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Jun 20, 2019, 08:36 ET LeClairRyan Attorney: Common Challenges Drive Closer Cooperation Between U.S. and European Energy Sectors

Growth opportunities are taking shape thanks to closer cooperation between the U.S. and European energy sectors, said LeClairRyan attorney Roy M....


May 23, 2019, 08:35 ET Crowdfunding Growth Spurs Opportunities and Challenges, Say LeClairRyan Attorneys

The practice of crowdfunding — where startups may raise small amounts of money from a large number of "unsophisticated" individuals through websites...


May 16, 2019, 08:39 ET Questions Remain After Supreme Court's Fourth Estate Opinion, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

A series of concerns stemming from the Supreme Court's decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com LLC could prompt legislative ...


May 02, 2019, 08:37 ET High Court Action Clarifies Arbitration Agreement Language, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

A recent Supreme Court ruling clarifies that a party bringing a class action claim cannot compel arbitration if an arbitration agreement lacks...


May 01, 2019, 08:35 ET LeClairRyan Expands Texas Presence with Dallas Office

National law firm LeClairRyan expanded its footprint in Texas today with the opening of a Dallas office. The office will focus on aviation and labor...


Apr 30, 2019, 08:33 ET Recent Air Disasters Highlight Need for U.S. Aviation Companies to Prepare for International Accident Investigations, Attorneys Advise

Recent air disasters highlight the need for U.S. aviation companies to thoroughly prepare for investigations centered outside of the country, advised ...


Apr 29, 2019, 08:33 ET LeClairRyan Attorney Offers Guidance on Avoiding Patent Infringement Liability

A series of conflicting court decisions regarding willful patent infringement may have left companies confused, according to Matthew Epstein, a...


Apr 18, 2019, 08:31 ET Contractors Should Nix 'Casual Use' of Drones Over Construction Sites, LeClairRyan Aviation Attorney Advises

Drones stand to bolster both safety and efficiency in the construction business, but casually flying them over jobsites carries liability risks that...


Apr 15, 2019, 08:35 ET Upcoming LeClairRyan Webinar Explores Implications of Boeing 737 Max Crashes for U.S. Aviation Companies with Global Operations

An upcoming LeClairRyan webinar focuses on critical questions for U.S. aviation in the aftermath of the deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes in Ethiopia and ...


Apr 08, 2019, 08:44 ET New FAA Rule Changes Aim to Solve Charter Aviation's 'Transparency Problem,' Writes LeClairRyan Aviation Attorney

New FAA regulations bring much-needed transparency to charter aviation—especially if those who charter flights take proactive steps to leverage the...


Mar 28, 2019, 08:38 ET Eamonn K. Moran Joins LeClairRyan

Eamonn K. Moran has joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm's banking industry team. He is resident in the national law firm's Washington, D.C....


Mar 21, 2019, 08:31 ET Forget About Coal--Broadband is the Best Bet for Rural America, Writes LeClairRyan Attorney

Coal will never again be king, but electric co-ops actually could help revitalize struggling rural communities by rolling out high-speed Internet...


Mar 19, 2019, 08:37 ET Attorney Offers Guidance on Proposed DOL Overtime Exemption Changes

Businesses with employees classified as "exempt" from overtime should be aware of changes proposed by the United States Department of Labor (DOL)...


Mar 18, 2019, 08:35 ET Far-Reaching Rule Changes Stand to Make 2019 'The Year of the Drone,' Say LeClairRyan Attorneys

Regulators are formulating rules that stand to affect every part of the American drone industry—and the time is now for stakeholders to make their...


Feb 26, 2019, 08:45 ET LeClairRyan Names New Products Liability Team Leaders

LeClairRyan today announced that partners Morgan W. Campbell and H. Paul Efstratis will serve as co-leaders of the firm's national Products Liability ...


Feb 25, 2019, 08:35 ET Employers Should Be Vigilant About Sexual Harassment by Parties Not on the Payroll, Writes Veteran LeClairRyan Litigator

Employers know to be vigilant about sexual harassment committed by their own employees. But in a new column for Corporate Compliance Insights,...


Feb 14, 2019, 08:36 ET Illegally Operated Drones Pose an Outsized Risk for U.S. Aviation and the Public, Veteran Aviation Attorney Warns

U.S. aviation is courting catastrophe by making drones so accessible to untrained, unskilled, less-than-serious "pilots" who treat them as toys,...


Feb 07, 2019, 08:31 ET Mobile App Brings Key Info to Decision-Makers in Transportation

A new app by national law firm LeClairRyan gives transportation pros rapid access to critical information related to emergency response, regulatory...


Feb 04, 2019, 08:33 ET LeClairRyan Announces New Firm Leadership

LeClairRyan today announced that Elizabeth K. Acee has assumed the role of President, sharing senior-executive duties with current Chief Executive...


Jan 23, 2019, 08:41 ET Charter Aviation Stakeholders Should Prepare for FAA Rule Changes, Say LeClairRyan Attorneys

A new LeClairRyan webinar provides critical information about FAA rule changes set to take effect next month in charter aviation. Conducted on Jan. 9 ...


Jan 07, 2019, 08:45 ET Va. Supreme Court Ruling Sets New Standards for Power-of-Attorney Lawsuits, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

A precedent-setting ruling by the Virginia Supreme Court clears the smoke when it comes to the kind of language a plaintiff should use when asserting ...


Jan 03, 2019, 08:31 ET U.S. Aviation Sector Will Stay Busy in 2019 Thanks to New FAA Regs, Writes LeClairRyan Attorney

The pace of change in U.S. aviation will accelerate in the year ahead thanks to passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, writes veteran...


Dec 10, 2018, 08:45 ET New Federal Directive May Pose Challenges to Employers, Say LeClairRyan Attorneys

A recent directive issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") aimed at aligning federal policy with recent Executive...


Dec 06, 2018, 08:45 ET New Federal DOL Tip Guidance Provides Flexibility For Hospitality, Other Employers, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

Recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides restaurant and other hospitality employers with updated information on structuring...


Dec 04, 2018, 08:37 ET Recent Va. High Court Slip-and-Fall Decision Impacts Landlord, Community Association Responsibilities, Says LeClairRyan Attorney

At first glance, a recent Virginia Supreme Court decision that the owner and management company of a beach house weren't responsible for a short-term ...