Publications

  • Sep 15 2016

    In an article published in the July/August 2016 issue of Catering Magazine, Michele L. Stumpe provides insight on how to source food locally to maximize profits and reduce risk. Ms. Stumpe suggests that sourcing food locally is becoming very popular but it also brings about a multitude of challenges including increased cost and seasonal variability, therefore, she recommends restaurants and caterers seeking to “go local” start with strategically sourcing ...

  • Aug 12 2016

    In an article published on August 11, 2016, Matthew Robert Rosenkoff provides insight on the controversy sparked during the Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins.

  • Aug 05 2016

    In an article published by InsideCounsel on August 3, 2016, Kean J. DeCarlo and Clinton J. King address the internal company policies that should be undertaken to ensure that critical IP assets are protected, especially in view of the recent passage of the Defend Trade Secret Act (DTSA) of 2016. The article details key interests to companies regarding DTSA including definitions of “trade secrets” and “misappropriation.” Mr. DeCarlo and Mr. King ...

  • Jul 26 2016

    In an article published in the July/August issue of CFMA Building Profits, Joseph W. Bryan provides insight for contractors in assessing the risks and reducing the likelihood of joint employment relationships with the recent shifts made in how status is determined. The Department of Labor’s recent FLSA and FMLA pronouncements highlight the importance of contractors’ relationships with intermediary employers and labor providers. Mr. Bryan suggests ...

  • Jul 19 2016

    In an article published on July 19, 2016, by InsideCounsel, Mitzi L. Hill and Glianny Fagundo provide insight on employer rights and liabilities in employer created mobile apps. The article details the types of legal questions companies should ask to manage risk against potential problems of tort, privacy and contract. Ms. Fagundo and Ms. Hill advise companies with widespread app development to address the issues via the employee handbook. Other companies ...

  • Jul 06 2016

    In an article published in the July/August issue of Law Practice Magazine, Michael H. Trotter provides guidance on retirement planning by providing suggestions in regards to Medicare, Social Security and estate planning.

  • Jun 20 2016

    In an article published on June 20, 2016, Mitzi L. Hill and Glianny Fagundo provide insight on safeguarding IT and communications systems. The article serves as a tool to guide the conversation between management and their IT teams regarding the adoption of effective and practical policies to protect systems and data. Ms. Hill and Ms. Fagundo emphasize that by enforcing these policies, employees will know what is and is not acceptable, and a standard in ...

  • Jun 03 2016

    In an article published in the June 2016 issue of IP StrategistKean J. DeCarlo provides insight on the new changes to rules for post-grant administrative trials. The article details two rules that particularly stand out as the most substantive for both patent owners and their challengers.

  • May 27 2016

    In an article published by Rental Housing Journal, Amanda Groover Hyland answers common questions from building owners and managers on the legality of playing music in common areas. The article defines copyright, looks at the use of streaming services versus radio and other broadcast methods, and discusses what to do if a building owner or manager receives a letter from a performing rights organization. Please view the complete Rental Housing ...

  • May 11 2016

    In an article published on May 11, 2016, by InsideCounsel, Kean J. DeCarlo and Clinton J. King provide insight on risks associated with recruiting employees. The article details steps hiring companies should rigorously follow in order to minimize the legal and financial risks associated with competitor misappropriation claims. Mr. DeCarlo and Mr. King emphasize the importance on whether or not potential candidates have signed confidentiality, trade ...

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