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Special Reports

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Fair Play Act Targets Commercial Trucking Industry," "Pleading Fraud With Particularity," "Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Compensating Fact Witnesses" and "Courts Limit Exposure for Breach of Warranties."

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Health Care Fraud: What's Intent Got to Do With It?" "'Newman' Addresses Divisive Insider Trading Question," "Protecting Attorney Proffer Notes From Discovery" and "Failure to Mitigate Damages as a Defense in Mortgage Fraud Cases."

Real Estate Law & Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Limiting Liability in Design and Construction Contracts," "When Art Meets Building: A Primer on the Visual Artists Rights Act," "Condominium Formation in New York" and "Not Everything Is Guaranteed in Landlord-Tenant Guaranties."

Corporate Restructuring And Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Landlords Beware: Court Finds Debtor May Assume, Then Assign Lease'," "Two New Cases Cast a Shadow Over Credit Bidding," "Intercreditor Agreements in Chapter 11: What's a Junior Lienholder to Do?" and "Courtside Seats: Sovereign Restructurings in the Supreme Court Arena."

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The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal's annual survey, brought to you free by Sobel Tinari Economics Group.

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Complex Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The TASA Group: "Telephone Consumer Protection Act Class Actions After 'Mims'," "Will 'Daimler' Take the Air Out of 'Koehler'?," "Maintaining Privilege in the Age of E-Discovery" and "Expanding Liability for Audit Committee Members."

Asset Valuation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "Valuing Publicity Rights and Other Intangible Assets of Authors," "Trade Secret Valuation and Infringement Damages," "Private Equity and Valuation: Separating Hype From Reality," and "Valuing Tendered Shares in Fraudulent Transfer Cases."

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Law Firm Management

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Optimistic Expectations Are Playing Out, But Struggles Linger," "The Growth Problem," "Buyers, Influencers and Gatekeepers" and "The Future of the Business of Law."

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Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The TASA Group "Water Wars: Disputes Run Deep in Recent and Pending Litigation" "Dealing With Subsequent Remedial Measures" "Will 'Nautilus' Significantly Change the Strength of Patents?" and "Admissibility of Email Under FRE's Business Records Exception."

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Law Day

In this free Special Report from the New York Law Journal, leaders of the bench and bar discuss the theme for Law Day 2014, "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters," addressing issues ranging from barriers to the ballot box and the role of the judiciary in election law, and reflecting on past struggles to achieve suffrage for all.

Top Verdicts New York 2013

The lawyers and law firms who are ranked in these listings represent the best of the best in 2013. Their zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients is inspiring and deserving of our respect.

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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."

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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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."

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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."

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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.