Al Driver


Articles:

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Given today’s economic climate, most companies are asking their legal departments to find ways to reduce their budgets. While this may simply be a knee-jerk reaction, general counsel need to be prepared to address the issue, such as by demonstrating that budget reductions would result in limiting the legal department’s ability to positively...
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013
  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    The events of the immediate past serve as lessons to corporate counsel that will enable them to help their companies navigate through an uncertain future. “Sandy” demonstrated how climate change can bring a great city and its surroundings to a standstill, which further illustrates the need to plan and rebuild for the future in a way that...
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    “If only we had ...” is on the lips of all officers and directors of companies whose businesses experienced the impact of Hurricane Sandy. It was a painful wakeup call for those corporate counsel who had not thought seriously about advising their corporate clients to plan for a disaster here in the U.S. that would close their businesses in and...
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    By the time you receive the print version of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, the election will be over.  Both candidates have promised that they will increase the number of jobs. Joblessness is harmful to all businesses because it reduces consumption.   During the campaign, the candidates insisted that job growth depends largely on the...
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Remember that sunny morning when you came back to work after a glorious summer vacation on Nantucket? The gloom first began to gather when your CEO asked you to come to her office.
  • Monday, August 20, 2012
    “DuPont and I personally are deeply indebted to you for your tireless efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in our profession through your publication. Beyond this critical endeavor, MCC has been an incredibly valuable source of information regarding significant trends and developments in the law.  So I extend to you a heartfelt thanks and...
  • Thursday, June 21, 2012
    It is appropriate in this issue, which includes a focus on pro bono activities of all kinds, to cast a spotlight on the work of Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, which quietly and effectively helps shape the backdrop for the governance and other activities of U.S. corporations, namely the nation’s...
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Your company is undoubtedly experiencing skyrocketing e-discovery costs, both those related to active litigation and those attributable to overpreservation. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are outdated. The situation in most state courts is also unsatisfactory. Until a broad-based package of rule reforms is enacted to comprehensively address the...
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Litigation costs continue to soar with the explosive growth of electronically stored information (ESI) attributable, among other things, to the proliferation of smart phones, electronic readers and social and other new media. By significantly increasing the cost of doing business in the U.S., this burden contributes to making the price of U.S. goods...