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Special Reports

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University: "Experiential Learning: Practice Makes Perfect" "Theory Makes Successful Lawyering Possible," "Alternative Career Tracks Are Innovative and Necessary," "Building 'Collaborative Intelligence' in a Challenging Legal Market" and "Recalculating Goals to Move Forward."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The TASA Group: "Disclosing 'Trends' in Securities Offerings: Lessons From 'Facebook,'" "'Daubert' Challenges at the Class Certification Stage: Another Hurdle," "The Not So 'Common' Interest Privilege Applied to M&A Deals" and "Avoiding Attorney Fee Claim Litigation."

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White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "SEC Renews Focus on Accounting and Disclosure Fraud," "Rule 180.1: The CFTC Targets Fraud and Manipulation," "Examining the Future of Complex Prosecutions in New York," and "How the SEC May Receive Testimony Compelled in U.K., Canada."

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "International Arbitration in New York and Miami," "Mediating With a Litigation Committee or Trust," "'Arbitrating Against Non-Signatories: The Current State of Play," and "Boundaries of the FAA and Reverse Preemption Under the McCarran-Ferguson Act."

Financial Reform

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "The Volcker Rule's Impact on Incentive Compensation," "Targeted Returns Under FINRA's Communication Rules," "'Banking in the 21st Century: Navigating Uncharted Waters," and "FDIC Issues 'Single Point of Entry' Resolution Strategy."

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E-Discovery

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting Data Privacy in Litigation and Investigations," "Transparency in Predictive Coding: How Much Is Too Much?," "'Wurtz' May Influence U.S. Cross-Border E-Discovery Law," and "Managing the Five Stages of E-Discovery Grief."

Labor & Employment

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Achieving a Work Environment Free of Cyber Bullying," "Issues With Self-Destructing Messages in the Workplace," "Developing Social Media Policies That Survive NLRB Scrutiny," "Beware the Risks of Using Social Media During Recruitment" and "Social Media: Changing the Face of Employment Law."

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Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "How Detroit's Chapter 9 Case Could Affect New York Municipalities," "SCOTUS to Rule on Powers of Bankruptcy Judges," "Utilizing Pre-Approved Retainers Under Code Section 328" and "Debtors' Delusions of Bankruptcy."

the winners of NYLJ's 2014 Outstanding Legal Departments

2014 Outstanding Legal Department Awards

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal recognizes the achievements of talented, creative and hard-working in-house legal departments and their general counsel.

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Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Analyzing the Power to Tax Internet Sales," "Extraterritorial Reach of White-Collar Criminal Statutes," "Product Design Liability Outside the Chain of Distribution?" and "Question Will Linger After En Banc Review of 'Lighting Ballast.'"

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "The Strike Force Approach to Combatting Health Care Fraud," "The Rise of the Civil Money Laundering Prosecution," "Conspiracy and the 'Indefinite Payments' Doctrine" and "The Role of Kovel Accountants in White-Collar Criminal Cases."

Partnership

In this Special Report, brought to you free by Peachtree Settlement Funding, a survey of new partners at New York's largest firms, a behind-the-scenes look at partner recruiting and best practices for integrating diverse and women laterals, along with building a boutique firm, succession planning, and the dangers of the partnership structure.

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, will address issues ranging from the future of legal education to the sealing of criminal records.

Trusts & Estates

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "Top 10 Developments, Lessons and Reminders of 2013," "Standing to Enforce Restrictions on Use of Charitable Gifts," "Making Disclaimer Work for Minors," "Revocable Inter-Vivos Trusts," "Automatic Allocation of GST Exemption: Traps for the Unwary" and "'Brewer' Raises New Issues Regarding Estate Distribution."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Construction and Design Professionals," "Assessing the Post-'Myriad' and 'Mayo' Landscape," "You've Been Warned: Pleading and Proving Failure to Warn Claims" and "Legislature Expands Standing to Seek Protective Orders."

Intellectual Property

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Substantial Similarity in the Age of Electronic Music," "The Law on Damages in Generic Drug Launches Remains Vague," "Can Jurisdiction Over Infringers Be Manufactured?" and "The Evolving Hurdle of Patentable Subject Matter."

Regulatory Reform

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Investment Banks Face Challenges Under New Municipal Advisor Rules," "Regulating Interconnectivity on the 'Internet of Things,'" "Costs and Benefits of JOBS Act's Lifting of General Advertising Ban" and "To Grow or Not to Grow."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Defining the Scope of Cyber-Insurance Protection," "How Inter Partes Review Differs From District Court Patent Litigation," "Utilizing Computer-Generated Evidence in Medical Malpractice Cases" and "'Allied' May Expand Circumstances for Reopening a Bankruptcy Auction."

Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Are Utilities Unfairly Protected Under the Bankruptcy Code?," "'Free and Clear' Has Broad Reach in Bankruptcy Sales," "Analyzing the Post-'Stern' Landscape in New York" and "Using Chapter 15 to Implement Foreign Reorganization Plans in the U.S."

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "More Reasons to Arbitrate in the Big Apple," "The Interplay of Restrictive Covenants, Preliminary Injunctions and Arbitration," "Mediation and Marketing: Complementary Skills" and "Supreme Court and Arbitrability: The Arbitrator as Gatekeeper."

Internal Investigations

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Considerations for Handling Congressional Investigations," "Designing an Effective Global Investigation," "Privilege Protections for Compliance Efforts" and "Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Investigations Pose Challenges."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Diving Into the Deep End: N.Y. Courts Tackle Tip Pooling," "Property Insurance Issues Linger at Sandy's One-Year Mark," "Ground Leases and Value-Based Rent Resets: An Alternate Reality" and "Defending Electronic Searches and Seizures."

Compliance

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "Anti-Corruption Enforcement in Korea: Is an Old Law Coming of Age?," "Regulatory Uncertainty Remains in Energy Markets," "Nonprofit Law Overhaul Changes the Landscape for N.Y. Charities" and "Staying in Bounds: College Athletics Pose Compliance Hurdles."

The New York Law Journal Commemorates 125 Years

The story of the Law Journal over the last 125 years is the story of New York's vibrant legal community. This special anniversary section traces the history of the Journal and state and federal courts, and honors the recipients of the NYLJ Lifetime Achievement Awards and NYLJ Impact Awards.

The NYLJ Impact Awards

The lawyers and institutions who have made their mark on the practice of law in New York.

NYLJ Honors Lifetime Achievers

The New York Law Journal pays tribute, in these essays written by friends, family and colleagues of our honorees, to 16 leaders in public interest, academia and the judiciary for their lifelong dedication to promoting justice in New York.

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "A Rise in Alternative Careers Is Changing Legal Education," "Teaching Business Fundamentals of the Legal Marketplace," "Selecting a Law Firm Summer Associate Program," "A Two-Year Curriculum: Bold Innovation, or Just Plain Shorter?" and "Get Smart, Stand Out and Position Yourself for Law Firm Success."

Labor & Employment

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Waivers of Whistleblower Claims After Dodd-Frank," "Recent Decisions Clarify Scope of Third-Party Retaliation Doctrine," "Employers' Changing Obligations in the Post-DOMA World" and "Workplace Violence: Employee Rights, Employer Recourse."