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REAL TALK: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update by the Women of Business Litigation

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
    Lisa Coyle, Amy Churan and Stacey Slaughter
    “Relationships are everything,” said Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American International Group, Inc. Lucy’s warmth, graciousness, and sincerity leave no doubt as to why she has enjoyed tremendous success throughout her career. Recently, Robins Kaplan had the opportunity to sit down with Lucy to discuss her career and her path to success.

  • Robo-Advisers Have The Ability To Meet Fiduciary Standards, But Not All Do
    Carly Kessler
    Have you ever considered investing your money with a robot? A new category of investment advisers known as robo-advisors are automated, low-cost services that provide investment advice via web or mobile platforms. Unlike traditional investment advisors who provide value through human judgment, robo-advisors rely on computer algorithms to create diversified investment portfolios.

  • When Does a Tweet Fall Afoul of Regulation FD?
    Reena Jain
    On August 7, 2018, Tesla CEO Elon Musk used his personal Twitter account (@elonmusk) to propose a buyout of the company for $420 a share, stating that funding was secured. The price was perceived by most to be a marijuana reference. Nonetheless, Tesla shares ended the day with an 11% gain.

  • What’s Happening? The Impact of FRE 902(14) on eDiscovery
    Manleen Singh and Liana Newton
    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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