Special Reports

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Law Day

In this Special Report: "Preserving Due Process and Preventing Wrongful Convictions," "Non-Lawyers Help to Bridge the Justice Gap," "The 14th Amendment and Our Present Day Democracy," "New York: A Leader in Ensuring a Fair and Just Society," "Upholding Justice Close to Home," "'Jack v. Martin' and State Law Roots of Equal Protection Theory" and "Toward Liberty and Justice for All."


In this Special Report: "Partner Promotions Dip at New York's Largest Firms," "Collaboration as Superpower: Optimizing Value to Lead in the Future," "Law Firm Succession Planning," "Cultivating 'Must Have' Innovation" and "Incorporate Business Principles Into Law Firm Management."

Appellate Practice

In this Special Report: "Preparing for Oral Argument of Your Appeal," "Certification From the Second Circuit to the N.Y. Court of Appeals: A Guide," "Overcoming the Weakness in a Summary Judgment Decision on Appeal," "First in, Last out: The Benefits of Appellate Counsel," "Agency Independence From Presidential Supervision: Changes Ahead" and "Common Strategies in Petitions for Leave to Appeal."

White Collar Crime

In this Special Report: "The Compliance Monitor Dilemma," "The Promise of Blockchain Technology to Combat Money Laundering," "Retaliatory Discharge Suit by Former General Counsel Unsettles Scope of Attorney-Client Privilege," "A New Era of Enforcing Protectionist Trade Measures," "Ending Endless Punishment: Why Judges Should Address Criminal Records at Sentencing" and "Combatting Hindsight Bias in White-Collar Criminal Investigations."

Intellectual Property

In this Special Report: "Patents for Wearable Technologies That Withstand Patentability Challenges," "Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of IP Laws: Overseas Operations May Still Create U.S. Liability," "Federal Circuit Decision Highlights Traps in Provisional Application Practice," "Scope of Estoppel Post-IPR Proceedings Becoming Clearer" and "What's in a Name? Trademark Law for the Family-Owned Winery."

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this Special Report: "Collaborative Divorce: A Process Option Whose Time Has Come," "Proposed Rule for NY Supreme Court May Make Arbitration Truly Confidential," "Making Diversity Happen in ADR: No More Lip Service," "Mediation: A Solution for Resolving Interpersonal Conflict," "Preparing for a Successful Mediation: It's Elementary!" and "Enforcing Foreign Arbitral Awards Against Foreign Corporations Registered to Do Business in NY"

Commercial Litigation

In this Special Report: "Hotel Management Agreements and Enforcement of Forum Selection Clauses," "When Pre-Arbitration Requirements Lead to Disputes Over Dispute Resolution Clauses," "Appointment of New FCC Chair Could Lead to Reduced TCPA Litigation," "'Mandatory' Arbitration of Construction Disputes Under NY's Prompt Payment Act" and "Challenges to SEC Administrative Proceedings Echo Complaints Against Arbitration."


In this Special Report: "Privacy and Cybersecurity: A Rendezvous in Data Breaches," "Insurance Challenges Ahead as Cyber Perils Shift," "A Meeting of the Minds: Emerging Regulation and the Convergence of Cyber and Fraud," "Do Mitigation Efforts Give Plaintiffs a Right to Sue in Data Breach Cases?," "Regulatory Oversight of Third-Party Arrangements: Who's Writing the Contract?" and "Cybersecurity for Law Firms: Business Imperatives Update 2017."

Labor & Employment

In this Special Report: "SEC Whistleblower Program Experiences Historic Year," "Where There's Smoke: N.Y. Companies Should Re-examine Marijuana Policies," "Increasing State and Local Government Activism Creates Compliance Minefield," "Workplace Analytics and the Law: What Today's Practitioner Needs to Know," "An Employment Policy Is Only Good if the Company Enforces It" and "Litigating Against a Former Employer for Additional Compensation."


In this Special Report: "IP Insurance: Coverage for Costs of Litigating Over That Brilliant Idea," "Has the DTSA Changed Trade Secret Litigation in New York?," "Navigating Subpoena Disclosure Directives: The Art of Striking a Balance," "Will the Trump Administration Take US-EU Data Protection Disputes to the WTO?" and "'Spokeo' Requirement Has Real Teeth in Narrowing, Defeating Consumer Class Actions."


