Joshua K. Leader


  • Monday, April 5, 2010
    In the recent United States Supreme Court decision, Hertz Corp. v. Friend , 175 L. Ed. 2d 1029, 1034 (U.S. 2010), Justice Breyer posed a question worthy of a law school exam:If the bulk of a company's business activities visible to the public takes place in factories in New Jersey, while its top officers direct those activities from offices just across...
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Is the alternative fee discussion taking place at legal conferences and in the blogoshpere a sign of a real sea change in the approach to valuation of legal services or is it just an adjustment to the vocabulary of traditional billing practices reflecting temporary fallout from the current recession?
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Employers should always make decisions affecting their employees with due deliberation, based on appropriate and accurate information. Yet today, employers must be even more keenly aware of the means by which such decisions are made. Indeed, employers must be especially cautious of a growing theory of liability known as "Cat's Paw Liability."
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Editor : Matthew, please tell us about your role at Eversheds. Allen : I am head of the financial services dispute management team here at Eversheds in London. That involves three key areas: first, wholesale market disputes within the London and European markets - involving securitizations, capital markets products, fund management and syndicated lending...
  • Where An Employee's Right Of Privacy In Electronic Communications Ends And The Employer's Right To Access Begins
    Monday, September 1, 2008
    Consider this scenario: your company purchases and distributes BlackBerries to its employees. The devices operate on the company's service plan with a third-party provider. A few months later, a female employee complains that a male employee has been sending her and other female employees harassing, offensive messages from his BlackBerry. You review the...
  • Building A Better Dispute Resolution Provision
    Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Among the original promises of alternative dispute resolution was the creation of a quicker and more cost-effective system than traditional litigation. However, with more commercial contracts containing mandatory arbitration provisions, parties are sending more complex disputes to arbitration. Thus, arbitrations have become longer and far more expensive,...