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  • News
    |February 25, 2021

    In honor of Black History Month, we will be highlighting our outstanding Black attorneys from around our nationwide network.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |February 23, 2021

    On February 5, 2021, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Allen v. Wheeler, 2021 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 95, 2021 WL 406308, that raised several interesting issues affecting personal injury actions. The heart of the appeal was whether to affirm a jury verdict awarding the plaintiff zero damages, after determining the defendant was at fault for his injuries.

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  • News
    |February 23, 2021

    New York Partner Peter T. Shapiro was recently quoted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its article, “New Administration and Pandemic Put Focus on Wage Theft,” which discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic and the new administration may boost employees’ claims for wage theft.

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  • Blogs
    |February 22, 2021

    As all employers should well know by now, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and many state and local counterparts may require employers to engage in an interactive process in response to a disabled employee’s request for a workplace accommodation. A recent ruling by the First Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates why employers have a very strong financial incentive to be proactive in adopting and rigorously enforcing their disability accommodation policies.

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  • News
    |February 19, 2021

    Chicago Partners and Co-Chairs of Lewis Brisbois’ Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) Practice Mary A. Smigielski and Josh M. Kantrow recently provided commentary for a Cybersecurity Law Report article regarding recent rulings on key BIPA issues, characteristics of newer BIPA cases, and settlement dynamics.

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  • News
    |February 18, 2021

    Phoenix Partner Jessica L. Beckwith will speak at The Arizona Association for Justice LIENS WEEK 2021, its annual liens seminar, taking place from February 22 to 26. 

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  • News
    |February 18, 2021

    Los Angeles Partner Daniel C. DeCarlo, Atlanta Partner Jonathan D. Goins, and Chicago Partners Jill Anderfuren and Bryan P. Sugar have been recognized by the World Trademark Review (WTR) in the 2021 edition of its annual research directory World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |February 18, 2021

    Telehealth was on the rise even before COVID-19 arrived on scene. Prior to this expansion, telehealth was already a focus of investigations for possible fraud and so it should not be a surprise that on January 26, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS/OIG) gave notice that it was adding a new audit and evaluation project, known as the HHA Telehealth Project, focused on the implementation of various telehealth waivers by home health agencies as a result of the pandemic. 

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  • News
    |February 17, 2021

    Los Angeles Partner and National Construction Practice Vice-Chair Cameron M. Kalunian will moderate a webinar panel on February 23, hosted by Lewis Brisbois and Aon Construction,  titled “In Control – A Discussion of Controlled Insurance Programs.” 

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  • Blogs
    |February 17, 2021

    The Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) reasonable accommodation duty often creates frustrating uncertainty for employers and employees. Reassignment, a term used in the ADA’s statutory language as an example of a potential reasonable accommodation, is fraught with uncertainty when evaluated by employers and employees as a potential accommodation. The Fourth Circuit recently addressed the reassignment dilemma in Ellege v. Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC.

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  • Blogs
    |February 16, 2021

    The Canadian House of Commons introduced draft legislation that, if enacted, would align federal Canadian privacy law with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The draft legislation, titled the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA), proposes significant advancements to the current legal regime governing personal data. 

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  • News
    |February 16, 2021

    Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Chair Sean B. Hoar will present a webinar hosted by the Oregon Association of Government Information Technology Management (OAGITM), titled “Government Technology Management: Responding to Major Cyber Threats,” on February 25. 

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  • Legal Alerts
    |February 12, 2021

    The Biden Administration has left no doubt that it intends to prioritize environmental justice (EJ) in implementing energy and environmental policy. President Biden has announced plans for elevating EJ by designating new Cabinet level offices, intensifying enforcement, and advocating for Congressional action. Given the likelihood of serious impacts from these sweeping changes, industry will need to step up engagement as these concepts are integrated into regulatory decisions and U.S. positions globally.

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  • Blogs
    |February 12, 2021

    As hard as it is to believe, we are already more than a month into 2021 – and our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team is well on its way to managing over 2,000 data security incidents this year. It serves as an important reminder that a few cybersecurity suggestions can have a big impact as we embrace the months to come. The following are our top five suggestions to enhance the security of your network, detect intruders more quickly, and reduce the scope and expense of data security events this year.

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