- Sep 05 2019
Companies can experience devastating results at the hands of aggressive domestic U.S. trademark and patent trolls. Taylor English Intellectual Property attorney Amanda Hyland explains what trademark trolls are and what you can do about them.
- Sep 05 2019
All companies will have to take a closer look at the data they are collecting and understand what is defined as "personal information". Taylor English Data Security & Privacy Chair, Mitzi Hill explains why the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), that will take effect early 2020, will affect all Atlanta companies
- Aug 27 2019
Reginald Snyder discusses the legal and financial challenges of banks and marijuana related businesses, the risks of violating federal law, and the STATES Act and the SAFE Banking Act.
- Aug 14 2019
Law360 published Bill Dillon's article on the impact that the new Antitrust Division DPA policy will have on producers of poultry in light of the decision made in the Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation.
- Jul 11 2019
Reggie Snyder discusses the impact that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s potential reclassification of cannabis would affect Georgia’s medical cannabis industry in his article published by Cannabis Industry Journal.
- Apr 02 2019
We have all read the #MeToo and Time’s Up headlines. We have seen celebrities and high-profile executives face ostracizing, termination, and even prosecution.
- Mar 19 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced the world to a legion of so-called “smart” devices that drive an increasingly connected consumer to a global network of information and data.
- Mar 18 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly evolving way of thinking about the internet and how the devices we use every day interact. IoT describes the developing system in which “smart” devices interact with each other through the internet to gather and exchange data to provide additional functions, security and ease-of-use for human users.
- Mar 14 2019
The Federal Lawyer published Henry M. Quillian III's article, "The Foundation Launches 2019 With a Flurry," in its March/April edition. In it, Mr. Quillian discusses The Foundation's successes and happenings for 2019 which include offering the Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship and the Kintner Public Service Scholarship. Additionally, the Foundation received a Diversity Grant for “Black Precinct Courthouse and Museum Program and Subsidized Dues for ...
- Feb 11 2019
Employment attorneys all over Georgia sharpened their blades as soon as they heard a new decision on the Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act (RCA) was forthcoming. Unlike the previous handful of decisions under the Act, the new ruling—Kennedy v. Shave Barber Co.—got to the root of the law and finally gave us some of the clarity for which we had been clamoring.
- "Super Bowl to Souper Bowl: Atlanta Companies Tiptoe Around Legal Issue," Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSBJan 29 2019
Atlanta companies are being more careful when refernencing "The Big Game" as explained by Amanda Hyland in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.
- Jan 24 2019
In an article published by TechTarget, Jonathan Wilson was quoted regarding the increasing information security risks that supply chain software is experiencing.
- Jan 22 2019
In an article published by Construction Executive, Natalie Mark explains two main issues that every construction executive should know and understand; what is electronically stored information (ESI) and why should ESI matter.
- Jan 18 2019
Glianny Fagundo explains the value of adopting employee assistance programs (EAP) in an article published by HR Daily Advisor.
- Lack of Geographic Boundaries Dooms Georgia Firm’s Noncompete Agreement, Georgia Employment Law LetterDec 15 2018
In the December 2018 Issue of the Georgia Employment Law Letter, Raanon Gal explains The Georgia Court of Appeals' interpretation of the Restrictive Covenant Act noncompete provision between an employer and an independent contractor by examining the CarpetCare Multiservices case.
- Dec 05 2018
Masae Okura's book, "U.S. Visas for Students and Researchers," is an immigration manual for students and scholars who want to study in the United States.
- Nov 27 2018
In an article published by Corporate Compliance Insights, "Privacy Is (Now) Your Business," Mitzi Hill discusses recent cybersecurity legislation that just passed and what companies can do to ensure compliance.
- “Tacking on Money Laundering Charges to White Collar Crimes: What Did Congress Intend, and What Are the Courts Doing?” 17 Ga. St. L. Rev. 531, 2000
In the Georgia State University Law Review, attorney Teresa Adams authored, “Tacking on Money Laundering Charges to White Collar Crimes: What Did Congress Intend, and What Are the Courts Doing?”
