Charities and the CASL: Who May be Affected?

Welcome to Part II of our look at Canada’s new anti-spam legislation and the impact it may have on entities and clients in both Canada and the U.S. Here, we will look at how the new legislation may affect charities and other not-for-profits. The first parts of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) went into effect […]

American Law Institute Director Revesz Goes to Washington

WASHINGTON, DC – ALI Director Richard L. “Ricky” Revesz, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at the New York University School of Law, testified before Congress on July 11 on the issue of environmental policy and the question of when federal standards should preempt state regulations.  Director Revesz is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts […]

Litigators Wrestle with a Unique Set of Ethical Questions

What happens when, in the course of representation, a lawyer asks a colleague a question of professional ethics or a potential claim against the firm? Are those discussions privileged? While in settlement negotiations, is a lawyer allowed to overstate the client’s goals or downplay the client’s willingness to compromise, even if factually inaccurate? These questions […]

Intellectual Property Interests Touch Multiple Stages of Business

Many attorneys are unfamiliar with the intersection of state secured transactions law and federal intellectual property (IP) law: copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Yet the federal overlay has significant effects on creation, perfection, priority, and enforcement of a security interest in IP. Most businesses will have security interests in IP at various stages of their existence. […]

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