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The Brown Daily Herald | February 18, 2021
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is quoted in this article on virtual legal proceedings in Rhode Island during the pandemic, noting he has seen a greater degree of collegiality among attorneys and more willingness to work together with opposing counsel.
Stanford Social Innovation Review | December 11, 2020
In this article by Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s news website, Washington, D.C. Corporate partner Mike Cooney is quoted for his outlook on whether foundations can increase payouts and/or alter their founding intent.
Intellectual Property Magazine | October 01, 2020
Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences Practice co-chair Seth Levy and Intellectual Property counsel Peter Wied, both of Los Angeles, contributed this article, based on their alert, which examines the Gensetix Inc v Baylor College of Medicine case and a recent ruling to allow an infringement case to proceed without the state university patent owner’s involvement.
Bloomberg Law | September 30, 2020
This article covers the U.S. International Trade Commission’s institution of a second investigation into leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products, based on a complaint NP filed on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen are leading the NP team in UC’s LED patent enforcement campaign.
Times Higher Education | September 19, 2020
This article discusses how the LED lighting patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC) could chart a path for other universities to protect their innovations, as well as the role of litigation funding in the campaign. The article quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy.
National Association for Law Placement | May 19, 2020
Boston-based senior business development manager Paul Lazdowski, who also co-chairs the NALP Legal Employers Alumni Relations/Programs Section, co-wrote this article on how law firms can rethink the ways in which they stay connected and engaged with alumni amid the global pandemic.
Law360 | April 01, 2020
This article on the latest developments in the college admissions scandal highlights jurisdictional arguments from a brief written by Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and associates Josh Sharp and Lauren Maynard. The NP attorneys are co-counsel to defendant Gamal Abdelaziz.
Inside Higher Ed | March 26, 2020
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard says the lack of a fixed time frame for the completion of Title IX investigations has created uncertainty for colleges and universities during this public health crisis.
Law360 | March 25, 2020
This story on the latest developments in the college admissions matter mentions Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and associates Josh Sharp and Lauren Maynard for their representation of Gamal Abdelaziz.
Newsweek | February 29, 2020
Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly provides third-party commentary in this article about investigations into scientists and researchers at universities across the country for alleged theft of intellectual property and U.S. secrets as part of a long-term Chinese campaign.
Law360 | September 12, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard wrote this article analyzing a 6th Circuit court ruling that found a student accused of sexual assault on a college campus was deprived of his due process rights.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | September 12, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is mentioned in this article for his representation of Brown University in a Title IX case.
Nonprofit & Government Times | June 29, 2018
Washington DC corporate partner Michael Cooney wrote this contributed article on donor-advised funds, a type of low-paperwork charitable trust, and how their use will change in light of new guidance and proposed regulations.
USA Today | May 06, 2018
Chicago commercial litigation partner Steve Thompson is mentioned in this article for his focus on NCAA infractions issues and his representation of the University of Louisville in recent related matters.
Law360 | April 04, 2018
This expert analysis of recent circuit court decisions involving claims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at colleges and universities was co-written by Albany government investigations and white-collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense associate Julianna Malogolowkin and Rochester commercial litigation associate Zachary Osinski.
The Bond Buyer | March 05, 2018
This article about the University of Connecticut’s plans to sell $152 million of UConn 2000 special obligation student fee revenue bonds and use the proceeds to build a student recreation center mentions Nixon Peabody for representing the underwriters.
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