January 19, 2022

The most-read Legal Industry Guest Articles of 2021

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The Most-Read Legal Industry Guest Articles Of 2021

Popular legal industry guest articles this year included commentary on the admissibility of video depositions, an unusual U.S. Supreme Court citation, the perils of lawyer perfectionism, and more.

The Most-Read IP Law360 Guest Articles Of 2021

While the nascent nonfungible token marketplace’s intellectual property landscape was the hottest topic this year, Law360 guest experts also dug into the U.S. Supreme Court’s Arthrex decision, how the West Texas “rocket docket” affects inter partes review, and a wide variety of statistical analyses concerning patent litigation and prosecution.

The Most-Read Securities Law360 Guest Articles Of 2021

A number of new issues in the securities landscape piqued Law360 reader interest this year, including shifting regulatory priorities under the Biden administration; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s case challenging the status of Ripple Labs’ XRP token; new issues facing special-purpose acquisition companies; and how the growing nonfungible token space will interact with existing law.

The Most-Read Access To Justice Guest Articles Of 2021

The access to justice community confronted many big ideas this year, including how to modify law school curriculum to better prepare tomorrow’s lawyers, the most pragmatic aspects of criminal justice reform, and the role judges, police, prosecutors and defense attorneys might play in addressing systemic racism.

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Cannabis: The Top Law360 Guest Articles Of 2021

This year brought a lot of intrigue in the cannabis space, with guest experts discussing the interplay of federal and state law and legislation, licensing and debt enforcement alternatives in New York’s emerging marijuana market, and how to prepare for regulatory due diligence in cannabis-related M&A transactions.

Diversity In Law: The Top Law360 Guest Articles Of 2021

With diversity, equity and inclusion a continuing focus for the legal industry this year, guest experts discussed how judges can open the gate to minority practitioners through multidistrict litigation leadership appointments, why law firm diversity goals must be measured similarly to billable hours, and the need for female attorneys to sometimes say no to undervalued office work.

Fintech: The Top Law360 Guest Articles Of 2021

It was a busy year for fintech, with Law360 guest authors tracking regulators’ evolving stance on cryptocurrency, nascent challenges related to the rising popularity of nonfungible tokens, and early crypto enforcement battles with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Trials: The Top Law360 Guest Articles Of 2021

Expert testimony dominated the list of notable trial guest articles this year, with commentary on pulmonologist Martin Tobin’s role in the Derek Chauvin trial, a rule change on expert testimony admissibility, and lessons from Epic v. Apple on new ways to test experts’ opinions.

Special Series

Embracing ESG

In this ongoing Expert Analysis series, in-house counsel share how they are adapting to the growing importance of environmental, social and corporate governance factors.

Confronting Origination Credit

This Expert Analysis series looks at how law firms’ long-standing practice of awarding origination credit to attorneys who bring in new business can be a barrier to diversity, and offers possible paths toward more equitable compensation systems.

Insurance Commissioner’s Agenda

State insurance commissioners discuss their enforcement and regulation priorities in this Expert Analysis series.

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