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# of women GCs in Fortune 500 New women GCs in Fortune 500 in 2014 % of women GCs in Fortune 500 Net Gain/Loss 2014
113 9 23% +8


  • 'That's so gay!': Workplace bullying of LGBT employees

    35 percent of LGBT employees report that they have lied about their personal lives at work and 30 percent felt both distracted at work and unhappy or depressed at work. Meanwhile, 24 percent avoided work functions and 22 percent searched for a different job because of real or perceived unwelcoming...

  • The future of preemption

    For FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-regulated companies, federal preemption can provide a potentially powerful defense to state tort claims. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided numerous preemption cases, each emphasizing the highly context-sensitive nature of the inquiry. Determining when preemption applies and how to deploy it to...

  • The Alien Tort Statute

    The Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. § 1350, gives U.S. district courts jurisdiction over “any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.”

  • For better or worse? Key employer takeaways from the same-sex marriage ruling

    Obergefell’s most obvious takeaway for employers is that all employees who are eligible to be married may now enter into same-sex marriages in their state of residence or any other state, including the 13 states that previously banned same-sex marriage.

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