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    • Dodd-Frank Act: The "Worst of Both Worlds"

      David Hirschmann, the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, discusses views on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), its lawsuit that invalidated the SEC's proxy access rules, and what to do if you're confronted with conflicting requirements from 31 different regulators.

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    • Pros and Cons of Decision-Making by Committee

      Organizational and group decision-making is a complex process. Certainly, all democratic governments rest on the assumption that the majority is right, or at least "righter" than the minority. Most organizations, however, have long found that majority decision-making, "one person.-one vote," is not the way to efficiently run a business.

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    • Law Offices Changing Business Models to Increase Revenue

      As the economy regains momentum, it's not a return to business as usual in the legal field. An industry report from Robert Half Legal outlines how strategies developed during the downturn are now guiding the business and customer relationship management models for law firms and corporate legal departments.

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    • How to Deal with Difficult Clients

      Though no one will admit it, more than a few attorneys who are otherwise competent negotiators have returned to their office after a client meeting, closed the door, plotted revenge or, worse, wept (metaphorically speaking). Why do some clients have this aggravating effect?

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    • SF Music Tech Summit Highlights Need for Legal Speed

      Musicians, technologists, activists, business executives, entrepreneurs, and lawyers collided for an informative and thought-provoking event at the inaugural SanFran MusicTech Summit. The conference touched on many aspects of the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem. From a legal perspective, current and emerging trends in music licensing were covered in two CLE-approved discussion panels.

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    • Case for Legal Process Outsourcing to the Right Shore

      There are several options to consider when outsourcing your document review - the review can be outsourced to outside counsel, an "onshore" discovery management provider, or an offshore vendor.

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    • Attorneys' Fees in Class Actions: The Problem Remains
      A description of the practice of attorney fee litigation in the class action context, and a discussion of the author's experience as an objector.

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    • Negotiating Tips for "Med Pay" Claims for Reimbursement

      Under med pay coverage, you or your client can submit their medical bills to their own insurance company for payment under the med pay provisions of their own insurance policy (1st party coverage). This article will go over some considerations to keep in mind when dealing with med pay claims for reimbursement.  

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    • Managing Conflict in Law Practice and Life

      As Clarence Darrow pointed out, conflict is part of being human. The good news is that conflict is not all bad. For one thing, it means you are not surrounded by "yes" people. And those differences of opinion can fuel innovation and creative problem solving. Effectively managing conflict or dissent can be beneficial in a wide range of situations, both inside your organization, with clients and in dealings with third parties.

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    • 10 Do's and Don'ts for New Attorneys

      Here's what you need to know that you probably didn't learn in law school.

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