other aircraft. The FAA’s solution is to require the small UAS to remain in the visual line of sight of the operator and observer. The second is that the operator could lose positive control, meaning the data link between the aircraft and the control station could be lost. The FAA’s solution is to restrict the areas within which the small UAS can be used so that it does not fly outside its intended range coupled with the visual line of sight requirement. The proposed rules are divided into operational limits, operator certification and responsibilities, and aircraft requirements.

Operational Limitations

•• The total weight of the aircraft must be less than 55 lbs. •• The aircraft must remain within visual line-of-sight of the operator or visual observer, except for brief moments when the operator or observer is scanning the sky for other aircraft or looking at the control panel. •• The aircraft must remain close enough to the operator for the operator to be capable of seeing the aircraft with normal vision.

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•• The aircraft may not operate over any persons not directly involved in the operation. •• The small UAS may only be operated during daylight. •• The unmanned aircraft must yield rightof-way to all other aircraft. •• You may use a visual observer (VO) but it’s not required. If a VO is used, the operator and VO must be in constant communication with each other but do not have to be side-by-side. •• A first-person view camera cannot satisfy ‘‘seeand-avoid’’ requirement but can be used as long as the requirement is satisfied in other ways. •• The maximum airspeed is 100 mph (87 knots). •• The maximum altitude is 500 feet above ground level. Additionally, the aircraft must be 500 feet below and 2,000 feet horizontally away from any clouds. •• There must be a minimum weather visibility of 3 miles from the control station. •• No operations in Class A (18,000 feet & above) airspace. •• Operations in Class B, C, D and E airspace are allowed with the permission of the applicable Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower personnel. •• Operations in Class G (uncontrolled) airspace are allowed without ATC permission. •• No person may act as an operator or VO for more than one unmanned aircraft operation at one time. •• No operations conducted from a moving vehicle or aircraft, except from a craft on the water. •• No careless or reckless operations are permitted. •• A preflight inspection by the operator is required. •• A person may not operate a small unmanned aircraft if he knows or has reason to know of any physical or mental condition that would interfere with the safe operation of a small UAS.

Operator Certification and Responsibilities

Pilots of small UAS will not be required to qualify as pilots in the traditional sense and will be referred to as “operators” by the FAA. This is more than semantics. This new classification allows the FAA to set reasonable training

and experience requirements for the operators of these UAS that does not require them to qualify as a pilot. Under the proposed rules, operators would be expected to: 1. Pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center. 2. Be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration. 3. Obtain an unmanned aircraft operator certificate with a small UAS rating similar to pilot certificates that must be renewed every two years. 4. Pass a recurrent aeronautical knowledge test every 24 months. 5. Be at least 17 years old. 6. Make available to the FAA, upon request, the small UAS and its maintenance record for inspection or testing. 7. Report an accident to the FAA within 10 days of any operation that results in injury or property damage. 8. Conduct a preflight inspection.

Aircraft Requirements

•• An FAA airworthiness certification is not required; however, the operator must maintain the small UAS in condition for safe operations and, prior to flight, must inspect the drones to ensure that it is in a condition for safe operation. Registration is also required every three years. •• Identification markings in the largest practicable manner.

These proposed rules represent a significant step forward in the quest to have unmanned aerial vehicles used for business purposes. They provide, for the first time, a common sense approach to incorporating unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace. The rules were open for comment until April 24, 2015, and, thus, they could change based upon the comments received. While requests to extend the comment period have been denied so far, there is no accurate way to predict when the final rules will be issued. Still, these proposed rules are a significant leap forward in the effort to capitalize and monetize the technology capturing our collective imaginations.

This article was original published in The Texas Lawbook

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Data Breaches and the Role of the In-House Attorney •• Contract implications with third parties; •• Regulatory enforcement actions; •• Consumer and employee class actions; •• Insurance coverage; •• For public companies, their securities disclosure obligations; •• Business partner litigation (think credit card companies and issuer banks); and

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Brad Brian and Grant Davis-Denny Munger, Tolles & Olson 355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560 213.683.9100 www.mto.com

our company is undoubtedly under attack right now from hackers. A 2014 survey of 567 U.S. executives by the non-profit Ponemon Institute found that 60 percent of respondents’ companies had suffered a known data breach in the last two years. Although Ponemon reports that the average data breach cost U.S. businesses close to $4 million, the consequences can be far more severe. Target’s data breach has cost the company over $250 million. Lawyers are naturally tempted to treat cyber security as an IT problem. This is a mistake. While most attorneys lack a computer science degree and don’t feel comfortable discussing firewalls, lawyers can play a vital role in protecting against and responding to a data breach. When a company finds itself joining the majority of businesses that have suffered a data breach, lawyers invariably will be critical members of the team addressing some or all of the following issues: •• The extent and nature of the confidential information that has been breached and a strategy for communicating with those whose data has been breached; •• Varying breach notification requirements that exist in virtually every U.S. state;

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•• Shareholder litigation targeting directors and officers. While these issues may require consultation with outside counsel who have expertise in data security, in-house counsel will play a key role in the aftermath of a data breach. In-house counsel’s role in data security should not just begin after the occurrence of a data breach. Lawyers can and should help their companies reduce the risk of a hack before it occurs. In-house counsel have a vital role to play in making sure that their companies’ data security standards at the very least meet legal requirements designed to protect against hacking. Company counsel should be actively engaged in designing cyber security policies and ensuring compliance with those policies with an eye toward evolving standards for security. Unfortunately, determining what the law demands is no simple task. In the U.S., there is a patchwork of federal and state legal standards. At the federal level, these standards often apply only in certain sectors, such as HIPAA in the healthcare industry and Gramm-Leach-Bliley in the financial services industry. Massachusetts, however, has adopted cybersecurity requirements that apply broadly to all companies that collect information from that state’s residents. To appreciate the uncertainty companies face when it comes to figuring out the appropriate level of data security, consider the standard that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) uses in bringing enforcement actions: whether it deems a company’s cybersecurity policies to be “deceptive” or “unfair.” What is unfair when it comes to data security? According to one recent court decision, Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, 799 F.3d 236 (3d Cir. 2015), determining unfairness “is a cost-benefit analysis … that considers a number of relevant factors, including the probability and expected size of reasonably unavoidable harms to consumers given a certain level of cybersecurity and the costs to consumers that would arise from investment in stronger cybersecurity.” That court may deserve the understatement-of-the-year award for its “acknowledge[ment] [that] there will be borderline cases where it is unclear if a particular company’s conduct falls below the requisite legal threshold.” An in-house lawyer, often aided by outside counsel, needs to help guide the executive team with respect to the standard of care to which they will be held accountable by various agencies.


A complete list of data security legal issues that companies may face is well beyond the scope of this article. But here are some questions in-house attorneys can pose and help answer, either alone or in consultation with outside counsel, in order to both promote compliance with legal requirements and reduce the risks of a harmful cyber-attack:

Do we have robust data security policies and are we complying with them?

Counsel should begin by ensuring that their companies have robust data security policies. Counsel must then follow up to make sure that their companies are complying with the businesses’ own data security policies and are being accurate in their representations to consumers. Over-promising on cybersecurity is like ringing the dinner bell for government regulators and class action plaintiffs’ lawyers. Exaggeration, bold marketing claims, and loose language have no place in a company’s representations to consumers. Unless a company really does use industry-leading firewalls to guarantee 100% protection of its consumer’s data, it shouldn’t claim that it does have those features.

How do our data security policies compare to our industry peers’ policies?

This is an important question for in-house counsel because data security regulators and courts are likely to consider industry standards in judging whether a company’s policies are adequate. Outside counsel can work with cybersecurity consultants and a company’s IT department to identify areas for improving compliance with industry standards.

Is company leadership paying enough attention to cybersecurity?

In-house counsel can play a key role in ensuring that data security receives the attention that it deserves at the board and c-suite level. The board and key executives should regularly examine and discuss potential data security risks to the company. Ponemon’s survey results suggest that companies that invest in cyber security, appoint a high-level security leader, and form a senior-level security council can generate significant savings when it comes to the costs of dealing with a data breach. In light of the increasing prevalence of cybersecurity litigation alleging that directors and officers breached their fiduciary duties—including D&O lawsuits filed after the Target, Wyndham Worldwide, and Home Depot data breaches—promoting active corporate governance of data security not only makes good business sense, but also can help to protect company leadership from litigation.

Do our employees know how to avoid common hacking methods?

Many companies’ Achilles’ heel when it comes to cyberdefense isn’t a technological one, but rather a human one. Hackers frequently use spear-phishing emails that are designed

to trick unwitting employees into disclosing their usernames and passwords or into clicking on email attachments that will launch malware on company systems. Security awareness training is an integral component of any data security program. Sometimes, IT departments focus on the technology and not on the employees, partly because that is where their expertise lies and partly because they do not feel empowered to tell executives or employees what to do. Counsel can help with both challenges. Business attorneys can translate complex technical concepts into terms that everyone can understand and can help make clear to team members at all levels that cybersecurity is a legal and company priority.

Are our vendors secure?

Businesses frequently provide network access not only to their employees, but to vendors as well. When vendors have such capabilities, they must also be secure or they can become weak links in the customers’ defenses. Vulnerable vendors are where the Target and Home Depot data breaches began. Attorneys are well-positioned to ask the right questions to identify unsecure vendors. In-house counsel can help their IT and procurement departments to prepare vendor contracts that require compliance with data security standards, mandate that vendors respond to reasonable requests for information about their security practices, allow for audits of the vendors’ data security practices, and hold vendors accountable in the event of a security lapse.

Is our cyber-insurance coverage adequate?

Cyber-insurance coverage can help to reduce the financial costs to your company in the event of data breach litigation. Attorneys with expertise in spotting exclusions, liability caps, and other coverage limitations can assist in evaluating whether a company has adequate cyber-insurance coverage.

Are we prepared to respond in the event of a data breach?

Attorneys play a critical role in the initial hours and days after a data breach is discovered, including advising the company on evidence preservation, data breach notification requirements, and strategies for reducing damages. In-house counsel can prepare in advance of a breach by making sure that the company has a written incident response plan (“IRP”), has practice implementing the IRP through table-top exercises, and has retained outside counsel to be available in the event of a data breach. Companies should also consider identifying in advance of a breach an experienced incident response forensics firm, although such a firm should be engaged by counsel in order to help protect applicable privileges. Finally, if a legal department does not have sufficient expertise in house, it should evaluate the possibility of retaining outside attorneys to advise the company on complying with data security laws. In short, data security is not just an IT problem today. Lawyers have a critical role to play in protecting companies from cyber-intrusions.

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What General Counsel Need to Know About Post-Grant Proceedings

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he America Invents Act introduced several new procedures for challenging patent validity in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). One of those procedures is Inter Partes Review (“IPR”), which became available on September 16, 2012. IPR is a USPTO-based procedure for challenging patentability based upon patents and printed publications. Anyone other than the patent owner can file an IPR petition. The IPR is conducted before a tribunal of administrative judges who are members of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). The IPR process is called a “trial,” although it differs significantly from a trial in a civil action in terms of judicial standards, procedures, and presumptions. IPRs are attractive to parties seeking to challenge the validity of patents because they offer reduced cost and time. Since September 2012, more than 3,100 IPR petitions have been filed and the numbers continue to increase. While the majority of IPRs filed have been in the mechanical and electrical arts, the number of IPRs filed in the bio-pharma space has steadily increased from 9 IPRs filed in 2012 to 156 filed to date this year. As a result, bio-pharma IPRs now account for an estimated 9% of all IPRs1.

