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Women in Business Q&A: Jennifer Fitchen, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jennifer Fitchen is a partner in Sidley Austin LLP's Palo Alto office. The views expressed in this article are exclusively those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Sidley Austin LLP and its partners.

Women in Business Q&A: Kimberly Leach Johnson, Firm Chair, Quarles & Brady

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kimberly Leach Johnson presides over the firm's executive committee and is Firm Chair of Quarles & Brady. As an attorney, she has been practicing trusts & estates law for more than 30 years.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

BNSF Challenges Lawsuit From Engineer Who Ran For His Life From Exploding Oil "Bomb Train"

Steve Horn | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has responded defensively to the oil-by-rail lawsuit filed by former BNSF locomotive engineer Bryan Thompson, a case recently reported on by DeSmogBlog.

BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota "Bomb Train" Sues Former Employer

Steve Horn | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee who worked as a locomotive engineer on the company's oil-by-rail train that exploded in rural Casselton, North Dakota in December 2013 has sued his former employer.

Divorce Confidential: Divorce and Reconciliation. Yes, It Happens!

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

My heart swells with joy when clients give their marriage a second chance. What does reconciliation look like from a legal perspective? Here are some things to consider before you reconcile with your ex.

An Open Letter to President Obama: The American Dream Has Failed Me

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Kiara Imani Williams

I study. I work hard. I volunteer. I did everything I was supposed to do, and yet, in two months, I will graduate from law school with an accumulated total of over a quarter million dollars in student loans.

Women in Business Q&A: Kelly Tubman Hardy, Regional Head, Corporate and Finance, DLA Piper

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kelly Tubman Hardy is the regional office head of global law firm DLA Piper's Corporate and Finance groups in both Baltimore and Mexico City. She prac...

13 Things You Need to Know About Legal Marijuana on Alaska's Legalization Day

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Legalization brings along a dizzying number of questions. What will businesses look like? How will existing criminal statutes change? Will communities opt to ban marijuana sales?

The Key to Hustling: Have A Story

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

Everyone always says that the key to creating a successful company and then monetizing on it is to hustle. Hustle. Hustle. Hustle. But what exactly does that mean? How do you even get the opportunity to hustle to an investor? How do you approach a major company and try to secure a deal with them?

Developing Business Without Losing Your Mind or Your Soul

Janice Brown | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Janice Brown

Confidence is as equally important as competence, though women, in particular, often think otherwise. Women work and work and wonder why someone else hasn't recognized their sacrifice.

Women in Business Q&A: Dina LaPolt, Esq., Attorney, LaPolt Law, P.C.

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dina LaPolt, Esq. is an attorney at LaPolt Law, P.C., and an expert at strategizing and solving complex and sophisticated legal and business issues relating to contracts, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and litigation.

10 Ways To Keep Your Divorce Costs Down

Janice Billman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Divorce
Janice Billman

Now that you've decided to file for divorce one of your first questions might be, "How much will it cost?" Unless your divorce is completely amicable, it can become very costly. But, there are a number of things you can control to help keep those costs down.

Deportation for Possessing a Sock: Supreme Court Case Reflects How the War on Drugs Fuels the War on Immigrants

Alisa Wellek | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Alisa Wellek

The Supreme Court yesterday heard a case that reflects the tragic absurdity of both the War on Drugs and the mass deportation machine that relies on it.

Does My Company Have What It Needs to Be Expanded Internationally?

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

For the export to be successful we should obtain a realistic response to the questions that will help us to assess the real situation of the company and whether if the company has a real export potential and capacity.

How Legal Sees Marketing

Peter Friedman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Peter Friedman

Protecting your company while getting your social program launched requires, first and foremost, that you build a strong collaborative partnership with your legal team.

Yours, Mine and Ours: Planning Stepfamily Finances

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Couples planning to blend families often have to make financial arrangements that respect previous relationships with ex-spouses and their families. Issues range from childcare and eldercare to potentially complex matters. That's why involving trained experts in stepfamily financial planning is a must.

Family Law Is Broken. Let's Fix It.

Michelle Crosby | Posted 03.08.2015 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

For those who have not experienced it first hand, divorce may seem like an unlikely starting place to change the world. But those of us who deal with divorce every day know differently: divorce touches so many families, we must not only disrupt it, we must fix it.

Measuring Justice One Case at a Time

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 03.08.2015 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

Because there really are no cookie-cutter criminal cases or fungible criminal defendants, we need juries to act as a counterweight to legislative and political incentives that drive us toward a one size fits all criminal justice system.

10 Things People Don't Understand About 'Serial' Unless You're a Criminal Attorney

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Tamara Shayne Kagel

I've noticed that most people listening to "Serial" don't know some key facts about the criminal justice system. Here are some of the most common misconceptions I've noticed about people's comprehension of the legal system which ultimately we are all beholden to.

Photographers, Don't Think You Need to Register Your Copyrights? Think Again

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Arts
Heather Hummel

So many people get caught up in the fact that "you don't have to register the copyrights to your work because it's copyrighted the moment you create it." However, if you want real protection and legal hold when it comes to your work being stolen (copyright infringement), it's worth the few minutes and few dollars to register it.

Response to Ferguson: Systemic Problems Require Systemic Solutions

John A. Powell | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
John A. Powell

Decades of segregation and inequality in Ferguson, as well as most American metropolitan areas, have fostered a racial inequality exacerbated by the criminalization of not just poverty, but the criminalization of black and brown bodies. Too many whites are too willing to believe that a black body poses a threat.

7 Ways to Keep Your Place Safe While You're Away

realtor.com | Posted 01.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Whether you're lying on a beach in the Caribbean for a week, touring the country on a road trip or spending the holidays back home, the last thing you want to worry about is coming back to a ransacked apartment.

My Lawyer, My Friend: A CEO's Guide to Working with an Attorney

Jack Garson | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Jack Garson

Almost every business has the pleasure or torture of dealing with a variety of outside advisors, from accountants to attorneys to brokers. Here's your insider's guide to a heavenly relationship with your attorney.

Traditional Virtues Trump Ethics Codes

Brad Reid | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

So, are virtues a matter of genetics or environmental influences? I have no answer to this question except to say that it is the wrong question in this conversation.