RSHC in the news

    • August 2020

    Deborah Bone Publishes Next Monthly BuiltIn Column on Tech and Law

    RSHC Attorney Deborah Bone's next monthly column, "These Small Changes in Interface Design Could Save You from Big Legal Headaches," was published on August 31 in the tech journal BuiltIn. Inconsistent court rulings have stirred confusion as to how best to develop online terms and conditions that will be enforceable against users. The answer often relies not only on the substance of the terms, but also on the clarity of the site’s design and interface, as Bone outlines in her next column for tech industry publication BuiltIn.
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    • August 2020

    Dave Resnicoff Discusses FCPA Compliance Challenges for Growing Global Life-Sciences Companies in New Anti-Corruption Report

    RSHC Partner Dave Resnicoff discusses FCPA compliance challenges facing fast-growing life-sciences companies raised by Alexion Pharmaceutical’s $21 million FCPA settlement with SEC in the July 22, 2020 edition of the Anti-Corruption Report.
    Full story: Dave Resnicoff Discusses FCPA Compliance Challenges for Growing Global Life-Sciences Companies in New Anti-Corruption Report
    • August 2020

    "Tips For Protecting Privilege In Remote Internal Investigations" by Patricia Brown Holmes, Kelly Warner, and Andrew Wu published in Law360.

    RSHC Attorneys Patricia Brown Holmes, Kelly Warner, and Andrew Wu, co-authored "Tips For Protecting Privilege In Remote Internal Investigations" which was published in Law 360 on August 20, 2020.
    Full story: "Tips For Protecting Privilege In Remote Internal Investigations" by Patricia Brown Holmes, Kelly Warner, and Andrew Wu published in Law360.
    • August 2020

    Public Comments Close on Proposed FAA Rule Governing Remote ID of Unmanned Aerial System

    The Federal Aviation Administration closed public comments in March 2020 on a newly proposed rule aimed at integrating unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) such as drones to United States airspace, specifically low-altitude air traffic. This article outlines the key provisions of the FAA’s proposal for Remote Identification of UAS in an incremental phase towards the eventual goal of comprehensive UAS traffic management.
    Full story: Public Comments Close on Proposed FAA Rule Governing Remote ID of Unmanned Aerial System
    • August 2020

    The Public and Private Sectors Are Ready to Unleash Unmanned Maritime Vehicles

    Are unmanned maritime vehicles the next frontier in autonomous technology? The defense, commercial, and scientific sectors have realized the potential for unmanned maritime vehicles (UMVs). This article provides an introduction for stakeholders — manufacturers, insurers, consumers, and operators — to understand the governing authorities of UMVs.
    Full story: The Public and Private Sectors Are Ready to Unleash Unmanned Maritime Vehicles
    • August 2020

    Autonomous Vehicles: Current Legal Landscape and Challenges on the Horizon

    RSHC’s Autonomous Vehicles Team offers a brief snapshot of the ever-evolving legal landscape for connected and autonomous ground vehicles (“CAV”) and unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”). The article provides federal and state-by-state overviews of CAV and UAV laws and regulations, including Arizona, California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia.
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    • August 2020

    Connected Vehicles Bring Promise of Mobility — and Jobs — to Two Million People With Disabilities

    Riddle: What lifts people out of long-term poverty; pours previously untapped pools of workers into the workforce, thereby stimulating the economy; and grants independence to two million people with disabilities in the United States? Answer: Self-driving vehicles.
    Full story: Connected Vehicles Bring Promise of Mobility — and Jobs — to Two Million People With Disabilities
    • July 2020

    ISBA Publishes Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson Case Synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

    RSHC’s Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson were featured in the July 2020 edition of the ISBA’s Bench & Bar newsletter. Alexander and Anderson authored a synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the historic case which marked a significant victory in the battle for equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. In Bostock, the United State Supreme Court directly addressed whether an employer could terminate an employee because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, holding that “an employer who intentionally treats a person worse because of sex—such as by firing the person for actions or attributes it would tolerate in an individual of another sex—discriminates against that person in violation of Title VII.”
    Full story: ISBA Publishes Azar Alexander and Joy Anderson Case Synopsis of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia
    • July 2020

    Brittney L. Denley Published in ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter About the GDPR and Discovery

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides broad privacy restrictions applicable to the data of EU citizens wherever they may reside. This regulation complicates discovery in cross-border disputes, particularly involving the personal data of EU citizens. In her recently penned Bench & Bar article, RSHC’s Brittney L. Denley examines how U.S. courts have handled the invocation of the GDPR and affirmed that it will not provide a safe harbor in which parties may seek refuge from U.S. litigation discovery obligations.
    Full story: Brittney L. Denley Published in ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter About the GDPR and Discovery
    • July 2020

    Deborah Bone Launches Monthly Column for Tech Outlet BuiltIn

    RSHC Partner Deborah Bone published the first installment in her monthly column on legal issues in tech for industry publication BuiltIn, "How to Avoid the Legal Risks of Biometric Data Collection." In the article, Deborah counsels industry leaders on best practices for collection, disclosure and other key challenges related to biometric data.
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    • June 2020

    ISBA Publishes Analysis from Valerie Brummel on Qualified Immunity for Police

    Writing in the Illinois State Bar Association Bench & Bar Newsletter, Valerie Brummel offers a brief history of the doctrine that shields government officials, including police officers, from liability for civil damages. In the wake of the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, many advocates are calling for changes to the laws that hinder the ability of victims of police misconduct to recover damages in civil lawsuits.
    Full story: ISBA Publishes Analysis from Valerie Brummel on Qualified Immunity for Police
    • June 2020

    Bruce Wagman Published in Marin Independent Journal About Recent Win for Birds Across America

    The federal government has been mandated by federal law to protect birds in commerce since 2002. However, it was not until this year that the American Anti-Vivisection Society and Avian Welfare Coalition finally won its fight to force the government to enact regulations that will cover birds sold commercially and used in exhibitions, public shows, and zoos.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Published in Marin Independent Journal About Recent Win for Birds Across America
    • June 2020

    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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    • April 2020

    Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Valarie Hays on Nursing Home Liability Risks

    Partner Valarie Hays, a former federal prosecutor, offers insights into how nursing home and assisted living operators can prepare for the increased scrutiny they face in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased civil and criminal enforcement actions.
    Full story: Law360 Publishes Commentary from RSHC’s Valarie Hays on Nursing Home Liability Risks
    • April 2020

    Greg Curtner Celebrating 50 Years In Practice, Editorial Profile in Michigan Leading Lawyers

    Congratulations to RSHC Partner Greg Curtner on 50 years of dedication to the practice of law. Greg has focused on being a champion for the legal profession and mentoring future generations of lawyers. Enjoy reading his Michigan Leading Lawyers editorial profile about his successful legal career filled with an array of high-profile lawsuits and interesting antitrust and sports law cases. Read more
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