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Differences between district court litigation and IPR practice

An obvious first difference between district court litigation and IPR proceedings relates to timing. IPR proceedings are intended to move more quickly than district court litigation. The AIA requires that the PTAB issue a final written decision within one year of institution. Thus far, the PTAB has been meeting this deadline in most cases. In contrast, the average length of a district court patent litigation is between two to three years. Second, the bodies governing the proceedings differ in terms of number and experience. In the case of IPR, trials are conducted by a panel of three administrative law judges with technical degrees. In contrast, a single judge presides over district court patent litigation. Moreover, district court judges typically do not have technical backgrounds. To the extent they do, the chance their background relates to the technology at issue is low.

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Aided by their technical expertise, PTAB judges tend to understand the technology in suit more easily, and are able and willing to drill down into the details, including scrutinizing arguments based upon inherency or unexpected results. A third difference relates to claim construction. District courts construe patent claims according to the principles the Federal Circuit articulated in its en banc decision in Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2005). Under Phillips, claim terms are given “the meaning that [a] term would have to a person of ordinary skill in the art in question at the time of the invention.” Id. at 1313. Claims are construed after considering the entire record before the court, taking into consideration both intrinsic evidence (the claims, specification and prosecution history) as well as extrinsic evidence (dictionary definitions and expert testimony). In contrast to the Phillips standard, PTAB judges interpret claims using the “broadest reasonable construction in light of the specification of the patent in which [they] appear[].” 37 C.F.R. § 42.100(b); see also Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, 77 Fed. Reg. 48,756, 48,766 (Aug. 14, 2012). Under the broadest reasonable interpretation standard, claim terms are given their “ordinary and customary meaning,” as would be understood by one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the invention. As a result, the PTAB is reluctant to read limitations into the claims unless the patent owner specifically defines a term in the specification. A fourth way in which IPR litigation differs from district court proceedings is the reliance on objective evidence of nonobviousness. Perhaps on account of their technical backgrounds, PTAB judges are often more skeptical than a district court judge with respect to objective evidence of nonobviousness, including evidence of commercial success, longfelt need, and copying. The most common reason why the PTAB rejects a patent owner’s secondary consideration arguments is for failure to establish a nexus between the claimed subject matter and the objective indicia argued by the patent owner. A final key difference relates to the parties who can initiate IPR proceedings versus district court litigation. A party wishing to challenge the validity of a patent in district court must have standing to bring suit, that is to say the plaintiffs must have sustained or will sustain direct injury or harm and

that harm must be redressable. Consumer Watchdog v. Wis. Alumni Research Found., 753 F.3d 1258, 1260-61 (Fed. Cir. 2014). No such similar requirement exists for IPR. According to 35 U.S.C. § 311(a), anyone other than the patent owner may file a petition to institute an inter partes review of the patent. The lack of a standing requirement in IPR practice has led to the advent of “reverse trolls”—non-practicing entities who sue patent owners hoping to invalidate patents, as opposed to non-practicing entities in the software and hardware space who assert patents of questionable value against others.

Tips for Practitioners

First and foremost, both patent owners and challengers should make sure that they understand the advantages and disadvantages of the new proceedings compared to district court litigation. As described above, the benefits of a given forum may depend on the type of technology in suit. Both parties should meet with their respective legal counsel to cement their understanding and to put a plan of action in place. From the patent owner’s perspective this plan may include early evaluation of your patent portfolio to identify any patents that may be subject to scrutiny in litigation or post grant proceedings. Identifying such patents early allows the patent owner to take proactive measures like identifying and analyzing key prior art and retaining experts if necessary. For patent challengers, this plan of action may focus more on the timing of events so that opportunities are not lost. For example, a petitioner should seek to file its IPR petition within the first five months of being served with a complaint alleging infringement of the patent. Because a petitioner may only file a petition up to one year after service of the complaint, and the PTAB has up to six months to issue a decision on the petition, filing within five months provides the petitioner with a month to file a second petition addressing any deficiencies of the first petition if necessary. As the popularity of IPRs continues to grow, patent owners and patent challengers have to be cognizant of the differences between IPR proceedings and district court litigation. These different forums present both challenges and opportunities, which require both parties to adopt different offensive and defensive strategies.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Pricing (But Were Afraid to Ask)

“Um . . .” [Smiles. Clears Throat.] “I have to say . . . we're just really excited by the opportunity—” “No, no—the pleasure is mine. We're equally as excited.” [Nods. Smiles.] [Blinks.] “Soooo . . .” “Yes?” [Coughs. Starts to speak. Stops. Starts again.] “Beautiful day, huh?”

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ell, this is awkward. And not unusual. Very few lawyers enjoy having “the talk”—you know, the one about pricing. It can be difficult— uncomfortable, even—but is obviously critical to the success of the business relationship going forward. And I’ve found that when a firm can align its interests with those of a client, developing a true partnership—it makes the whole conversation that much easier. It’s accepted that general counsels usually want a fixed fee in order to drive down their costs and be able to budget for a predictable legal expense. However, I want to tell the story of Paul Jones, general counsel of Harley-Davidson—an exception to the expected norm. About four years ago, Paul asked various firms to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a fixed fee over three years—not to reduce his costs, mind you, but for value and efficiency purposes. I'm going to repeat that: Reducing costs was not the impetus for this fixed-fee request. Instead, Paul’s main focus was building deeper partnerships with fewer firms that have a stronger interest in the success of HarleyDavidson. This is not merely a feel-good abstraction—there are tangible and practical benefits for both sides in this sort of collaborative, tighter-knit scenario. Working with fewer firms ensured Paul had a consistent defense for every litigation claim, his contracts had the same clauses, and his outside counsel better understood his business. I cannot overestimate the importance of this last point to clients of every shape and size. With a fixed fee, Paul’s company and its chosen law firms had a shared interest in resolving the cases together—a mutual goal of adding value to achieve success. Earlier


this year, Harley-Davidson re-upped with the firms for new three-year agreements. From a firm’s perspective, it’s easier to negotiate a fixed fee when you’ve represented the client for a number of years and have the shared history and data to determine trends and truly understand the costs necessary to provide the services on which the client depends. In such a scenario, you have an idea of the number of cases you will be handling, as well as the time involved. You can find—or create—efficiencies that then add value to the client. However, it’s not all sunshine and roses, even after all the parties have agreed to a fixed-fee model and settled on a number. Once the fee is set, you still have to manage it. But here, too, a firm has an opportunity to review how the files are staffed, use project management skills to be more efficient (while still maintaining the quality of the work), and effectively use budgets—all to the benefit of the client. Which gets to the crux of the matter: For any alternative fee arrangement—fixed or otherwise—to work, the client must be the center of the strategy. Firms must be proactive with their clients and offer different types of arrangements. It is imperative that they listen to what clients are saying, not what they think clients should want. Anticipating needs can be a double-edged sword, and attorneys would be well-served to reflect on exactly what voice they are hearing in their head. A good lawyer, and a good firm, will demonstrate to the client that they understand their business concerns, care about the success of the business as a whole, and are enthusiastic to put the in the effort necessary to deliver results. Fixed fees don’t just work with large clients; they can also be valuable for smaller clients. The key is

transparency—providing timely communication and clear definitions regarding what you will do for the fixed fee. Expectations should always be properly managed. If the project changes direction, then one has to be able to explain how the scope of the arrangement has changed. It’s interesting how quickly lawyers can get tongue-tied when conversations turn towards pricing—many simply don’t like having “the talk” with their clients, and even the smartest, most confident people in the world will begin to squirm. The reality behind that anxiety, as such things so often prove to be, is not that scary. When clients object to a fee, it is often tied to a concern about value—not a number, or an unwillingness to pay for a service rendered. If you are able to explain the value, you often can overcome their objections. Trying new fee arrangements requires open and honest communications and trust between the parties. Ultimately it’s about the relationship between firms and clients and the degree of focus and intention that we as lawyers bring to the delivery of legal services. A fixed fee thoughtfully developed can be a win-win for both the client and the firm—a monthly fixed fee results in a steady cash flow for the firm. By restructuring the way the case is staffed, it allows younger professionals the opportunity to develop their expertise. The benefits are many for the clients as well. There’s no sticker shock. They can be free to focus on their own tasks, without worrying about efforts spiraling out of control, understanding that efficiencies and successes are in all the parties' interests. And, by the way—remember Paul Jones at Harley Davidson? Turns out he did also reduce his costs, on top of everything else.

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Independence Day?

DOL’s Independent Contractor Interpretation Could Be Explosive for Businesses a worker is an independent contractor. It does, however, emphasize that each factor of the economic realities test must be applied consistently with the broad definition of “employ” found in the FLSA; that is, whether the worker is economically dependent on the employer and is, therefore, “suffered or permitted to work” by the employer.

Depending on the court, the economic realities test generally includes the following factors: 1. The extent to which the work performed is an integral part of the employer's business; 2. The worker's opportunity for profit or loss depending on his or her managerial skill; 3. The extent of the relative investments of the employer and the worker; 4. Whether the work performed requires special skills and initiative; 5. The permanency of the relationship; and 6. The degree of control exercised or retained by the employer.

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he Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) ongoing campaign against the misclassification of employees as independent contractors recently culminated in a published interpretation concluding that “most workers are employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This article will examine the basis of the DOL’s conclusion and its potential impact on employers, especially those in industries in which independent contractor relationships are prevalent. It will also provide guidance to help businesses assess the risks of their current independent contractor relationships.

The DOL’s 2015-1 Administrator’s Interpretation

In July 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL issued an interpretation in furtherance of its Misclassification Initiative, which concludes that “most workers are employees under the FLSA's broad definitions.” See Administrator's Interpretation 2015-1: The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act's “Suffer or Permit” Standard in the Identification of Employees Who Are Misclassified as Independent Contractors. The interpretation does not change the “economic realities” test courts currently apply in determining whether

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While the interpretation did not change the factors most courts consider in determining the economic realities of a work relationship, the Interpretation did provide some important takeaways regarding each factor:

•• The DOL specifically noted that work performed away from the employer's premises, whether in the worker's home or at the employer’s customer, can still be integral to the employer's business.

•• If a worker is truly in business for him or herself, and, therefore, an independent contractor, the worker should be at some risk of loss due to the managerial decisions he or she makes. Merely being able to work more hours is not a managerial skill that affects the worker’s opportunity for profit or loss. •• In evaluating the relative investments of the employer and worker, courts should consider whether the worker has made investments in his or her business to further its ability to expand, reduce its cost structure or extend its business plan. Courts should also consider how that investment compares to the employer's investment, not just to the work performed by the worker but to the employer’s overall investment in the project. •• Merely having specialized skills does not mean that the worker is an independent contractor. There is a difference between providing skilled labor and demonstrating the skill and initiative of an independent contractor. The interpretation states, in probably its most telling sentence: “Only carpenters, construction workers,


electricians, and other workers who operate as independent businesses, as opposed to being economically dependent on their employer, are independent contractors.” •• Courts should also consider whether the lack of permanence or indefiniteness in the worker’s relationship with the employer is the result of operational characteristics of the business (i.e., whether the work is typically transient or seasonal) or the result of the worker’s own independent business initiative. •• Control exerted due to the nature of the business, regulatory requirements and/or customer satisfaction are indicative of an employee/employer relationship. The issue is how much control is exercised by the employer, not why the employer is exerting it. While no single factor is determinative, the DOL emphasized that the “control factor” should not be given undue weight. Ultimately, according to the DOL, the “factors should be considered in totality to determine whether a worker is economically dependent on the employer, and thus an employee.” If the worker is in business for him or herself, and not economically dependent on the employer, then he or she is an independent contractor.

The DOL’s Misclassification Initiative Gets Increased Support from the States

Through its Misclassification Initiative, the DOL has now entered into memorandums of understanding with 26 states in which the states agree to cooperate with the DOL in its enforcement actions to catch and deter the misclassification of independent contractors as employees. These states are Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Seven of these states (Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont) entered into these agreements in 2015. On its website, the DOL claims that its collaboration with the states has made a difference—in FY2014 DOL investigations resulted in over $79 million in back wages to workers in various industries including the janitorial, temporary help, food service, day care, hospitality, and garment industries. Given the increased support from the states and the DOL’s recent pronouncement, we expect that number to increase over the next fiscal year. High profile lawsuits, such as the collective action currently pending in California involving Uber drivers, will continue to focus attention on this issue.

