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Ullman to Participate in GMP Compliance Seminar
March 11, 2019 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On April 2, Marc Ullman, along with the EAS Consulting Group, will conduct a Dietary Supplement GMP Seminar to help firms prepare for increased FDA enforcement. Given by former FDA compliance officials and industry experts, this intensive training program will provide all the information needed to comply with the rules, covering the responsibilities of domestic and …
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Lewis Remarks on Rude Emails in Newsday
March 11, 2019 | Employment & Labor
On March 10, 2019, Shari Lewis was quoted in the Newsday article, “Curbing Rudeness in Workplace Communications.” The article discusses the far-reaching effects of workplace incivility, which often manifests in emails. Shari noted that, above all, firms should “have a policy that encourages civility,” and that policy should spell out acceptable conduct and social media/electronic …
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Ullman and Shapiro Present at Supplyside East
March 8, 2019 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On April 10, 2019, Marc Ullman and Steven Shapiro will be featured speakers at Supplyside East, presenting on the topic, “What Is the Regulatory Current State of Play with CBD?” The pair will discuss the latest insights around regulatory issues related to cannabidiol at the international, national and local levels. Supplyside East, which bills itself …
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Ade’s Efforts Support Scholarships
March 8, 2019 | General Liability
In Brian Ade’s role as member of the CGL Reporter Editorial Board, he prepares summaries of five to 10 cases per year for publication. The summaries analyze insurance coverage decisions from around the country. In 2018, the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), which publishes the CGL Reporter, contributed $37,138 — the amount of royalties from …
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Wilck on Panel for Argo Pro Lawyers’ Professional Liability Conference
March 6, 2019 | Professional Liability
David Wilck, a partner in the firm’s Professional Liability practice group, will be a speaker at the 2019 Argo Pro Lawyers’ Professional Liability Conference, to be held in Las Vegas, NV from May 8-9, 2019. David’s session “Am I A Lawyer or Do I Just Play One On TV: Public Relations and the Ethical Lawyer,” …
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Wilck and Bruno On Faculty at the NYSBA’s Legal Malpractice Seminar
March 6, 2019
David Wilck and Jonathan Bruno will be speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s 2019 Legal Malpractice Seminar. David will be speaking on Wednesday, March 20 at the Melville Marriott and Jon will be speaking in New York City at Convene on Monday, March 25. Seminar Description: Lawsuits against lawyers arising from errors and/or …
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Lagios and Tartaglia Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal in Civil Rights Action
March 6, 2019
James P. Lagios and Stanley J. Tartaglia, Jr. obtained dismissal on behalf of their client, an attorney, in a civil rights matter before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. The plaintiff asserted multiple constitutional claims arising from a co-defendant school district’s investigation into charges of bullying, harassment, and racial discrimination of his …
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Ullman Quoted on Future of CBD Regs upon Gottlieb’s Departure
March 6, 2019 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who announced his plan to resign as FDA commissioner on March 5, 2019, had in the previous week just announced plans to develop a regulatory framework for CBD. Marc Ullman spoke with Nutraingredients-USA about what might happen with the CBD initiative for the article entitled “Advocates hopeful that Gottlieb’s departure won’t derail …
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Grill, Bank, and Bholan Secure Summary Judgment Based on Successor Liability
March 6, 2019
David M. Grill, Brian L. Bank, and Michelle A. Bholan secured summary judgment on behalf of their client, a landlord, against a former commercial tenant that breached a lease and against another entity owned by the tenant’s principals, based on a successor liability theory. The commercial tenant, a Dunkin Donuts franchise, breached the lease when …
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Leno Coordinates Real Estate Panel
March 4, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On March 20, a real estate panel organized by David Leno, will present at Chaminade High School in connection with the Alumni Association. The panel will speak on the topic of “Current Trends in Real Estate Development.” The panel will feature Alexander Wong, the Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Castagna Realty Co., Rob …
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Iseman and Malerba Featured in LIBN Healthcare Roundtable
March 4, 2019 | Health Services
Long Island Business News hosted a roundtable discussion on the current state of the healthcare industry. Rivkin partners Robert Iseman and Benjamin Malerba were joined by Dr. Zeyad Baker, ProHEALTH Care Associates’ president and CEO; Jeffrey Kraut, executive vice president of strategy and analytics at Northwell Health; and Dr. Simon Prince, president and CEO of …
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Ullman Quoted in NutraIngredients USA
February 28, 2019 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Nutraingredients-USA article, “Gottlieb: FDA plans meeting in April on new CBD regulations.” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency is planning a public meeting in April to initiate a rule making procedure on CBD. Click here to read the article. …
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Trusts and Estates February Updates
February 27, 2019 | Trusts & Estates
February updates from the trusts and estates group: Scott Eisenmesser and Michelle Peretz completed the distribution and transfer of 46 cooperative apartment units in Brooklyn, NY with a combined fair market value of $18 million. Jeffrey Greener and Michelle Peretz closed on a Manhattan co-op transaction with a purchase price of $1 million. Michelle Peretz and …
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Kaiser and Murphy to Present at Huntington Rotary Club
February 27, 2019 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On March 5, Geoffrey Kaiser and Casey Murphy will be speaking to the Huntington Rotary Club regarding, “The Legal Pitfalls of Running a Cash Business.” Program description: Small businesses need to be aware that certain conduct that might seem a smart business move to avoid taxes and increase profit, can be big problem and a …
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Cannata, Misiti and Smirti File another Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court
February 27, 2019 | Intellectual Property
On February 26, Mike Cannata, Frank Misiti, and Steve Smirti filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court as counsel of record for the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in a case styled Iancu v. Brunetti.  The case addresses the constitutionality of the provision of the Lanham Act which prohibits the federal registration of …
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