Special Reports

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.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Preliminary Discovery and Attachment of Assets in International Arbitration," "Maximizing Your Client's Effectiveness in Mediation," "Trends in International Arbitration Challenges," "Travel the Road to a Successful Mediation" and "Class Waiver Provisions: Where We've Been and Where We're Heading."

Partnership

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Firms Promote More Corporate Lawyers, Women to Partner," "Improving Morale: Five Rules for Making Associate Assignments," "Key Steps to Successfully Integrate Government Laterals," "To Merge or Not to Merge?," "Professional Development: A Key Element of Law Firm Culture" and "Are Law Firms Ready to Embrace Culture as a Path to Survival?."

Commercial Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "'Best Efforts', 'Commercially Reasonable' and Other Terms No One Understands," "Pleading Lost Profits Damages in New York and Federal Courts," "When U.S. Law Collides With Chinese Reality" and "Using U.S. Discovery Procedures in International Arbitration."

Cybersecurity & Privacy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Does Adoption of Cloud Computing Shift Cyber Liability Risk?," "Information Sharing for the Information Age: Cybersecurity Act of 2015," "Ensuring Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure" and Uncertain Future," "Russia Implements Rules to Localize Online Personal Data" and "Hone a Plan to Meet Evolving Regulatory Expectations."

Labor & Employment

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Gender Identity Guidelines Bring New Compliance Issues," "Courts Shy Away From Treble Damages in Wage, Hour Suits," "The Fair Chance Act: Understanding Key Provisions and Impact on Employers" and "Developments Under the Displaced Building Service Worker Protection Act."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Unique Biometric Data Creates Unique Privacy Concerns," "Managing Business Before EU Privacy Shield Takes Effect," "Consumer Finance Class Action Trends for 2016" and Uncertain Future" and "Cyber Insurance Litigation: Is It a Ripple or a Tidal Wave?"

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by Withum: "Jury Charge Issues Loom in Silver, Skelos Appeals," "Defending Parallel Securities and Commodities Actions," "CFTC Enters the Insider Trading Enforcement Arena," "Analyzing the Impact of SEC's Proposed Uniform Fiduciary Standard" and "NYSE Returns to the Regulatory Beat."

E-Discovery Special Report

From the FRCP changes and burgeoning software options, here's a look at what's in store for e-discovery in 2016.