What should employers do?

Employers, particularly those who regularly use independent contractors, should re-evaluate the status of their workers in light of this Interpretation. Some questions to ask:

•• Are you paying workers directly or are you paying a company they own and operate? A worker who is in business for him or herself is more likely to have established a business identity that is legally separate from the worker’s individual identity. •• How long has this worker been your “independent contractor”? Long-term independent contractors are more likely to rely on you as their sole source of income and, therefore, are more likely to be considered your employees. •• Are you imposing rules on the worker such as dress codes, required work hours, and lunch breaks? Do you provide workers with email addresses and tools of the job? Can you actually distinguish between an independent contractor and your employees? •• Are you initially classifying workers as independent contractors but then eventually hiring them as employees of your company? If the work they perform for you as employees is the same as the work performed as independent contractors, they were probably your employees all along. •• Are these workers independent contractors because you have an agreement that says so? Many employers incorrectly assume that having an independent contractor agreement will insulate them from liability. However, the DOL will look beyond any agreement and evaluate the actual economic realities of the relationship. Moreover, independent contractor agreements could hurt the employer if they contain language inconsistent with the DOL’s latest Interpretation. Employers should review their independent contractor agreements in light of this latest Interpretation. •• Do your independent contractors meet the IRS test? Remember the DOL is not the only federal agency interested in whether you have properly classified your workers. When you pay independent contractors, you generally do not withhold or pay any taxes on those payments. Therefore, if a worker is misclassified as an independent contractor, you are not paying the IRS what it is due. The IRS test for independent contractors is slightly different from the DOL’s test because the IRS test currently focuses more on control. It can be found here: www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Self-Employedor-Employee. Notably, the IRS updated this page just weeks after the DOL’s Interpretation was issued. Employers must look at their independent contractors and ask whether, considering the economic realities test, these workers are truly in business for themselves or are they economically dependent on the employer’s business? Given the DOL’s sweeping statement that “most workers are employees under the FLSA's broad definition,” the economic reality for many employers may be that their independent contractors will now be considered their employees.

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Identifying In-House Lawyers’ “Client” Easier Said Than Done

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ho is your client? Some in-house lawyers think that only their outside brethren must wrestle with that question. After all, in-house lawyers receive a paycheck from just one entity. Isn’t that the client? In many ways, in-house lawyers have a more difficult time than outside lawyers defining their “client” or “clients.” It can be useful to look at three different contexts: (1) within a single corporate entity; (2) within a corporate family; and (3) when dealing with corporate employees.

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When lawyers define the “client” within a corporate entity, the analysis starts with what can be called the “default” position articulated in ABA Model Rule 1.13(a): “[a] lawyer employed or retained by an organization represents the organization acting through its duly authorized constituents.” That sounds easy enough, and normally ends the analysis. But in certain admittedly unusual situations, lawyers can represent an organization’s constituent. For instance, a lawyer might represent just a corporate board’s special committee. But such representations carry risks if lawyers are not careful. In 2008, the Northern District of California found that a special committee which had retained the Howrey firm did not even have a “common interest” with the full board— which meant that Howrey waived its special committee client’s privilege by disclosing its investigation results to the full board. [SEC v. Roberts, 254 F.R.D. 371, 378 n.4 (N.D. Cal. 2008)]. How could that happen? The special committee’s investigation focused on possible options back-dating by several board members—who attended the briefing. In a similar setting, the Orrick law firm waived its special committee’s privilege by doing the same thing. [Ryan v. Gifford, Civ. A. No. 2213-CC, 2008 Del. Ch. LEXIS 2, at *12 (Del. Ch. Jan. 2, 2008) (unpublished opinion).] In some situations, law firms explicitly disclaim an attorney-client relationship with the corporate entity. In 2006, the Alabama Supreme Court assessed a Skadden Arps retainer letter identifying its “client” as a company’s outside directors—not the company. Ex parte Smith, 942 So. 2d 356, 357-58, 360-61 (Ala. 2006). Why would Skadden do that? Perhaps it expected the company to declare bankruptcy, which eventually occurred. Relying on its retainer letter, Skadden successfully resisted the bankruptcy trustee’s demand for the law firm’s files. K&L Gates was less successful in a similar effort. In connection with its investigation of an allegedly crooked CEO, the firm’s retainer letter bluntly stated that “[w]e understand that we are being engaged to act as counsel for the special committee and for no other individual or entity, including the Company.” Kirschner v. K&L Gates LLP, 46 A.3d 737, 743 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2012) (emphasis omitted). When the company declared bankruptcy, the liquidation trust sued K&L Gates for malpractice. The trial court dismissed the malpractice action, but the appellate court reversed. Among other things, the appellate court pointed to K&L Gate’s retainer letter with the forensic accountant which assisted it in the investigation, indicating that the firm’s client was the company—contrary to


its own retainer letter with the special committee. It would be easy for any of us to mistakenly use an off-the-shelf retainer letter with our forensic accountant in that setting. K&L Gates reportedly paid about $24,000,000 to settle the case. In-house lawyers are less likely than outside lawyers to face dilemmas like this, but they might. And in-house lawyers who retain and work with outside counsel should remember these painful lessons. When expanding the scope of the “client” identity from the corporate entity to its affiliates, the same issue can arise. Do in-house and outside lawyers representing a corporate parent also represent its subsidiaries? ABA Model Rule 1.0 cmt. [3] offers a worrisome warning: “[i]t may not be clear whether the law department of a corporation represents a subsidiary or an affiliated corporation, as well as the corporation by which the members of the department are directly employed.” In one type of recurring scenario, a now-adverse former corporate subsidiary (now controlled by a bankruptcy trustee or owned by another company) claims that the parent’s lawyers jointly represented it during whatever spin, sale, or other corporate transaction that resulted in the subsidiary’s loss. The former subsidiary tries to parlay this alleged joint representation into joint ownership of the lawyers’ files— presumably to seek evidence supporting a lawsuit against the former parent. In this scenario, the lawyers inevitably argue that they only represented the parent—and did not jointly represent the subsidiary. A number of well-known law firms have lost this fight, and had to turn over their files. In In re Mirant Corp., 326 B.R. 646, 649 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2005) (Troutman Sanders); 625 Milwaukee, LLC v. Switch & Data Facilities Co., Case No. 06-C-0727, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19943 (E.D. Wis. Feb. 29, 2008) (Blank Rome; Quarles & Brady); In re Crescent Res., LLC, 457 B.R. 506 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 2011) (Robinson Bradshaw). These law firms lost because they had not specifically identified the parent as their only client. The Third Circuit dealt with this issue in Teleglobe Communications Corp. v. BCE Inc. (In re Teleglobe Communications Corp.), 493 F.3d 345 (3d Cir. 2007). In 2008, the New York City Bar issued an extensive legal ethics opinion focusing specifically on the risks in-house lawyers face in jointly representing parents and subsidiaries in situations where adversity might later develop between them. New York City LEO 2008-2 (9/2008). Every in-house lawyer should read that opinion.

risks can arise in many more settings. In some situations, in-house lawyers’ intentional representation of corporate employees can be dangerous. In 2013, a California court allowed a Union Pacific employee’s malpractice claim to proceed against a Union Pacific inhouse lawyer. Yanez v. Plummer, 164 Cal. Rptr. 3d 309 (Cal. Ct. App. 2013). The lawyer had represented the employee at his deposition during litigation involving a train accident. When Union Pacific fired the employee after his testimony, the employee claimed that the Union Pacific lawyer had not adequately described the conflict between the company’s interests and his interests when agreeing to represent him— specifically pointing to the lawyer’s assurance that if the employee “told the truth at the deposition, his job would not be affected.” Id. at 314. But the most frightening conflicts can arise if an in-house lawyer accidentally creates an arguable attorney-client relationship with a corporate employee. Every lawyer is familiar with what we call the “Upjohn warning.” The second half of that warning establishes privilege protection for the communications, but the first half disclaims an attorney-client relationship with the employee. In some situations, an Upjohn warning’s alleged inadequacy can have enormously significant effects. This issue is playing out before our eyes in the Penn State Sandusky scandal. Two Penn State athletic officials under indictment for covering up Sandusky’s child abuse contend that Penn State’s then general counsel Cynthia Baldwin assured them t hat she represented them. They apparently claimed as much in their grand jury testimony. But Ms. Baldwin later explained that she actually represented Penn State, not them. Ben Present, Schultz Could Sue Ex Penn State General Counsel, Legal Intelligencer, Dec. 13, 2012. Relying on this confusion, the two Penn State defendants have sought to exclude their grand jury testimony, and Ms. Baldwin’s grand jury testimony against them. The trial court denied their motion. Commonwealth v. Curley, Memorandum Opinion & Order, Nos. 3614 CR 2013, 5165 CR 2011, 3616 CR 2013, 5164 CR 2011, & 3615 CR 2013, slip op. (Pa. C.P. Dauphin Cnty. Jan. 18, 2015) (unpublished opinion). But the issue has now gone to an appellate court. And the stakes are high for the entire law department. Some in-house lawyers do not appreciate that the ABA Model Rules define the term “law firm” as including “the legal department of a corporation or other organization.” ABA Model Rule 1.0(c). This means that an individual in house lawyer’s disqualification normally will be imputed to the entire law department.

When Dealing with Corporate Employees

Conclusion

Within the Corporate Family

In-house lawyers may represent corporate clients’ employees if the conflicts rules permit it and if the lawyers are authorized by their states’ unauthorized practice of law rules to do so. ABA Model Rule 1.13(g). But such representations can create troublesome dilemmas. And unlike the unusual circumstances discussed above, inhouse lawyers deal every day with such employees—so the

In all of these and other settings, in-house lawyers should remember perhaps the most important issue facing every lawyer—who is your client? Defining the “client” brings with it all of the duties, rights, privilege protection, and other attributes of attorney-client relationships. Incorrectly defining the “client” can have disastrous effects, and not knowing the “client’s” identity can be nearly as dangerous.

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The Compliance ABCs of State Unclaimed Property Law Are No Longer Elementary

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very state has and enforces a set of unclaimed property (“escheat”) laws. These laws apply to business entities that bear obligations to hold intangible property for owners and fail to satisfy such obligations after a statutorily prescribed period of time—known as a “dormancy period.” Unclaimed property laws require businesses to make certain efforts to reestablish contact with property owners; and in the event an owner is lost or otherwise fails to assert an interest in the property at issue, the holder of such property is required to report and remit the property to the state that exercises custodial jurisdiction over such property. If you are wondering why you haven’t heard of these laws before, rest assured that you are in good company. Many businesses are unaware of these laws or their reporting/ remittance requirements and consequently do not have a compliance function in place. These laws, which were originally designed to be used to provide a procedural mechanism to reunite owners with their lost or forgotten property, have become a significant source of revenue for many states. Over the past 15 years, states have dramatically increased their enforcement efforts in this arena and have outsourced the compliance examinations to third-party firms that are generally compensated on a contingent fee basis. Despite the underlying consumer-protection oriented goal of reuniting owners with their property, industry-specific audits have often resulted in significant disruption to holders’ business practices and sometimes even harm to the very consumers sought to be protected. Audits have increasingly become less about whether a company has technically adhered to a state’s unclaimed property law and more about the state’s attempting to dictate certain market conduct. States have also increased their use of aggressive tactics to enforce their expansive interpretations of unclaimed property laws, threatening the imposition of substantial penalties and interest and creating burdensome and expensive appeals processes, which are made all the more difficult by the multistate nature of most state unclaimed property examinations. The lack of historical compliance by corporate America, plus states’ reliance on contingent fee audit firms and engagement in such aggressive enforcement tactics, creates a perfect storm of controversy.