- Nov 12 2018
In an article published by Corporate Compliance Insights, “12 Steps to Reveal and Reduce Cyber-Breach Risk,” Mitzi Hill provides advice on how to reduce cyber risk.
- “Phishing for Trouble: One Manufacturer’s Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,” Industry Week Magazine, Industry WeekSep 2018
- Theft Prevention: Information Security When Employees Leave, VAR Insights, MSP Insights and Software Business GrowthSep 05 2018
In Mitzi Hill’s article, “Theft Prevention: information security when employees leave,” she stresses the importance of HR, IT and Management/Executive teams collaborating to ensure their most private information is safe.
- Is Your Company A Joint Employer? It Depends On What The Federal NLRB Decided - Or Didn't, Georgia ContractorJul 30 2018
In an article by Stephen Wright, he weighs in on a recent reversal of a National Labor Relations Board decision that takes a different look at how “joint employer” is defined. Concerns have arisen in the contractor industry regarding the relationships between general contractors and sub-contractors.
- Jul 2018
In the July 2018 issue of the Georgia Employment Law Letter, published by HR Hero, Glianny Fagundo and Raanon Gal expose the facts behind a ruling about misclassifications of male strippers as independent contractors in their article titled, "All Male, All Nude, All Damages Awarded."
- Florida v. Georgia Equitable Apportionment Water Litigation: Where Do We Go From Here?, The Daily ReportJul 19 2018
As an environmental lawyer with Taylor English, Craig Pendergrast gives a detailed overview of the five-week water wars hearing between Florida and Georgia in his article published by the Daily Report.
- Jul 09 2018
On July 9, 2018, Mitzi Hill's article, "How Security Planning Is Good for the Bottom Line," was published by the Daily Report. The article, which is part of Ms. Hill's Cyber For Growth series, outlines the importance of having a cyber security plan in place for one's business. In it, she explains proprietary information, threats to a business's security, what a cyber security breach can cost a business and potential solutions a business can implement to secure their ...
- Not So Fast: Questions of Fact May Preclude Early Patent-Eligibility Determinations Under Section 101Jun 2018
In an article published in the Spring 2018 Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Coby Nixon discusses two recent decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Jun 05 2018
In an article published by HR Daily Advisor, Glianny Fagundo explains how to balance the line between work and the World Cup by reviewing current policies to create a safe, healthy work environment. Key points that she covers are talk at work, absences or tardiness and reducing distractions. Ms. Fagundo expresses that the World Cup is a great way to celebrate national origins and international diversity in the workplace if properly embraced.
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- Jun 2018
In it's June 2018 issue, the ACC Docket published Julian A. Fortuna's article, co-written with Beth Anne Stanford, titled "Summary of International Tax Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017." The article summarizes the most significant changes that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents for multinational corporations with operations in the U.S.
- Apr 26 2018
In an article published by the Daily Report, John M. Gross addressed the question of whether attorney-client privilege is dead. Five key elements that form attorney-client privilege is discussed in detail and applied to the Mueller investigation, the Michael Cohen raid, the Stormy Daniels Settlement, and the Sean Hannity hearing.
- Apr 11 2018
On April 11, 2018, Law360 published an article by Harry Dixon on how shareholders of financial institutions are increasingly pursuing securities fraud litigation. One such financial institution is BancorpSouth Inc. which was the subject of a government enforcement action regarding insufficient anti-money laundering compliance controls.
- Apr 2018
The Georgia Bar Journal published Don Boyle's book review of "Seeing Through Legalese: More Essays on Plain Language" by Joseph Kimble in its April 2018 issue.
- Mar 30 2018
The Georgia Restaurant Association’s blog published Joseph Sullivan’s article on the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA.) In his article, Mr. Sullivan discussed what is allowed under the CRFA and what restaurant owners can do to ensure compliance with the CRFA.
