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    RSHC Attorneys Publish Article on Illinois Freedom to Work Act

    Nick Kahlon and Sarah Finch provide an in-depth analysis of a new amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act and how it significantly alters the restrictive covenant landscape in Illinois. As they explain, the amendment prohibits employers from entering into non-competition or non-solicitation agreements with many Illinois employees after January 1, 2022, and also contains provisions regarding employer notice, fee recovery for prevailing employees, and oversight by the Illinois Attorney General.
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    RSHC Attorneys Publish Guidance on New Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative in AHLA’s Health Law Weekly

    Health care providers may face new challenges under the DOJ’s recently launched Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, which will use the False Claims Act to target cybersecurity-related fraud by ensuring the technology-related representations by government contractors and grant recipients are accurate. RSHC is prepared to counsel industry executives on best practices for compliance.
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    RSHC Partners Publish “An Allied Front Against Ransomware” in Best Lawyers

    Ransomware attacks continue to plague companies, universities, and government agencies. In their recent whitepaper for Best Lawyers, RSHC Partners Georgia Alexakis, Patricia Brown Holmes, Abigail Peluso, and Jack Theis provide a primer on the federal government’s response to the crisis, and the next steps organizations must take to protect consumers, ensure operational continuity, and avoid reputational damage.
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    Patricia Brown Holmes and Rachel Sifuentes Publish an Article on Diversity in the ADR Process in Best Lawyers

    In "Neutral Shift," published in the second annual Best Lawyers in the Midwest edition, Patricia Brown Holmes and Rachel Sifuentes explain why diversifying the pool of neutrals is the first step toward improving inclusion in the alternative dispute resolution process.
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    RSHC Partners Georgia Alexakis and Kelly Warner Draw Lessons from DOJ Government Monitorship Guidance for Law360

    In a Law360 Expert Analysis, "What DOJ Gov't Monitoring Guidance Can Teach Companies," RSHC Partners Georgia Alexakis and Kelly Warner translate new DOJ guidance for monitoring civil settlement agreements and consent decrees to the investigations and compliance space.
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    RSHC Partner Jack Theis discusses new federal guidance on ransomware for his latest column in tech journal Built In

    In "How Should U.S. Companies Guard Against the Growing Threat of Ransomware?" Jack Theis outlines the scope of the growing ransomware threat, and reviews new federal recommendations companies should incorporate into their compliance and regulatory programs to defend against attacks.
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    TransUnion Decision Provides New Guidance on Article III Standing

    RSHC Partner Matthew Kennison explains the significance of the Supreme Court's recent 5-4 ruling on the case: Has a plaintiff suffered a real, concrete, non-abstract harm if there is incorrect and embarrassing information in the plaintiff’s credit file, but that information is never disclosed to a third party? Or, as the Supreme Court put it, “if inaccurate information falls into a consumer’s credit file, does it make a sound?" Last Friday, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court answered no. In doing so, the Court reigned in broad views of the Court’s language in Spokeo, reaffirmed long-standing concepts related to Article III standing, and provided helpful precedent and guidance for defendants defending against future class actions.
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    In a new piece for tech journal Built In, Kelly Warner and Andrew Wu examine data analytics as a fraud detection tool

    In their Built In article, "Detect Fraud and Other Misconduct With Data Analytics," Kelly Warner and Andrew Wu report that regulators expect organizations to include a data analytics component in their compliance programs. Moreover, organizations find analytics to be a powerful tool to proactively identify fraud, theft of IP, harassment, and other misconduct. Data analytics can assist in reducing risk and liability for an organization and demonstrate to regulators that a company takes ethics and compliance seriously.
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    Brenna Woodley Co-Authors Trade Secrets Chapter of IICLE Intellectual Property Handbook

    Brenna Woodley co-authored Trade Secret Remedies and the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine, which appears in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s 2021 Edition of Intellectual Property Law. The IICLE provides continuing legal education for Illinois attorneys. Brenna’s piece, published on April 20, 2021, discusses the latest developments regarding remedies in cases involving trade secret misappropriation and related claims under state and federal law, including claims under the Illinois Trade Secrets Act and federal Defend Trade Secrets Act.
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    RSHC Partner Greg Curtner examines NCAA case in ALM's Litigation Daily

    Greg Curtner provided commentary on recent arguments in the Supreme Court case that will decide the future of amateurism in college athletics. In his piece "Amateurism Is Not a Horizontal Price Fix," Curtner unpacks what took place during the March 31 arguments, noting that the discussion included a "jumble of half-baked antitrust concepts, polemics rather than facts, and lack of focus on the legitimate issues before the Court."
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    RSHC Partner Greg Curtner publishes article on NCAA Supreme Court Case in AmLaw Litigation Daily

    In "Education or Exploitation? Fair or Foul? The NCAA Plays in a Different Court — the Supreme Court," Greg Curtner answers key questions on the legal arguments in Alston.
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    Greg Curtner co-publishes "Ending Amateurism Would Be Disastrous for Student-Athletes" in The Hill

    In an opinion piece for The Hill, Greg Curtner; James Heckman, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist and University of Chicago Professor; and Colleen Loughlin, PhD economist and Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon, make a research-based argument for preserving the amateur system.
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    The Biden Administration and the Tech Industry by Jack Theis

    In his Built In article, “What Biden Means for Tech,” RSHC Partner Jack Theis discusses the how the Biden Administration’s legislative, regulatory, and enforcement priorities will impact the tech industry, and the proactive steps tech firms can take to prepare. Jack counsels that the tech industry can expect new antitrust legislation, financial services regulation, increased enforcement actions and congressional investigations, and federal data privacy and cybersecurity initiatives.
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    Deborah Bone and Kelly Warner Offer Insights on Limiting Liability for Remote Learning Providers

    Writing in the tech industry outlet Built In, RSHC Partners Deborah Bone and Kelly Warner offer some best practices for technology platforms to avoid litigation over student data privacy concerns.
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    Yakov Wiegmann and Matthew Lee Publish Law360 Piece on Coming Mortgage Crisis

    In "2 Calif. Rulings Offer Lessons As Foreclosure Crisis Looms," Yakov Wiegmann and Matthew Lee discuss consumer protection regulations relevant to lenders and mortgage servicers seeking to limit legal exposure in foreclosures caused by the pandemic.
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