General counsels must be aware of this area of law for four key reasons: 1. Managing exposures against states that step into the shoes of property owners and claim aged obligations recorded on their company’s books and records; 2. Managing the financial statement implications of such established and/or contingent liabilities; 3. Effectively conducting audit defense, should the company be subject to audit by one state or by 10–40+ states in a multistate audit led by a contingent fee contract firm; and 4. Overseeing the implementation of changes in accounting and compliance policies and procedures, as well as in business models (contracts, customer terms and conditions, and the like), that optimize compliance and may additionally offer planning opportunities. 1

Note that this use of estimation, which was only authorized by statute in 2010 (albeit the Department of Finance asserts that the enactment of the estimation statute was intended by the legislature as a “clarification” of existing authority and longstanding practice), is currently subject to challenge in the Delaware District Court. TempleInland, Inc. v. Cook, No. 1:14-cv-00654 (D. Del.),

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Unclaimed Property Enforcement Landscape

States have, like businesses, come to realize the financial import of their unclaimed property laws. Increased enforcement of these laws is a politically acceptable alternative to raising taxes. Delaware relies on unclaimed property revenues as its third-largest source of annual funding of state operations, and California currently holds some $7.6 billion of unclaimed assets. Further, many states have revised these laws or interpreted these laws to substantively alter the nature of the debtorcreditor relationship between the owner and the holder of unclaimed property. Unclaimed property laws are a form of consumer protection law, and states take this obligation quite seriously. However, when the administration of these laws is unconstrained, the laws can take on a different form. For example, California has been sued over the past 8–10 years because that state did not comply with its statutory requirement to notify owners that it was in possession of their property. States of course cite their goal of reuniting property with owners, and there has recently been a significant publicity push by the states to advertise their levels of return of property. The efforts to return property to state residents have been very impressive in certain states, to be sure. Delaware, the largest recipient of unclaimed funds from U.S. businesses, relies on estimation of liabilities to establish its claim to property in the fallback position of “domicile state” of the holder, and since the liabilities that are established are by their nature ownerunknown, they can never be returned to an owner on whose behalf Delaware purports to claim funds from its Delawaredomiciled businesses1. Nevertheless, as we have seen over our decades 2 of work in this field, many businesses do, in fact, discover some compliance deficiencies or gaps when an internal compliance self-review is undertaken. If there is room for improvement— and the gaps are material from a financial standpoint—what should a general counsel and the relevant departments or functions within a corporate structure be doing?

Compliance Self-Assessment Best Practices

The most effective means of assessing a holder entity’s state of compliance is to undertake a self-review process, which can be structured as a corporate internal investigation to maintain available legal privileges while accruing a broad range of corporate governance, regulatory compliance and related benefits. Note that a self-review process may be undertaken in conjunction with the defense of a single- or multistateunclaimed property audit. When a holder company is contacted by a series of states to indicate that they have retained a contract audit firm to conduct a multistate unclaimed property audit of the holder company, the enormity and potential expense of such an audit typically catches the attention of the company’s general counsel, treasurer, chief financial officer, and/ or the vice president of tax. These professionals are accustomed to managing significant projects of material financial importance. However, an unclaimed property audit—much less an audit of an affiliated enterprise, often

2 The humble beginnings of this author’s career in unclaimed property law, and the sense that this was a compliance arena that could burgeon, can be seen in an article authored in 1993: “The Georgia Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act: Countdown to Trouble,” The Atlanta Lawyer, (first quarter 1993, p. 18), as well as a 1998 article where my colleague John L. Coalson, Jr., and I noted the potential constitutional concerns


Kendall L. Houghton Alston & Bird 950 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004 202.239.3300 www.alston.com conducted on behalf of 12–40 states simultaneously—is rarely familiar terrain. Therefore, companies usually reach out for professional assistance from their trusted advisors, and law and consulting firms actively assist clients in strategic management of their unclaimed property exposures throughout the contract audit process. When a consulting group is retained to assist with either a self-review or audit engagement (or both), it is highly advisable for that company to also retain legal advisors. In circumstances where the law firm utilizes a so-called Kovel retention structure3, the law firm is engaged by the holder to provide legal advice and services and in turn retains the consulting firm to provide audit-related services to it that enable the law firm to formulate its legal advice. This retention structure has been held by courts of law to apply both attorney-client and attorney work product privileges to communications between and among company personnel, the consulting firm and the legal advisor. As a practical matter, the company’s legal team rounds out the set of skills being applied on behalf of the company by its consultants—legal counsel will devote its efforts to issues of statutory interpretation, application of common law defenses and contractual interpretation. Both types of exercise may result in the rebuttal and/or mitigation of alleged liabilities on the part of the holder.

Unclaimed Property Best Practices in Risk Management

Below is a list of best practices that we have seen general counsel leverage to effectively manage an audit defense or internal self-review: • • Assigning a “lead” in-house counsel or project management professional to oversee the self-review and/ or audit defense process, and ensuring that the project leader has ample time 4 and resources to play this role. • • Managing expectations through regular communications to the C-suite regarding the duration and work required to conduct the internal self-review and to establish best practices. Audits are laborious and lengthy; selfreviews may provide insight, but a company may elect not to implement certain changes while an audit is ongoing for reasons that should be self-apparent. •• Executing an effective confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement (NDA) by the company and its audit firm. We operate in an age where data privacy and security are highly regulated at both the federal and state levels, and any security incident touching on a company’s confidential and personal data could result in catastrophic damage—both to the employees, shareholders, customers and other individuals whose personally identifiable information (PII) is being sought by auditing states and their contract firms, as well as to the corporate holder’s reputation and financial interests. It is of paramount importance that corporate counsel manage these risks in the context of a contractually outsourced compliance examination. Complying with broad

with multistate contingent fee audits: “Do Multijurisdictional Contingent-Fee Audits Violate Public Policy and Due Process?,” Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, (November/December, 1998). 3

audit requests for such data could result in an audited company transmitting its clients’ and other parties’ PII, and these transmissions implicate various federal and state data privacy laws to which companies must adhere, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and various industry-specific data security regulations. •• Pursuing voluntary disclosure agreements (VDAs). The company, with its unclaimed property advisors, should be considering its VDA strategy in conjunction with its audit defense strategy. Certain states offer formal VDA programs (e.g., New York’s VDA program is formal and well-established, albeit an involved and potentially lengthy process); other states will accept VDA proposals from holders subject to negotiation of terms (e.g., waiver of penalties, limited lookback period, etc.); and still others refuse VDAs (e.g., California) or permit them only to first-time filers (e.g., Texas and Pennsylvania). •• Disciplined reviewing of the underlying business practices and transactional models implemented by the company or affiliated group. These issues should be addressed: •• Whether and how contingent obligations are recorded and later reviewed to establish if property rights have been established by an apparent owner (e.g., record an estimated A/P obligation. •• Whether current business practices that create the apparent unclaimed property can/should be modified to manage risk (e.g., tolerance thresholds, rebate issuances, estimated receivables). • • What terms and conditions pertain to B2B and B2C transactions and instruments issued in connection therewith (e.g., gift cards, loyalty instruments, vouchers and various prepaid instruments). • • Contractual terms relating to time permitted to assert claims to property and/or to challenge a determination of amount at issue in a transaction.

Conclusion

As discussed, state unclaimed property laws, and the states’ administration and enforcement practices, continue to evolve. The challenges these laws present are significant in states that have shifted from enforcers of pure “consumer protection” laws to beneficiaries of financial windfalls arising from their assertion of new theories of liability and claims to new property types. While it is true that corporate holders are increasingly resorting to litigation and administrative challenges as a means to contain unreasonable and even unconstitutional assertions of liability under these laws, we believe that attentive corporate legal officers can achieve material compliance gains as well as effective defensive strategies that could preclude the necessity of making such a difficult decision and committing corporate resources to an uncertain process.

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years in length, based on a survey of our clients’ recent audits; while some audits are shorter in duration (and this may be more likely in the case of a limited-scope audit), we have worked on audits that exceed seven years in length.

United States v. Kovel, 296 F.2nd 918 (2d Cir. 1961).

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Storm on the Horizon:

Diversity Disparity Between Corporate America and their Law Firms Diversity Within General Counsel and Big Law Equity Partners

The practice of law is currently one of the least diverse professional occupations1. This is especially a concern since lawyers are not only advocates for people, but they also have historically been recognized as leaders of organizations and countries. To be respected and remain relevant, the legal profession needs to better reflect the population it serves. In this article, we summarize the current data on gender and racial diversity among the 2015 Fortune 500 general counsels and significant law firm equity partners, and analyze a survey of law firms engaged by MassMutual. We then comment on the critical implications of these findings 2.

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Deborah L. Rhode, Law is the least diverse profession in the nation. And lawyers aren’t doing enough to change that., WASH. POST (May 27, 2015), https://www. washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/05/27/law-is-the-least-diverseprofession-in-the-nation-and-lawyers-arent-doing-enough-to-change-that/. 2 We believe that many diverse attorneys will choose not to join or to remain with the larger law firms due to, among other reasons, the lack of progression opportunities outlined in this article. It is at smaller, diverse and alternative providers where innovation and change often will occur. We do not address opportunities at those providers in this article as the data summarized relates to the recent Fortune 500 release and the data available on large law firms. 3 The S&P 200 was calculated by using the Financial Times June 2015 ranking of the top 500 U.S. companies.

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this past year). And among the S&P 200, where significant expenditure on outside counsel occurs, 26 percent are women. In contrast, the representation of female law firm equity partners in the 200 largest law firms inched up less than 1 percent in the past year to 17 percent4. Despite their failure to reach the equity partner status, females are not underrepresented at law firms as a whole. Recent data shows that 47 percent of associates are women, 38 percent of counsel are women, and 29 percent of non-equity partners are women. In other words, a disproportionate number of women5 are not rising through the ranks. Again, general counsels among the Fortune 500 are also more racially diverse than law firm equity partners. From 2014 to 2015, racial diversity remained largely flat both among Fortune 500 general counsels (an increase of one) and law firm equity partners. The percentage difference is, however, notable: 10 percent attorneys of color among the Fortune 500 but only 5.6 percent among law firms. In the S&P 200, 15 percent of the general counsels are people of color 6 . Among the Fortune 500 general counsels, 25 (5 percent) were African-American, 14 (3 percent) were Asian, and 10 (2 percent) were Hispanic. These numbers are significantly better than the odds of making equity partner at a large law firm. Among major law firms positions generally, minority representation has largely plateaued since 2008, when lawyers of color constituted 13.9 percent, rising to only 14.4 percent today7. Law school admissions are not the cause. People of color constitute almost 27 percent of law school students according to the American Bar Association’s most recent statistics 8.

