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Political Prosecution: The Unconstitutional Rick Perry Case

March 22, 2016


In August 2014, then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted for threatening to exercise a veto and then carrying through with that…

Learn the 5 keys to boosting the effectiveness of your cybersecurity program

March 21, 2016

Campus Legal Advisor

Colleges and universities are a treasure trove of information for hackers, from intellectual property rights and research data collection to…

Bequeathing IRAs: The Case for Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

February 8, 2016

Tax Notes

I. A Bold Claim For most healthy adult children of upper-middle-income families, the after-tax amounts to be received over a…

NJCFA: Will This Finally Be The Year For Change?

November 4, 2015

The Barrister

New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 56:8-1, et seq. (“NJCFA”), is among our country’s most aggressive. Cooper v. Samsung, 374…

Navigating the Nebulous Legal Landscape of Cybersecurity

November 2, 2015

Security Magazine

Your privacy and security policies could be deemed to be unfair and deceptive, especially if there is a data breach….

6 Steps to Keep Student Data Safe

October 23, 2015

EdTech Magazine

There is a good reason why the Department of Education recently reminded higher education institutions of their continuing obligation to…

“What I Did On My Summer Vacation” … as written by the NJCFA

September 1, 2015

The Barrister

New York is the city that never sleeps, but our Consumer Fraud Act is the statute that never takes a…

Texting With An Informant: Lessons From Pa. Wiretap Ruling

June 29, 2015


Last week, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion in Commonwealth v. Curtis Doval Diego, in which the court addressed…

Two countries reach out despite past

June 24, 2015

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of formal Israeli-German diplomatic ties, it is remarkable to see the many ways that…

United States v. Newman: Road bump in insider-trading prosecutions

June 1, 2015

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent shock waves through the realm of insider-trading prosecutions with its decision in…

‘Vermont, Naturally’ – The Irony For Food Manufacturers

May 15, 2015

Food Manufacturing

On May 8, 2014, Vermont approved Act 120 – becoming the first state to require that foods with genetically engineered…

Seven Essential Tips for Effective Legal Brief Writing

May 7, 2015

The Legal Intelligencer

So you have your first brief-writing assignment, or maybe you are canvassing the Internet for some insight on legal writing…

Amendments Don’t Fix Economic Crimes Guidelines

May 5, 2015

The Legal Intelligencer

When the U.S. Sentencing Commission adopted the original Sentencing Guidelines in 1987, it sought to ensure that white-collar offenders faced…

E-Discovery Is Not Just Email Anymore

April 30, 2015

New Jersey Law Journal

Emails are the focus of the vast majority of cases involving sanctions for failing to preserve electronically stored information or…

Why Utah’s ‘White Collar Crime Registry’ Is Unnecessary

April 8, 2015


On March 24, 2015, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a new bill into law that creates a “Utah White Collar…

(Pro)portion Control of Discovery in 2015

March 8, 2015

The Barrister

“Portion control” is often a popular topic as each new year commences, with folks resolving to eat healthier, lose weight…

Are We Still Obstreperous? Can’t We Do Anything?

February 19, 2015

The Legal Intelligencer

I’ll start with a warning: We are all obstreperous at one time or another. Accept that this could apply to…

Vetting Charitable Gifts of Business Interests

February 3, 2015

The Legal Intelligencer

A significant transition in a closely held business, such as a sale or going public, often causes the owners to…

What To Do At Federal Sentencing: 4 Lessons From McDonnell

January 9, 2015


On Jan. 6, 2015, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison following his public corruption…

It’s All About the Culture . . . and Committing the Resources to Protect It and Yourself

January 5, 2015

Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor

The global reach of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the anti-corruption regimes of other countries is ever expanding….