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Feb 23, 2017, 08:35 ET LeClairRyan Attorney Warns About Pre-Death Probate

A movement to allow wills to be either validated or challenged while the document's creator is still living is gaining steam, according to attorney...


Feb 21, 2017, 11:50 ET LeClairRyan Opens Chicago Office

To further support its client-driven business strategy, the law firm of LeClairRyan has expanded into Illinois, opening an office in Chicago under...


Feb 06, 2017, 08:35 ET Healthcare Hack Offers Key Lessons in Cybersecurity, Attorneys Write

As businesses and consumers seek to protect themselves from hackers, they should weigh lessons from the 2015 data breach of healthcare firm Anthem,...


Jan 31, 2017, 08:35 ET LeClairRyan Attorney Highlights "Big Four" Estate Disputes of 2016

Ask most people about top controversies during the just-ended year of 2016, and they're likely to zero in on politics. But for attorney Will...


Jan 24, 2017, 09:32 ET LeClairRyan Expands into Florida with Boca Raton Office

To further support its client-driven business strategy, the law firm of LeClairRyan has expanded into Florida, opening an office in Boca Raton...


Dec 20, 2016, 08:45 ET Trump Era Will Likely Have Mixed Effects on U.S. Energy, LeClairRyan Attorneys Write

Will President-elect Donald Trump's plan to unleash America's $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, along with hundreds of...


Dec 12, 2016, 08:30 ET LeClairRyan Attorney Talks OSHA Changes at Chemical Industry Forum

"Recent changes in OSHA rules and regulations will affect chemical companies and countless employers of all sizes," veteran labor and employment...


Nov 07, 2016, 08:35 ET C-Level Executives May Be Liable For Cyber Breaches, Warns LeClairRyan Attorney

When cybercriminals attack retailers and other businesses – potentially placing the data of millions of people at risk – C-level executives like...


Oct 27, 2016, 08:35 ET As More Employees Bring Their Digital Devices to Work Companies Should Keep Up with Changing Laws, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

As companies seek to cut costs and improve efficiency, a growing number of businesses encourage or allow their employees to use their own digital...


Oct 13, 2016, 08:40 ET Recognize Signs of Elder Swindlers and Abusers, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

When multimillionaire socialite Brooke Astor was swindled out of millions of dollars by her son, Anthony Marshall – who was eventually jailed for...


May 11, 2016, 08:50 ET LeClairRyan Adds Fifteen to Newark Office; Bolsters Firm-Wide Bankruptcy Practice

 LeClairRyan has announced the addition of eight attorneys and seven professional staff to its Newark office.   Joining the national...


Feb 25, 2016, 08:35 ET Court Decision To Shake Up Lending Market, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

 A recent California Supreme Court decision could expose numerous financial institutions to lawsuits on mortgage loan foreclosures, according...


Feb 08, 2016, 08:30 ET Labor-Friendly Moves by EEOC, Other Agencies Present Employers With Mounting Challenges, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

 Employers should be prepared to face an onslaught of labor and employment law changes in 2016, cautions Charlie Meyer, a shareholder in...


Oct 28, 2015, 08:35 ET LeClairRyan Attorney Honored by Texas Defender Service

Brian W. Stolarz, an Alexandria, Va.-based partner in national law firm LeClairRyan, was honored on October 27 at the Texas Defender Service's...


Feb 17, 2015, 07:32 ET New, Clarified FAA Rules Benefit both Makers and Users of Small 'Drones,' Adelman says.

 Newly proposed rules on the use of small, unmanned drones could bring peace of mind to farmers, researchers, real estate agents, government...


Feb 10, 2015, 11:30 ET LeClairRyan Announces Atlanta Expansion, Adds Two Partners

 To further support its client-driven business strategy, the law firm of LeClairRyan has announced its expansion into Atlanta today, under the...


Jan 05, 2015, 10:00 ET LeClairRyan Adds Two Partners - Announces Sacramento Expansion

To further support its client-driven business strategy, the law firm of LeClairRyan has announced its expansion into Sacramento on January 1, 2015,...


Aug 01, 2014, 09:30 ET Law Firms LeClairRyan and Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering Join Forces

Recognizing an opportunity to strengthen their firms and provide greater services for their clients, the national law firm LeClairRyan and...


Jan 06, 2014, 09:30 ET LeClairRyan Adds Ten "Bet-The-Company" Trial Attorneys to Bolster New Jersey Presence and Firm-Wide Litigation Practice

 LeClairRyan has announced the addition of ten attorneys and five professional staff to its Newark office. Joining the national law firm's...


Oct 30, 2013, 08:30 ET LeClairRyan Partners with UnitedLex in Launch of Innovative Legal Solutions Center

 The national law firm of LeClairRyan and UnitedLex, a leading global provider of legal and business technology and consulting services, today...


Oct 15, 2013, 15:49 ET Law Firms LeClairRyan and Adelman, Sheff & Smith Join Forces

 Recognizing an opportunity to strengthen their firms and provide greater services for their clients, LeClairRyan and the Annapolis, Md.-based,...


Aug 22, 2013, 17:17 ET Today's Close of Disthene Group Settlement Bolsters Minority Shareholders' Rights, Reinforces Duty-of-Loyalty Standards, Say Attorneys

 Today's resolution of Colgate et al v. the Disthene Group Inc., a landmark Virginia case, has considerably strengthened the rights of minority...


Dec 20, 2012, 09:30 ET LeClairRyan Forms Compounding Pharmacy Investigation and Litigation Team

Responding to the needs of an industry facing increased pressures, the national law firm of LeClairRyan has announced the creation of a Compounding...


Oct 22, 2012, 09:30 ET Underpaid Hardhats Can Seek Whistleblower Payouts, Court Says

When cheated out of their legally mandated wages on federal building projects, construction workers can use the False Claims Act (FCA) to...


Oct 19, 2012, 09:30 ET Businesses Get Some Closure on 'Green' Marketing Rules, Attorney Says

 Marketers of consumer products touting various environmental-benefit claims finally have some closure on how to approach green advertising...