4 Despite Small Gains in the Representation of Women and Minorities Among Equity Partners, Broad Disparities Remain, NALP BULLETIN (June 2015), http://www.nalp. org/0615research (hereinafter Small Gains). 5 Stephanie A. Scharf et al., Report of the Eighth Annual NAWL National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms, NAT’L ASS’N OF WOMEN LAW (Feb. 2014), http://www.nawl.org/d/do/150. 6

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Corporate America is becoming well aware of the need for diversity. It allows the enterprise to attract superior talent and 12to better 23%understand 22 and30% reflect our customers. It also results in Women 103 21% 106 21% 49 381 116 71%77% 23% Men 390 79% 390 79% Men 41better 77% 51 helps 70% decisions and establish an environment of innovation Men 390 79% 390 79% 381 77% Diverse 44 9% 48 10% 7 49 10%10% Diverse 5and creativity. 9% All9 of this12% drives engagement and increases Diverse 44 9% 48 10% 49 10% African American 27 5% 25 5% African American 4productivity 8% 10. As 4a result, 5%in making leadership selections, African n.a. 27 5% 25 5% Asian 12 2% 14 3% n.a. AsianAmerican 1statistics 2%show that 2 Fortune 3% 500 companies increasingly are Fortune 500 General Counsel Diversity Summary n.a. Asian 12 2% 14 3% Hispanic 9 10 2% Hispanic 0selecting 0%diverse attorneys 3 4%as their general counsel. And their Hispanic 9 496 2% 493 6910 497 2% 53 departments are73accelerating in their diversity. For example, law 2013 2014 2015 493 496 497 40 percent of MassMutual’s attorneys are women, 16 percent GCs*appointed in the last year** GCs Women 20 29% 12 23% 22 30% are people of color and 24 percent are people of color or openly Women 103 21% 106 21% 116 23% 20 at the29% 12 23% 220 22 30% Men 49 71% 41 77% 51 44.6%70% GCsWomen promoted from in-house roles same company 228LGBT. 46.0% 229law departments 46.1% And many now have women as a majority Men 390 79% 390 79% 381 77% Men 49 71% 41 77% 51 70% 7 roles 10% 5 9% 121 9 24.5%12% GCsDiverse who were also GCs in their prior 133of their 26.8% 138 27.8% attorneys. Diverse 44 9% 48 10% 49 10% 7 10% 9% 9 African American 45 8% 72 4 14.6%12% 5% GCsDiverse who came from private practice 70 Diversity 14.1% also 69 13.9%to increase among the directors at continues African American 27 5% African n.a. 41 8% 42 9.9% 5% 5% Asian American 2% 49 25 3% GCs promoted from in-house roles at a different company 36these major 7.3% corporations. 38 7.6% The Spencer Stuart Board Index reflects n.a. Asian 12 2% 3% Asian 2% 6 14 2 3% Hispanic 01 0% 3 1.2% 4% GCs who came from government n.a. 6that 191.2% 7S&P 200 1.4%boards are women and approximately percent of Hispanic 9 2% 10 2% Hispanic 0 0% 3 4% 53 73 GCs who came from other roles*** 69 16 3.2% 915 percent 1.8% are African-American, 7 1.4% Latino or Asian. Of the Spencer 493 496 497 69 53 73 Stuart searches for new board members in 2014, 64 percent *Unabletotofind findinformation information on some and companies some companies do anot *Unable on some GCs, GCs, and some do not have GChave a GC looked for people of color and 71 percent included searches for Women 20 29%year 12 23% 22 30% *Unable to finddates. information on some GCs, and some do not have a GC **Approximate dates. year, rather than calendar **Approximate FullFull year, rather than calendar year companies females11. Yet law firms are not keeping pace. These sellers of ***Include Vice Chairmen, private equity firmcalendar partners, self-employed, MenVice 49 71%year 41 portfolio 77% and investments 51 70% **Approximate dates. Full year,equity rather than ***Include Chairmen, private firm partners, self-employed, portfolio and investments managers, etc. Most are former partners or GCs legal services may not fare well when they do not reflect the managers, Vice etc. Chairmen, Most are former partners or GCs ***Include private equity firm partners, self-employed, portfolio and investments The Billings from the by Diverse 7 Law 10% Firms 5 Engaged 9% 9 12% managers, etc. Most are former partners or GCs demographics of their buyers. African AmericanMask the Lack of Diversity 4 8% 4 5% MassMutual in the This demographic disparity is likely to become more Asian 1 2% 2 3% Leadership Positionsn.a. at these Firms pronounced, given that the leadership of corporate legal teams Hispanic 0 representation, 0% 3 4% Based upon demands for more diversity can diversify more quickly than those of law firms. A new general 69 MassMutual tracks in its e-billing system53 the diversity of73 counsel or other high level lawyers in an in-house organization outside counsel who work on MassMutual matters. In the last can be appointed essentially instantaneously. And in the last year, *Unable to find information on some GCs, and some companies do not have a GC year, of the attorneys who bill to MassMutual, approximately 45 of the new general counsel appointed in the Fortune 500 selected **Approximate dates. Full year, rather than calendar year percent were female and 24 percent were attorneys of color. On ***Include Vice Chairmen, private equity firm partners, self-employed, portfolio and investments from within the law department, approximately 25 percent were first glance, would appear managers, etc. Mostthis are former partners or GCs to be very positive data. women. However, at many large law firms, it takes more than 10 In early 2015, MassMutual surveyed six law firms that years to become an equity partner. represent over 80 percent of its billings to capture relevant This gap between the buyers of legal resources and those demographic information among the firms. Unfortunately, providing the resources is likely to only widen. Law firms may try the desire for increased billings by diverse attorneys has not to emphasize their diversity by using associates of color to bill its translated into overall diversity and has apparently had little clients, but clients are learning the right questions to determine impact on the leadership of the firms. The data reflects that of what is really happening, behind the scenes, at law firms. Either the equity partners at these firms, 20 percent are female and independently, or at the direction of their boards, general counsel less than 8 percent are attorneys of color. And these numbers will continue to ask for this data and demand improvement12. are worse among those whom have engagement partner Achieving gender and racial diversity is a stated priority for responsibility at these law firms, with just 12 percent female and many law firms. But results have not followed. Firms, in fact, 7 percent attorneys of color. acknowledge that there has been more success in recruiting than That the diversity of the billing attorneys is not aligned with in promotion and retention13. Some law firms believe this is due the diversity of the equity or engagement partners raises a to the pipeline14, but, as mentioned above, diversity among law concern. To mask the limited real progress of diverse attorneys, students is simply not the reason. What is clear is that corporate firms are “rotating” the diverse junior associates. Astute inAmerica wants and values diversity in its entire team, both inhouse counsels are alert to this possibility, however, and the house and among the outside counsel that they engage. strategy will not be effective long term. Where does this all lead? Based upon fast changing demographics and the clients’ demand for diversity, law firms that do not diversify more systemically are likely to alienate their clients and ultimately lose business — or go out of business! 9

The data for this list was gathered through a multi-step process, which included accessing company websites, company profiles from Bloomberg and Reuters, SEC filings, and subscription company profiles through LexisAdvance. If the relevant information was not available through these channels, press releases and news articles were used. The diversity of the general counsel was primarily determined through biographies or news articles that referenced ethnic origin, or by photographic identification. If the diversity of the general counsel was unclear, the individual was not designated as diverse.

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Mark Roellig et al., Fixing What’s Broken: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Law Firms, ACC DOCKET (2015).

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Navigating the Litigation Conversation:

Confessions of a Litigator Turned General Counsel Turned Mediator

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ack when I was still litigating, before my general counsel days, I was invited to mediate cases for the federal court in San Francisco. Having already litigated for two decades and advocated through many mediations in the process, I thought the mediation work would be, frankly, simpler. Counsel and clients would share their perspectives, and I would help them settle by, among other things, helping them to handicap the likely litigated outcome. But it wasn’t so simple. Not by a long shot. Many times counsel and clients would see things as I did; other times their view of their prospects vastly differed, and those differences remained a puzzle. Where a settlement did not come together, as a sanity check, I began regularly asking counsel to update me of the eventual litigated outcome so I could compare it with where I thought the dispute would end. To the benefit of my sanity, these updates typically matched my prior view of where things would likely end, including all of the good, bad, and ugly consequences for the parties. So I wasn’t crazy, at least most of the time. However, still unanswered for me for several years was what was driving some counsel and clients to unrealistic views of the strengths and weaknesses of their positions. Fast forward a few decades of litigating, managing disputes, and mediating, and the contributing factors became more apparent. Rather than take the easy bait of blaming lawyers for keeping the meter running longer than needed, many answers instead arise from behavioral studies of how lawyers and clients process, filter, accept, and reject information and form positions—often at the expense of grounded decision-making. A few examples should help here: •• In a series of studies comparing pre-trial settlement options rejected by counsel with the eventual outcome of those disputes, the findings show that most plaintiff’s counsel optimistically err to the detriment of their clients by turning down better offers than the amount they actually recover1. On the defense side, that initially sounds pretty good, meaning that defendants on average fare better by fully litigating a dispute than by agreeing to the pre-trial deal on the table. However, when defendants lose, the magnitude of their errors are 10 times as large or larger, and that’s before even factoring in the full direct and indirect cost to clients of litigating the dispute to its end. Obviously this is not a good outcome for clients or client relations. •• Other behavioral studies focus on client perspective, examining such phenomena as cognitive dissonance and reactive devaluation, whereby clients (and all of us) filter information we receive, holding onto the information that seems to affirm our pre-conceived notions much better than the data that cast some doubt. In other words, we hear what we want to hear and often disregard if not seriously underweight the contrary evidence. As one manifestation of this phenomenon, a recent study of litigants’ perceptions found that 57% of litigants believe that they had at least a 90% chance of winning, while roughly 24% believed they

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had a 100% chance of winning 2. I confess to having picked law school in part because there was little math involved, but even I know those numbers don’t add up. So what gives? These behavioral studies point to two things: Litigators on average are overly optimistic about their clients’ prospects, and their clients are all too happy to accept the rosy forecasts— indeed to sear them into their consciousness—and disregard the cautions, conditions, howevers, and on-the-other-hands. Now apply these concepts to client-counsel discussions at the outset of a dispute, and a strange brew is concocted. Specifically, imagine the scenario many of us have experienced—namely the request for proposal (RFP) or “beauty contest” where counsel pitch for work on a litigation matter and clients decide who to hire. A typical pattern involves a public filing of a complaint followed by many firms who monitor such filings and pitch for the representation. Clients—corporate officers and in-house counsel—invite or accept proposals that typically define the desired outcome as winning the dispute at hand. Counsel in turn then shape their proposals around the prospects of winning and the likely cost to get there. Rosy predictions and lower cost projections are better received than the other kind, counsel oblige (remember it’s ingrained in most of us), and clients often respond more favorably to the rosiest predictions (ditto here as well), retaining those optimistic forecasts with elephantine certainty to and through the later mediation process. Hence, it should come as no surprise that clients when surveyed say (and appear to believe with way too much conviction) that most of us will win almost all of the time. So what to do? A few thoughts from a litigator turned general counsel turned mediator:

Clients:

•• Focus the RFP on ending the dispute as soon as possible. Notice I didn’t use the words “win,” “prevail,” or “not lose,” because the goal of almost all lawsuits should be to end them as quickly as feasible both because of the risks of the calibration errors discussed here, as well as the fully allocated net cost of most litigation in terms of fees, costs, disruption, and loss of focus on the client’s real business (which is rarely litigation). Resist the notion that the dispute is more significant than it really is—whether from your business partners, your in-house team, or outside counsel. With a vigorous discussion, the real answer often is that it a litigated “win” less valuable than the cost, disruption, and dislocation of a fully litigated dispute when measured against all available alternatives. This is easier to say than to implement, because decision-makers may be passionate about vindication or prevailing for reasons more important to them than to the big picture. But a reasoned conversation or two (sometimes more) about realistic options and the total impact of a fully litigated dispute often leads to a better decision and avoids the Pyrrhic victories that can otherwise take place.


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•• Insist upon an active and ongoing dialogue between the adversary counsel. Not emails, not texts, not self-serving letters, or briefs advancing and attacking positions. Rather, insist on counsel speaking directly with opposition counsel early and often. Those exchanges invariably improve understanding all around, expose and fill gaps in knowledge and produce occasional surprises of both the good and bad kind. The same information—good, bad, and ugly—allows clients to reset expectations when recalibration is needed and to do so earlier. In turn, the settlement discussions to follow are more likely to succeed. • • Insist on counsel experienced and comfortable with that ongoing dialogue. Sad to say, but it’s not in everyone’s comfort zone, whether due to fear of having your wallet picked, or to difficult personalities (which may be on either side).

