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Law360 | April 20, 2016
Rochester partner David Tennant and Boston associate Matthew Frankel are noted as counsel representing Massachusetts residents in a case involving land the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has put into a trust for a $500 million casino project.
Law360 | April 18, 2016
Rochester associate Kate Martinez is featured in this Q&A about international arbitration.
Law360 | April 06, 2016
New York City partner Craig Tractenberg is featured in a special Q&A discussing his experiences with international arbitration.
Law360 | April 01, 2016
San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and San Francisco commercial litigation associate Stacy Boven authored this column discussing California’s “prompt payment” statutes which provide for contractors and subcontractors to be paid for their work on a timely basis.
Product Liability Law & Strategy | April 01, 2016
The first installment of a two-part column authored by New York City partners Chris Mason and Kristin Jamberdino deals with the timely issue of resolving claims centered upon fitness trackers and other personal monitoring devices.
Law360 | March 11, 2016
Partner and co-leader of the commercial litigation practice Jon Sablone is quoted in this feature article discussing three high-profile spoliation disputes featuring lost, destroyed or hidden electronic data and what these cases mean moving forward.
Law360 | March 07, 2016
Boston Commercial Litigation partner Matt McLaughlin provides commentary in this piece discussing a Second Circuit decision on securities lawsuits over rosy corporate projections that fail to pan out in light of the Supreme Court’s landmark Omnicare ruling.
Union Leader | March 02, 2016
Partner and leader of the firm’s litigation department Scott O’Connell is quoted in this article about the Federal Energy Regulation Commission and New Hampshire’s Site Evaluation Committee’s conflicting requirements for Kinder Morgan’s proposed interstate transmission pipeline.
Il Bollettino dell'Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana | March 01, 2016
Partners Charles Bernardini and Kevin Shea co-authored this article discussing the refusal to testify by an Italian witness in U.S.-Italian cross-border commercial litigation. Click here to read the full article.
Rochester Business Journal | January 22, 2016
Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is quoted in this story about cybersecurity. Her commentary focuses on the evolving laws around data privacy and their increasing complexity.
Law360 | January 20, 2016
Litigation department co-chair and leader of the Class Actions & Aggregate Litigation practice Scott O’Connell reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez that a settlement with individual plaintiffs does not foreclose on class claims against a defendant.
Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report | January 20, 2016
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article about how the right of publicity affects social media use.
Legal Bisnow (DC) | January 08, 2016
This piece, which describes the need for financial institutions to prepare for heightened regulatory scrutiny of their cyber preparedness, features commentary from Susan.
Law360 | December 18, 2015
Boston partner and deputy chairman of the Private Investment Fund Disputes team Stephen LaRose and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns co-authored this article. The piece discusses how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s focus on private fund advisers has shifted from learning and information gathering to examination and enforcement activity.
Product Liability Law & Strategy | December 01, 2015
Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Vivian Quinn and Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Scarpello authored this column “ascertainability” developments to watch as the issue in all likelihood winds its way to the United States Supreme Court.
Associated Press | November 30, 2015
This article notes efforts by Connecticut hospitals to fight a tax that the medical centers claim is unconstitutional and is harming hospitals financially. Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Gordon MacDonald, who is advising the Connecticut Hospital Association, is quoted in the piece.
Providence Business News | November 02, 2015
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard, a member of our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team, authored this column discussing how data security poses a paramount strategic concern and why proactive leadership at the highest organizational levels is required.
Law360 | October 06, 2015
Partner and co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and New York City Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing how the insertion of boilerplate language can now obviate an important and powerful tool of the Cayman Islands Companies Law and invest even more power in offshore funds.
Law360 | March 12, 2015
San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner John Foote and associate Blaire Stokes authored this column discussing the impact of the first court decision to allow a claim under the Robinson-Patman Act for discriminating between customers with respect to package size.
Law360 | March 05, 2015
San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Matt Richards and associate Matt Struhar coauthored this column discussing a California court decision recognizing intentional interference claims for second place bidders in public works contracts.
ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery | March 02, 2015
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard discusses the Second Circuit decision leaving open the door for governmental enforcement of the Commodities Exchange Act’s antifraud provisions.