- Mar 06 2018
On March 6, 2018, Modern Restaurant Management published Julian Fortuna and Jonathan Wilson's article titled, "The Formation of a Restaurant as a Legal Entity."
- Feb 09 2018
On February 9, 2018, HR Daily Advisor published Glianny Fagundo’s article, “11th Circuit Stuns Police Department in Reversal of Taser Termination.” Ms. Fagundo covers lessons from the case and provides guidance on what employers and HR representatives should do in similar situations.
- Dec 29 2017
Today's General Counsel published Rachael Zichella’s article on protecting trade secrets in its Winter print edition.
- Nov 07 2017
Bryan F. Jacoutot’s article, “Trump’s Tweets Stymie Trans Military Ban In Lower Courts” published by Law360, covered the status of the transgender military ban.
- Oct 30 2017
On October 30, 2017, Law360 published Harry D. Dixon’s article titled, “A 1st Impression Of The Manafort And Gates Indictment.” Mr. Dixon offers a comprehensive overview of the indictment against Paul J. Manafort Jr. and Richard W. Gates III issued by special counsel Robert Mueller.
- “Damages: A View from the Defense Perspective,” The Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationOct 2017
Read “Damages: A View from the Defense Perspective,” published by The Verdict Magazine.
- Oct 11 2017
The Daily Report published Craig Pendergrast's article, “The Consequences if EPA Regulations Were Abolished,” on October 11, 2017. In his article, Mr. Pendergrast explains the impact rescinding EPA regulations could impose upon the business community.
- Sep 20 2017
Harry D. Dixon III discusses new sanctions that North Korea faces from the United Nation’s Security Council as a result of its missile program in his article titled, “What’s Next for North Korea Sanctions,” published by Law360.
- “Everyone in the Pool – Will We Ever Be Able to Include Back-of-the-House Staff in a Tip Pool?” Restaurant Startup & Growth magazineSep 01 2017
Restaurant Startup & Growth magazine featured Alisa Cleek's article titled “Everyone in the Pool – Will We Ever Be Able to Include Back-of-the-House Staff in a Tip Pool?” in its September 2017 issue.
- Aug 08 2017
- Aug 2017
Restaurant Informer featured Michele Stumpe and Tiffanie Pittington’s article titled, “Surviving the Inspection: How to Protect Your Georgia Alcohol Licenses,” in its July/August 2017 issue. Ms. Stumpe and Ms. Pittington highlight fourteen common issues a restaurant business owner could encounter upon a Georgia alcohol license inspection.
- Donald P. Boyle's Review of "What’s to Become of the Legal Profession?" by Michael H. Trotter, Georgia Bar JournalAug 2017
In the August issue of the Georgia Bar Journal, Donald P. Boyle Jr. reviews Michael H. Trotter’s latest book, "What’s to Become of the Legal Profession?" "This compact book summarizes the changes that have taken place in the practice of law over the past 70 years and what the author expects to happen in the future," says Mr. Boyle.
- Jul 31 2017
In an article published by FSR Magazine on July 31, 2017, Julian A. Fortuna provides insight on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) updated fact sheet explaining the difference between tips and service charges. Service charges are generally wages, and they are reported to the employee and the IRS in a manner similar to other wages. On the other hand, special rules apply to both employers and employees for reporting tips.
- Jul 10 2017
Matthew Robert Rosenkoff analyzes the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Henson v. Santander case has on debt purchasers published by Bloomberg BNA.
- Jul 10 2017
- Jul 05 2017
Harry D. Dixon III shares insight on the Federal Reserve Systems stance against the controversial topic of money laundering and the impact it has on financial institution's compliance measures in an article published by Law360.
- Jul 03 2017
Matthew Robert Rosenkoff explains why caution should be used before relying on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's opinion on the Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services case.
- Jun 16 2017
Harry D. Dixon III analyzes the repercussions of the 98-2 U.S. Senate vote to solidify existing economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in the Ukraine, as well as imposing new ones for the alleged interference in the U.S. 2016 elections.