Counsel:

•• Fashion your proposal as a dual path approach that explores ADR options concurrently with a traditional litigation path. Litigators often hesitate to suggest ADR at the outset of a dispute, concerned that the suggestion imparts a lack of confidence in your litigation prospects. In fact, the reverse is true, but this may need to be explained to clients at the beginning—particularly clients who confuse early ADR efforts with splitting the baby in half or other hallmarks of capitulation. Properly framed and executed, early mediation is a strategic and cost-saving tool to sort out any significant factual misunderstandings—on your side as well as theirs—and to narrow the scope of any remaining dispute if the dispute does not resolve right away. As well, it is an opportunity to explore alternative outcomes that a court may not order and to do so before sunk costs or other factors remove those options from the negotiating table. Doing so early also saves significant time and costs in the litigation going forward, even if an early complete resolution is not immediately forthcoming. •• Propose alternative resolution paths particularly when the client’s RFP seems to focus exclusively on a “win.” This may seem counterintuitive, but in many instances client decision-makers default too quickly to the assumption that a “win” is really important. When clients do so, they miss opportunities—sometimes forever—that they regret later, or worse, blame counsel for not suggesting them earlier. Taking this approach may not change the client’s mind or immediate course of action, but when it does, the conversation typically pays significant dividends in terms of client relations. And even when the early alternatives conversation doesn’t change the course of the dispute right away, most clients still appreciate counsel’s efforts to provide those alternatives. Concurrently, clients have more control over the eventual outcome and less reason to complain later when they pay for the fully litigated outcome.

1 See, Randall Kiser, Beyond Right and Wrong, The Power of Effective Decision Making for Attorneys and Clients (Springer 2010), pp. 29-48. See also, Jane GoodmanDelahunty, Pär Anders Granhag, Maria Hartwig, and Elizabeth Lofthus, Insightful or Wishful, Lawyers’ Ability to Predict Case Outcomes, Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 2010, Vol. 16, Nos. 2, pp. 133-157.

•• Prepare for a series of questions or concerns when you mention ADR at the outset of the dispute: “Have you lost faith? Isn’t it too early? Won’t the other side misread the suggestion as a sign of weakness? What makes you think the other side will be reasonable? Isn’t ADR expensive?” All good questions to which reasonable responses exist: ○○ No, we haven’t lost faith, but we should understand why the other side appears to see things differently. If they are mistaken, we can ideally correct their misimpressions, and doing so early will reduce our costs and theirs (which can otherwise work as a counterweight to a later settlement conversation). If by chance we learn anything new or different that changes our view, it is much better that we do so early on. ○○ No, it’s rarely too early. We can discuss some limited exchanges of information to facilitate an early settlement conversation, preserving our other (and costlier) options for later, if needed. Even if these early efforts do not produce a complete resolution, the early ADR effort should also help us pare down the scope of the dispute, saving time and money. ○○ No, suggesting mediation early shouldn’t be misread if we do it right, emphasizing why we believe in our position and why we believe a neutral should help all of us test our assumptions. If we are confident in our position, a mediator should see things similarly and can help the other side reset expectations. ○○ The other side may be unreasonable, but with the help of a seasoned mediator, they may change their view and their position. Remember, the other side has a bias against us—it’s the nature of disputes. But a mediator shouldn’t be tainted by such biases, and their input may be sufficient to reset expectations on the other side. ○○ ADR does have associated expenses, including thorough preparation and the cost of a qualified neutral. However, those costs are typically a small fraction of the cost of a fully litigated matter (without even factoring in the indirect costs of most disputes). If we settle sooner, the net savings should be substantial. Even if we do not fully settle near term, we should be able to pare down the dispute and recycle much of our work and preparation. Again, money and time saved. Certainly, other factors can impact, shape, or distort the process of handicapping realistic outcomes, including substantive legal expertise, malpractice concerns, inexperience with early ADR tools, law firm economics, etc. However, with more focus on these behavioral issues and pitfalls from the outset of any dispute matter, both counsel and clients are more likely to leave the rose-colored glasses behind and resolve their disputes sooner and more efficiently.

2 See, Donna Shestowsky, PhD., Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, Mediation? Negotiation, Arbitration? Trial?, A Multi-court Study Looks at Litigants’ Preferences, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Magazine, Summer 2015, pp. 28-32.

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Meeting Client Challenges with a Polycentric Solution An interesting challenge

Elliott Portnoy Dentons East Tower, Suite 600 1301 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 202.408.6400 www.dentons.com

Earlier this year, a St. Louis-based investment company focused on small and mid-cap specialty manufacturing companies approached one of our partners with an interesting challenge. The client was looking to acquire a company with operations in Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia and the UK. The deal would not only require lawyers familiar with U.S. pension regulations, employment law, merger and acquisitions and corporate law, it would require lawyers who practiced those specialties under UK and Canadian Common Law, Civil Law and Chinese Law. Their question: Could Dentons oversee the due diligence in multiple jurisdictions with various legal traditions with outstanding lawyers of our own who are deeply rooted in those markets, rather than with the use of expatriates or through hiring local counsel from other firms? Our answer: No problem. A team of Dentons lawyers from the six countries in which the target company operated could perform all the necessary work in a seamless fashion—and Dentons would provide the client with a single invoice for services rendered in all of the jurisdictions. Responding to the client’s need for quality legal counsel they could trust in several countries in which they had little prior experience is, in essence, what Dentons was built for.

Not your parents’ global economy

When analyzing the development of today’s modern global economy and its legal needs, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that its most important drivers are large, predominantly western, corporations and the large, predominantly U.S. and UK, law firms that followed them around the world. While that may have been the case immediately following WW II, the dynamic of international commerce today is far more complex, web-like and multi-directional than it was 50 years ago—or even five years ago. Last year, for the first time in modern history, China’s direct investment in other countries was greater than the direct investments made by other countries in China. Smaller and mid-sized businesses, whether they are an investment company in America’s heartland, an export oriented manufacturer from the German mittelstand or a new start up in India, all require legal services oriented toward world markets. This is not your parents’ global economy.

Maximizing opportunity, minimizing risk

Internationalization raises concerns for clients about risk and cost. Entering unfamiliar markets presents risks, particularly regarding government regulations and legislation with which they have little experience. Starting operations in a new city or country is inherently more complicated and more costly than expanding existing facilities.

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Understandably, clients also want to enjoy the convenience, and time and cost savings, of turning to one trusted firm rather than having to “shop around” for a new law firm each and every time they enter a new market. This is what is forcing traditional national and regional law firms to join networks or pursue mergers that would give them an increased global reach. But clients want more than “best friends” and “networks”; they want integrated law firms with diverse talent that is rooted in each community, not placed there through colonization or secondment efforts. The increasing interconnectedness of the world’s economy is full of opportunities and full of risk. To maximize the former while minimizing the latter, companies seek law firms that are deeply rooted not only in the community the company calls home, but also in the markets in which the company wants to do business. And that was the driving force behind the creation of Dentons not just as a global law firm but also as the world’s first truly polycentric, global law firm.

The polycentric law firm

What are the hallmarks that distinguish a polycentric law firm like Dentons from other global law firms? We have no global headquarters. We are not based in the U.S. or the UK, the way most of the leading global law firms are. With no dominant culture we do not “colonize” our operations when we enter new markets—we seek combinations with firms or lawyers indigenous to the market. We have no separate classifications of partners as “international” or “local.” Because Dentons was initially created through the combination of Salans, an international firm with roots in Europe, Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC), Canadian firm, and SNR Denton, an international firm, we embrace the diversity of the cultures and legal traditions in all of our regions. When our recent combination with 大成, the largest law firm in China, soon becomes effective, our polycentric law firm will also be the largest law firm in the world by number of lawyers.

Client benefits

As we grow, we continue to enhance our offerings to clients by seeking combinations with firms that have established reputations for quality and experience in the markets in which they operate. For example, Dentons is proud to be the first global law firm to combine with Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) qualified firm in South Africa. Many of the most widely recognized companies and brands in the world—such as Coca Cola and Total—proactively seek to do business with BEE firms. Thus, our polycentric approach is one that offers clients a true choice in the South Africa market. While other global law firms debate whether to establish

or expand offices in a handful of locations in China, our combination with 大成 gives our clients access to outstanding lawyers in more than 40 cities throughout the country. This will provide our clients with access to experienced lawyers in every manufacturing and economic center in China while also connecting Chinese clients to lawyers in the global markets they are entering. The goal of a polycentric law firm is to explain the territory to its clients, not conquer it for them.

In and of the community

But what benefits does a polycentric law firm offer to clients who have few or no cross border legal needs? At its heart, the commitment to polycentricism is infused throughout our firm. That means we want lawyers in every office to be “in and of the community” they serve, engaged with local businesses and steeped in the knowledge of local economy. Anyone who has worked in finance in New York, manufacturing in St. Louis or IP and venture capital in Silicon Valley knows that each city has its own vibe and business ecosystem. Clients in those cities need law firms who know their business. Yet, the Silicon Valley start-up about to offer an IPO will benefit a New York office with a strong finance practice. Of course, the U.S. is not unique in this respect. In Germany, it is rare for a law firm with an office in one of the six major economic hubs of Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt or Munich to do work in any of the others unless it has an office in the other hub. In China, there are similar differences between the finance focus of Shanghai, the regulatory and state owned enterprise environment of Beijing and the manufacturing cluster of Shenzhen. Regardless of whether a client’s legal need is around corner, across the country or on the other side of the world, they benefit from the superior insights of lawyers who know their own communities and cultures.

A model for the future

The demand by clients for polycentric teams of lawyers will only increase as the world continues to become more interconnected, as economic power continues to traverse from the West to the East and economic growth in the economies of the Southern Hemisphere outpace many mature economies in the North. The demands will come not just from clients in New York, London, Paris, Toronto or Hong Kong. Clients in St. Louis, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Sydney and Guangzhou will be looking for polycentric law firms too. The future will belong to law firms that focus not on exporting their own talent and cultures to other regions but on identifying the best legal talent within a region and connecting those lawyers to their clients.

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Nixon Peabody CEO:

Focus on The Future, Not Precedent

Andrew I. Glincher Nixon Peabody 100 Summer Street Boston, MA 02110-2131 617.345.1000 www.nixonpeabody.com

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awyers have long viewed the world based on precedent. But we’re focused on building a law firm fit for the future and that starts with our workforce. We are a people business. People will impact how we service clients and how we succeed. We need to have the right talent to provide the differentiating value and diverse perspectives clients want and need. Creating a work environment that supports my colleagues at all levels is critical as they carve their unique paths to success. We offer much more than a single path to partnership. Our most recent partner class includes colleagues who have industry insight and bring an interesting perspective to our clients. They’ve had successful careers in government as well as in corporate America before joining us at Nixon Peabody. We also make investments in our part-time colleagues who are focused on becoming a partner while also balancing family life. One of our newly elected partners first became partner at our predecessor firm in 1990 and then left the legal industry to focus on her family. After several years, she returned to Nixon Peabody as counsel and now, she’s a partner again 25 years later. These are just a few examples of how I’m focused on cultivating existing talent and making Nixon Peabody a place where people can grow into new roles that challenge them, hone their leadership skills and make them better lawyers, and, most importantly, be the best at servicing our clients. At all levels of our business, we make investments with a focus

**Previously published in Bloomberg BNA’s Big Law Business https://bol.bna.com/nixon-peabody-ceo-focus-on-the-future-not-precedent/

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more on people’s potential than on what they’ve already accomplished. This is a conscious move to help people grow, have a voice in leadership and take on meaningful responsibilities sooner than they might find elsewhere. Nixon Peabody benefits by the unique and diverse perspectives from different generations. Engaging and developing top tier talent accomplishes our number one priority to help clients achieve their business goals. By way of example, our Private Equity practice built out a unique and innovative program that connects investors to investments. Through our NP Capital Connector program, we facilitate introductions between investors looking for opportunities and companies seeking capital for growth, recapitalization, personal liquidity, and other situations. We pay close attention to the deal ecosystem and trends within the reach of our network to bring timely insights to our clients and the investment community. We often find out about proprietary deals before they hit the market and facilitate introductions to investors and our clients. Our team created a deal network that connects the private equity industry in a way nobody has done before. It’s a great example of a law firm participating in an industry and playing a key role in bringing players together that’s additive to our legal services. Another way we help clients stay abreast of the latest trends in their industries is through IPED, an educational conference company we created. IPED

develops programming about the latest regulations, trends, and opportunities in areas such as affordable housing, community development, and tax credits. These educational seminars serve many industries including real estate development, accounting, law, government, management, energy and financial services. Industry expertise and a strong knowledge of our clients’ business is required of all of our attorneys to provide greater value to clients. Our strategic priorities are focused on uncovering significant opportunities to better serve our clients, which could include developing a new service area or having deeper resources in a specific location. For example, in February of this year we merged with Ungaretti & Harris, a well-known and highly respected firm in Illinois. We now have more than 120 attorneys in Chicago who offer a broad range of services including corporate and business transactions, health care, intellectual property, real estate, public finance, and litigation. Our growth in Chicago is the result of our client focus and prioritizing their needs for services. Today, we’re focused on additional growth in New York City and California to address increasing client needs and business interests in those locations. We’re excited about today and looking ahead to the future. We’re moving away from traditional law firm models and ways of thinking. We recognize we must bring innovative thinking to our clients and serve them beyond being a legal advisor. We are focused on and invested in our clients’ success.

