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Peter Brann Speaks to New York IP Association about Supreme Court Case

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Partner Peter Brann was one of the featured speakers at a conference held on February 25, 2021, by the New York Intellectual Property Association on the U.S. Supreme Court case of United States v. Arthrex concerning the constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Brann, along with B&I partners, David Swetnam-Burland and Stacy...

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Hannah Wurgaft Featured in HR Daily Advisor Article on Equality Act

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A February 24, 2021, article, “House Revives Equality Act: What Employers Need to Know,” published by HR Daily Advisor, featured a discussion by attorney Hannah Wurgaft on the potential impacts of the Equality Act, a federal bill which would  address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wurgaft noted that the law,...

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Ben Lund Presents Webinar on Remote Work to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

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On February 24, 2021, partner Ben Lund joined a panel convened by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers for a webinar on “The Remotest Idea: Remote Work and the Paperless Office (Best Practices and Ethics).” The panel offered real-world advice to business lawyers on how to cope with the difficulties of remote work and...

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Martin Eisenstein and David Swetnam-Burland Present to National Association of Presort Mailers on Tax and Privacy Issues

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On February 17, 2021, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland presented a webinar at the Virtual Annual Conference of the National Association of Presort Mailers (NAPM), moderated by Hamilton Davison of the American Catalog Mailers Association. In the Sales Tax and Data Privacy Update, Eisenstein talked about key issues in state sales tax...

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Michael Carey Named to Advisory Committee to Review Applications for Maine U.S. Attorney

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Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Congressman Jared Golden, and Senator Angus King have named Brann & Isaacson partner Michael Carey to serve on an eleven-member advisory committee convened to review applicants for the position of U.S. Attorney in Maine. Carey and the other committee members will review applications and provide recommendations to President Biden on candidates...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Summary Judgment for U.S. Auto Parts in Massachusetts Tax Dispute

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On January 28, 2021, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board granted summary judgment in favor of Brann & Isaacson client, U.S. Auto Parts, and abated a sales tax assessment dating to October 1, 2017. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue had assessed U.S. Auto Parts, which did not have a physical presence in Massachusetts, under its Internet Vendor...

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Nat Bessey Discusses California Privacy Laws in Boston CityBizList Article

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Partner Nat Bessey’s article, “As Online Shopping Grows, California Extends the Scope of its Privacy Laws (Again),” appeared on Boston CityBizList on January 26, 2021. In the piece, Bessey discusses California’s latest consumer privacy law, the California Privacy Rights Act, passed in November on top of the recently enacted California Consumer Privacy Act. Bessey suggests...

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Peter Brann Again to Co-Teach Popular Harvard Law School Course

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For the Spring 2021 term, partner Peter Brann will once again be offering his course at the Harvard Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General,” co-taught with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have taught this class at Columbia, Yale, and Harvard Law Schools for ten years running,...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on DOL Guidance on Mid-workday Travel Compensation

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update discusses a Department of Labor Opinion Letter analyzing how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to the compensation of non-exempt employees who engage in mid-workday travel while on a flexible schedule.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Federal Guidance of Electronic Posters

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides information about the Department of Labor’s new guidance for employers on posting mandatory notices for remote workers through electronic means.

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