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Bankruptcy Code Section 1113 Trumps National Labor Relations Act

Francis J. Lawall,
Henry J. Jaffe
and Michael J. Custer | February 5, 2016

A significant problem confronting many debtors seeking to reorganize through Chapter 11 involves the resolution of labor contract issues.

In-House Counsel

  • Avoid Common Errors During an Internal Investigation

    By Christopher Carusone

    Presidential adviser and overall renaissance man John W. Gardner once said, "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." While this may be an accurate description of the human condition, in the corporate world there is little room for error for in-house counsel conducting or managing an internal investigation.

  • Cybersecurity, Personal Email Accounts and Personal Devices

    By Anthony P. Ashton

    The lesson that can be learned from these incidents is that hackers need not commit cyberattacks by navigating around what should be complex security measures within a business.

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Young Lawyer

  • Strategies for Making Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

    By Dena Lefkowitz

    When I think of a brand new year, I envision a beautiful, tranquil lake, so still that it mirrors everything surrounding it. Nothing has happened yet to disturb or disrupt that peaceful surface. Our actions are like pebbles thrown into the lake that ripple out, changing the reflection in the mirror and rearranging the landscape in expected and surprising ways.

  • Firms: Be Supportive of Young Associates' Decision to Move On

    By The YL editorial board

    A young associate recently went to her managing attorney and gave her two weeks' notice. The young associate explained to the managing attorney that she was leaving for two reasons.

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Business of Law

  • 10 Reasons You Weren't Called Back After Interview: Part I

    By Frank Michael D'Amore

    There often is a disconnect between a candidate's perception of how he or she did in an interview and the view from the other side of the table.

  • 10 Reasons You Weren't Called Back After Interview: Part II

    By Frank Michael D'Amore

    There often is a disconnect between a candidate's perception of how he or she did in an interview and the view from the other side of the table. In 15 years of recruiting, I can count on one hand the number of times that a candidate did not tell me that the interview 
"went great" or was otherwise a smashing success. Suffice it to say that clients have not responded in kind at such a high ratio.

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Litigation

  • Fallout for Injuries Sustained by Contractor's Employee

    By James W. Cushing

    When construction is taking place on a piece of real estate, and an employee of the contractor doing the work is injured there, who bears the potential tort liability for the injury: the property owner, the general contractor, or both?

  • Can Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Ever Be Stricken?

    By Abraham J. Gafni

    Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have repeatedly reflected that arbitration must be accorded preferential treatment so that provisions waiving the right to litigate disputes (often involving class actions) and mandating arbitration may not be stricken lightly.

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