June 2015

Indiana Compliance Officers Roundtable Spring Event Recap

June 22, 2015
Compliance officers and in-house counsel for Indiana companies gathered this month for an educational presentation, informal group dialogue, networking reception and tour as part of the Indiana Compliance Officers Roundtable.

How to Secure Your Business and Eliminate Risks

June 19, 2015 by Natalie M. Perry, Partner
Partner Natalie Perry in Ice Miller’s Illinois Trusts and Estates Practice Group outlines “Business Succession Planning – How to Secure Your Business and Eliminate Unnecessary Risks” in her resource video for the Illinois Manufacturing Association. 

A Faster Forum for Patent Litigation

June 19, 2015 by Kevin O'Shea, Partner
Kevin O’Shea, partner in Ice Miller’s Litigation Practice, recently created the resource video “Inter Partes Review: A Faster Forum for Patent Litigation” for the Illinois Manufacturing Association. 

The Risks and Rewards of 3D Printing

June 19, 2015 by , Partner
Mike Lieber, partner in Ice Miller’s Litigation Group, recently created a resource video for the Illinois Manufacturing Association on the "Risks and Rewards of 3D Printing."

Employee Incentives

Compensation plans of utilities, like all employers, should be designed to attract and retain key employees and motivate those employees to achieve the objectives established by the utility’s board and management. A poorly designed compensation program will fail to achieve its objectives to the detriment of both customers and shareholders. A balanced approach to a compensation plan that focuses on “controlling costs and efficiently serving customers can both improve a utility’s bottom line and benefit ratepayers in the
short- and long-run.”

Promoting Safety Among Employees

In 2013 alone, 4,405 workers died on the job in America. On average, that was 85 deaths a week and more than 12 deaths a day.

Philip Whistler Appointed to Civil Legal Services Commission by Chief Justice Rush

June 15, 2015 by Philip A. Whistler, Partner
Ice Miller partner Philip Whistler was recently appointed by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush to a three-year term on the Indiana Commission to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services (ICEACLS).

The Business of Operating a Utility: Protect and Incent Employees to Build a Stronger Utility

As is the case with any business, operating a utility presents unique challenges. Yet, the core objective remains the same, to operate an effective business. In the utility industry, safety is a crucial component of providing adequate and reliable service. When delivering electricity or natural gas to thousands of homes and businesses, there is little margin for error.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Conditions and Reporting Requirements

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) action approves the implementation and continued development of the RAI proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), subject to certain conditions.

Chambers lists Employment Law Alliance with Band 1 Distinction

June 11, 2015
Ice Miller is the Indiana member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA)—the world's largest network of labor and employment lawyers. Chambers, a guide to global legal services and law firms, lists the ELA in its Global 2015 directory as among "The Elite" and in Band 1, the highest distinction offered, for Employment and Labor - Global-wide (Legal Networks).  

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