Over the years, we here at DLA Piper have learned that in order to offer the best value possible to our clients, we must provide our clients with a fully integrated firm that is capable of meeting their needs consistently across practices, sectors, and geographies.
This is why we've launched the US Disputes initiative: to bring together our lawyers – regardless of their location and their areas of experience – to build on what we all have in common: disputes, and ways to resolve them.
The disputes – and potential disputes – that our clients face are rarely simple. We have found that businesses need a legal approach that is multi-faceted – that tackles their concerns across practices, sectors, and geographies.
This new publication, Disputes, is just one of the faces of the initiative. In it, we will bring to the fore issues relating to disputes that do not discriminate by practice, sector, and, in some cases, geography. The topics in this issue epitomize our work, covering an array of issues and developments that are relevant to businesses working in the world today.
Our lead story examines the choice-of-law provision in potential global class actions. In our Supreme Court Review feature, we examine the principle of agency deference. We also discuss a troublesome type of cybercrime – the business email compromise; consider a significant decision regarding the McDonnell "official act" requirement; explore the value of trade secret protection programs; and study the utility of snap removal as a procedural mechanism.
We welcome you to this issue and hope you will enjoy it.