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Anticipate Stricter Enforcement Following the New Antitrust Executive Order

President Biden signed an executive order on July 9 that will have a major influence on the U.S. economy. The order targets antitrust and competition issues present in several major industries including technology, finance, labor markets, transportation, and more. There will be 72 new initiatives by a handful of federal agencies like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice aimed to promote competition and limit unfair practices that place certain organizations at a disadvantage in a given market.

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Returning to the Office: Preparing for a Hybrid Work Environment (Part Two)

As we begin to consider what law firm operations will look like post-pandemic, numerous firms are in the process of building and implementing their Return-to-Office (RTO) strategies to reintegrate attorneys and staff into their physical office locations. In last week’s Epiq Angle, we discussed how many of these firms are utilizing a hybrid approach, which gives employees numerous options for collaboration and flexibility.

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Returning to the Office: Preparing for a Hybrid Work Environment

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to adopt flexible working models, and the legal industry was no exception. However, with restrictions being lifted and vaccines becoming more widely distributed, many organizations are in the process of building and implementing their return-to-office strategies. While some are reverting to exclusively onsite work, just as it was before the pandemic, many firms are leaning towards a hybrid approach which gives their employees numerous options for collaboration and flexibility.

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Is the AI Revolution Creating Information Governance Problems?

The world is powered by data and technology. With all the focus and new legislation on data privacy, organizations need to keep governance at the forefront when reconciling the use of emerging technologies with compliance and privacy considerations. One area where this becomes particularly important is when organizations utilize platforms, solutions, and other technologies powered by artificial intelligence (AI) for business purposes. Some examples include creditors automating decisions on consumer approvals or employers using AI technology to assist with hiring determinations.

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