QuisLex Blog

Litigating in London

Posted on May 6, 2016

A recent post on InsideCounsel.com  by Alison Newstead and Andrew Davidson of Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s London office highlights a number of differences and the issues when litigating in the UK: Differences that may pose potential pitfalls for those inexperienced with litigating in this jurisdiction.

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London Calling

Posted on April 8, 2016

Given the ease of access to sophisticated legal advice, the resources available, the recent Jackson Reforms streamlining discovery, and other initiatives, London is increasingly becoming the forum of choice for complex global commercial disputes. And, although it may have built its reputation on centuries-old tradition, the London legal world continues to evolve, and London's lawyers are in turn embracing new ways of delivering legal services and solutions to their global clients.

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The glibc Vulnerability: A Wakeup Call to Companies Worldwide

Posted on February 22, 2016

Open source software (OSS) is increasingly ubiquitous in the modern enterprise. Cutting edge technologies ranging from big data, to the virtualization, the cloud, and the Internet of things (IOT) rely heavily on OSS. On the Internet, close to 90% of web sites employ open source technologies according to Netcraft, an Internet research company based in the UK. OSS code is also extremely popular with enterprise developers who reuse existing open source components to speed up the release of new software products. According to Black Duck Software, 78% of companies run on OSS, and less than 3% don’t use OSS in any way.

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The Next Big Financial Litigation Thing

Posted on January 13, 2016

With recent movie releases such as The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short, it is no secret that a bright light has been cast on the excesses of Wall Street. While not now on the tip of people’s tongues, the latest conflict-laden practice on Wall Street to surface has the potential to leave lenders involved in private equity deals in financial risk and could lead to the next wave of financial services litigation.

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Categorical Privilege Log: Any Better?

Posted on November 9, 2015

For all the talk regarding the waste and inefficiency inherent in the privilege log process, there have been few meaningful improvements made in the area. While technology for document review has improved the, focus has been on lessening the burdensome requirements of privilege logs, while the process for creating privilege logs has remained mostly the same.

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Managing Third Party Risk: Getting it Done

Posted on November 4, 2015

Some service providers have been helping their clients manage third party risk – both reactively and proactively – for several years now. We invite you to learn how. 

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Vendor Due Diligence

Posted on October 1, 2015

Doing business today has become increasingly risky and companies face a more aggressive regulatory regime. However, it is not just a company’s own actions that pose risks. Actions or omissions by vendors can result in liability or embarrassment as well. 

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Flexible Lawyers

Posted on September 25, 2015

The benefits of flexible arrangements accrue to both the law firm and their corporate clients.

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The California State Bar Advises Competence in eDiscovery

Posted on September 14, 2015

California becomes the first state to specifically advise competency in e-discovery when the State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct issued Formal Opinion No. 2015-193.  

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Legal Process Services: Outsource, In-source or Both?

Posted on September 8, 2015

LPOs should be viewed as an extension of a company’s legal department, not a replacement for it. While high risk, highly negotiated legal work is likely always to be done by inside attorneys or their outside counsel, LPOs like QuisLex can provide the workflow, compliance, and process support that allows counsel to remain highly focused on the substantive issues. 

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FTC on Review Strategy for Second Requests: Proceed at Your Own Risk

Posted on September 1, 2015

To avoid jeopardizing substantial compliance due to search terms or predictive coding, documentation is critical. 

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Let's Stop Guessing and Start Solving Problems

Posted on August 13, 2015

Dilbert

 

Thus begins the guesswork commonly referred to as “response to request for proposal.”

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Commoditization and the Fallacious “Apples to Apples” Comparison

Posted on July 23, 2015
There is a lot of discussion around the concept of “commoditization” with regard to legal services. This dialogue is not particularly useful. At best, it reveals very little. At worst, it results in poor decisions. 
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Change: It’s So Old, Its New Again

Posted on July 14, 2015

When asked what to do about the decline of Athens, Demosthenes replied: “I will give what I believe is the fairest and truest answer: Don’t do what you are doing now.”

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Efficiency and the Knowledge Worker

Posted on July 1, 2015

Can legal advisers look to concepts such as efficiency to meet the challenges of a new cost conscious market dynamic? 

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