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TransactionalWhat's Market
2022 Year-End Public M&A Wrap-Up

A review of public M&A activity in 2022.

Practical Law Corporate and M&A

TransactionalIssues & Insights
A Geopolitical Outlook for Investors in 2023

Recent disruptive events, such as the ongoing war in Ukraine and trade tensions with China, continue to present material investment risks. Investors, companies, and their counsel must consider the geopolitical risk landscape in 2023 and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.

David J. E. Chmiel, Global Torchlight Limited

GovernmentGovernment Practice
First Amendment Public Forum Analysis

A checklist for determining the classification of and constitutional standards of review for traditional, designated, limited, and non-public forums for free speech purposes under the First Amendment.

Practical Law Government Practice

LitigationE-Discovery Bulletin
Solving the Privilege Conundrum

Counsel should take certain steps to streamline the process for reviewing, logging, and otherwise protecting privileged information in discovery, including reducing the risk of inadvertent disclosure of privileged electronically stored information.

Philip Favro, Innovative Driven

Legal IndustrySector Spotlight
Hospital Board Responsibilities in Times of Crisis

When hospitals face extraordinary circumstances affecting their operations, counsel must guide the hospital board members to fulfill certain key legal obligations and satisfy heightened fiduciary duties and oversight responsibilities.

Practical Law Health Care

LitigationPractice Note
Recovering the Costs of Responding to a Nonparty Subpoena

Where a nonparty subpoena imposes unduly burdensome discovery obligations, the recipient may be able to shift all or a portion of the costs of compliance to the subpoenaing party.

John McNichols and Christopher Yeager, Williams & Connolly LLP

Closing Private M&A Transactions

Key steps and considerations for counsel when preparing a private M&A transaction for closing.

Practical Law Corporate and M&A

The Gender Gap in Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice

An expert Q&A on the unique challenges women face in bankruptcy and restructuring practice and how law firms can work to improve the retention and promotion of female attorneys.

Rachel Ehrlich Albanese, DLA Piper and Cullen Drescher Speckhart, Cooley LLP

LitigationDrafting Notes
FRE 902(14) Certification of Authenticity by Digital Identification

A model certification that counsel can use to authenticate electronically stored information (ESI) through a digital identification process under Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 902(14), with explanatory notes and drafting tips.

Practical Law Litigation

LitigationLocal Counsel
Filing Preliminary Objections (Pennsylvania)

Key issues for counsel to consider and steps to take when filing preliminary objections in response to another party’s pleading under Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 1028 in a civil action in a Pennsylvania court of common pleas.

Practical Law Litigation