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Sep 12, 2017, 08:35 ET LeClairRyan Announces Major Expansion of Aviation Industry Practice

LeClairRyan today announced a major expansion of its Aviation Industry Practice with the addition of 17 attorneys and staff from Dentons. The...


Aug 30, 2017, 08:35 ET Racial Trash Talk at Work Can Lead to Litigation, Warns Attorney

Business owners may want to increase their vigilance against discriminatory workplace talk following a Third Circuit Court of Appeal's ruling that...


Jun 29, 2017, 08:30 ET Report That Trump Will Gut OSHA Rules May Be Premature, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

A recent New York Times article, "Under Trump, Worker Protections Are Viewed With New Skepticism," suggests that the Trump administration will...


Jun 02, 2017, 08:35 ET Removing a Trustee May Be Complicated, But Not Impossible, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

Removing the trustee of a trust is an unpleasant but sometimes necessary task, says Will Sleeth, a partner in national law firm LeClairRyan's...


May 24, 2017, 08:45 ET LeClairRyan Attorney: Driverless Vehicles Could Put The Brakes on Accident-Related Lawsuits

For companies with drivers on the payroll, the shift to fully autonomous vehicles could usher in massive reductions in potential liability, writes...


May 01, 2017, 08:30 ET Business Should Stay Vigilant About Contractor vs. Employee Classifications, Warns Attorney

During the Obama administration's two terms, businesses that misclassified employees as independent contractors were targeted by federal...


Apr 10, 2017, 08:30 ET Questioning Plaintiffs' Privacy Expectations Could Be Viable Part of Defense Strategies in Data-Breach Cases, Attorney Writes

A major data-breach lawsuit highlights an intriguing question for defense teams—whether plaintiffs are attempting to hold companies to unrealistic...


Mar 15, 2017, 08:30 ET A Supreme Court Bench with Neil Gorsuch Would Be Good for Long-Term Care Facilities, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

President Trump's nomination of Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court has generated heated...


Mar 09, 2017, 08:30 ET Low-Tech, High-Risk: Social Engineering Continues to be a Favorite Weapon of Hackers, Seide Warns

Forget about high-tech espionage. Many of the headline-grabbing hacks from the past few months hinged on low-tech social engineering—the use of...


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...