Fashion Blog - Retailing with Foam and A Good Swing | Alan Behr (author)05/16/2019 | The Fashion Industry Law Blog
Fashion Blog - Supreme Court Rules: Copyright Registration Required to File Suit | Candace Arrington (author)03/26/2019 | The Fashion Industry Law Blog
Press Release - Phillips Nizer Launches White Collar Criminal Defense Practice with the Addition of Two Former Federal Prosecutors Ilene Jaroslaw and Bradley D. Simon in New York | Read the release02/28/2019
Ilene Jaroslaw, former chief of the General Crimes Section at the EDNY; and Bradley Simon best known for defending numerous prominent individuals in two decades of private practice
Speaking Engagement - Ilene Jaroslaw, White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Co-Chair and council member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section (CJS), will moderate "Internal Investigations on Cutting Edge: Perspectives From the Front Lines" during the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting on August 8th. | Details08/08/2019
Speaking Engagement - Bradley Simon, Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice, will be a panelist at the 17th Annual International Bar Association (IBA) Anti-Corruption Conference in Paris, France (June 25 - 26, 2019)06/25/2019
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel: "Due process and procedural fairness for individuals in corproate bribery enforcement actions"
A strong focus on anti-bribery enforcement actions against corporations, coupled with widespread and increasing use of nontrial resolutions to conclude these cases, raises concerns about the rights and interests of individual defendants, including due process
and procedural fairness. This panel will explore this dichotomy, from the perspective of in-house corporate counsel, white-collar
defence practitioners and prosecutors. Panellists will be invited to discuss strategies for navigating these issues in the specific context of self-reporting and internal investigations.
Special Event - Our Fashion Practice held its annual Fashion Law Interest Group Meeting in Boston on May 21, 2019. Pictured (facing): Alan Behr, Chairman. Also in attendance: Monica McCabe, Chair, Intellectual Property Law Practice and Candace Arrington, Intellectual Property Specialist.05/30/2019
The Fashion Law Interest Group meeting coincides with the International Trademark Association (INTA) annual conference. It is not, however, associated with or sponsored by INTA. The Group's attendees include outside counsel representing fashion designers, luxury apparel and accessories companies and retailers, in-house counsel and retail executives.
[Photo Credit: Copyright 2019. Candace R. Arrington]
Diversity Event and Sponsorship | Phillips Nizer is proud to sponsor "Smooth Moves: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color" -- the most important diversity and inclusion event of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) on May 23, 2019. | Details05/23/2019
This year's "Smooth Moves: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color" CLE panel discussion will address: 'The Color of Neutrality: Increasing Diversity in Alternative Dispute Resolution'. Lauren Wachtler, Co-Chair of our Litigation Department, and Board Member of the NYSBA Foundation and a Former Chair of the NYSBA Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, will present a scholarship to a 1-L student to intern for the summer with a Commercial Division judge.
The Section will confer The Honorable George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award jointly on The Hon. Preet Bharara and The Hon. Joon Kim. | Details and Registration
Article - Ruling Highlights Narrow Path in Defending Sexual Harassment Complaints (Legal Intelligencer)05/24/2019 | The Legal Intelligencer
The #MeToo era has prompted employers across the country to review their internal mechanisms for screening and investigating complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace. Federal, state, and local laws—and more recently, cultural mandates—require companies to implement prophylactic and remedial procedures to address or mitigate sexual misconduct.
Those procedures often require in-house counsel to participate in crafting defensible measures to address employee complaints, perhaps with the assumption that involvement by counsel will provide a cloak of privilege surrounding internal investigations. However, a recent decision from the Southern District of New York, Barbini v. First Niagara Bank, No. 16-cv-7887, highlights the challenges companies can face in protecting attorney-client privilege when defending claims that arise from or turn in some way upon internal investigations involving in-house counsel.
Article - The New York Law Journal publishes “Canada Proposes Requiring Consent for Transfers of Personal Data Across Its Border,” an article authored by Patrick Burke, Chair, Data Technology & Cybersecurity Group, and Anne-Sophie Hutteau-Hiltzer, referendare with the Group. (Subscription Required)05/15/2019 | New York Law Journal
Authored by Patrick Burke, Chair, Data Technology & Cybersecurity, and Anne-Sophie Hutteau-Hiltzer, referendare with our Data Technology & Cybersecurity, German and Corporate & Business Law Practices
Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Daniel Therrien, recently announced his intention to obligate companies to obtain Canadians’ consent before an organization engaged in commercial activities may legally transfer their personal information across the border for processing, including to the United States. Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) released a consultation paper on April 9, 2019 communicating this proposed change of direction, and calling for stakeholders’ commentary by June 4, 2019 (April 9, 2019 OPC Consultation on Transborder Data Flows). It is unclear at present whether the anticipated consent requirement will be applied to transborder transfer for processing of employees’ personal information by employers, which until now has not explicitly been required.
Article - "5 Things College Lawyers Must Do Now" by Ilene Jaroslaw, Co-Chair, White Collar Criminal Defense Practice and co-lead of Phillips Nizer's College and University Integrity Initiative | Read here03/26/2019 | Phillips Nizer LLP
See Press Release: Phillips Nizer launches College and University Integrity Initiative: Ilene Jaroslaw and Bradley Simon, two veteran federal prosecutors, to assist universities and administrators in confronting and resolving admissions investigation issues (March 20, 2019)
Accolade - Monica McCabe, Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Practice, has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section for her outstanding leadership contribution to the organization at their annual Section conference.04/15/2019
Monica has been a long-standing member of the ABA, and has served as the Copyright Program Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section’s annual conference for 3 years, and as the Co-Chair of the IP Webinar program prior to that.
Accolade - Congratulations to Marc Landis, our managing partner, elected to the executive board of Ally Law, a global legal network of more than 70 member firms and over 2,800 lawyers worldwide.03/12/2019
Phillips Nizer is the law firm member representative in the New York metropolitan area.