May 24, 2017

Client Alert: SEC Approves Amendments to the Codes of Arbitration Procedure Regarding Motions to Dismiss (17-02)

On January 3, 2017 the SEC announced amendments to FINRA Rules 12504 and 13504 regarding Motions to Dismiss. The Amendments Read more

May 2, 2017

The Trouble with FRAND and SEPs–We Cannot Litigate our Way Out.

In a free economy, there exists an inherent tension between the need to encourage individual innovation and the need for shared action between economic actors. FRAND—fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms—has been a means for finding the appropriate balance. Therefore, recent developments in the courts and in arbitration regarding the interpretation of FRAND have serious implications for inventors and the global economy as a whole.

April 17, 2017

EVW Partner Paul Lieberman Quoted In ACA Insights Regarding Third-Party Transaction Fees

Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. is an advisory firm and broker-dealer that recently accepted a $300,000 fine from the SEC to settle allegations the firm failed to disclose to clients the need to pay transaction fees to third-party brokers. ACA Insights, ran a story on the Stifel case and its implications. EVW partner Paul Lieberman was quoted in the article.

April 13, 2017

Getting Beyond “No”: The Art Of A Successful Conflict Mediation Process

Maxim Waldbaum has spent more than forty years as a successful conflict mediator, particularly in the arenas of patent, copyright and trade secret cases. A partner at Eaton & Van Winkle, Mr. Waldbaum has been called upon to give presentations teaching others how to work through contentious negotiations and find a settlement workable for all parties. What follows is a general outline of the principles he has found most effective.

March 22, 2017

Client Alert: Capps Vs. Mondelez Sets New Precedent On Honest Belief Rule

An employer’s honest belief that employee violated its FMLA leave policy is adopted as new precedent in Third Circuit. By Read more

February 23, 2017

Q&A With EVW Partner Paul Lieberman

The Securities & Exchange Commission recently concluded a two-year investigation into conflicts of interest with Centre Partners Management, a public equity fund adviser based in New York. The conclusion was reached that three of the firm’s advisers had engaged in conflict-of-interest activities in having personal investments with a third-party service provider. The SEC levied a $50,000 fine in response. Eaton & Van Winkle partner Paul Lieberman joins us here for a Q&A to discuss the settlement, it’s implications and how firms can avoid becoming entangled in situations like these…

January 20, 2017

Martin Garbus Appears On Democracy Now; Advocates Peltier Clemency

Eaton & Van Winkle partner Martin Garbus made an appearance on the Democracy Now radio program earlier this week to make an appeal to President Obama for a pardon of Leonard Peltier before Mr. Obama leaves office at noon today. Democracy Now is an independent program that shuns corporate contributions and is co-hosted by Amy Goodman, an award-winning journalist. Her interview of Mr. Garbus this past week was one part of what has been a fervent effort by supporters of Mr. Peltier to gain an eleventh-hour pardon.

January 18, 2017

Martin Garbus Appears On The Nation Podcast; Advocates For Peltier Clemency

Mr. Garbus appeared on the program Start Making Sense, a 33-minute broadcast that includes luminaries such as former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, who discusses economic policy and also includes a review of the crazy year that was 2016. But the focus for Mr. Garbus was Leonard Peltier, for whom the clock is ticking…

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