May 2019


BLOOMBERG LAW TRAINING VIDEOS

Ten new Bloomberg Law product training videos have been added to the Bloomberg Law platform. Each training video, around 4-5 minutes in length, provides a topical, step-by-step tutorial on the content, tools, and functionality that distinguish Bloomberg Law; including videos on Dockets, Practitioner Tools, Practical Guidance, Points of Law, and Precedent Search.

 

The videos are available on Bloomberg Law Help at: https://www-s.bna.com/blawhelpvideos/ and on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_500m6Wb0whyomViH6VkfGN5Olro_ihM


PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY RESOURCES

A new practice page – the ABA/Bloomberg Law Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct – is a one-stop resource to access authoritative guidance on professional responsibility law and malpractice, including in-depth analysis of ethics requirements; full text of ABA ethics opinions; ABA Model Rules; summaries of ethics opinions for more than 60 state and local jurisdictions; and the latest news and analysis of issues in the field of legal ethics.


ANALYSIS CHANNEL

The Bloomberg Law Analysis Channel, available to Bloomberg Law complete subscribers, serves as a platform through which our subject matter expert legal analysts and data scientists push out data-driven thought leadership to clients and the broader legal market. Here are samples of recent analyses published on this new channel

ANALYSIS: Legal Tech Investments Top $400M in Q1 by Meg McEvoy

ANALYSIS: Shutdown & New Legal Bulletin Shape 2019 Proxy Season by Peter Rasmussen

ANALYSIS: Game of Phones, Part I—$2.6 Billion in FCPA Penalties by Robert Kim


PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

Practical Guidance documents now include a Related Content menu that links to related Bloomberg Law content types, including other Practical Guidance, Precedent Documents & Clauses, Laws & Regulations, BNA Portfolios, and Books & Treatises.


IN FOCUS

Banking

In Focus: Fannie-Freddie Conservatorship covers the legal issues surrounding the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) ongoing conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, Fannie and Freddie – government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) with private investors – required a bailout from the U.S. Treasury. The newly-created FHFA was appointed as conservator of the two GSEs, and a deal was reached with the Treasury in which all profits and net worth would be given back to the Treasury rather than to Fannie and Freddie’s investors. This In Focus page compiles agency materials regarding the conservatorship, examines a recent Trump administration plan to end the conservatorship, and discusses litigation involving Fannie and Freddie’s aggrieved investors. The page can be found on the Banking & Finance Practice Center, as well as the Banking Operations & Compliance practice page and the Real Estate practice page.

 

Tech & Telecom

 

On November 1, 2018, the Attorney General announced the DOJ China Initiative to combat Chinese economic espionage. The goals include identifying priority Chinese trade theft cases, ensuring that the DOJ dedicates sufficient resources to them and concludes them quickly and effectively. The new In Focus: DOJ China Initiative gathers information about the China Initiative, related DOJ actions, and antecedents to the China Initiative that involved the same legal issues. The page is available via the In Focus Homepage, on the Patents & Trade Secrets Practice Center, and on the Tech & Telecom Practice Center.

 

As self-driving technology gains broader acceptance and use, motor vehicle claim handlers and litigators must prepare for a shift in liability theories and analysis. A new three-part series on the litigation landscape surrounding autonomous vehicles authored by attorneys from Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has been added to our In Focus: Autonomous Vehicles, including:

 

The Litigation Landscape for Autonomous Vehicle Crash Liability, Part 1: Current Conditions

 

The Litigation Landscape for Autonomous Vehicle Crash Liability, Part 2: New Tech, New Claims

 

The Litigation Landscape for Autonomous Vehicle Crash Liability, Part 3: A Look Ahead

 

The series is available on the In Focus Homepage and on the Tech & Telecom Practice Center


TRACKERS

Labor & Employment

 

The new Family Leave Insurance Programs Tracker covers state-run programs that provide workers with partial wage replacement when they take leave for a family member's serious health condition, the birth or adoption of their child, the placement of a foster child with the worker, or qualifying exigencies related to a family member’s current or impending active duty in the U.S. armed forces. The programs are funded by a mix of employer/employee contributions, and benefits are capped at a certain number of weeks in a year. The tracker is available on the Labor & Employment Practice Center under Trackers and Practice Tools, as well as on the Trackers Homepage.


PRACTICE CENTERS

Labor & Employment

 

A new International Whitepaper, Mental Health and Employer Liability, has been added to the International page on the Labor & Employment Practice Center. The author, Rensia Melles, Founder, Integral Workplace Health, discusses the nature of the changing employer liability for worker mental health; provides an overview of legislation in the U.S., Canada, and the EU; and provides recommendations regarding how employers should respond to this changing liability.