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Feb 15, 2018, 08:35 ET Business Innovation Could Accelerate Under a Friendlier CFPB, LeClairRyan Attorney Says

Recent moves by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) could signal a friendlier approach to businesses, according to Jay Spruill,...


Feb 13, 2018, 08:35 ET Estate Litigation to Rise in 2018, LeClairRyan Attorney Predicts

As baby boomers continue to age, the pace of estate litigation is accelerating, according to Will Sleeth, a partner in national law firm...


Jan 30, 2018, 08:35 ET New Mass. Law Raises Bar on Protections For Pregnant Workers, LeClairRyan Attorney Reports

Beginning April 1, many Massachusetts employers will be required to provide "reasonable accommodations" for pregnancy and related conditions,...


Jan 16, 2018, 08:35 ET Companies Should Exercise Due Diligence Prior TO Hiring Third-Party Drone Services, Writes Aviation Attorney

Third-party drone companies are helping U.S. businesses with filming, testing, spraying and much more. But before hiring someone to fly a drone on...


Jan 11, 2018, 08:30 ET 2018 Resolution: Guard Against Workplace Harassment, Counsels Labor Attorney

With the wave of sexual harassment claims and firings that began in 2017 likely to continue in 2018 and beyond, "every company, no matter the size,...


Jan 09, 2018, 08:30 ET Calif., Federal Classification Clash Can Be Filmmakers' Nightmare, Says Entertainment Attorney

In a bid to cut overhead while securing control over films and other creative projects for the duration of the copyright period, an...


Jan 03, 2018, 08:45 ET Under Tightly Controlled Conditions, U.S. Airports Could Use Drones to Reap Unexpected Benefits, LeClairRyan Aviation Attorney Advises

In a new column for industry publication Airport Business, veteran LeClairRyan aviation attorney Mark A. Dombroff raises a counterintuitive...


Dec 14, 2017, 08:30 ET Proposed California Anti-Discrimination Regulations Cast a Wide Net, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

Recently proposed regulations designed to shield protected classes of employees against workplace discrimination in California could ensnare a wide...


Dec 14, 2017, 08:22 ET Veteran Aviation Attorney: Have Fun with Holiday Drones--but Learn the Rules of the Sky

Predictions about the number of drones that will be given as gifts this holiday season have "taken off." But veteran aviation attorney Mark...


Dec 11, 2017, 08:30 ET LeClairRyan Launches Technology and Innovations Practice Team

LeClairRyan has launched a new cross-office, cross-disciplinary practice team focused on ramping up service for companies that sell—or are heavily...


Nov 13, 2017, 07:56 ET LeClairRyan Attorneys: Big Changes at FAA to Benefit U.S. Aviation

The far-reaching reorganization proposed for the FAA is a sensible move that should help the agency keep pace with 21st-century aviation, asserted...


Oct 10, 2017, 08:40 ET Pizzo & Haman Joins LeClairRyan; Adds Innovative Workers Compensation Practice and Bolsters Firm-Wide Corporate Practice

LeClairRyan has announced another expansion with the addition of 23 workers compensation and corporate professionals nationwide through a...


Sep 28, 2017, 08:30 ET LTC Facilities' Marketing Claims May Face More Scrutiny, Warns Attorney

A case in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could prompt assisted skilled nursing facilities and other organizations that offer personal...


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,...