On March 19, Immigration partner Roxanne Levine will present a Lawline webinar on H-1B visa updates for the approaching cap season. She will discuss the nature of H-1B visa requirements, changes in regulations for the 2020 fiscal cap year as proposed by the administration and current qualifications for both U.S. petitioners and the foreign beneficiary.
Construction associate Sean Scuderi will once again serve on the host committee for the Center for Architecture’s annual Guess-A-Sketch event, a Pictionary-style tournament where honoree sketchers draw iconic buildings as teams guess to win the Guess-A-Sketch trophy, which will be held on March 7. All funds raised at the event, which is attended by architects, architecture enthusiasts and young professionals, support the Center for Architecture’s K-12 design education programming for schools, youth and families.
On March 6, Intellectual Property partner Nels Lippert will present, “Intellectual Property Indemnification Issues” at Amdocs’ monthly meeting. Nels has presented to Amdocs’ legal group several times, both domestically and internationally. Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to communications and media companies of all sizes.
Construction partner Laurie A. Stanziale will moderate the opening session at the Greenpearl 8th Annual Real Estate Women’s Forum on February 28, an event designed to connect, educate and advance and highlight the accomplishments of female leaders in the commercial real estate industry. Laurie will moderate, "Changing the Face of Real Estate: Development & Construction Trends," which will cover topics shaping the industry such as e-commerce, changing demographics and lifestyles, wellness and sustainability, rising interest rates, smart technologies, labor constraints and an affordable housing shortage.
On February 20, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will present a webinar for the New York Staffing Association on "Effective Privacy Strategies for Staffing Companies.” In this webinar, Amy will cover the key provisions of the GDPR and the privacy laws of New York, California and Illinois. Amy will also review the key actions that businesses are taking to comply with these laws, and whether existing commercial general liability policies cover privacy and cybersecurity risks.
On February 14, Amy Goldsmith and Laurie Stanziale will present a CLE program for the National Law Institute that will be held at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s office titled, “Whose Line, Drawing and Plan Is It Anyway? The program will cover the intellectual property rights of owners and architects in connection with an architect’s design. The program will provide 2.0 CLE credits in the professional practice category.
On February 13, Intellectual Property counsel Rachel Lin will moderate a program titled, “Best Practices in Women’s Entrepreneurship Programs” at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) annual meeting in Austin, TX. During the program, Rachel and her fellow panelists, which include representatives from two state universities and a female entrepreneur, will discuss the growing need to develop new strategies to increase the number of women founders commercializing university research.
Construction chair David Pfeffer will once again speak at the Anchin Construction and Development Forum. This year’s event will held on February 6 in New York City, and David will speak on the afternoon panel, "Boomtown USA: The 200 Million Square Foot Pipeline,” which will explore how top development leaders are dealing with key pain points arising from today’s environment, including high construction costs, tightness in the labor market, open shop difficulties, risk management headaches, materials pricing and design challenges. This panel, comprised of leaders representing tens of millions of square feet under development, will discuss current activity in New York’s construction market and future pipeline of office, residential and industrial development and what it means to the industry.
On February 4, Vice President of Finance Tedd Drattell will speak on a panel at Exceed Network’s Secret to Service event where professionals from the law, accounting and technology industries will share advice about what it takes to grow your service business. Panelists will discuss how to acquire new clients, maintain quality of service to existing clients during periods of growth and how to make every client feel like they are a part of your team.
On January 31, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will co-present a breakfast CLE program for the National Law Institute that will be held at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s office titled, "Whose Line, Drawing and Plan is it Anyway? The Intellectual Property Rights of Owners and Architects in Connection with an Architect’s Design.” During the two-hour program, which will offer 2.0 credits in the Professional Practice category, Amy and Laurie will explore the intersection between copyrights in architectural drawings and ownership of those copyrights.
On January 17, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith and counsel Janet Linn will be featured panelists at the New York State Bar Association’s Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section Annual Meeting. Amy will discuss GDPR and how these new privacy regulations impact U.S. businesses. She will also provide an overview on how the regulations affect what businesses are permitted to do with individuals’ personal data. During a separate panel, Janet will speak on Helsinn v. Teva, the pending U.S. Supreme Court case concerning when secret sales and offers for sale will be considered prior art, and how that affects the drafting and publicizing of agreements between pharmaceutical companies and third parties.
