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Off Track: Federal court dismisses false statement charge because, well, the government didn't allege a false statement

New Hampshire Bar News | July 21, 2021

Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights and associate Michael Strauss contributed this article summarizing and analyzing a federal judge’s dismissal of a 1001 charge against a New Hampshire home exterior company related to alleged false statements.

Former FINRA Counsel Ellen Sheridan-Cona Joins Eversheds

New York Law Journal | July 16, 2021

This roundup of notable New York State legal moves includes the arrivals of Rochester associates Mauricio Cuellar, Steve Fantuzzo, and Matthew King, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

ACLU sues Montana over transgender ID law requiring proof of surgery

NBC News | July 16, 2021

This article covers a lawsuit filed by the ACLU challenging Montana’s Senate Bill 280—a new law requiring transgender individuals to prove they have undergone gender affirming surgery in order to change the gender marker on their identifying documents. The story mentions the firm for the pro bono work by Chicago partners Seth Horvath, Tina Solis and Tom Hecht, of the Complex Commercial Disputes group, who are representing the plaintiffs together with national ACLU and the ACLU of Montana.

NY follows suit: Increased privacy protections for biometric data

Rochester Business Journal | July 16, 2021

Cybersecurity & Privacy deputy leader and Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes contributed this article on New York State’s pending Biometric Privacy Act and New York City’s biometric law, which came into effect earlier this month, and their impact on businesses.

Feds can't merge ‘Varsity Blues’ trials, judge says

Law360 | July 15, 2021

This article covers a judge’s ruling that will keep two trials in the college admissions case, denying a request from prosecutors to combine the trials. The story mentions Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partners Brian Kelly and Josh Sharp and associate Lauren Maynard, all of the Boston office, for representing one of the remaining defendants.

Drone delivery is the next big thing but could face legal challenges

Spectrum News | July 15, 2021

Los Angeles office managing partner Justin Thompson, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, is quoted throughout this article discussing some of the legal hurdles and general challenges companies could face as they plan to roll out drone delivery.

Deal diary-Blackstone and KKR chalk up more insurance investments

The Deal | July 15, 2021

In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.

In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.

It's time for a four-day workweek, America

Democrat & Chronicle | July 14, 2021

This article on the pandemic’s disruption of the conventional workweek quotes Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera for her thoughts on worker productivity, which continued while working from home, and how it’s opening up the conversation around restructuring the workplace.

Speaking of health law: Caregivers during the pandemic (podcast)

American Health Law Association | July 13, 2021

In this podcast episode, Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with two health care general counsel about the role of caregivers during the pandemic, the challenges they are facing, and how their organizations are providing them with the support they need.

Boston changes up lawyers in Dennis White case

Boston Herald | July 13, 2021

This article highlights the hiring of Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Boston office co-managing partner Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, and Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense associate Lauren Maynard—all of the Boston office—to defend the City of Boston and acting Mayor Kim Janey in a defamation and civil rights lawsuit filed by the recently fired police commissioner.

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