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April 24, 2013

Choosing Your CRM Builder

Choosing Your CRM Builder Selecting the right team to build your house is essential. We’ve all heard horror stories about dealing with bad contractors. Without the right building partner, you are likely to get a house that takes longer and costs more than you imagined. You can even end up with a house that doesn’t […]

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April 24, 2013

Reviewing Potential Investments With Your Clients

Reviewing Potential Investments With Your Clients On August 4, 2014, the SEC issued an Investor Alert citing 10 Red Flags that should give investors an indication that an unregistered offering may be a scam.  If you are considering an investment in an unregistered offering or you are advising a client who is considering such an […]

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April 23, 2013

Of Slants, Skins and Signs: The Coming First Amendment Showdown

Of Slants, Skins and Signs: The Coming First Amendment Showdown Are we heading for a constitutional showdown over Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act?  Will the Supreme Court strike down this prohibition on disparaging marks as an abridgement of First Amendment rights?  It is certainly beginning to look like a distinct possibility. Two developments lead […]

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April 17, 2013

The SEC’s Enforcement Of An Elastic “Internal Controls” Requirement

The SEC’s Enforcement Of An Elastic “Internal Controls” Requirement The SEC knows that it has broad enforcement authority.  In the FCPA arena, the SEC has civil authority over bribes, but more importantly, enforcement authority over books and records and internal controls.  It is this latter concept – “internal controls” which can be stretched and used […]

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April 13, 2013

Down Stream from Aereo: FilmOn Pulled by Different Legal Currents

Down Stream from Aereo: FilmOn Pulled by Different Legal Currents Last year in American Broad. Cos., Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court dealt a significant victory to the broadcast industry when it concluded that Aereo’s online streaming services infringed the broadcasters’ copyrighted works.  The crux of the case was whether Aereo publicly performed the […]

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April 13, 2013

Corporate Bribery: Successful Prosecutions in the United Kingdom

Corporate Bribery: Successful Prosecutions in the United Kingdom In a busy week for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the United Kingdom’s antibribery prosecutor, it has announced its first-ever deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for bribery offences and the first guilty plea under the U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA). Both matters involved the application of the much heralded, […]

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April 12, 2013

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extensions

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extensions The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is suspending premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions between May 26, 2015 and July 27, 2015. The sudden announcement stated that USCIS will suspend premium processing for these applications to allow for the timely adjudication of […]

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April 12, 2013

Boardroom Perspectives: Oversight of Material Litigation in Four Practical Steps

Boardroom Perspectives: Oversight of Material Litigation in Four Practical Steps Public companies in the United States are subject to litigation in various areas, including: shareholder litigation; government investigations and enforcement actions; environmental litigation and intellectual property disputes. While certain litigation may be frivolous or merely routine, other claims may be costly and potentially damaging to […]

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