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What to make of the SEC’s rule change on confidential IPOs

July 11, 2017 Philly

Effective yesterday, July 10, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission expanded its confidential initial public offering filing option to…

Advancing Your Career with Grit, a Growth Mindset and Relationships

June 12, 2017

The Legal Intelligencer

It is no secret that success in the legal profession, at a minimum, requires ­professional excellence, dedication and hard work….

Juries Must Know About Products’ Standards Compliance

May 31, 2017


In Tincher v. Omega Flex Inc., 104 A.3d 328 (Pa. 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed course by overruling its…

Could the proposed Pa. tech tax threaten Philly’s status as a ‘lean startup’s paradise’?

May 18, 2017

If you are running a tech company in Philadelphia and happen to be thinking about taxes, you may want to…

The Delaware Supreme Court Confirms That New Castle County’s Unified Development Code Is Constitutional

March 24, 2017

American Bar Association

Facts and Procedural History On December 7, 2016, the Delaware Supreme Court sitting en banc heard oral argument in Golf…

Legal Aspects of Concussion: The Ever-Evolving Standard of Care

March 13, 2017

National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc., Journal of Athletic Training

Today, when an athlete is catastrophically injured while playing a sport, litigation often follows. The likelihood of litigation is even…

Post-Spokeo, Not All Statutory Violations Are Created Equal

February 10, 2017


When the U.S. Supreme Court decided Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), a little over a year…

The Saga of the Athos I Litigation Continues: Recent Decision on Safe Berth Warranty and Wharfinger’s Negligence

January 30, 2017

Eugene J. O'Connor

In a meticulous 174-page Opinion handed down on July 25, 2016, following an 8-week trial held in the spring of…

The U.S. House just passed a bill that will make startup demo days more accessible

January 13, 2017 Philly

On Tuesday, January 10, the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed a bill designed to make it easier for…

What Bai Brands’ $1.7 billion exit could mean for Philly startups

December 28, 2016 Philly

Bai means “pure” in Mandarin Chinese but it may begin to mean something else for startups in the Philadelphia area,…

A Disparaging Trademark

December 20, 2016

IP Litigator

Montgomery McCracken associate James L. Gannon, II authored the article, “A Disparaging Trademark?” The article on Asian-American rock band The Slants…

The Post-Daimler Split On In Personam Jurisdiction

September 19, 2016


The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman has altered the legal landscape as to where a corporate defendant, foreign or…

“Therapy Animals” Unleashed in University Housing

June 16, 2016

The University of Nebraska at Kearney signed a consent order with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Kent State…

What lawyers should know about “Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark”

June 8, 2016

Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark – or “GRESB” as it is commonly known – is emerging as the leading way…

EPA’s Use of Emergency Administrative Orders Under the Safe Drinking Water Act

May 26, 2016

Westlaw Journal Environmental

It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency administrative…

Fruit of the poisonous tree… How far down do GMO roots extend?

May 10, 2016

Food Navigator-USA

‘Fat-free,’ ‘non-dairy,’ ‘all-natural’, ‘sugar-free’, ‘gluten-free’ . . . are all in recent history’s hit parade of terms perceived by many…

Defending ‘Non-GMO’ Consumer Fraud Class Actions

May 9, 2016


In recent years, food manufacturers have witnessed an extraordinary uptick in consumer fraud class actions over use of the term…

Know Your Phish: 4 Keys to Combating Spear-Phishing Campaigns

May 4, 2016

Security Magazine

One hundred billion: it’s a staggering number that is tough to put in perspective.  There are approximately one hundred billion…

The International Collapse of OW Bunker

April 20, 2016

DRI's For The Defense

Think Globally, For The Defense, April 2016 Christopher Scott D’Angelo:157006 Robert E. O’Connor:225791 14.00 In January 2014, Denmark’s OW Bunker…

Pharmaceutical Promotion Compliance: Avoiding the Common Mistakes

April 4, 2016

Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor

There are certain key questions to keep in mind when creating promotional materials for prescription drugs and reviewing these materials…