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CCI Assists In-House Transition

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO If asked about the one quality that makes a good corporate lawyer, most general counsel would probably say the secret is versatility. “There is a lot of ‘something else’ that comes into what I do compared to pure law,” said Mark Chandler, general counsel and senior vice president for Cisco […]

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M&A Lawyers Predict Healthy Market

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO While 2014 saw a healthy roil of mergers and acquisitions, some area attorneys don’t see why 2015 will be any different. “This year (2014) has been a fantastic year for M&A activity,” said Doug Wright, a partner in Faegre Baker Daniels’ Denver office who advises on mergers, capital markets and […]

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Focus On Employers In Wage Protection Act

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO Beginning Jan. 1, businesses in Colorado will face a set of new rules governing how they track wages and handle wage theft complaints. With the passage of the Colorado Wage Protection Act of 2014, employees will have the ability to pursue lost wages by making a demand or filing a […]

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In-House Intensive Offers Unique Insight

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO Moving in house can mean entering treacherous waters for attorneys, particularly as the legal profession morphs with the economy and technology. The University of Colorado Law School is attempting to bridge the gap between private practice and in-house counsel with its new Corporate Counsel Intensive Institute, a one-week course running […]

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‘It’s Hard To Stand Up To A Troll’

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO As patent disputes become more frequent, it becomes more important for attorneys practicing in intellectual property law to know how to parry the damaging thrusts of non-practicing entities. Even a cursory glance at the activity in the patent arena shows how damaging NPEs, commonly referred to as “patent trolls,” can […]

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Health Plans Expand To Same-Sex Couples

By Laura Fischer, BERENBAUM WEINSHIENK The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Oct. 6 to deny review of various appellate court rulings, including review of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down bans on same-sex marriage as being unconstitutional, effectively legalized same-sex marriage in the state of Colorado. On Oct. 7, the 10th Circuit […]

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Business Litigation On The Rise

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO It may not be surprising to most general counsel that the number of legal disputes for companies continues to grow, but at least one veteran still thinks businesses can find better answers before a lawsuit hits an executive’s desk. Corporate litigation is climbing paired with a rise in legal costs, […]

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ADA Remains Relevant

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO Although the Americans With Disabilities Act is 24 years old, a new Senate committee report detailing the income disparities between U.S. citizens with disabilities and those without illustrates the law’s enduring relevance. The analysis, titled “Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities,” was released […]

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