REAL TALK The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update

Real Talk: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update is a newsletter designed to educate women in the legal and business communities about current events and pertinent topics affecting them on a daily basis, as well as to highlight the work of female business executives and attorneys.  

Vol. 2 No. 1

Winter 2019

Welcome to the winter installment of Real Talk: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update, a newsletter created by professional women for professional women. In this issue, we continue our interview series spotlighting the work, lives, career paths, and challenges facing high-level female executives today. We recently sat down with Lucy Fato, the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American International Group, Inc., for a discussion of her philosophy on the importance of relationship-building to success, her career track, and the strength that comes from AIG’s diverse leadership structure.  We next review a series of issues bearing on the intersection of technology, law, and business: how do robo-advisors measure up to their human counterparts in meeting their fiduciary obligations to clients; how can Tweeting about your company get you into trouble with the SEC; and how can you best be prepared to deal with social-media evidence in litigation?  

Happy reading from the Robins Kaplan Women of Business Litigation!

In This Issue

  • Interview with Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AIG
  • What’s Happening? The Impact of FRE 902(14) on eDiscovery

Stacey Slaughter

Partner

Member of Executive Board

RELATIONSHIPS ARE EVERYTHING: A CONVERSATION WITH AIG’S GENERAL COUNSEL LUCY FATO.
In general, the comprehensive and widely-used FRE 902 allows certain self-authenticating evidence to be admitted without extrinsic evidence of authenticity. Litigators rely on this rule for certain documents, such as public records, newspapers, and other uncontroversial documents.

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