Special Reports

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.

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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?"

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.

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."

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.

E-Discovery

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by Daegis : "Understand the Importance of a Global Discovery Platform," "International Arbitration and E-Discovery: Rising to the Challenge," "Proposed Rule Changes Shorten and Streamline Pretrial Discovery" and "Eliminating Asymmetrical Discovery to Resolve Disputes on the Merits."

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC : "Cyber Crime and Trade Secret Protection: Strengthening Defenses," "Increased Criminal Enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act," "Effective Assistance of Counsel in Plea Negotiations After 'Lafler'," and "Government Looks to Pin Down Tax Evaders."

Trust & Estates

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "N.Y. Legislation: What Passed, What Didn't, What's Next," "Protecting Separate Property During Marriage and Divorce," "Injunctive Relief in Surrogate's Court: Trends and Considerations," "Mediation: Prevent Estate Litigation, Preserve Relationships" and "When There's No Will, There Is a Way."

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NYLJ Reader Rankings 2014

Welcome to the Fifth Annual New York Law Journal Reader Rankings, where you, the New York legal community, cast your vote for your favorite vendors in 90+ categories encompassing the areas of Technology, Research, Accounting, Insurance, Financial Services, Litigation Support, Real Estate, Education, Recruiting and Staffing.

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Madoff Trustee Denied Recovery of Extraterritorial Transfers," "Rule Changes Will Foster Efficiency and Predictability," "SCOTUS to Address 'American Pipe' Tolling Doctrine" and "Court's 'No-Action' Clause Holding May Surprise Bond Issuers."

Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting the Rights of IP Licensors, Licensees in Bankruptcy," "Puerto Rico's New Bankruptcy Law: A Quick Fix?," "Litigating Make-Whole Premiums in Bankruptcy" and "Applying the Proper Valuation for a Company's Industry."

Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, , practitioners discuss the court's significant holdings from the past term, effective oral arguments, preserving issues for appeal, and more.

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Finding 'Success': A New Equilibrium in the BigLaw Marketplace," "Basic Rules for OCI and Summer Associate Programs," "Reap the Benefits of a Bar Association," "A Distinguished Career Starts With Networking" and "I Did Everything Right … Where's My Job?"

Commercial Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."