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We are honored to be chosen among the best.

Murphy & McGonigle has been honored by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as a National Tier One “Best Law Firm” in three practice areas. We are grateful to our clients for placing their trust and confidence in Murphy & McGonigle.

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Many of the firm’s partners served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC, CFTC, and FINRA and several served in senior executive positions in major financial institutions on Wall Street. We congratulate three of our partners who are named “Lawyer of the Year” for their practice areas. Founded in 2010, Murphy & McGonigle serves the litigation, enforcement defense, and regulatory counseling needs of clients across the full spectrum of the financial services industry – from national banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and hedge funds, to national and international securities markets and exchanges.

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The 505 U.S. law firms that received national Tier 1 rankings in the 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms” are featured below. Across all tiers, a total of 1,858 firms received national rankings. In addition, a single law firm in each of the 74 national practice areas was designated “Law Firm of the Year,” a measure of the exceptional feedback each of these firms received and their impressive overall performances in the evaluations of a given practice area. These firms have been listed in red throughout the national rankings section. Visit bestlawfirms.usnews.com to view nationally ranked firms in all tiers.

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Brault Graham, LLC

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Strange & Butler’s antitrust recovery practice has emerged as an industry leader. The Firm represents a range of national and international corporations seeking affirmative conduct based on anticompetitive conduct in the U.S., Europe, and around the world.


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Jones Day

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Nixon Peabody LLP

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Outten & Golden LLP

Bryan Cave LLP

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Paul Hastings LLP

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

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Polsinelli PC

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Reed Smith LLP Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

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FordHarrison LLP

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Friedman & Anspach

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Sidley Austin LLP

Gangemi P.C.

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Gibson Dunn LLP

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Proskauer Rose LLP

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Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Stoel Rives LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP

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Covington & Burling LLP

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Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Cooley LLP

K&L Gates

Quarles & Brady LLP

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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

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Jones Day

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Husch Blackwell LLP

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Troutman Sanders LLP Venable LLP Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.


Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

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Baker Botts L.L.P.

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LITIGATION - PATENT

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

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Jones Day

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K&L Gates

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proskauer Rose LLP

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Impressive feats of lawyering...ever on the cutting edge. — National Law Journal

Over $28 BILLION Recovered for Investors Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, one of the nation’s leaders in advising institutional investors on securities litigation, corporate governance and shareholder rights issues, is proudly ranked a Tier 1 firm nationally in 3 practice areas and a Tier 1 firm in 4 practice areas in New York City and San Diego by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

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LITIGATION REGUL ATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY)

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Butzel Long

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Dechert LLP www.blbglaw.com | 800-380-8496

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Dentons

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Keker & Van Nest LLP

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MASS TORT LITIGATION / CL ASS ACTIONS DEFENDANTS

Baker Botts L.L.P.

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Jones Day

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Dechert LLP

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Once again Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau has earned a Tier 1 National and New York City ranking in

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2016

When Fortune 100 companies face complex legal challenges in areas of mass tort, product liability, premises liability and commercial

litigation, they turn to the Manhattan law firm of Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau (DEYB) for help. Whether through litigation, negotiation or trial, DEYB specializes in finding practical solutions to the most complex legal issues businesses face today involving asbestos, benzene, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, medical devices, Chinese drywall, dietary supplements, cell phones, environmental and much more. DEYB attorneys have spent years developing and honing their legal skills at top international law firms, and bring “big firm” experience to every facet of their practice while retaining a boutique firm level of personal attention and commitment to each and every client. The attorneys at DEYB are solution-driven problem solvers who listen to their clients and provide advice consistent with their business goals. DEYB serves as court-appointed defense liaison counsel in the New York City Asbestos Litigation, where the firm coordinates and oversees case management issues in thousands of asbestos cases on behalf of hundreds of law firms. DEYB has been recognized in Forbes Magazine as “Leaders in Law” in New York for its creative and cost-effective strategies in high-stakes litigation. The firm was founded by Jennifer Darger, Vincent Errante, Judy Yavitz and Craig Blau.

Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP 116 East 27th Street at Park Avenue | New York, NY 10016 phone 212.452.5300 | fax 212.452.5301 | email info@deybllp.com

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THORNTON LAW FIRM LLP hornton Law Firm LLP is New England’s leading T plaintiffs’ law firm. Founded in 1978 by managing partner Michael P. Thornton, the firm specializes

in cases of significant injury to individuals and consumers, litigated as individual or class actions in Massachusetts and around the country. On the cutting edge of plaintiff litigation, we handle technically difficult and scientifically complex cases. We have recovered over $9 billion on behalf of our clients. Thornton Law Firm fights relentlessly for its clients and makes corporations, insurance companies, and Wall Street pay for their misdeeds. More Than Thirty-Five Years Litigating Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cases Thornton Law Firm, Boston’s first mesothelioma law firm, continues to provide rigorous advocacy for victims of mesothelioma and asbestos disease in the courts and before bankruptcy trusts. We represent more than 20,000 workers and have amassed an extensive collection of admissible evidence and testimony regarding asbestos used in New England and across the country. We have tried more asbestos and mesothelioma cases to verdict than any other Massachusetts law firm, and regularly achieve multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. Thornton Law Firm has been appointed to serve all mesothelioma and asbestos

plaintiffs as coordinating counsel in Massachusetts federal courts since 1982, and in Massachusetts state court since 1992. The firm’s more than 35 years of asbestos litigation is deployed for our clients as we leverage our extensive and unmatched experience. Recovering Millions of Dollars Lost To Financial Fraud Thornton Law Firm represents large pension funds, individual whistleblowers, and others seeking to recover monies lost to fraud committed by companies in the financial services and banking industries. Thornton Law Firm’s cases have changed the way large financial entities do business while improving transparency and lowering transaction costs for consumers. Representing Whistleblowers Who Disclose Financial Fraud We aggressively litigate on behalf of whistleblowers who risk retaliation to expose wrongdoing. Federal and state whistleblowing laws are powerful tools against corporate wrongdoing and fraud, and they offer a substantial reward for the whistleblower. Protecting Federal and State Pension Funds Thornton Law Firm fights on behalf of pension funds that have been victimized by investment advisers, brokers, banks, and securities firms. Thornton Law Firm represents the public and private pension funds of states, employees, and unions, using our nationwide network of


Back row, from left to right: Michael Lesser, Andrea Marino Landry, Brad Mitchell, Garrett Bradley, David McMorris, David Strouss, Marilyn McGoldrick, Andrew Wainwright, Joseph Donohue Front row, seated: Michael Thornton

Michael P. Thornton 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Class Actions - Plaintiffs

The following Thornton Law Firm attorneys have been named Tier 1 in Boston to The Best Lawyers in America Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions (also indicated: specialty and first year):

Plaintiffs 2010-2016

David J. McMorris

Tier 1 in Boston

(Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2008)

Michael P. Thornton

(Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Plaintiffs, 2006)

lawyers and experts to provide counsel in several areas of financial fraud litigation, including class action matters. Pioneers Representing Children with Serious Birth Defects As one of the first firms in the country to bring claims on behalf of children with serious birth defects, Thornton Law Firm has long represented families in birth defect cases caused by toxic exposures in the semiconductor, manufacturing, and farming industries. We are also currently investigating birth defect claims against the oil and gas companies in the fracking industry. Fighting For Those Injured by Defective Drugs and Medical Devices Thornton Law Firm represents thousands of clients injured by hazardous and unsafe drugs and medical devices, including metal-on-metal hips manufactured by DePuy and Stryker; Invokana, Benicar, defective IVC filters, transvaginal mesh, Actos, Xarelto, and Zofranrelated birth defects. Our expert medical and legal team is always reviewing new drugs and devices in order to provide our clients with the latest developments in this ever-changing field. Recognized Nationwide as a Leader in Plaintiff-Side Litigation Thornton Law Firm has been at the forefront of serious and complex plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation

The firm has received the following rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs 2011-2016

Tier 1 Nationally

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Plaintiffs 2010, 2013-2016

for four decades. Noteworthy cases include the firm’s representation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in its groundbreaking lawsuit against the tobacco industry that resulted in an $8 billion settlement, and representing injured children in some of the first birth defect cases of their kind to be brought anywhere in the country. We also continue to represent individuals with personal injury, products liability, catastrophic injury, and workers’ compensation claims. In 2016, the firm was selected as a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” for mass tort litigation / class actions – plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm was also ranked Tier 1 in Boston in 2016 for mass tort litigation / class actions – plaintiffs and personal injury litigation – plaintiffs. Firm founder Michael Thornton has been named the 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Class Actions - Plaintiffs. Our attorneys are supported by a dedicated staff of more than 70 legal paraprofessionals and support personnel, including a full-time public health specialist with a background in epidemiology.

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Yaeger & Jungbauer has received a National Tier 1 Ranking in Railroad Law for the seventh consecutive year in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” As we enter our 87th year, we are proud to be the law firm that injured people, railroaders, and their families turn to for help at some of the most difficult times of their lives.

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BIRMINGH A M ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW Balch & Bingham LLP

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Burr & Forman LLP

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Najjar Denaburg, P.C. FAMILY LAW MEDIATION Durward & Cromer Najjar Denaburg, P.C. FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION LAW Adams and Reese LLP


Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale PC Sirote & Permutt, PC FRANCHISE LAW Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Thad G. Long GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE Balch & Bingham LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

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Starnes Davis Florie LLP

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Burr & Forman LLP

Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

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Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - PLAINTIFFS Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP

Maynard Cooper & Gale PC Starnes Davis Florie LLP LITIGATION - ERISA Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

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Sirote & Permutt, PC

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Dominick Feld Hyde P.C.

Redden, Mills, Clark & Shaw, LLP

Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

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Jones Walker LLP

Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

Smith, Spires & Peddy, P.C.

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Smith & Alspaugh, P.C. Yearout & Traylor, P.C. PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - DEFENDANTS Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP

White Arnold & Dowd P.C.

WhatleyKallas, LLP MEDIATION Christian & Small LLP Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP Najjar Denaburg, P.C.

Butler Snow LLP Christian & Small LLP Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale PC PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.

