Alston & Bird

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Main Office: Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Charlotte, NC; New York; Washington, D.C.
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Firm News
Paul Tanck joins Alston & Bird as Partner in New YorkIPWatchdog.comAlston & Bird has expanded its intellectual property capabilities with the addition of Paul Tanck as partner in the firm's New York office. Tanck arrives from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where he was chair of its Intellectual Property Group. “We are …
Alston & Bird Nabs Ex-Chadbourne & Parke IP AttyLaw360 (subscription)Alston & Bird LLP has bolstered its intellectual property litigation group in its New York office with the addition of a former Chadbourne & Parke LLP attorney who concentrates his practice on litigating, licensing and developing intellectual property …and more »
DOJ Continues to Crack Down on SBA FraudJD Supra (press release)On April 25, 2017, the DOJ announced that Michelle Cho, an officer of Far East Construction Corporation and other companies, received both prison time and civil penalties for her involvement as the mastermind of a fraudulent scheme to defraud the Small ...
Facebook Fined for WhatsApp Data Linking FalloutJD Supra (press release)On 18 May 2017, the European Commission (“Commission”) fined Facebook €110 million ($122 million) for misrepresentations made in its application for competition clearance of the company's acquisition of WhatsApp. In its merger application, Facebook ...and more »
Jenifer N. Keenan, Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP to Speak at TKG's (press release)Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life …and more »
Court Holds Forensic Investigator's Report is Protected from DisclosureJD Supra (press release)Third-party forensic investigations performed at the direction of counsel are part-and-parcel of virtually every data breach. There has been little case law, however, directly addressing the extent to which the attorney-client privilege and/or work …and more »
Georgia Enacts New Sick Leave LawJD Supra (press release)Georgia recently enacted a new law requiring employers who offer sick leave to allow employees to use their sick leave to care for immediate family members. The law, SB 201, which takes effect on July 1, 2017, does not require employers who do not …and more »
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CFTC proposal holds harsh surprise for asset ownersPensions & Investments“A pension (fund) that uses outside managers will have to set up arrangements with its managers so as to fit” within the aggregation requirement, said Willa Cohen Bruckner, partner, financial services, at the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP, New York …
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President Trump Signs Long-Awaited Cyber Executive OrderJD Supra (press release)On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity (the “Order”). The Order directs executive agencies to complete a risk management report based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (the “Framework”) and also ...Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical InfrastructureThe White Houseall 14 news articles »
CPSC Recall Snapshot - Tensions Rise on Mandatory StandardsJD Supra (press release)In late April, the CPSC voted 3-2 to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) “to address the risk of blade-contact injuries on table saws.” Democratic Commissioner Elliot Kaye issued a statement indicating that the NPR “was long overdue.” He …
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