This weeklong series focusing on the business of law in San Diego kicks off with a look at corporate law, e-discovery, social media, a Q&A with local attorneys and more.

  • Expert Insights: Corporate law

    The ongoing effects of the economic recession have broad implications for business entities and the law firms that represent them. With changes to insurance tax rules for small businesses and many companies facing financial distress, The Daily Transcript asked local attorneys to share their expertise on running a business during these tough times.

  • Need for support services firms growing along with volume of electronically stored data

    Due to the proliferation of electronic documents and communication, one of the most significant challenges in the legal industry is negotiating the increasingly complex discovery process.

  • I-95 high court in need of some regional diversity

    WASHINGTON -- Forget liberal vs. conservative justices. The Supreme Court is way out of regional alignment: It's heavily tilted toward the Northeast corridor and could become even more so as President Barack Obama prepares to fill an upcoming vacancy.

  • Free speech versus kids and violent video games

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than helping parents keep violent material away from children.

  • State's immigration law faces new challenges

    PHOENIX -- An Arizona police officer and a Latino group filed the first legal challenges of Arizona's sweeping new law cracking down on illegal immigration Thursday.

  • Two drug subsidiaries agree to settle on Topamax

    WASHINGTON -- Two subsidiaries of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) have agreed to pay more than $81 million stemming from allegedly illegal promotion of the epilepsy drug Topamax for psychiatric uses, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

  • Facebook's expansion triggers political backlash

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook's plan to spread its online social network to other websites could be detoured by regulators looking into privacy concerns that have raised the ire of federal lawmakers.

  • Followers, fans and friends: The ethics of social networking

    When a modern lawyer sits down at her desk in the morning and turns on her computer, her home page may come up as anything from Google, to the Wall Street Journal, to her Facebook home page. If some of her Facebook “friends” are also judges and/or she appears before her clients, she may face some significant issues regarding the appearance of impropriety, confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege. Welcome to the practice of law in the new millennium.

  • Strong IPO team, diligent preparation key to going public

    A good business model or strong product alone is not enough to have a successful initial public offering.

  • Sempra Energy to pay $410M to settle energy suits

    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) said Tuesday it has agreed to pay $410 million to settle claims that it gouged California on electricity contracts that were signed as the state struggled through an energy crisis a decade ago.

Law Week - Monday

Roundtables

Profiles

National News

  • I-95 high court in need of some regional diversity

    WASHINGTON -- Forget liberal vs. conservative justices. The Supreme Court is way out of regional alignment: It's heavily tilted toward the Northeast corridor and could become even more so as President Barack Obama prepares to fill an upcoming vacancy.

  • Free speech versus kids and violent video games

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than helping parents keep violent material away from children.

  • State's immigration law faces new challenges

    PHOENIX -- An Arizona police officer and a Latino group filed the first legal challenges of Arizona's sweeping new law cracking down on illegal immigration Thursday.

  • Two drug subsidiaries agree to settle on Topamax

    WASHINGTON -- Two subsidiaries of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) have agreed to pay more than $81 million stemming from allegedly illegal promotion of the epilepsy drug Topamax for psychiatric uses, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

  • Facebook's expansion triggers political backlash

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook's plan to spread its online social network to other websites could be detoured by regulators looking into privacy concerns that have raised the ire of federal lawmakers.

Containing Report

Law Week 2010

From May 3 to May 7, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like patent reform, bankruptcy, employment law, and corporate litigation.

Companion Reports

Law Week - Friday - 2010

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego concludes with with a look at intellectual property and patent law.

Law Week - Thursday - 2010

This Law Week special report features real estate and construction law.

Law Week - Wednesday - 2010

Our special series continues with a look at employment law and legal education.

Law Week - Tuesday - 2010

Probate law, alternative fees and diversity are some of the topics covered in today's special report honoring the business of law.

Archived Reports

Law Week 2010

From May 3 to May 7, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like patent reform, bankruptcy, employment law, and corporate litigation.