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FTC Announces Changes to Second Request Process

This year is on track for record-setting merger and acquisition filings in the U.S., with projections at around 3,500 by the close of the year. In recent years, filings have been on the rise, but were only approaching 2,000 annually so this increase is quite significant. Limited resources and time constraints have challenged federal agencies when reviewing merger proposals, especially when it becomes apparent that a Second Request is needed to address antitrust concerns.

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Don’t Trust Cupid, Trust the Black Box

Valentine’s Day is here. The holiday is easily recognizable since pink and red cards, chocolates, and stuffed animal menageries appear on displays at your local pharmacy about one week after New Year’s. Often, the day centers on feelings of love or friendship and celebrates human relationships. Legend says that on Valentine’s Day, Cupid will instinctively know our true love and join them together with his bow and arrow. However, the modern era is not so trusting of the winged baby in a diaper to know who our soulmate should be. Instead, people have turned to match-making sites to help them sort through the dating pool and find the right person.

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Five Noteworthy 2020 eDiscovery Cases

As with past years, eDiscovery was a hot topic in case law. Spanning from Rule 45 to cost shifting and more, the courts tackled several eDiscovery obstacles. With each decision, legal practitioners glean more insight into how courts will handle these issues in future cases and tips for polishing their eDiscovery practices.

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Applying AI in Privilege Review

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to expand in the legal industry. From legal research search engines to technology assisted review (TAR) to machine learning for contracts review, this technology is rapidly evolving. As the technology changes, lawyers discover new ways they can integrate it into their practice or business operations.

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