With the 2015 NFL Draft just hours away and the top NCAA football players anxiously awaiting their fate, what better way to ‘kickoff’ (pun intended) the festivities then a refresher on sports entertainment law. A quick search on PLI Discover PLUS gives us these results:
Earlier this week, The American Lawyer, released their annual ranking of the top 100 law firms. The big news: with a 14% increase in revenue, Latham & Watkins LLP become the 4th firm ever, in the thirty year history of the Am Law 100, to reach the top of the Am Law’s gross revenue rankings. However, Latham & Watkins LLP wasn’t the only firm to experience sizable growth in 2014; taken as a whole, the Am Law 100 grew 4.6% in gross revenue from last year.
View the slideshow below to get the full visual breakdown of the 2015 Am Law 100.
According to a study by Harvard Law, approximately 70% of all citation links published in law journals from 1999 to 2011 are now defunct. perma.cc plans to prevent all future broken links in legal citation through perma.cc’s three step approach: create, vest, archive.
Create: A user enters a URL creating a Perma Link associated with a temporary archive.
Vest: A Vesting User, someone affiliated with one or more Vesting Organizations such as law journals or courts, reviews and approves the Perma Link making the archive permanent.
Archive: An archive type is chosen (Live Page View, Screen Capture View, Archived Page View.
The new Q&A guide, authored by Matthew D. Lee (Blank Rome LLP), walks the reader through every aspect of the new requirements. The book explains FATCA terms and concepts, identifies which foreign financial institutions (FFIs) are covered by the Act (over 80,000 to date), and describes the obligations placed upon FFIs under the Act.
Additionally, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Answer Book 2015 provides guidance on how to create an acceptable compliance program and what is required to register as a foreign financial institution.
If you’d like to order the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Answer Book 2015, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Answer Book 2015 is also available on Discover PLUS .
The expense of bringing a case to trial for attorneys, firms, and the parties themselves can be astronomical. How often in your practice do you reject cases because neither your firm nor the client will be able to shoulder the costs of litigation, particularly in cases that will be complicated or protracted? Have you found yourself at the receiving end of a scorched-earth defense strategy that has swallowed up firm resources and profits? Have your clients struggled to meet operating expenses while waiting for their day in court? What options do litigators without deep pockets have to properly prepare and bring cases to trial and appeal?
The use of alternative litigation finance (“ALF”) has engendered spirited debate within the legal community, largely centered upon its impact on attorney ethics requirements. Does a third party’s investment impact an attorney’s duty to use independent professional judgment? Can it cause impermissible conflicts of interest? Does it potentially threaten sacred attorney-client and work product privileges?
In this engaging and informative program, James Batson, an attorney with over 20 years of litigation expertise and an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel to Bentham IMF, will introduce the use of litigation funding as a modern means to ensure meritorious cases get the commitment of resources they deserve. In addition to introducing the basics of alternative litigation finance, Jim will address numerous Rules of Professional Responsibility and how they intersect with litigation funding.
A detailed appendix will be provided containing the ethics opinions and additional contents discussed during the program.
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