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Patient Engagement and Meaningful Use

I am very excited this week to present with my colleague Dave Schoolcraft at MGMA in Las Vegas.  We have two presentations on Tuesday, the first at 10:15 entitled the Legal Aspects of Meeting Patient Engagement, the second at 2:45 entitled Double Dipping for EHR Funding. Vegas is all about the money, and Double Dipping […]

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IP attorney Ukeme Awakessien Jeter joins McDonald Hopkins

CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 27, 2014) – Ukeme Awakessien Jeter has joined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Jeter joins McDonald Hopkins after more than a year at a Cleveland-based intellectual property firm where she handled all aspects of patent and trademark preparation and prosecution for clients. She has experience advising clients and foreign counsel in acquiring and protecting all phases of their intellectual property portfolio. Jeter is experienced in providing infringement, patentability, and validity opinions, trademark prosecution and oppositions, patent portfolio analysis, and drafting various business agreements and documents including confidentiality agreements, nondisclosure agreements and licensing agreements.

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"The ghost of Simpson-Bowles haunts 2014," Steve LaTourette quoted in POLITICO Magazine

Lawmakers may say they want to reform the Tax Code and big government programs like Social Security — though you wouldn’t know it by the midterm election campaign.

Both parties, though especially Republicans, are targeting the relatively few lawmakers who’ve endorsed the deficit-reduction plan drawn up by former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson and one-time Bill Clinton aide Erskine Bowles, regarded by many budget experts as a model of reform and that dirty word — compromise.

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Marion Allan presents at Trial Lawyers Association

Marion Allan is presenting at the Trial Lawyers Association of BC event, “Personal Injury Trial Tactics & Tribulations,” which is taking place today at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. With her experience as a Provincial Court Judge, Marion is going to be presenting on the topic of “Mediation – Maximizing Your Client’s Chances”.

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Promotions and Progress: Three Women Join EBG’s Equity Partnership Ranks

Maxine NeuhauserAre we going two steps forward and one step back? Two steps back and one step forward?  The anecdotes reported in an article by Staci Zaretsky, “Stop Treating Women Lawyers Like Crap,” published in Abovethelaw.com last week, are wince-inducing and suggest that there has been no progress for women lawyers at all.  I question the notion, as well as Zaretsky’s assertion, that “women lawyers aren’t taken seriously, and they certainly aren’t treated with respect by their fellow lawyers in this profession.” 

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Industry Leaders to Discuss Value-Based Purchasing and Other Employee Initiatives

Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar titled The Impact of Value-Based Purchasing and Other Employee Initiatives on Population HealthThis session will discuss several approaches for population health managers to reduce costs and improve health care.

The webinar, scheduled for November 20, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. ET, will be led by Laurel Pickering, MPH, President & CEO of Northeast Business Group on Health, and David Lansky, PhD, President & CEO of Pacific Business Group on Health. Adam Solander of Epstein Becker Green will moderate the session.

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Come to our seminar on protecting family wealth: 13 November 2014, London

We’re often asked about the current state of play with UK pre-nups and, as a wealth lawyer, I’m always interested to know how bullet-proof trusts are, should a beneficiary divorce, and whether there are any alternatives to trusts that might offer better protection. 


So I’ve teamed up with my colleague Teresa Cullen, our family partner, and we’ll be exploring exactly these issues in our seminar here at Fladgate, 16 Great Queen Street, London WC2B, on 13 November 2014. 


Further details below.  If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to register your interest. 

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Richard Weiland and Marion Allan to present at CLE

Richard Weiland is presenting today at the Estate Planning Update 2014 for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. Richard will be speaking on the topic, “A Trust’s Three Tax Challenges that Every Estate Planner Should Understand”, which include the attribution rules, the 21 year rule and taxation of trust distributions. At tomorrow’s Estate Litigation Update 2014, Marion Allan will be presenting on the topic, “Mediation/Arbitration/Settlement Conferences”, which will discuss using the best process in the appropriate case, preparation for the proceeding, promoting a consent resolution and documenting the settlement.

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Sheila Cesarano Recognized as One of the Top 20 Women in Law

DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW, OCTOBER 15, 2014

Sheila Cesarano has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Women in Law in South Florida, by the Daily Business Review. An accomplished attorney, Ms. Cesarano was selected due to the longevity of her career as a high-caliber litigator. She, along with all honorees, was recognized at a luncheon on October 15, 2014. More…

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Our energy lawyer David Austin speaks on mega project Site C dam

Our energy lawyer David Austin was quoted in Energetic City and Business in Vancouver regarding the cost of building the Site C dam mega project. Mr. Austin explains that the government is dramatically underestimating the cost of the dam by not taking into account a rising inflation rate.

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