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In the course of an environmental crisis, environmental legal liabilities and regulatory responsibilities arise and must be managed to attempt to minimize the risk of financial loss to the company in crisis and to preserve any rights or opportunities that may exist to recover cleanup costs and legal defense costs. Legal counsel will play an important role in advising the company in the course of developing strategy and tactics in responding to the environmental release or spill itself and in reacting to asserted and potential legal claims by government agencies and private individuals and entities. Several critical issues must be considered when an environmental crisis occurs: Prepare For a Crisis Before It Occurs. To reduce the risk in the first place of a release, good management practices should be developed to reduce the chances of a spill.
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Top Stories Given all the things stacked against the global economy in 2012, it might come as a surprise that the value of corporate transactions was up in both mergers and acquisitions and capital markets work. What did this rise in work, coming after a long slumber, mean for transactional lawyers? For this year's edition of the Corporate Scorecard, The American Lawyer spoke with practitioners at a dozen firms to talk about the deal environment in 2012 and their early thoughts on 2013.
Historical Note The original Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts were adopted by order of the Supreme Court on Dec. 20, 1937, transmitted to Congress by the Attorney General on Jan. 3, 1938, and became effective on Sept. 16, 1938. The Rules have been amended Dec. 28, 1939, eff.
96, or 48%, of the 2009 AmLaw 200 law firms are now blogging. This number is up from 39 firms, or a 149% increase, since August 2007 when LexBlog released its first State of the AmLaw Blogosphere . The number of blogs being published by these firms has grown nearly 300% in that same timeframe, from 74 to 297. In the 7 months since LexBlog released its fourth State of the AmLaw Blogosphere in June of 2009, the number of AmLaw law firms blogging has grown 20%. For large law firms looking to brand their law firm blogs, LexBlog remains the blog publishing platform of choice with 65% of the AmLaw law firm branded blogs running on the the LexBlog publishing platform.
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