• Raising the bar: Women's Bar Association of Illinois launches professional development program

    A new leadership program has been developed by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) to help women lawyers develop their professional network and strengthen their leadership capabilities. The program is a first-of-its kind leadership institute which will take place over the course of six weeks, and commences next month.

  • Foley’s Hansen leads successful Emerson Electric appeal

    Led by partner Linda E.B. Hansen, Foley & Lardner’s IP Litigation team won a patent appeal for longtime firm client Emerson Electric Co., in a matter brought by ABT Systems LLC.

  • Prosecutors criticized for case against two Chicago lawyers

    Chicago attorneys – as well as many outside of the region – carefully watched a case unfold this summer in which two Chicagoland criminal defense lawyers were put on trial on allegations related to illegal witness preparation.

  • Employer/employee confidential information: Who is protecting who and from what?

    One of the biggest challenges facing employers is protecting data of both the company and its employees. While stories of data breaches involving governmental agencies and large retailers get the most attention, and rightfully so, given the number of individuals affected, cyber thievery also involves both employees taking company information...

  • Schiff Hardin’s Cipriano helps drive change in Illinois law

    When two of Schiff Hardin’s clients had a business objective that didn’t fit with existing Illinois law and regulations, the firm didn’t tell the client “no,” according to partner Renee Cipriano, who serves as deputy practice group leader for environmental. “Instead of just advising our clients that the law did...

  • Labor & Employment Digest: July/August 2015

    Labor and employment attorneys must deal with a veritable alphabet soup of acts and organizations in their day-to-day practice. From the ADA to the FMLA, these acronyms drive the conversations that L&E attorneys have every day. And, whether these matters pertain to employee discipline, pregnancy and the workplace or paid...

  • Cybersecurity: The energy industry case

    The energy sector's method of preparing for cyber threats and promoting appropriate regulation is instructive in planning for the inevitable "cyber regulation" of other industries such as manufacturing, transportation, and communications. This article discusses the "lessons learned" from the energy sector and helps explain how those lessons could apply to...

  • Study shows gender gap in lead counsel positions in U.S.

    A recent study conducted under the auspices of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and the American Bar Foundation looks at the uneven levels of participation by men and women in civil and criminal litigation.

  • FCC strengthens consumer protections against robocalls

    The rules strengthen consumer protections against unwanted calls and texts, and also grant phone companies the ability to institute and market new anti-robocall technologies.

  • The ins and outs of data breach class actions

    A panel, “No Harm, No Foul? Standing and Damages in Plaintiffs’ Data Breach Class Actions,” at the Mid-Year Cybersecurity and Data Protection Legal Summit, featured Michelle Kisloff, partner at Hogan Lovells and Donald Aplin, senior legal editor, Privacy & Security Law Report, Bloomberg BNA and adjunct professor of law at...

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