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CLIENT ALERT: ADA Website Requirements

CLIENT ALERT December 16, 2019 To Avoid Litigation, Business Websites Should Be Updated To Ensure Compliance With ADA Requirements Lately…

Reporting Obligations of Variable Interest Entities

To navigate through regulatory restrictions or for strategic reasons, public companies may need to rely on entities in which they…

Tax Planning Opportunities Following the Enactment of the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017 H.R.1, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”), was signed into…

Shartsis Friese Attorney Co-Authors book on IP Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Shartsis Friese counsel and chair of the Firm’s Patent Prosecution Department, Cecily O’Regan, recently co-authored a book entitled Intellectual Property:…

Guarding Against Challenges to Director Equity Compensation

There has been an emerging litigation trend in Delaware, where most U.S. public companies are incorporated, alleging that directors breached…

On Trademarks – Infringement and Social Media

A client recently came to me with a trademark problem. The client was a small-but-growing company that was trying to…

Considerations For Tax Planning In The New Political Environment

The recent election of Donald Trump as President and a Republican-controlled Congress have raised the possibility of significant changes to…

The Latest Trend In Non-GAAP Reporting

To attract and retain top talent, while facing cash constraints, many growing companies utilize stockbased compensation as an effective way…

Written Disclosure And Informed Written Consent: How To Handle Actual And Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Two friends from college email you: they want to start a business together.  Can you handle the paperwork? A family…

Op/Ed: The Truth about Costs of the LA County Drug Take-Back Ordinance

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance that would require pharmaceutical companies to operate and fund…

Watch Out: Increasing Scrutiny by the SEC of your Dealings with Regulators

I. The SEC Enforcement Trend There has been an emerging enforcement trend by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)…

Battling for the Forum: Strategies Employed by Insurers and Policyholders to Secure and Protect the Most Advantageous Forum for Their Coverage Disputes

On March 3, 2016, Anthony Leuin and a panel of other distinguished experts on insurance coverage spoke at the annual…

When disaster strikes, will you know what to do?

When one imagines the aftermath of a natural disaster in the Bay Area, providing legal services may not be the…

On Trademarks

In the coming days, the long-standing IP fight between Apple and Samsung will finally arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court….

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: A Primer on “Business Divorce” Litigation for Transactional Lawyers

INTRODUCTION Breaking up a business in California can be difficult, in some ways not unlike dissolving a marriage—emotional, expensive, and contentious….

TTAB Determination of Likelihood of Confusion May Have Preclusive Effect

It is not every day the Supreme Court gives trademark practitioners the chance to call a case “landmark” or “game…

Resumé tips for new lawyers

Despite continued improvement in the legal job market, competition for many entry-level and lateral positions remains fierce. Although the resumé…

On Litigation Skills

Most litigators look forward to oral argument because we love the sound of our own voices. But we need to…

On Cross-Examination

Watching one of your witnesses be cross-examined is one of the most nerve-wracking experiences a litigator can have. By that…

On Litigation Skills

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is must reading for lawyers who want to improve their own judgments and…

Old Concept, New Law

Unlike the standard governing the capacity to make a will, California courts have not applied a uniform standard in evaluating…

Insider Trading: New Cases, But Still Old School Insider Trading

Its been almost two and a half years since Galleon’s Raj Rajaratnam was arrested, and since then the spotlight on…

On Litigation Skills

Recent amendments to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure changed the disclosure and discovery requirements for expert…

Dancing on Direct: Direct Examination of Witnesses

Preparing for the direct examination of a friendly witness is like choreographing a dance scene in a movie. Whether you…

On Litigation Skills

Writing a good legal brief is more a matter of craft than art. Most judges aren’t persuaded by eloquent phrasing,…