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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


  • 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.

  • Cosmeceuticals: The next wave of class-action litigation

    Dr. Albert Kligman, the dermatologist who invented the widely used acne medicine Retin-A, is credited with coining the term “cosmeceutical,” a term that consumers and the media use to refer to cosmetic products that claim to have medicinal or drug-like benefits. Cosmeceuticals are reported to be the fastest growing segment...

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