Much has been said about exploding data volumes and emerging data types as technology evolves, contributing to the ever-growing challenges for legal professionals. However, less attention has been paid to the equally powerful analytics tools that have emerged as AI continues to advance. To master a new era of data—defined by its complex variety, growing volume, increased velocity, and challenging veracity—teams need the right analytics solutions. In this panel discussion, experts Mark Noel, Director, Advanced Client Data Solutions of Hogan Lovells, Sam Sessler, Assistance Director of Global eDiscovery Services at Norton Rose Fulbright, Bradley Johnston, Senior Counsel, eDiscovery of Cardinal Health, and Paige Hunt, Vice President of Global Discovery Solutions at Lighthouse, will discuss emerging trends in analytics tools and provide best practices for utilizing them to tackle urgent data challenges.
Financial organizations generally use the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the anti-money laundering (AML) policy to address litigation matters involving corruption and bribery issues. Thus, strengthening these litigation tools is vital to combat relevant threats within the financial system. In line with this, the Biden administration recently issued the "Memorandum on Establishing the Fight Against Corruption as a Core United States National Security Interest," requiring interagency cooperation to develop strategies to address global corruption, money laundering, and illicit financing. This means that a heightened enforcement regulation and stricter compliance requirements are to be expected in the coming days.
Today's digitally-dependent market requires businesses to store all sorts of data into their systems. From simple day-to-day transactions and records to the most sensitive company and client data, business processes have now evolved in order to accommodate and effectively implement the complex nature of data protection. Adding to these complexities is the increasing number of data breaches which was driven by the abrupt cloud migration when the pandemic started.
The Biden administration continues to navigate the US export controls and trade sanctions amidst the growing human rights concerns and national security issues. Recent developments that impact international transactions and require immediate attention involve goods, technology/software, and military intelligence focusing on China, Myanmar/Burma, and Russia.
In the class certification stage, plaintiffs bear an evidentiary burden to satisfy Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. District courts are also required to consider all probative evidence regardless of overlaps or other merit issues, especially with the inclusion of unharmed class members. Recent decisions released by the Supreme Court in Goldman Sachs and TransUnion clearly define this mandate.
The current global health crisis brought by COVID-19 continues to radically modify important economic activities across the world. In response to the pandemic, the representations and warranties (R&W) insurance landscape has also started to witness notable developments, specifically in relation with COVID-19-related exclusions and due diligence expectations.
Uncertainties in today’s business landscape are presenting a host of risk issues to supply chains around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in paralyzed business operations and significant revenue losses, is one proof of how vulnerable and fragile supply chains are to disruptions. This magnifies the need for companies to reassess their service supply chain and ensure that it is prepared for any interruption.
Intellectual property (IP) rights are extremely valuable business assets, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With various legal complexities further intensified by the pandemic and by nation-state hackers, protecting inventions has never been an easy task.
The work-from-home setup has rapidly become a trend after businesses started shutting down due to the pandemic. Although this setup can be helpful, it presents unique challenges which employers need to face, particularly in the field of wage and hour law. Typical issues several businesses are struggling with, include claims of unpaid wages, timekeeping inaccuracies, and employee misclassification.