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  • News
    |June 16, 2021

    Savannah Associate Donavan K. Eason recently received the Award of Achievement for Service to the Bar from the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia. This honor recognizes Mr. Eason’s extensive work with the YLD, particularly with respect to his disaster relief efforts.

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  • News
    |June 16, 2021

    Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Maria Efaplomatidis to its New York office as a partner in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Ms. Efaplomatidis brings to Lewis Brisbois two decades of experience counseling domestic and foreign insurance carriers on issues including data privacy and cybersecurity claims. 

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  • News
    |June 15, 2021

    Los Angeles Partner Mercedes Cruz recently received the 2021 National Association of Latino Appointed and Elected Officials (NALEO) President’s Award for her more than 25 years of public service to NALEO, including serving as its national employment law counsel since 1995.

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  • News
    |June 15, 2021

    New York Partner Peter T. Shapiro and Los Angeles Partner Melissa Tara Daugherty will present a webinar hosted by UsableNet on June 16 at 12:00 p.m. ET, titled "Legal Update: The Litigation Landscape for ADA Digital Lawsuits."

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  • Blogs
    |June 14, 2021

    On May 11, 2021, New York City enacted the “Retirement Security for All Act” (Bill Nos. 888-A and 901-A). The law establishes a retirement savings program for private employers with five or more employees if those employers do not otherwise offer employees a retirement plan, such as a 401(K), 403(B), or defined benefit pension plan.

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  • News
    |June 14, 2021

    Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Vice-Chair Richard W. Goldberg will moderate a panel discussion at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit, taking place July 13 to 14 in Philadelphia. The panel, titled "2020 Claims & Losses Update," will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14.

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  • News
    |June 14, 2021

    Throughout the month of June, Lewis Brisbois will be celebrating and honoring our LGBTQ+ colleagues with a series of messages from our attorneys and staff sharing their perspectives on the meaning of Pride Month, as well as their personal stories regarding their day-to-day experiences in the legal profession and in their communities.

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  • Blogs
    |June 11, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace, with the most notable change surrounding acceptability of long-term remote work. An April 2020 Gallup survey found that whereas 31% of respondent U.S. workers reported that they worked remotely between March 16 and March 19, that number grew to 62% between March 30 and April 2. By April 2, 59% of respondents stated that they desired to work from home as much as possible in the future. 

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  • Blogs
    |June 10, 2021

    On June 8, 2021, the Colorado Senate passed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) which, upon approval by Colorado’s governor, will go into effect on July 1, 2023. The CPA follows in the tradition of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) by creating consumer rights and imposing requirements on businesses to guarantee greater protections over consumers’ personal data. 

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  • News
    |June 10, 2021

    Phoenix Partner Jessica Beckwith will be participating as a panelist in the “Annual Ethics Game Show!” at the State Bar of Arizona’s 2021 Virtual Annual Convention, taking place June 16-18. The “Annual Ethics Game Show” will begin at 8:45 a.m. PT on June 17 and will follow a Jeopardy-like format this year, in honor of Alex Trebek.

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  • Newsletters
    |June 09, 2021
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  • Legal Alerts
    |June 09, 2021

    On April 29, 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered its long-anticipated decision in Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. v. Beemac Trucking LLC, et al., unanimously affirming that a no-hire agreement between a business entity and its service vendor was unenforceable because it constituted an unreasonable restraint on trade. The court’s ruling is illustrative of widespread resistance to enforce non-poaching agreements and highlights that Pennsylvania strongly disfavors such restrictions unless they are narrowly tailored.

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  • News
    |June 08, 2021

    Los Angeles Associate Heather E. Horn will join a free webinar on June 10, hosted by Pete Fowler Construction Services, to discuss the challenges faced by diverse professionals in the legal, construction, and insurance industries. Titled "Diversity In Law, Construction, & Insurance: The Emotional Tax of Picking Your Battles," this engaging discussion will begin at 10:00 a.m. PT.

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  • News
    |June 08, 2021

    Portland Associate Emma Pelkey recently co-authored a briefing for the American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) Behavioral Health Task Force, titled “Federal Funding for Mental Health Treatment and the IMD Exclusion: Where Do We Stand?” The article discusses the current state of funding for mental health treatment and how Medicaid’s Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion impacts states’ ability to provide mental health services.

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  • News
    |June 08, 2021

    New York Managing Partner Gregory S. Katz will moderate a virtual discussion on June 16, hosted by Magna Legal Services. Titled, "Fight or Flight? Winning Cases in the Post-COVID-19 Era," the webinar will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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