Special Reports

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report, brought to you by Withum Smith & Brown "How Proposed Changes to the ECPA Affect Privacy Interests in Investigations," "Of Redbirds and Rockets: Corporate Espionage and America's Pastime," "Correspondent Banking: A Gateway to Money Laundering Requires Heightened Scrutiny," "Beyond Compliance: Three Tips From Recent Cases" and "Cases Illustrate Weaknesses in N.Y. Theft Statutes and Need for Reform."

The Seventh Annual New York Law Journal Reader Rankings

This year's Reader Rankings reflect the continuing change taking place in your world. As the business and practice of law evolve, we continue to add new product and service categories to reflect how you are practicing today including new categories focusing on cybersecurity.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

The New York Law Journal turns the spotlight on attorneys who have recognized that practicing law is a privilege that comes with a responsibility to give back.

Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of Arthur B Levine Co.: "The Road to Chapter 11 Is Paved With Golden Shares: 'Intervention Energy'," "Litigation Finance: Bankruptcy’s Best-Kept Secret," "Buyers Beware! Second Circuit Limits Scope of 'Free and Clear' Sale," "Second Circuit, Delaware Bankruptcy Court Disagree on Fraudulent Transfer Issue" and "Risk Mitigation for Private Equity Sponsors."

Fashion Law

Private labels, piracy, social media, cheerleading uniforms, and more in this New York Law Journal special report.

Verdicts & Settlements Hall of Fame: Premises Liability

VerdictSearch and the New York Law Journal are proud to honor some of the highest dollar – and highest profile – Premises Liability cases from New York over the last five years.

Big Paychecks in the Big Apple

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Our latest list of best-paid general counsel reveals that New York is the place to be, with four of the top 10 in the nation hailing from the Empire State. These GCs, who are ranked by cash compensation, which includes salary, bonuses and nonequity compensation, took home some hefty chunks of change.

Looking south towards the burning World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 from the law offices of King & Spalding at 1185 Avenue of the Americas.

'Nobody Escaped This Nightmare': NYLJ Readers Recall 9/11

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the New York Law Journal asked readers to share their memories.

Trust & Estates

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of Withum Smith & Brown: "Decanting Emerges as a Powerful Tool for Estate Planning," "Learning to Trust: Revoking the Irrevocable Can Be Done," "Who Can Recant a Decant? Who Is the 'Creator' of a Decanted Trust?," "NY's Latest Legislative Session: What Passed, What Didn't, What's Next" and "Multi-Generation Co-Ownership of Vacation Property as a Planning Alternative."

Court of Appeals And Appellate Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of Counsel Press: "Decisions Address ESI Destruction, Common Interest Doctrine," "Pragmatic Court Tackles DNA Evidence and Guilty Pleas, Among Other Issues," "Six Rulings Range From Asbestos Claims to No-Fault Reimbursement," "Two Cases Focus Both on Duty to Warn and Third-Party Conduct" and "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Brief."

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Harness the Skills of the Introverted Lawyer," "An Alternative Field Manual for Law Job Hunters," "Easing the Transition From Law Student to Practicing Attorney" and "Law Practice Management Reimagined."

Commercial Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of Berdon LLP: "Business Divorces in LLCs Happen, Business Prenups Should Too," "After Scalia, Court Shows Diminished Appetite for Class Action Appeals," "NY's Statute of Limitations and Mortgage Foreclosures: How to Revoke Acceleration" and "Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A Transactions."

Matrimonial Law

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "The Grey Divorce Phenomenon," "Court Gives Renewed Force to Policy Requiring Fully Custody Hearings," "Same-Sex Parents Still Face Obstacles Under New York's Standing Rules," "Mediation and Arbitration: Alternatives to Matrimonial Litigation" and "Court Intervention in Child Alienation Cases."

Arbitration

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "What the Supreme Court Giveth, the CFPB Taketh Away," "The Mandatory Arbitration Clause Debate," "'A Common Right to Arbitrate: Anti-Suit Injunctions in New York and England" and "Nuts and Bolts of a Successful Arbitration."

