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The Importance of Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers are of vital importance to regulators, helping them put the pieces of the jigsaw together, says Reuben Guttman. Back in 2013, HSBC whistleblower, Herve Falciani, told the German p...

The Art of Advocacy

Judges are now insisting that plaintiffs make their case with facts instead of merely putting their clients on notice of a claim. When the United States Supreme Court issued its decisions in Bel...

Advocacy is a two way street

Young lawyers learning about advocacy need to understand how judges think if they are to master the skill, says Reuben Guttman. Young advocates or trial lawyers often labour under the conception...

Renewed Attention on an Old Legal Doctrine

by Reuben A. Guttman. Guttman practices law with Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC  A half century ago, in Boire v. Greyhound, 376 US 473 (1964), the United States Supreme Court opined that tw...

Claiming credit for False Claims Act success in 2014

At year's end, here in the nation's capital there is the ritual they call "credit claiming." Legislators claim credit for everything from corn and soy subsidies, programs or pieces of legislation...

Tort Reform: A Lion in Sheep’s Clothing

Tort reformers cite a range of cases as frivolous litigation. But, says Reuben Guttman, many of these lawsuits raise fundamental issues. The United States Chamber of Commerce, a few academics an...

Original Source and The Third Circuit

Yesterday, the 3rd Circuit issued an opinion regarding direct and independent knowledge requirement of the original source exception to the public disclosure bar.  It found that, among other thin...

A Tale of Two Cases

The SEC needs more transparency The SEC needs to begin identifying those receiving bounties as another $30 million goes to an unidentified whistleblower, says Reuben Guttman of Guttman, Buschner...

Arbitrary application of law in a global economy

by Reuben A. Guttman. Guttman practices law with Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC  There are more than 3,000 drug trials being conducted in China. Indeed, data from these trials is almost ce...

Profiles in Justice: The Art of Labour Relations

Trade Union general counsel Maria Ludkin tells Reuben Guttman about the connections between life as an art lawyer and her current role as general counsel of the GMB. This blog written by Reuben G...

Benchmarking Law Schools

How should law schools be judged? Reuben Guttman questions the current law school rankings and urges law school professors to follow suit. In the United States, law school deans have now...

The Corporate Magician

Cosying up to NGOs is just one of the corporate tricks used by big business to distract from problems. The Washington Capitals recently faced off in a National Hockey League contest against the...

Mouring the Common Law Tradition

A few years back, a colleague from Beijing made his first journey to the United States to present a paper we wrote together for an academic conference in San Francisco. I frankly do not remember...

Profiles in Justice: A ‘one of a kind’ trial lawyer

An unattractive jury and a stirring tale of conflict, emotion, sex and violence are some of the essential ingredients for success in a trial, according to seasoned US trial lawyer Dick Harpootlia...

Information or Infomercial

A wide range of speakers with a wide range of views characterises the IBA. Reuben Guttman of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC reflects on the week that was. BOSTON, MASS – From Associate Just...

Disclosing Dirty Laundry?

Lawyers need to be very careful they don't become embroiled in money laundering, says Reuben Guttman of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. BOSTON, MASS -- At the melting pot of nation and cult...

Foreign Regulators Up Co-Operation

The IBA is all about the interface of legal systems, says our man at the 2013 extravaganza, Reuben Guttman of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. BOSTON, MASS -- It is day three of the Internat...

A Global Epicentre

Our man at the IBA, Reuben Guttman, is most impressed by a law professor from Washington University who is teaching the world from a booth in the convention centre. BOSTON, MASS -- It is day two...

China Under the Spotlight in Boston

The US may be closed for business but the IBA is well and truly open. Reuben Guttman reports from the 2013 IBA Convention in Boston. The International Bar Association is open for business BOSTON,...
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