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Newsletter articles from 2003

Acquiring a corporate aircraft: Ten considerations By Christopher M. Mills August 2003 At its core, the purchase of an aircraft is similar to the purchase of any other major equipment asset.
Affiliated transactions under Rule 17d-1: Business implications for investment management transactions By David M. Butowsky January 2003 Those of us who practice law in the investment management arena frequently confront important business issues involving section 17(d) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (1940 Act) and Rule 17d-1 thereunder (collectively 17(d)).
California limits disclosure of social security numbers By J.J. McGrath February 2003 Effective July 1, 2002, it is against the law for a company doing business in California to include an individual's social security number on any correspondence to that customer, unless legally required to do so.
Common interest of defendants & joint defense By Donald Peterson May 2003 Two defendants often share an interest in defeating or minimizing plaintiff's claim.
Confidentiality & joint defense By Donald Peterson April 2003 McNally Tunneling Corp. v. City of Evanston, No. 00 C 6979, 2001 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 17090, October 18, 2001, examined a joint defense and settlement agreement and disclosure to the plaintiff
Corporate accountability law affects retirement plans, executive compensation February 2003 On July 30, President Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002--a corporate accountability and accounting reform law prompted by the business scandals of recent months.
Dealing with employee morale after a reduction in force (RIF)* By Valerie C. Perera March 2003 Employees undergoing change experience an inner psychological process by which they let go of the old reality, experience a chaotic time of transition (known as a "neutral zone") and then emerge into a new beginning.
Department of Labor finalizes Sarbanes-Oxley regulations on blackout periods By Ned Othman March 2003 The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is arguably the most far-reaching securities legislation in recent history.
Doing business in the United Kingdom: The UK legal & regulatory environment By Edward Hoare December 2003 Historically, the UK has depended on international trade more than most countries.
An employer’s guide to child support withholding in Illinois By Michael Todd Scott January 2003 If you have employees, eventually you will have an employee who is ordered to pay child support.
Environmental alert—Can you handle basic emergency calls from your client company? By Eric E. Boyd March 2003 It's almost five o'clock, and you receive a call from your client with a Clean Air Act question.
Eyes wide open By Richard Richmond November 2003 Entrepreneur David Krumrine turned a passion for baking, learned from his grandmother, into a successful company.
FLSA class action lawsuits abound By J.J. McGrath February 2003 Did you know that class action lawsuits claiming FLSA violations have surpassed employment discrimination class actions pending in the federal courts?
Food stamp pro bono opportunities for CLD members By Jeffrey D. Lester July 2003 Did you know that there is currently an opportunity for you to perform pro bono services right from your office?
Fourth Circuit: Well-designed anti-discrimination policies will protect you from punitive damages By Adrianne C. Mazura and Richard Hafets September 2003 A recent decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Bryant v. Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Inc., clarifies the circumstances under which employers can avoid punitive damages for the discriminatory actions of their supervisory employees
Global expansion is a matter of construction By Alexander Olsansky May 2003 Opportunities for global expansion are endless, as they come in all shapes, sizes and permutations.
The hedge fund: Assessing the risks (part I of II) By Alan L. Kennard April 2003 In determining whether to create or invest in a hedge fund, it is imperative that an investor understand the potential risks common to hedge funds.
The hedge fund: Assessing the risks (Part II of II) By Alan L. Kennard May 2003 In determining whether to create, or invest in, a hedge fund, it is imperative that an investor understand the potential risks common to hedge funds
HHS releases final HIPAA privacy regulations February 2003 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published final regulations that clarify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards due to become effective April 2003.
Illinois’ “Sunshine in Litigation” Act endangers proprietary information By Ned Othman July 2003 Illinois House Bill 1191, also commonly known as the "Sunshine in Litigation" legislation, is pending in the Illinois General Assembly.
In-house counsel must take the lead in coordinating catastrophe By Geary W. Sikich and Valerie C. Perera July 2003 At a recent conference in Barcelona, Spain, Shell International's senior legal counsel, Campbell Grant, was quoted in the Law Gazette (http://www.lawgazette.co.uk):
Letter from the co-editors December 2003 In this issue of The Corporate Lawyer we have two very interesting articles from the firm of Faegre & Benson.
Letter from the co-editors November 2003 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication. This is a great opportunity for our members to get involved in the ISBA and specifically the Corporate Law Departments Section.
Letter from the co-editors September 2003 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors June 2003 At the end of this issue you will find a five-year index of substantive articles that have appeared in The Corporate Lawyer.
Letter from the co-editors May 2003 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors April 2003 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors February 2003 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors January 2003 Welcome to the January, 2003 edition of The Corporate Lawyer. In this edition of we have two articles we hope you find valuable to your practice.
A moment on the lips, forever on the HIPAAs: A primer on HIPAA privacy compliance By Hector Lareau and Karen J. Hayes July 2003 How many of you have had client corporations come to you in a HIPAA-induced panic? And how many of you have been dizzied looking for answers in HIPAA's privacy regulations?