NYLJ 100

Roughly the same number of New York's largest firms by headcount saw net gains compared with those seeing net losses in 2015. But the head count drops were much steeper.

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Automated Vehicle Hacking Brings New Risks to the Road," "Finding Key Documents: Tech Savvy Counsel Are Changing the Game," "'Jiannaras' Clarifies Approach to Class Action Practice in New York" and "Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts and CFPB's Proposed Rules."

Real Estate Law & Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Don't Ignore Liquor License Issues in Transactions," "Standing the Test of 'Time Is of the Essence'," "Policy Change for Offerings of Out-of-State Condominiums in New York" and "Paths Forward for Multifamily Properties and Conversions to Residential Use."

Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of The Arthur B. Levine Co.: "'Sports Authority' Tackles Issues of Title to Consigned Goods," "Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition: A Powerful Tool for Creditors," "Current Issues 'Running With' Contract Rejections in Oil, Gas Cases" and "Using the Bankruptcy Code for International Restructuring."

Cybersecurity

In this Special Report, "Making Informed Choices About the Deep, Dark Web," "Health Care Under (Cyber)attack," "Online Discount Pricing Policies Face Increasing Scrutiny," "Defending a Data Breach Class Action" and "Keep Up With Evolving Regulations."

Complex Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of TASA: "A Need for Additional Clarity in Medical Monitoring," "'Tyson Foods': Bifurcation Taking Center Stage?" "Vexing Issues in Trade Secret Cases," "Adjudication of Claims in Deepwater Horizon Case Streamlined by 'Lone Pine' Order" and "The Future of Disclosure-Only Settlements."

Top Verdicts New York 2015

The lawyers and law firms who are ranked in this special section represent the best of the best in 2015. Their zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients is inspiring and deserving of our respect.

Asset Valuation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Value of Trademarks Takes on Increased Importance," "Valuing Investments in Companies That Have Gone Dark," "Legal Issues and Valuation of Tangible Assets, Patents and Copyrights" and "Building the Better Buy-Sell Agreement."

Law Firm Management

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of Berdon LLP: "Capital Market, Corporate Practices Dip in Early 2016," "Propping up an Associate Who Has Dropped the Ball," "The Full-Service Client Partnership Model: A Primer for Law Firms," "You Can Do It All" and "'Relationship Between Leadership and Management in Law Firms."

Ernesto Miranda, right, with attorney John J. Flynn in 1967 in Phoenix

Law Day

In this Special Report, leaders of the bench and bar discuss the one of the best known cases to have come before the U.S. Supreme Court: 'Miranda v. Arizona', decided 50 years ago this year, along with current challenges, such as translating Miranda warnings for non-English speakers and young people who may not understand, and the continuing need to protect the rights of accused persons.

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you by Sobel Tinari Economics Group: "Preparing a Target to Testify Without Immunity," "A One-Way Stay: Cautionary Tales From Parallel Proceedings," "Spinning Questions of Fact Into Questions of Law: 'U.S. v. Menendez'" and "Individuals Face New Challenges Following Yates Memo."

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Ask What the Bar Can Do for Law Schools," "Top 10 Tips for Acing Summer Associate Interviews," "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers to Handle New Digital Problems," "Debunking Four Myths About Law Firm Job Offers" and "Can Social Media Networking Help Your Job Search?"

Appellate Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of TASA: "CPLR Saves Action Filed Within Six Months of Appeal Dismissal in Prior Action," "The Art of the Expert Affidavit: Lessons From the Appellate Division," "Changes Are on the Horizon in Administrative Law" and "'Litvak' Dicta Provides Counsel Fodder for Challenging Proof of Intent."

Intellectual Property

A look at facts vs. fiction in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, strategies for entering China and the implications of artificial intelligence for the U.S. patent system. Plus, how to protect your trademarks on social media and an unvarnished view on the forces rocking IP litigation.