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It’s a Wrap! #LMA17 Afternoon and Closing Twitter Recap

The Legal Marketing Association Annual conference has officially come to a close! Thanks to LMA and American Conference Institute for all the hard work they put into making the conference a success! See below for the National Law Review‘s Twitter recap of the afternoon sessions. See you in NOLA next year! How to Make a …

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#LMA17 Day 1 Afternoon Twitter Recap

After a great morning session, including the keynote speaker and breakouts and networking lunch, the Legal Marketing Association Conference continued with afternoon sessions. Here’s the National Law Review Twitter recap for the afternoon: The Secrets to Organizing and Operating an Amazing Marketing and BD Department Deborah Farone, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP David McClune, Shearman & Sterling …

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#LMA17: Twitter Recap of the Rise of the Legal Marketing Technologist

This year’s Legal Marketing Association Annual conference featured a new pre-conference program: Rise of the Legal Marketing Technologist. The session is designed for looking at a lot of the big picture issues legal marketers face such as artificial intelligence, as well as provide practical advice and tools to help navigate today’s ever changing marketing technology …

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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Patent Act Does Not Provide Laches Remedy for Limiting Damages

The U.S. Supreme Court took on the analysis of laches in a March 2017 decision in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag, et al., v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, et. al. The Supreme Court held that the equitable doctrine of laches cannot be invoked as a defense against a claim for damages brought within the six-year …

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Climate Change Policy Developments in Washington State

Several climate policy initiatives are underway in the Washington State legislature, agencies, and courts.  This alert summarizes these key developments—future alerts will provide greater detail and topical analysis. 1.  Legislative and Ballot Initiatives. In November of 2016, voters rejected a state carbon tax.  Initiative 732, the Washington Carbon Emission Tax and Sales Tax Reduction, would …

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Payless Expected to File for Bankruptcy in Next Few Weeks

As I mentioned in my article from January, “11 Retailers to Watch for Possible Bankruptcy Filings in 2017,” it looks like Payless is on the verge of a bankruptcy filing. Bloomberg reports that Kansas-based Payless, Inc. may be filing for bankruptcy protection as early as next week. The retail discount shoe chain has more than 4,000 stores …

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UPDATE Webinar Moved to March 22nd: How to Develop an Effective Law Firm SEO Action Plan for 2017

Due to the major snow storm hitting the Northeast tomorrow, we are postponing the “How to Develop an Effective Law Firm SEO Action Plan for 2017” webinar until3:00pm ET on Wednesday March 22nd.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope anyone affected by the storm stays safe! The National Law Review in partnership with McDougall …

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R. Alexander Acosta Picked to Head Department of Labor

President Donald Trump has nominated R. Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. His nomination comes one day after Andrew Puzder, Trump’s first pick to lead the Department of Labor, withdrew his nomination. Acosta, currently the Dean of Florida International University’s law school, is the son of Cuban immigrants. If confirmed, Acosta would be the …

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FTC’s Settlement in Vizio May Provide Hint at Direction of Internet of Things Regulation

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Settlement in FTC v. Vizio, Inc.may signal the direction that agency is heading on Internet of Things (IoT) enforcement. With veteran FTC enforcer Jessica Rich leaving and new appointee Maureen Ohlhausen taking over, Ohlhausen’s separate concurring statement in that matter is insightful. The settlement took a broad view on the …

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White Collar Enforcement and New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

Enforcement activity under the Obama administration often made headlines for the eye-popping level of fines, with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, and economic sanctions maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) leading the way. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the …

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