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Trade Secret Mediation: Negotiating Beyond the Distrust, Part II of II

Written by Erica B., OLN Freelance Attorney. Continued from Part I here. Conduct a Thorough Investigation The First Time Around.  Counsel (both in-house and outside…

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Trade Secret Mediation: Negotiating Beyond the Distrust, Part I of II

Written by Erica B., OLN Freelance Attorney. Trade secret litigation often involves deep levels of distrust, heated emotional exchanges, suspicion and anger on the part of…

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The Unintended Consequences of Attaching Your Client’s Documents to an Opponent’s Deposition

Written by Joel P., OLN Freelance Attorney Attaching what looks to be stolen documents to a deposition transcript while risking waiver of the attorney-client privilege…

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You Don’t Want to Go Into Business with Your Business Partner’s Spouse! And Other Reasons Why You Need an Operating Agreement

Written by Megan M-P., OLN Freelance Attorney Nothing pleases me more than a client who walks through my doors with a great idea for a…

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Fiduciary Access to Digital Accounts

Written by Tom W., OLN Freelance Attorney. Life is increasingly lived in cyberspace, with email, financial and social media accounts capturing information ranging from the…

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Asking the Right Question (Or the Importance of Issue Crafting)

Written by Megan M-P., OLN Freelance Attorney. When I was young, I saw a played called Copenhagen, set during World War II. The play’s characters…

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Outsourcing to a Contract Attorney and the Duty of Confidentiality – Ethical Series, Part 5

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. A question often arises regarding the ethical duty of confidentiality when a law firm turns over confidential client information in conjunction…

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The Benefits of Hiring a Contract Attorney

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Last week I sat in a meeting with a room full of lawyers. The attorney next to me was exhausted. She…

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California Addresses Ethics Behind Contract Attorneys in OCBA Formal Opinion

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. In California, the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) recently published Formal Opinion 2014-1 in which it addressed hiring attorneys using in-state,…

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Using Issue Preclusion (Collateral Estoppel) to Establish the Nondischargeability of a State-Court Judgment

Written by Robert B., OLN Freelance Attorney. One situation I frequently encounter in my practice – on both the creditor and debtor side – is…

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