New Hampshire Public Radio | January 12, 2015
Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald discusses the potential use of dedicated funds by lawmakers to balance the budget.
Law360 | January 02, 2015
Boston partner and co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing the 2014 year in Madoff-related rulings.
Journal of Bankruptcy Law | January 01, 2015
Boston partner & co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing a Second Circuit panel ruling with potential implications for offshore feeder funds currently in liquidation and are seeking to sell their SIPA claims against the bankruptcy estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
Product Liability Law & Strategy | January 01, 2015
Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn and Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing consumer class actions have challenged the labeling of food and beverage products as "All Natural," "100% Natural" or some variant.
Contract Management | November 14, 2014
Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon authored this article discussing consequences government contractors could face for failing to meet compliance and ethics obligations.
The Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | November 06, 2014
Immediate past New York State Bar Association president Dave Schraver and Commercial Litigation partner Sheldon Smith are featured within this special section honoring the 2014 attorneys of the year.
Buffalo Law Journal | November 06, 2014
This Q&A is conducted with partner Sheldon Smith. The profile notes Sheldon's practice and his community involvement including his Catholic Health System Board of Directors position. Sheldon also addresses the need to understand a client’s business, the importance of corporate diversity, and how attorneys can prepare clients for the future.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly | October 28, 2014
This coverage notes a Court of Appeals ruling nullifying a woman’s appeal of a trial court award under a prenuptial agreement in Loewinger v. Estate of Stephen Jay Loewinger. Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation partner Vernon Johnson is noted as counsel for the appellee.
Providence Business News | September 29, 2014
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing the protection of the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations.
Daily Journal | September 26, 2014
San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar is quoted in this story on the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent decision to grant the use of drones by select photo and video production companies.
Law360 | September 19, 2014
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing the issue of a social media user’s anonymity.
The Recorder | September 19, 2014
San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner John Foote is quoted in this article about law firms taking on more antitrust plaintiff cases.
Affordable Housing Finance | September 16, 2014
Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation partner Le Dolan authored this column discussing the three stages of a limited liability company’s demise.
Law360 | September 08, 2014
Washington, DC, Government Contacts and Commercial Litigation partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Katherine Bastian discuss new Department of Defense guidelines which contain various techniques and examples for developing acquisition strategies that combat constraint on competition.
Westlaw Journal | September 08, 2014
This coverage highlights Freeplay Music Inc. v. Streetside Classics—a lawsuit over alleged use of copyrighted songs. Partner and leader of the IP Litigation practice Jason Kravitz and Long Island Commercial Litigation associate Seth Berman are noted as plaintiffs’ counsel.
Law360 | September 02, 2014
Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant, who helped develop New York’s revised privilege log practice, provides third-party commentary in this feature article.
Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst | September 01, 2014
Boston partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone provides commentary on implications of the European Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive for U.S. private equity firms.
Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law | September 01, 2014
Boston partner and co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this article on a decision that the Madoff bankruptcy trustee may not use the U.S. bankruptcy code extraterritorially to claw back funds transferred by foreign feeder funds to their customers.
Law360 | August 19, 2014
Boston partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin authored this column discussing the impact of a decision that Bernard L. Madoff bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard may not block two large settlements involving Madoff feeder funds.
Law360 | August 18, 2014
Boston partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Jon Sablone discusses Irving Picard, who has recovered more than $9 billion for victims of the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme, but has suffered judicial backlash against his tactics.
Rochester Business Journal | August 15, 2014
This guest column authored by Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant and Commercial Litigation associate Brian Jacek focuses on the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case and how it could affect colleges and universities in the Rochester area.
Law360 | August 05, 2014
Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin, Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Katherine Bastian discuss steps companies doing business with the government should take as they are facing new cybersecurity requirements.
Financier Worldwide | August 01, 2014
Commercial Litigation co-leader and partner Jon Sablone provides commentary about how buyers and sellers can help avoid disuptes with each other or with another group of interested parties post-acquisitions.
Law360 | July 25, 2014
Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Ehlers, Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn, and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto discuss federal courts’ increased attention to the ascertainability of class members especially in the food and beverage industries where consumers do not typically retain receipts.
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