Thad G. Long Upchurch Watson White & Max Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Morris, Haynes, Hornsby, Wheeles & Knowles PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal, LLP

Wilson Resha, LLC

LITIGATION - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT Balch & Bingham LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal, LLP

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

Christian & Small LLP

Burr & Forman LLP

Burr & Forman LLP

PROJECT FINANCE LAW Gibbons Graham, LLC

Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP

Charles Michael Quinn

Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Christian & Small LLP

Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

Gilpin Givhan, PC

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

Littler Mendelson P.C.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR Bogenschutz, Dutko & Kroll, P.A.

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FORT MYERS

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Larry Phillips

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DIANA SANTA MARIA PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

A Passion for Justice— A History of Excellence

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Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW Vernon Litigation Group

Proskauer Rose LLP

Mizner Park | 327 Plaza Real, Suite 319 | Boca Raton, FL 33432 phone 561.288.9090 | miami 305.374.8008 email shahn@susanhahnlaw.com

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LAW OFFICES OF SUSAN J. HAHN, P.A.

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nce again chosen among a select group of attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America, Diana Santa Maria and her firm have been representing persons injured or harmed by the negligence of others for over 25 years. The firm’s practice, exclusively devoted to plaintiffs’ personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice, is recognized for its excellence in advocacy and adherence to the highest standards of ethics in the pursuit of justice for clients and their families. Over the past two decades the firm has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of auto, train, bus, aviation, and boating accidents; injuries and deaths on construction sites; drownings in unsafe pools and swimming venues; and medical malpractice and criminal assaults in public places resulting from inadequate security. The common denominator is always the same one— where an unsafe practice or product results in harm due to neglect or indifference to safety, the criteria is met for the firm’s embarking on a quest for compensation and correction. THE FIRM CONCENTR ATES ITS PR AC TICE IN: ■ Catastrophic Injury ■ Transportation Accidents ■ Auto, Bus, Train & Trucking Accidents ■ Construction Site Accidents

■ Medical Malpractice ■ Nursing Home Neglect ■ Products Liability ■ Inadequate Security ■ Defective Drugs & Pharmaceutical Devices

DIANA SANTA MARIA 5220 So. University Dr. | Suite 205 C | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 phone 954.434.1077 | fax 954.434.4462 email diana@santamarialaw.net www.santamarialaw.net

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FLORIDA

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Susan J. Hahn’s immigration and nationality law practice was established in 1995 and focuses on international business-related immigration matters for multinational and international corporations worldwide. Ms. Hahn has represented public and private companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, universities, medical organizations, airlines, unions, and telecommunication and multimedia entities. Ms. Hahn represents clients in corporate transfers of managers and executives, specialized business professionals, investment entrepreneurs, business trade professionals, medical professionals, professors and researchers, chefs and hotel employees, and foreign nationals who are extraordinary in the field of business, science, and the arts. Ms. Hahn is a member of the Florida Bar and its International Law Section, the American Bar Association and its Section of International Law, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ms. Hahn has been recognized as one of “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 20122016. Her firm, The Law Offices of Susan J. Hahn, P.A., has been ranked as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in the metropolitan Miami area for immigration by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Ms. Hahn has served as a committee member for The Florida Bar’s Unauthorized Practice Section and is featured in the Nationwide Register’s Report of Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses.

Roetzel & Andress LPA

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SUSAN J. HAHN

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Schneider Tanaka Radovich Andrew & Tanaka

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Williams Bradbury, P.C.

Eberle, Berlin, Kading, Turnbow & McKlveen, Chartered

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Marc E. Wallace, P.A.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW Chasan & Walton, LLC

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Givens Pursley LLP

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John Marshall Law PLLC

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Marc E. Wallace, P.A.

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Mayer Brown LLP

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William R. Jentes

Vedder Price P.C.

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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Robinson, Curley & Clayton, P.C.

Mayer Brown LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Quarles & Brady LLP Stanley P. Sklar Dispute Resolution Services

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Schiff Hardin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

The Coleman Law Firm The Collins Law Firm, P.C. Williams, Montgomery & John Ltd. WilliamsMcCarthy LLP Winston & Strawn LLP COMMUNICATIONS LAW Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Mayer Brown LLP CONSTRUCTION LAW Conway & Mrowiec Duane Morris LLP Harris Winick Harris LLP Ice Miller LLP Laurie & Brennan LLP Leo & Weber P.C. Lyman & Nielsen, LLC Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Perkins Coie LLP Riordan McKee & Piper, LLC Schiff Hardin LLP Stein Ray LLP COPYRIGHT LAW Brinks Gilson & Lione Freeborn & Peters LLP CORPORATE COMPLIANCE LAW Mayer Brown LLP Sidley Austin LLP CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LAW Kirkland & Ellis LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP CORPORATE LAW Baker & McKenzie LLP

ILLINOIS

WILLIS TOWER 233 S. WACKER DRIVE | SUITE 5210 | CHICAGO, IL 60606 PHONE 312.258.9400 | FAX 312.258.9444 INFO@SPELLMIRELAW.COM WWW.SPELLMIRELAW.COM

Spellmire Law Firm concentrates its practice upon professional liability and ethics litigation. The firm provides trial and related litigation services to corporations, insurance companies, and individuals involving professional responsibility, liability, and disciplinary issues. Spellmire Law Firm represents national and international business entities, through their office of general counsel, concerning their relationships with outside counsel. In addition, Spellmire Law Firm regularly defends lawyers and law firms in disputes with their clients, and disciplinary proceedings initiated by state bar regulators. Principal of the firm, George W. Spellmire has tried numerous legal and accounting malpractice cases and has represented hundreds of lawyers, law firms, and accountants from coast to coast. He was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the most prominent professional malpractice lawyers in the USA and he has been included in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. Mr. Spellmire has been AV速-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than twenty five years and is identified among the selected Leading Illinois Attorneys and Illinois Super Lawyers in Legal Malpractice. He is a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Martin, Brown, Sullivan, Roadman & Hartnett, Ltd. Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Monico & Spevack Schiff Hardin LLP

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Cozen O'Connor

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR Cotsirilos, Tighe, Streicker, Poulos & Campbell, L.L.P.

Jones Day

Sidley Austin LLP Stetler, Duffy & Rotert, LTD. Winston & Strawn LLP DERIVATIVES AND FUTURES LAW Foley & Lardner LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW Neal & Leroy, LLC Righeimer Martin & Cinquino, P.C. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW Baker & McKenzie LLP Dentons Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

Jim Figliulo’s numerous accomplishments include being acknowledged by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for “bet-the-company” litigation, commercial litigation and legal malpractice law. Pete Silverman likewise has the distinction of being one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of commercial litigation. Mike Desmond, who is also a CPA, serves on the private panel of bankruptcy trustees maintained by the United States Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

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Figliulo & Silverman has the resources, the experience and depth of talent to effectively represent clients in substantial, complex cases.

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10 South LaSalle St., Suite 3600, Chicago, IL 60603 312-251-4600 www.fslegal.com

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Monico & Spevack

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Figliulo & Silverman is an established, well-respected business litigation firm in Chicago. Our 15-lawyer firm was recognized by The National Law Journal and ALM’s VerdictSearch for winning two of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation during 2009, including a $41.7 million jury verdict against BP Amoco Chemical Co. The firm subsequently has achieved judgments or other favorable results in several bench trials, including one lasting over 100 trial days.

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William M. Freivogel

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

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Robinson, Curley & Clayton, P.C.

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Law Office of Paul L. Feinstein, Ltd.

Locke Lord LLP

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Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck PC

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Rosenfeld, Hafron, Shapiro & Farmer

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

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Ventrelli Simon LLC

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Sidley Austin LLP

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - COMMERCIAL Baker & McKenzie LLP

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The Health Law Consultancy

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Mayer Brown LLP Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC

Jenner & Block LLP

Figliulo & Silverman, P.C.

William R. Jentes

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS Figliulo & Silverman, P.C.

LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT Clark Baird Smith LLP Dentons

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jones Day

Sidley Austin LLP

Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Lawrence Casazza

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Jenner & Block LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Schiff Hardin LLP

BatesCarey LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP

Cozen O'Connor

Vedder Price P.C.

DLA Piper LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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Jenner & Block LLP

Spellmire Law Firm LLC LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Cozen O'Connor

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC

John H. Morrison

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Nixon Peabody LLP

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LAND USE & ZONING LAW DLA Piper LLP

Franczek Radelet P.C.

Zulkie Partners LLC

Dentons

Mayer Brown LLP

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DUSSIAS SKALLAS LLP ch ic ago | oak b roo k | deer field

Family lawyer Dean S. Dussias and business lawyer A. Thomas Skallas founded Dussias Skallas because, although they were already serving clients at the highest level, they realized they could be even better together. They’ve joined forces in order to be able to build integrated teams with resources and expertise precisely suited to the matter at hand. Conventional wisdom has long held that family law practices kept their work entirely separate from business law. But the complex business ownership structures, entrepreneurial ventures, and dualcareer families of the 21st century world defy these conventions, requiring expertise from the realms of corporate law, trusts and estates, family law, and more. In the past, clients who wanted all of this expertise around one table had to hire multiple firms or limit their search to a few super-size firms who claimed to be able to do it all. Dussias Skallas, with its integrated approach, represents a

new option. Dussias Skallas are “family lawyers who understand your business and business lawyers who understand your family.” Dussias Skallas clients include entrepreneurs, key executives, and other high-profile individuals and families. The firm’s business attorneys are adept at handling a range of needs for closely held businesses, from corporate transactional and real estate work to highstakes litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning. In partnership with the firm’s family lawyers, they personally work with owners and shareholders to preserve and grow business assets for future generations. Dussias Skallas’ family law team handles divorce, custody, and other sensitive matters with discretion and skill, resolving conflicts through negotiated settlements and, when necessary, litigation. They zealously endeavor to ensure clients protect their financial interests and the enterprises they’ve built, even as they navigate the challenges of separation and divorce.

250 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 600 | Chicago, IL 60606 | phone 312.226.8840 | www.dussiasskallas.com

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Much Shelist, P.C.

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MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS Dentons

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Paul Hastings LLP

The Gloor Law Group LLC

Sidley Austin LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS Clifford Law Offices

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Roger J. Kiley Jr. P.C.

Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

Rosenthal, Murphey, Coblentz & Donahue

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Dykema Gossett PLLC

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Brinks Gilson & Lione

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Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD.

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

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Perkins Coie LLP

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

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PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - DEFENDANTS Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Law Office of Lori D. Ecker

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Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

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Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.

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n Gerald Thurswell represents people injured or killed as a result of auto, bus, truck, and motorcycle accidents; birth injuries; and medical malpractice. Thurswell received his Juris Doctor cum laude at age 23 from Wayne State University Law School. He is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Metro Detroit, and is on the executive board of the Michigan Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group. He is admitted to practice law in Ml, NY, DC, CO, IL, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His cases have received national & local attention and he has been a guest numerous times on television and radio. Thurswell has lectured at Wayne State Law School. He is recognized in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World, and Super Lawyers (5% of attorneys) for the past ten years. He has expertise and has obtained millions of dollars in medical malpractice cases, motor vehicle accidents, police misconduct, and complicated negligence cases. Recently, a child with cerebral palsy received an $11.5 million settlement. In 2016, U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranked Thurswell Law Tier 1 Detroit for medical malpractice law – plaintiffs and personal injury litigation – plaintiffs.

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Watkins & Eager is located in Jackson, Mississippi, yet we represent several of the country’s highest-revenue corporations. You might say we travel well, bringing recognized legal acumen; a responsive, collaborative approach that in-house counsel values; and a refreshing gentility noticed by clients and jurors alike. So, what can WE do for your company?

Watkins & Eager received 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in 32 practice areas for the Jackson, MS market. 37 of our attorneys were recognized as Best Lawyers® in 44 practice areas, and eight attorneys were recognized as Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice area for the Jackson, MS market. METROPOLITAN TIER 1 Jackson-MS • Administrative/Regulatory Law • Appellate Practice

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