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Mascia Obtains H-1B Visa for a Regulatory Affairs Manager from India
April 30, 2018 | Employment & Labor | Corporate
The firm’s client, a pharmaceutical manufacturing and packing company, hired a Regulatory Affairs Manager who had been sponsored for an H-1B visa by a previous employer.  Because the validity of an H-1B visa is specific to the sponsoring company, the firm filed an H-1B transfer petition and proved to the satisfaction of the United States …
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Krinick, Versichelli and Biscone Convince Court to Dismiss East End Utility Pole Suit
April 27, 2018 | Appeals
Evan Krinick, Michael Versichelli and Merril Biscone successfully secured dismissal of an Article 78 proceeding  that was commenced against LIPA and PSE&G. The proceeding challenged the replacement of numerous overhead transmission utility poles on eastern Long Island.  The Court agreed that dismissal was warranted based on the doctrine of mootness. …
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Levy, Bank and De La Hoz Secure Pre-Answer Dismissal
April 26, 2018 | Employment & Labor
Barry Levy, Brian Bank, and Catalina De La Hoz secured pre-answer dismissal, with prejudice, of all claims against their client, a labor union, brought by a former union member.  The case arose after the union declined to file an Article 75 proceeding to vacate an arbitration award sustaining the termination of the former member’s employment …
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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider Article
April 24, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Natural Products Insider article entitled, “FDA Triggered Industry Shift from ‘CBD’ to ‘Hemp Extracts’ in Dietary Supplements.” The article addresses the point that amid the escalating demands for CBD in the United States, many companies are selling “hemp extracts,” a strategy based on regulatory and scientific considerations.” “If you’re …
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NJ Law Journal Names Rivkin Radler’s IP Group Department of the Year
April 24, 2018 | Intellectual Property
The New Jersey Law Journal announced that Rivkin Radler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group was chosen as the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year (Midsize). The named law firms were chosen for going above and beyond when providing counsel to clients.  As the New Jersey Law Journal states, “In many cases, they ferried them through …
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NCBA Names Rivkin Radler a Top Pro Bono Law Firm
April 24, 2018
The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), The Safe Center LI (TSCLI) and Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2017. This is the fourth consecutive year the firm has been recognized. The annual award, which ranks law firms by categories based on size, also …
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Spero Gives Bankruptcy Seminar to NYSBA
April 20, 2018 | Bankruptcy
On April 20, 2018, Matt Spero presented a seminar entitled, “Introduction to Bankruptcy,” as part of the New York State Bar Association Business Law Section’s Business Law Basics: Fill in the Gaps program. This basic level program was structured for those new to the practice as well as seasoned business law attorneys and provided a wide-ranging overview …
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Ullman Gives His Perspective on ‘Memory Improvement’ Product
April 19, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was interviewed for a Nutraingredients-USA article entitled, “FTC Begins Refunding Consumers in False Memory Claims Case.” The article discusses a product named CogniPrin, promoted via radio segments that were created to sound like radio talk shows. Marc noted that using radio ads to promote nutritional products can create compliance issues. “There is a …
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Glambosky, Honig and Bholan Victorious
April 19, 2018 | Commercial Litigation
Erez Glambosky, Jeremy Honig and Michelle Bholan successfully defeated a motion by plaintiff, a former employee of our client, seeking to re-argue the court’s dismissal of her complaint in which she alleged that she had been unlawfully terminated. In denying Plaintiff’s motion, the Court adhered to its prior determination to dismiss the complaint, noting that …
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Savino Gives Crypto Currency Update Presentation to BRMA
April 18, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino presented “’CryptoMania’ an Update: The New Digital Currency Frontier – Bubble or Boom? You Decide” at the Brokers and Reinsurance Markets Association (BRMA) on April 9. The presentation, which served as an update to a presentation Bill gave to BRMA in 2017, covered bitcoin as it finds its place in our system of …
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Korman a Panelist at Appellate Practice CLE
April 18, 2018 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman will be a panelist at a free CLE program, “Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts: Practical Considerations and Ethical Concerns.”  The program is presented by New York State-Federal Judicial Council and the Second Circuit Judicial Council. The CLE will be held on April 24, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The panel will explore …
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H-1B Visa Lottery Announcements to Arrive Shortly
April 12, 2018 | Henry M. Mascia | Employment & Labor
On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to choose enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap of 85,000 for fiscal year 2019. USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the filing period that began on April 2. Applicants whose petitions have been selected will receive a receipt notice within the next …
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Mulè to Host Third BOSS Series Program
April 12, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Michael Mulè will host the third program in the Business Owners Seminar Series (BOSS) at Rivkin Radler’s offices. The program, “Brick-and-Mortar Matters: Negotiation and Location Strategies,” will discuss issues arising when selecting or expanding your business’s location. Attendees will hear from partners Scott Feuer, Michael Heller, Jeremy Honig, …
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CLE: Defending an FCA Allegation
April 12, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On Wednesday, April 25, Rivkin Radler, in conjunction with the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy, will present “Defending an FCA Allegation: Forewarned Is Forearmed.” The panel will deconstruct real, unsealed False Claims Act cases to reveal how healthcare companies can protect themselves against allegations of fraudulent medical billing practices. Rivkin Radler attorneys Brian …
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Strober Wins Summary Judgment in Potentially High Damages Case
April 12, 2018 | General Liability
Eric Strober obtained summary judgment on a motor vehicle liability case premised on a worker’s compensation defense, saving the client $1 million of available coverage, which would have been exhausted given the severity of the injuries. The case involved a two-car accident in which our client was driving a company van from a job site …
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