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New ‘Snitch' Rules Could Strain Company Relations

A recent ethics rule change makes it easier for in-house counsel to report potential violations of the law without violating the attorney-client privilege - and that could strain relations with upper management and exclude company attorneys from core company decisions, experts tell New England In-House.

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Case Law For In-House Counsel

Below are summaries of important opinions affecting in-house attorneys issued by the U.S. Supreme Court and the 1st and 2nd Circuits from late April through early July 2003. U.S. Supreme Court Affirmative Action College Affirmative Action Program Upheld The state ...

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Assessing A Patent-Infringement Claim: A Primer

In-house counsel are operating in an increasingly patent-conscious and technology-driven environment. As such, in-house attorneys are likely to become involved in assisting their companies in determining whether a product or process is covered by the claims of a patent and, ...

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