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The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms.

Since 1988, the ILN has helped its members keep pace with today’s global economy, through access to the tremendous strength and depth of the combined expertise of 5,000 lawyers in 67 countries on six continents.

ILN member firms are among the most respected and most experienced counsel in their jurisdictions. Clients’ increasing need for reliable foreign counsel is well-met by the personalized, high-quality and cost-effective legal services provided by ILN member firms. Unique to the ILN are the strong personal and professional relationships among its members and their clients developed over the past 26 years. Far from a mere directory, the ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and worldwide basis annually and work routinely with each other to address client requirements and needs.

Each of the ILN’s member firms is international in outlook and staffed by highly trained senior attorneys, who are experts in a broad range of practice areas. ILN members have demonstrated experience in working successfully with international companies. They are independent, mid-sized firms within their jurisdictions, and are committed to the focus of the International Lawyers Network, admitted to the Network only after a rigorous application process. The ILN provides clients with high-quality service from experienced local counsel who work in firms that maintain excellent reputations in their own countries. This means that clients have immediate access to attorneys who are native, both linguistically and culturally, to the country of interest.

The ILN’s international directory app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. To access the app, click here or log on to ILNmobile.com from your smartphone.

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Thomas C. Erb Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Chairman of Lewis Rice, Tom advises both public and private companies on mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and sales, consolidations, reorganizations, recapitalizations, and similar transactions. He has counseled both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions spanning numerous industries including agriculture, manufacturing, technology, banking, consumer goods, and service industries. Tom has extensive experience assisting companies acquiring assets in distressed situations, and he works closely with our restructuring and workout group in such transactions. Best Lawyers has included him in its annual list since 2007. More…

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NLRB Elections Now 40% Quicker – Median of 23 Days From Filing

Evidence continues to mount as to how much more quickly representation elections are being held since the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”) Amended Representation Election Rules that took effect on April 14, 2015. The Wall Street Journal has crunched the data and reports today that the median number of days between the filing of a representation petition and the day on which employees vote has fallen to 23 days in uncontested elections where the employer and union stipulated to the terms for the vote, and 25 days in the 20 contested cases in which the election was directed by the Board after a hearing.  In comparison, during the Board’s 2014 fiscal year, the last full year before the new rules took effect, the median time was 38 days for all elections and 59 days in contested elections.

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Part 2: FTC Updates its Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Endorsement Guides

As I mentioned last week, I will be continuing to discuss the FTC’s updated answers to its FAQs. This week, Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Partner Allison Fitzpatrick and I will focus on influencers and ambassadors, celebrity endorsements, and social media and promotions. Stay tuned for our last post in the series on online reviews, employee endorsements, monitoring. 

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Ready or Not? Finding Pay Issues Before the DOL Does (Nicole Gray)

McDonald Hopkins labor and employment attorney Nicole Gray will be speaking at Cleveland SHRM’s upcoming presentation “Ready or Not? Finding Pay Issues Before the DOL Does.”

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3 Questions You Probably Have About Content Marketing

iStock_000019798838XSmall“Content marketing” is a huge and meaty topic, and it’s one that there are many, many facets to. We could talk about it for years (and I’ve already spent lots of Two for Tuesdays’ posts dissecting various aspects of it).

Today, I’d like to get a little bit back to basics, and look at three questions you probably have about content marketing, based on things I’ve wondered myself, things I’ve been asked, and conversations I’ve had with other legal marketers. Definitely add to the conversation on this one with additional questions you may have in the comments! 

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Should we put our most critical data in the cloud?

If you are a financial advisor, would you store your clients’ confidential financial and tax details in the cloud?  If you are a hospital, what about patients’ health information?  If you are a school, would you use cloud based software to create reports about individual students?

Australian organisations are using more, and more sophisticated, cloud services

More and more organisations are using cloud services.  The services themselves are becoming more complex, to include not just data storage services but higher-value offerings such as “platform as a service” and “software as a service”.  More…

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15 Stradling Attorneys Named to 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. is pleased to announce that 15 of its lawyers have been named to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  Read more.

Super Lawyers recognizes only 5% of attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research. The Rising Stars list has the same criteria except, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. In addition, no more than 2.5% of nominees are named to Rising Stars. More…

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Shartsis Friese Attorneys named “Best Lawyers” for 2016

Shartsis Friese is proud to announce the following lawyers have been chosen by Best Lawyers in America for 2016.

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION
San Francisco, CA
Arthur J. Shartsis – Listed
Joel Zeldin – Listed

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
San Francisco, CA
Robert Charles Friese – Listed
Robert E. Schaberg – Listed
Arthur J. Shartsis – Listed
Joel Zeldin – Listed
Frank Cialone – Nominated More…

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BMP PARTNER SCOTT MARRS APPOINTED TO INTERNATIONAL PANEL OF ARBITRATORS BY THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION (“ICDR”)

Beirne, Maynard & Parsons partner Scott D. Marrs has been appointed by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) to its Panel of Distinguished International Arbitrators.

Mr. Marrs has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients in litigation and arbitration matters involving international, energy (oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, storage, power, petrochemical, energy marketing, well service), intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and covenant not to compete litigation), commercial, and product liability matters in state and federal courts, in both national and international forums. More…

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Marcel-Olivier Nadeau coming back, and opening an office in Eastern Quebec

August 26, 2015 — After taking a leave of absence to pursue graduate studies at the University of Lausanne, Marcel-Olivier Nadeau resumes his activity with RSS’s Insurance Group. Since his call to the Bar in 2010, Marcel-Olivier has acquired substantial experience as a litigator. He will therefore continue to represent our clients in litigation matters. 

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