A Primer for Litigation Counsel Regarding the Organizing of Loan Workout and Cybersecurity Professionals: Substantive Expertise versus A New Perspective and Freedom from the Past
Counsel are regularly and appropriately warned against actual and apparent conflicts of interest. This often means that experience with a matter must be abandoned when a “fresh set of eyes” owned by a previously uninvolved lawyer or law firm replaces counsel who was involved in a particular contract or litigation matter. The legal profession acknowledges that avoiding real and apparent conflicts can have costs, but the benefit is understood to outweigh those costs. Read More ›
As the scale of solar energy projects grows, the incorporation of advanced direct current (DC) monitoring into solar power systems becomes increasingly more important. Due to the increased capacity of individual projects, fewer projects are coming online than in past years. Read More ›
In Dept. of Labor v. McConnell, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed that an individual could not pursue certain state-law claims for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty or invasion of privacy, where the disclosure of personal data was not alleged to have been through a criminal act or have resulted directly in identity theft or unauthorized charges. Read More ›
As we roll into 2019’s peak travel season, automakers are hitting the gas on developing the necessary tech to support their self-driving (or "autonomous") vehicle platforms. Read More ›
Fifty years ago, auto manufacturing plants were filled with thousands of people on large assembly lines. Flash forward to today and these same plants are filled with robots working alongside individuals, and in some cases, entirely replacing human workers. Read More ›
The practical effect of the GDPR in connection with domain name enforcement can leave (and should leave) even the staunchest supporters of data privacy rights scratching their heads. Read More ›
For anyone who has been paying attention to the recent cryptocurrency craze globally and the growing industry buzz around its underlying technology, it is apparent that blockchain technologies may become the future: the future of online transactions, securing data, supply chains, internal operations and many more. Read More ›
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Melissa A. Kern 's practice is focused on counseling on privacy and data security compliance and best practices, negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements, copyright protection and enforcement, and information technology.