In this Special Report: "Benefits and Pitfalls of Outsourcing Email Services," "Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Implications for E-Discovery's Future," "Strategies for Understanding Your Data Before a Meet-and-Confer," "Can Tests for Spoliation in NY State, Federal Courts Be Reconciled?" and "Obtaining Discovery From EU After GDPR's Passage."

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report: "Economic Espionage and Trade Secrets Enforcement Under the Trump Administration," "Implications of Remaining Silent Before Banking Regulators," "Forfeiture and Restitution: Ships Passing in the Night?," "Public Corruption Prosecutions and Defenses Post-'McDonnell'" and "Recent U.K. Decision Jeopardizes U.S. Privilege Assertions for Witness Interviews."

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NYSBA Annual Meeting

In this Special Report, leaders of the bench and bar discuss changes in the profession and ways to get involved with the New York State Bar Association.

Trusts & Estates

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Top 10 Developments, Lessons and Reminders of 2016," "Planning for Tax Reform in 2017," "Letting Go: Common Gift and Estate Tax Triggers," "Drafting Irrevocable Trusts for the Modern Family" and "Foreign Parents With U.S. Children: Trusts Play an Important Role."


In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Snow and Ice Liability: A Property Owner's Guide," "When a Court Interprets Foreign Law, There Is No Secret Password," "When Is an Oral Agreement Sufficiently Definite to Be Enforceable?," "Early Case Resolution: Be a Great Advocate by Not Litigating," "Context Matters: 'Omnicare' Revisited'" and "Litigating the Implied Covenant of Good Faith."

Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Will Innovative Moves Reverse the 'Death Spiral' of Malls?," "Why Marijuana Companies Can't File Bankruptcy and How That Could Change," "Uncertainty Continues Over Debtor's Right to Abandon Property," "Post-Confirmation Jurisdictional Shrinkage," "Challenging Midstream Contracts in the Wake of 'Sabine'" and "NDAs With Compelled Disclosure Are Critical to Reaching a Deal."

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Taking a Targeted Approach to Arbitration Discovery," "When Drafting an Arbitration Clause, Specificity Matters," "Mediation Is the Best Method to Resolve Long-Tail Coverage Disputes," "Ensuring Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses Serve Their Intended Function" and "New Tips for a Successful Mediation."

Internal Investigations

In this Special Report: "Mitigating Risk in Asia-Based Investigations," "Seven Principles for Conducting a Digital Forensic Review," "When Is Cooperation With the Government Considered 'State Action'?," "Withstand Regulatory Scrutiny by Building a Culture of Compliance," "Five Ways to Meet Heightened Government Expectations" and "Privilege Protection in an Era of Cooperation."


In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of Withum Smith & Brown: "What's in a Name: The NAD Knows," "NYDFS Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies," "In Bankruptcy, Attorney-Client Privilege Is Not Absolute," "Preservation of Issues Is a Prerequisite for Appellate Review," "Arbitration of Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Claims" and "Rule Governing Offers of Judgment Should Be Clarified Following Split SCOTUS Decisions."

Top Women in the Law

This inaugural class includes women from nearly every sector of the law: corporate deal makers, public interest lawyers, legal educators, solo practitioners, general counsel and judges, among others. Several run their own firms or work in large firms, where they have opened the door for women and minorities to succeed. They have contributed to the profession well beyond the billable hour as volunteers on legal boards and committees, task forces and commissions. And nearly all have done so while balancing the demands of motherhood and family obligations.

Labor & Employment

In this Special Report: "Why NY's New Pay Equity Law May Be a Game-Changer," "Could Predictive Scheduling Spread Across the Nation?," "Employee Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers," "New FLSA Overtime Regulations: Planning for Costs of Compliance," "Public Sector Pensions Under Attack" and "Keys to an Effective Global Employment Strategy."

Mergers & Aquisitions

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Fintech: A New M&A Frontier," "Delaware Appraisal Results Are More Predictable Than They Seem," "Issues in Using Unregistered M&A Brokers in Transactions" and "A Series of Very Unfortunate Events."