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January 25-27: 24th Annual Marketing Partner Forum – Client Collaboration & the New Rules of Engagement

In January 2017, Marketing Partner Forum returns to Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA for a three day summit on law firm marketing and business development set against the breathtaking Southern California shoreline. Marketing Partner Forum will welcome law firm marketing partners, rainmakers, practice group heads, business development leaders and esteemed corporate counsel for …

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Building Smart Contracts Trust in 2017: Lawyer’s Role

In 2016 we saw a flurry of discussion, a lot of interest, and a little bit of actual experimentation with smart contracts, the computer programs that automatically execute the terms of a contract on a blockchain. What do we need to firmly launch smart contracts into the mainstream and what is the lawyer’s role? A …

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Attend the NAMWOLF 2017 Business Meeting – February 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale

The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women-owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. Join them for their 2017 Business Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, February 12-14.  The NAMWOLF Business Meeting is a great opportunity to …

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Register for the 24th Annual Marketing Partner Forum January 25-27: Client Collaboration & the New Rules of Engagement

In January 2017, Marketing Partner Forum returns to Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA for a three day summit on law firm marketing and business development set against the breathtaking Southern California shoreline. Marketing Partner Forum will welcome law firm marketing partners, rainmakers, practice group heads, business development leaders and esteemed corporate counsel for …

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Supreme Court Punts Design Patent Damages Back to Federal Circuit

The Supreme Court issued a rare decision on the issue of damages for design patent infringement in the Apple v. Samsung smartphone case. The result could mean significant changes in the calculation of damages for infringement of design patents. The decision is one more step in the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung that originally …

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Attend the NAMWOLF 2017 Business Meeting – February 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale

The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women-owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. Join them for their 2017 Business Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, February 12-14.  The NAMWOLF Business Meeting is a great opportunity to …

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U.S Supreme Court Revisits Design Patent Damages

On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., v. Apple Inc., 580 U.S. ____ (2016), unanimously ruled that in multicomponent products, the “article of manufacture” subject to an award of damages under 35 U.S.C. §289 is not required to be the end product sold to consumers but may only be …

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NAFTA and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

With the recent U.S. election finally reaching its close, the unexpected election of Mr. Trump has left many multinational companies wondering how the change in administration will impact their business operations. One of the chief issues of concern is Mr. Trump’s campaign rhetoric that the United States should withdraw from the North American Free Trade …

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How Thought Leadership Complements Account-Based Selling Strategies in Law Firms

Competition from non law firm sources, firm consolidation, and the ever present need to do things more cost effectively all present challenges and opportunities for law firms to differentiate themselves.  Lawyers riding this wave of change are not only practicing law but understand the law department’s relation to other business units and to the overall …

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Cook County, Illinois, Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The Cook County “Earned Sick Leave” Ordinance mandates that employers in Cook County, Illinois, allow eligible employees to accrue up to 40 hours of paid sick leave in each 12-month period of their employment. The Ordinance, passed on October 5, 2016, becomes effective on July 1, 2017. The Ordinance is similar to amendments to the …

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