Special Reports

Diversity Inititative Honorees 2015

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal recognizes the tenacity and creativity of professionals working daily to create a diverse legal community, and to share ideas that worked.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Evaluating the Advantages and Drawbacks of Emergency Arbitrators," "Take a Realistic Approach to Settlement Strategy and Mediation'," "'Second Circuit Makes It Easier to Avoid FINRA Arbitration" and "Arbitrator Challenges: Balancing Flexibility, Confidentiality and Efficiency."

Commercial Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Ride-Sharing Companies Face Novel Liability Questions," "Avoiding Contract Disputes That Arise in Disaster Aftermath," "Commercial Arbitration: Expeditious Resolution, Or Wormhole of Unpredictability?" and "Advancement of Fees Is Alive and Well in the Commercial Division."

E-Discovery

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by RVM Inc.: "How Do You Handle 500 Truckloads of Emails?," "Stay Clear of Form Preservation Letters," "Protective Orders in the Age of Hacking," "Move Your Discovery Onto a Smarter Path" and "When Considering TAR, It's Never Too Late."

Labor & Employment

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "What Employees Don't Know Hurts Everyone," "Restrictive Covenants and 'Contacts': Whose Client List Is It?," "Asserting the Takings Clause Against the NLRB: 'Purple Communications'" and "The EEOC Hears Concerns About Social Media and Hiring."

Cyber Security and Privacy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by EisnerAmper: "Wearable Technology: Taking Privacy Issues to Heart," "Identity Management: The Key to Cyber Security and Online Commerce," "Legal Risks and Rules of the Move to Biometrics" and "Balancing Employee Privacy With Protection of Company Assets."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Admissibility of Custom and Practice Evidence in Medical Malpractice Cases," "Wage-Based Claims: Employer Liability After 'Ryan'," "'Irreparable Harm' Is a Tough Hurdle to Clear" and "Evidence Rulings Address Authentication, Present Sense Impressions."

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "Criminalizing Fraud in Minority- and Women-Owned Business Certification," "Circuits Are Split on Crime-Fraud Exception's Reach," "The Gift of 'Newman'" and "A Bribe Is a Bribe: FCPA's Influence on International Arbitration."

Partnership

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: We analyze trends in new partner promotion numbers, and provide insightful articles discussing how to create value with technology, the opportunities of diversity, the importance of company culture, achieving growth through practice diversification, and being a leader from the front line.

The NYSBA Annual Meeting will be held January 26-31 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

NYSBA Annual Meeting

In this free Special Report from the New York Law Journal, New York’s chief judge, chief administrative judge and Appellate Division presiding justices, as well as the NYSBA president, president-elect and section chairs, address issues ranging from the Uniform Bar Exam to generational differences among attorneys.

Intellectual Property

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Managing Fallout From 'Bilski', 'Mayo' and 'Alice'," "Infringement Prevention and Brand Management on Social Media," 'Transformation' of Fair Use Back to Its Section 107 Roots," "Accounting for Jurisdictional Variances in Damages" and "Examining the Multi-Faceted Attack on Patent Assertion Entities."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "Comparing Recent Clawback Rulings in 'Dewey' and 'Thelen'," "Combating the Perjury Problem in Civil Litigation," "Traversing the Post-'Halliburton' Landscape" and "'Bond': Defining the Limits of Federal Police Power."

Trusts & Estates

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The New York Community Trust : "Developments, Lessons and Reminders of 2014," "The Public's Interest in Charitable Trusts: Unsettled Issues," "Planning a Bequest of a Closely-Held Business Interest to a Private Foundation," "Mediation Makes Estate Planning, Administration More User Friendly" and "Can Wills and Trusts Be Contest-Proofed?"

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Can an Email Satisfy the Subscribed Writing Requirement?," "De Novo Review of Patent Claim Construction," "'Proof of Purchase: An Increasing Barrier to Class Certification" and "Finding the Right Level of Cyber Insurance Protection."

Top New York Settlements of 2014

The lawyers and law firms who are ranked in this special section encompassing settlements, mediations and arbitrations represent the best of the best in 2014. Their zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients is inspiring and deserving of our respect.

Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Should an Estate Professional Be Paid for Defending Fees?," "Detroit's Municipal Bankruptcy: An Uncertain Solution," "'Fairfield Sentry' and the Second Circuit's Latest on Jurisdiction" and "The Need for Greater Transparency in Municipal Bankruptcies."

Insurance Law

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: " Fighting Back Against Repayment Demands and Offsets," "Opinions by Graffeo and Smith Highlight Insurance Developments," " Iranian and Ukrainian Sanctions Impact Insurers," "Cyber Liability Insurance: What Coverage Can You Expect?" and "Loophole Leaves Insurers Powerless Against Fraud."

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "2014 IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest," "Mediation in Securities Arbitration Cases: Regain Control," "New York's International Arbitration Judge, One Year Later," "'Arbitration' Definition Under the FAA: The Unsettled Law," and "Consolidation: Limited Consent Trumps Endless Controversy."

Back to Basics: A Practical How-To Guide to Mastering the Practice of Law

In the new reality of an ever-changing legal landscape, many attorneys are choosing an entrepreneurial path. However, without the infrastructure and mentoring system of larger firms, many new solos and small-firm attorneys need guidance on some of the basics of the practice of law. Into the breach steps the New York Law Journal's third annual "How-To Guide."

Internal Investigations

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC : "Special Considerations and Challenges in Data Security Investigations," "Separate Representation for Employees in Investigations: A Delicate Line," "Health Care Fraud: First, Do No Harm," "Protecting Consultants' Work Product in Investigations," and "Enforcement Trends Change the Dynamics of Investigations."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Analyzing Advertiser Liability for Blogger Reviews," "Should Old Subpoena Compliance Rules Apply in the Digital Age?," "Into the Heart of Darkness on Wall Street" and "Law on Insider Trading Misappropriation Theory Remains Unsettled."

Compliance

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Corporate Culture and Compliance in the 21st Century," "An Opportunity to Improve Disclosure," "FINRA Proposes Margin Requirements for the TBA Transactions Market" and "The Rise of 'Failure to Prevent' Crimes and CCO Liability."

Labor & Employment

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by Lexis Nexis : "Cases Illustrate Creative Uses of Social Media Evidence," "Internships: Worthwhile Programs or Liability Traps?," "Courts Put Down Their Blue Pencils" and "Contractors Face Uncertainty Amid New Labor Law-Related Requirements."

First-Year Associates Handbook

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Managing Your BigLaw Career From the Start," "Lean In, But Don't Blend In," "Using PR to Lay a Foundation for Success" and "Basic Principles Make Exceptional Attorneys."

Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2014 Awards

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal honors attorneys in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The trait shared by all is commitment well beyond the billable hour—to upholding the Constitution and civil rights, to leveling the playing field, to improving the courts and to protecting the vulnerable.