On January 3, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will teach a Strafford CLE webinar, “Structuring Product Placement Deals: Mitigating Risks to the Brand, Regulatory Compliance.” This program, which will provide guidance to in-house counsel on negotiating product placement deals, will examine the risks involved with product placement that could potentially damage a brand. The panel will discuss the steps that can be taken during negotiations and after a product placement deal is done to mitigate those risks, including Amy’s portion on social media and compliance with the FTC Endorsement Guidelines.
On December 11, Immigration partner Roxanne Levine will present a webinar for Lawline titled, "The New Immigration Policy: the Invisible Wall.” The webinar will cover developments in U.S. immigration law over the past 12 months and will outline key changes affecting immigration in the corporate and business arenas.
On December 4, Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will teach a National Law Institute CLE program, which will be hosted by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. The program titled, "Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Importance of Getting to Know Your Neighbors When Doing Construction,” will explore how to avoid project delays at the earliest stages of new construction or major renovations in a metropolitan area like New York City, including the support, protection and interaction between a reconstructed or new building and the neighboring structures.
On November 29, Intellectual Property partner Alan Tenenbaum will be a featured speaker at the New York City Bar Association’s event on Blockchain IP: Innovation and the Distributed Ledger Revolution. The roundtable-style program, geared toward in-house and outside counsel, as well as non-attorneys, will address schemes to protect blockchain innovations, options for enforcement and the ways that distributed ledger technology may be used to enhance or protect intellectual property assets.
On November 14, Compliance/Administrative Law and Outdoor Advertising Chair Patrick Kilduff will speak at the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s 2018 Legal Seminar in New York. Pat will discuss “Outdoor Advertising Regulations and Litigation in New York City,” where he will review the latest developments in the long-running dispute between our many outdoor advertising community clients and New York City regarding the display of large-format signs along the City’s arterial highways. Pat is a longtime member of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.
On November 14, Tanya Duprey, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Firm Administrator, will be a featured speaker at the Association of Legal Administrators New York City Chapter event, “Autism Spectrum Disorder - Differently Abled.” Tanya and her fellow panelists will discuss accommodations, resources and services that help those with Autism Spectrum Disorder transition into the workforce. They will also inform on how to handle this disability and dispel myths about work ethics.
On November 14, Litigation counsel Chris Tumulty was a co-presenter at an American Inns of Court CLE program on "Settlement Games.” The program addressed enforceability and ethical issues that can arise in the context of settlement negotiations or a mediation and as to settlement agreements. Chris spoke about issues that can arise in settling commercial disputes, including the enforceability of draft agreements, letters of intent and memoranda of understanding, as well as the proper use of confessions of judgment under the NY CPLR.
Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Alex Spizz recently attended the Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) Annual General Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand as a delegate. Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is the New York member firm of the LAW organization and has been part of the LAW organization for the past three years. Alex has been associated with the LAW organization as part of his former firm for the past 22 years.
During the week of November 12, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring partner Robert Wolf will be the overall program co-chair at the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Residential Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts CLE, which he has chaired for more than 25 years.
Construction chair David Pfeffer will be a speaker at the Bisnow National Healthcare East conference on November 7. David and his fellow panelists will discuss, "Investment & Acquisitions: The Micro & Macro Level Impacts on Healthcare.”
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will present two CLE webcasts for Lawline, where she regularly contributes articles, hosts highly rated CLE programs and participates in speaking engagements. On October 23, Amy will present, “Apple v. Samsung: A New Standard for Design Patent Cases,” where she will break down design patents and review the ones at the heart of the Apple v. Samsung dispute, as well as address the impact of the dispute on future design patent infringement cases. Amy’s October 25 webcast, “Demystifying Music Copyrights,” will dissect the Music Modernization Act of 2018 and the CLASSICS Act, identify how different courts analyze music infringement and discuss the many types of music copyrights and the relationships between the various parties involved in the music industry.
On October 11, Construction chair David Pfeffer will moderate the discussion at the Greenpearl Construction Risk & Safety Roundtable. The event is a closed-door, invite-only, peer-to-peer roundtable for construction safety and risk professionals.