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“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….

Minimizing Risk of Legal Liability for Sport-Related Injuries: A Concussion Defense Lawyer’s Take

December 4, 2014

Sports Litigation Alert

As the number of reported concussions and other sport-related injuries continue to increase at the high school, collegiate, and professional…

FLSA Complaints Failing to ‘Connect the Dots’ Subject to Dismissal

November 19, 2014

The Legal Intelligencer

The number of lawsuits alleging uncompensated work time has skyrocketed in recent years, as employees in many industries, such as…

The Cupcake Bill: How Sweet Is It?

October 28, 2014

In response to the shutdown of an un-licensed 12-year-old’s $200/month sales of home-baked goods to help out local fundraisers, Illinois…

Individual Members of Official and Ad Hoc Committees May Seek Professional Fee Reimbursements Based on Substantial Contribution

October 11, 2014

Two recent opinions – one from the Lehman Brothers case and the other from the Spansion case – provide new…

Riley Cellphone Search Rule Is Slowly Sweeping The Nation

September 26, 2014


In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark Riley v. California opinion, which held that police officers cannot review…