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When Your Diversity Training Sounds like a Saturday Night Live Skit

You know your workplace respect or diversity training has gone seriously, horrifically awry when you read about it in the national news and friends on Facebook are referring to articles about it with comments like, “OMG! I thought that was an article from “The Onion.” Yes, I am talking about Austin and its recent training Read More…

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Absolute Immunity from Defamation When Cooperating with Government Investigations? Maybe ‒ Maybe Not

SHELL OIL CO., ET AL. V. ROBERT WRITT, No. 13-0552, 2015 Tex. Lexis 452 (Tex. May 15, 2015) Most corporate counsel understand that when a governmental entity begins investigating your company’s compliance with the laws governing various business activities –  environmental, securities, foreign trade, or other regulated matters – timely cooperation can be paramount. But Read More…


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Get the Message: $40 Million Is a Lot of Money!

On May 20, 2015, a federal jury in Houston found a former research scientist and an entrepreneur liable for misappropriation of trade secrets and conspiracy to misappropriate trade secrets. The jury awarded more than $12 million to the plaintiff Quantlab. This award was in addition to the $28.5 million settlement Quantlab reached weeks earlier with Read More…

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Drug Supply Chain – July 1, 2015 Deadline for Dispensers

On May 18, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration posted “From our Perspective” providing materials for dispensers subject to the November 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The FDA’s website was recently updated with a copy of a webinar and PowerPoint presentation entitled Know Your Source posted by the FDA’s Division of Drug Information Read More…



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Food Law Forum: Brand-Threatening Recalls

A distinguished panel of nationally recognized food industry experts will discuss in detail how the law, regulations, and guidances affect the food industry. The program will provide industry‐specific information and practical advice on immediate actions that can prevent destruction of brands and disruption to business. With attorneys and regulators increasingly targeting the food industry, the forum will review steps to anticipate and respond to civil litigation and governmental enforcement.