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[Webinar] Formation Issues and Changes in Structure: Tax Considerations - Mar. 19, 12-1PM PST

Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar Series

via WebEx

March 19, 2015

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PST)

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Lawyers: How to Be Valuable ... Aside from Practicing Law

Lawyers have a problem. We’re consistently perceived as experts on one thing: law. This not only dominates how others view us, but also dominates how

JD Supra Thought Leaders in Cybersecurity - Feb 2015

Meet the top Cybersecurity writers on JD Supra during February, 2015....
By: JD Supra Perspectives

Patents

How Recent Data Breaches are Changing the Face of Cybersecurity for the Private Sector

If "The Year of the Breach" and the rapid start to data breaches in 2015 have taught us anything, it is that any company is susceptible to a cyber …

Security

Breaches in the Boardroom: What Directors and Officers can do to Reduce the Risk of Personal Liability for Data Security Breaches

Corporate directors and officers may increasingly be targets of shareholder derivative lawsuits in the wake of the surge of regulatory actions and …

Data Security

Anthem Data Breach Spawns Class Action Suits and “Phishing” Scams

Last week, Anthem Inc. – the nation’s second largest health insurer – reported a data breach involving the disclosure of the personal information of …

Data Breach

Is 2015 the Year of Data Protection?

The growing frequency, impact and sophistication of cyberattacks in the U.S. and abroad have highlighted the need to address America's lack of a …

Security

The Anthem Data Breach: The Fallout and What’s Next

By now (unless you have been under a snow drift), you have likely heard about the apparent intrusion into a database at the nation’s largest health …

Privacy

5 Simple Steps Startups Can Take to Protect Intellectual Property

All emerging companies can and should take basic steps to protect their uniquely valuable intellectual property. For many companies, especially …

Intellectual Property

The Internet of Things: The Inevitable Collision with Product Liability

The IoT – Internet of Things – is undergoing a rapid development that will continue to transform how we interact, conduct business and live our …

Security

C-Suite – Changing Tack on the Sea of Data Breach?

The country awoke to what seems to be a common occurrence now: another corporation struck by a massive data breach. This time it was Anthem, the …

Data Breach

Falling Foul of China's Trademark System

Fashion brand owners entering China are generally well aware of the myriad of brand protection challenges awaiting them. One such challenge is …

Asia

Content Strategy This Week: Editors, Analytics, & Data-Driven Content

For your reference, three recent posts on content marketing tactics and strategy you should not miss....
By: JD Supra Perspectives

Content Marketing

‘You Need Editors, Not Brand Managers': Marketing Legend Seth Godin on the Future of Branded Content

Seth Godin is the godfather of modern marketing—or, at least, the type of modern marketing we all want to be doing.In 1999, Godin published Permission

Marketing

The Big Picture: A Whole New Way to Understand Digital Media Audiences

When we launched Parse.ly Analytics in 2012 we were confident that a web analytics platform built from the ground up for content was key to the …

"Insights Conversations: Cybersecurity"

This past year has been called the "year of the massive data breach," with many high-profile attacks on well-known companies. Skadden partners Cyrus …

Cybersecurity

Popular Cybersecurity Reads on JD Supra | JD Supra

"Security will become the Number One priority for companies..." - Giulio Coraggio, DLA Piper Italy, Top 5 Internet of Things Predictions for …

Your New Year’s Resolutions Should Include Affordable Care Act Compliance

Since its enactment more than four years ago, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made several significant changes to health care. Provisions …

New Year's Resolutions

2014: The Year of Arbitrator Authority

A lot of interesting arbitration law was made this year, on topics from validity to vacatur, but the banner issue was arbitrator authority. SCOTUS …

Dispute Resolution

Pow! Whack! Slam! Bam! – DOJ Finishes the FCPA Year with a Bang

Follow-On Individual Prosecutions: The Avon investigation is still continuing as to criminal prosecution of several former senior executives who were …

Alstom

[Video] Drew Shoals Discusses His Transition from Lawyer to Drummer for the Band @Train

Today, with the help of my 12 year old daughter Emma, we interview Drew Shoals, the drummer for the Grammy Award winning band, Train. Drew had …

Bands

2015 Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to …

Spalding

Success Without Corruption in Africa

In a Bryan Cave blog piece “Corruption costs: why your business needs an anti-corruption strategy if you are investing or operating in Africa,” …

Africa

Apple Turnover Trade Dress Totally Flipped

As if we all haven’t already indulged a little too much over the holidays, we chose our first day back to write about non-traditional trademark …

Turnover

Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Ups

1. You Haven’t Lawyered Up. OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. …

Startups

SDNY Follows Asadi: Internal Tipsters Not Dodd-Frank “Whistleblowers”

On December 5, 2014, the Southern District of New York in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy, No. 14-cv-523, ruled that an employee who complains internally about …

Dodd-Frank Act

USPTO Fees Reduced for 2015

Effective January 17, 2015, the USPTO has announced a number of fee reductions for 2015, including a $50 reduction in the cost to file electronic …

Cybersecurity

EEOC Roundup: November 2014

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, …

England

The Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Scandal Serves as a Warning to Employers About Computer Security

In recent days, the scandal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. went from an embarrassing tabloid scandal to a possible terrorist threat. The …

Security

HIPAA Certificates Are No Longer Required As of January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, group health plans and insurers are no longer required to issue a certificate of creditable coverage (“HIPAA Certificate”) …

Employee Retirement Income Security Act