Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a full-service, mid-size law firm, has expanded its Litigation practice with the addition of Justin Y.K. Chu as General Counsel and Partner, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings.
In the latest episode of Law Brief, “Do Gift Cards Keep on Giving? How the Law Affects the Consumer, the Retailer and the State,” International and Retail partner Gina Piazza sat down with Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to delve into all things gift cards. Gina and Rich discuss whether and when gift cards expire, the related obligations of retailers and how unused balances might constitute “abandoned property” that must be turned over to the state.
Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim has been retained as counsel for Generex Biotechnology Corporation as part of Generex’s review of recent irregular trading activity in its stock. Robert has been retained to evaluate the company’s claims and legal remedies that stem from Generex’s asset acquisition from Veneto Holdings LLC.
Labor and Employment chair Laurent Drogin was quoted in the ENR article, “High Court Takes on LGBTQ Anti-Bias Gaps in US Law.” The article delves into the three consolidated sexual orientation and gender identity workplace bias cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in the new term. These cases will determine banning explicit discrimination against LGBTQ employees in the workplace by adding gender identity and sexual orientation to sex bias already banned under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This decision may include changing federal law and extending protections nationwide.
Labor and Employment chair Laurent Drogin was quoted in the CNN Business article, “What to do if you're asked to sign a non-compete agreement,” which discusses non-compete agreements and how they may affect employees across sectors.
Giuliano Iannaccone, chair of the International and Retail Groups and Rich Schoenstein, Litigation partner and podcast host, discuss The Concession Model in Department Stores on the latest episode of Law Brief. Giuliano and Rich talk about how retail brands and department stores are utilizing a concession model to attract shoppers, the benefits for both the brands and the stores entering into concession agreements and the legal challenges associated with such a model.
On this week’s episode of Law Brief, “Here Comes the SEC,” Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim joins Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). With his experience as a former Assistant Regional Director for the SEC, Robert Heim offers unique insight into the financial regulatory agency. Robert and Rich explain how an SEC investigation works and how a person involved as a witness or target might respond to such an investigation.
Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz was featured in the Reuters and New York Times articles, “OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims.” The articles discuss the OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP recent court approval to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, under the condition to help victims of the addiction crisis.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz has been retained as bankruptcy counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of NAS Babies in the Purdue Pharma Chapter 11 case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Since 2012, more than 300,000 babies have been born in the United States with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), which stems from opioid-dependent mothers. NAS is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from opioids when exposed in the womb before birth, and have numerous developmental issues and have to be weaned off of opioids after birth.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale and Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein discuss Construction and the Neighbors in the latest episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s podcast series. Laurie and Rich talk about what to do when construction projects require access to neighboring property, negotiating agreements in that regard or, if necessary, resolving related disputes in court.
Cooperative and Condominium counsel Chris Tumulty was featured in a Habitat Magazine interview in which he discusses alteration agreements in self-managed buildings. When asked about the challenges of self-managed buildings, Chris highlights, “in a self-managed buildings, it’s the board’s responsibility to make sure alterations are done properly, safely, and in conformance with any requirement the building may have.”
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a full-service, mid-size law firm announced today that it has expanded its Trusts & Estates practice, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings by adding three lawyers. The group handles all aspects of estate and tax planning, as well as estate administration. With the addition of the new lawyers, the capabilities of the Trusts & Estates practice have expanded to include expertise in the representation of the elderly, individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness and their families.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Construction, Labor & Employment and Real Estate practices have once again been recognized by U.S. News in the 2020 Best Law Firms rankings, and the Litigation practice has been newly named to the list. The U.S. News Best Law Firms rankings are based on an extensive evaluation process, which includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and review of information submitted by law firms.
In this special episode of Law Brief, Non-Competes Are Not So Bad! The Current Law and Why Proposed Legislation in Congress is an Overreaction, Restrictive Covenant co-chair and Labor & Employment partner David Kleinman and Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein discuss the Workforce Mobility Act, a new bill introduced in Congress that would ban the use of non-competes to restrain workers from taking new jobs. Rich and David survey the existing judicial landscape in this area and argue that the overreaching bill fails to make important distinctions that should be considered in evaluating restrictive covenants.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter has been named one of the New York Law Journal’s 2019 Distinguished Leaders, an award recognizing extraordinary lawyers demonstrating clear leadership skills who achieved impressive results in the past year.
In the latest episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s podcast series, Charles Miller, Litigation partner and Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group co-chair sat down with Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss Unveiling the Corporate Veil. In this episode, Charles and Rich talk about holding owners of corporations responsible for the corporate wrongs of the corporation, focusing on the essential elements of a successful claim to pierce the corporate veil.
White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg is featured in Law 360’s article “Investors Denied Cert. Rethink In Twitter Stock Fraudster Suit.” The article discusses the court’s denial of reconsideration regarding plaintiffs’ rejected bid for class certification in a suit against Gregory W. Gray, a convicted promoter of limited partnership offerings of pre-IPO Twitter securities, who was sued by the SEC and served a prison sentence after pleading guilty to securities fraud and lying to the regulator.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith joined Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss trade secrets and disclosing confidential information during a two-episode discussion on Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s new podcast series. In the first of the two-part discussion, The Secrets of Trade Secrets, Amy and Rich talk about identifying and protecting trade secrets and confidential information. This part is focused on statutorily protected trade secrets – what they are and how to keep them private. The second episode of the discussion, Confidential Information Disclosed, delves into defining and protecting trade secrets and confidential information, with an emphasis in this part on the latter, broader category, and what steps a company must take to protect its confidential information.
In a recent episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s new podcast series, Labor and Employment chair Laurent Drogin joins Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to talk about Deflating the Union Rat. Laurent and Rich discuss “Scabby” the Union Rat, the use of such protests by unions over the past 30 years and the current implications on labor disputes, picketing and the First Amendment.
Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim was quoted in Bloomberg Law’s article, “Fidelity Workers’ 401(k) Class Action Takes Rare Turn.” The article explores the class action targeting the affiliated mutual funds in Fidelity Investments’ 401(k) plan that will be tried before a federal judge with assistance from an advisory jury, which is an unusual decision.
In the latest episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s recently released podcast series, Intellectual Property partner Mark Rosenberg joins Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss Amazon’s Pilot Program for Patent Disputes. Mark and Rich talk about Amazon’s new pilot program to arbitrate patent disputes involving sellers on its platform, and the potential impact on the sellers, the patent owners and Amazon itself.
Bloomberg Law Big Law Business reported on Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s recently released podcast series, “Law Brief.” The series, hosted by Litigation partner and Securities and Financial Services Litigation co-chair Rich Schoenstein, features firm lawyers discussing how current issues in their practice areas affect business.
Labor & Employment paralegal Wolf Schuchert recently rode their bike across the country to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause with a nonprofit organization called Bike & Build as part of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s GOAL Program, which stands for Go Out And Learn/Lead. The firm encourages all lawyers and staff to identify a professional goal or learning objective each year, and then supports their plan through providing marketing and human resources support, covering expenses for courses, certifications, registrations and more.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the launch of a podcast that will cover cutting-edge and ever-changing legal issues and how they affect our businesses in a practical way. The podcast, called “Law Brief,” is hosted by Litigation partner Rich Schoenstein, and features other Tarter Krinsky & Drogin lawyers who will highlight current issues in their practice areas. Law Brief provides short discussions of current legal issues of interest, designed for non-experts on the go. The conversations are informal but informative, short but deep, and intended to expose all sides of the issues.