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Cloud security for law firms: Safe or “merely different” risks?
Repeat after me: My firm will suffer a cloud security breach .
For you (the reader), repeating this might not change anything. You’ll gloss over the words and mindlessly...
Every Challenged Patent Claim Must Be Reviewed
In a 5-4 decision, the PTAB’s practice of choosing which challenged claims to review was invalidate by SCOTUS. The Court determined that the America Invents Act requires the PTAB to address all challenged...
What’s the Definition of “Best Interests”?
Despite a 4-1 vote to open a 90-day comment period for the proposed “Best Interests” standard for brokers, the SEC seems divided over the current language of the regulation. One...
Cybersecurity: Protecting Clients And Law Firms
Should there be a standard framework for law firm cybersecurity? Law firms currently operate in a landscape that varies from state bar to state bar. A standard framework could provide consistency across...
Advocates—both for and against—in-state tuition face a quickly evolving landscape.
College student or illegal student?
This is the unsteady balance faced by an undocumented student who’s protected under the Deferred Action for...
The future of energy technology is being fueled by a tsunamis of innovation.
A 10th-Century resident of Absheron, being familiar with oil as a commodity, wouldn’t be surprised by oil’s importance today. From this, some might argue that—despite...
By Matt Starosciak
Walt Whitman once said “If you done it, it ain’t bragging.” This is a powerful truth that reminds of a common struggle among attorneys and how it can impact their ability to convert the best prospects into the best...
By Matt Starosciak
Marketing a small practice in today’s ultra-competitive legal space is a tough task. That’s why it is so important to immediately increase your investment in marketing strategies that produce strong returns. Recognize...
By Kathy Bazoian Phelps
Ponzi Scheme Roundup: March 2018
Below is a summary of the activity reported for March 2018. The reported stories reflect at least 10 new Ponzi schemes worldwide; over 16 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved...
Fair Reading vs. Narrowly Construed
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States replaced the narrow construction standard for FLSA exemptions with a new “fair reading” standard. Lower courts will be required to take a broader...
For calculated risk, the enemy is disruption.
Risk can be impacted by two actions: caution and calculation. Regarding the first, German screenwriter Werner Herzog had this to say:
I prefer to be alive, so I'm cautious about taking risks....
By Jinhee Wilde, Esq.
There has been an alarming trend, first by the consular officers in Asia and now through Department of Homeland Security/USCIS (USCIS) to suspect and deny cases merely because the foreign worker applicant has engaged the services...