In response to the worst period on record for cyber attacks, the ABA published Formal Opinion 498 to address practicing law outside of the traditional brick-and-mortar office environment. It reminds lawyers that while the ABA Model Rules permit virtual practice, they provide minimum requirements and recommendations for virtual practice, particularly in the areas of competence, confidentiality and supervision.
Colin Jennings, David Meadows, Nicole Wells and John Winkler
The landscape of corporate investigations has changed dramatically in the last year. New regulations, new market pressures, new data sources and more challenging…
Steven B. Smith and Silvia Stockman
This article explores the competing factors the Bankruptcy Court considered and the rationale underlying its decision to grant the drastic relief of dismissing the NRA’s bankruptcy case.
A summary of the key technology principles addressed in Formal Opinion 498, in which the ABA revised Model Rule 1.1 addresses virtual work environments and practices.
Rent Act of 2015 Did Not Re-Regulate Deregulated Apartments
Tenant Waiver of Claims for Lost Profits Upheld
Landlord Not Liable for Tenant on Tenant Harassment
Andrei Iancu and David J. Kappos
For the U.S. to maintain its technological edge, it must encourage Americans to make more discoveries in AI and other emerging technologies. This in turn requires providing strong IP rights to incentivize and protect the huge investments required to make those discoveries.
Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan S. Sack
This article discusses the practical and policy reasons for the use of DPAs and NPAs in white-collar criminal investigations, and considers the NDAA’s new reporting provision and its relationship with other efforts to enhance transparency in DOJ decision-making.
David J. Gellen and Constantine Christakis
As the U.S. economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the American Rescue Plan Act may help many businesses endure and overcome the historic challenges they have faced. While there is still uncertainty as to its impact on our economy, the Act nonetheless is a significant piece of federal legislation.
Patricia Kim and Maren Messing
The Court held that only those who obtain information from particular areas of the computer which they are not authorized to access can be said to “exceed authorization.”
Gordon F. Peery
A second wave of national security concerns hit real estate markets in the United States -- the publication of rules focusing on real estate by the U.S. Department of the Treasury is the catalyst of national security reviews of certain leases, purchases, sales, joint ventures and other investments with non-U.S. parties.