Should lawyers blog about specifics in their cases? The Virginia State Bar Association has sanctioned Attorney Horace Hunter for blogging about a case and he’s appealing based on First Amendment rights. A Virgina Lawyers Weekly article and a Washington Post article brought attention to this story which has wide impact in the legal blogosphere. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and Publisher of LexBlog, Eric E. Johnson from The University of North Dakota School of Law and Peter Vieth, Legal Editor for Virginia Lawyers Weekly, to talk about this controversial case, lawyers blogging and their First Amendment rights.
On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Jeff Powers, Intellectual Property Counsel for Bausch+Lomb, to discuss best practices in managing the exchange of confidential information. Peter and Jeff discuss the timeline for identifying and controlling the disclosure of confidential information. They note that agreements address only one aspect of a business relationship; agreements do not solve all issues related to information exchange.
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What can CIOs (and other firm leaders) do to protect confidential client data from thieves — who are on the payroll? On the June edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay is joined by Tam Harbert, author of Law Technology News’ June cover story, “Catch Me If You Can.” They discuss how BigLaw is reacting in the wake of the latest insider trading scandal involving three top firms — and the dilemma faced by firms that want to protect data while providing an open exchange of ideas and collaboration by firm attorneys.
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In our February edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Mark Gerow director of applications development and business process in the intellectual property group at Fenwick & West. They talk about why SharePoint is so popular in law firms, and how firms can create “ethical walls” to protect client confidentiality — the subject of Gerow’s article, Building Ethical Walls in Microsoft SharePoint, in the February issue of Law Technology News.
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On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Attorney Valerie C. Samuels from the firm, Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP, to discuss intellectual property issues and employment law. Peter and Valerie talk about the role of employment law in protecting intellectual property, common employer mistakes, and strategies businesses should consider implementing to safeguard their intellectual property and key employees.
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Earlier this year, the 1st Circuit stymied the IRS in its ongoing effort to attack aggressive corporate tax shelters. In a sharply divided 2-1 panel ruling, the court determined that internal documents of Rhode Island-based Textron didn’t have to be given to the IRS because they are protected by the attorney work-product privilege. In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton, Esq., welcomes Attorney Brian Bixby of Burns & Levinson, to help assess the important issues in the Textron case, including the scope of the how much information companies need to divulge to the IRS and perhaps other government regulators.