Adam Fayne contributes to Compliance Week article

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Adam Fayne

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Adam S. Fayne was quoted in a September 27 article titled “IRS Takes Heat Over Large Corporate Pre-Filing Process” that was published on Compliance Week’s website. The article discusses how the IRS is under a bit of pressure to repair its pre-filing program for large corporate taxpayers. Mr. Fayne talks about large corporate taxpayers utilizing the CAP program.

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Mark Miller authors article for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on archery

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Mark Miller

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark F. Miller authored the article titled “When disputes fly with the arrows,” that was published on September 24 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Mr. Miller has been involved in the sport of archery for over 40 years. He is the past president of USA Archery and currently an executive board member of World Archery, the chairman of the World Archery Constitution and Rules Committee and a member of the USA Archery Board of Justice. The article explains to readers how disputes are resolved at the national, international and Olympic level in the sport of archery.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Pick a Niche to Scratch their Legal Itch (Part 2 – What Is A Niche)

We’re back with installment two of Jaimie Field‘s series on creating a niche law practice – “pick a niche.”

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The last rainmaking recommendation told you “why” you needed to start creating a niche law practice, however, just to reiterate:

  • You widen your visibility within a specific group,
  • It’s cost effective,
  • It levels the playing field,
  • You can get more referrals, andYou can position yourself as an expert.

Today we will discuss “what” a niche is in terms of developing your book of business.

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Trade Secret Theft Conviction of Former Motorola Engineer Affirmed By Seventh Circuit

Thirteen months ago, we blogged about Hanjuan Jin, a former Motorola software engineer who was sentenced in the United States District Court for the Northern Division of Illinois to four years in prison for stealing Motorola trade secrets related to its proprietary cellular telecommunications technology. Jin was first arrested after she attempted to board a flight at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport on a one-way ticket to China while carrying a variety of electronic storage devices, Motorola documents marked as “confidential and proprietary information,” and more than $31,000 in cash.

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Injured workers forced to turn detective

Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act came into force on 1st October 2013, and as a result many people who are injured at work will face an uphill struggle to claim the damages they need to help put their lives back on track, according to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

The Act means the burden of proof following many injuries at work will be switched from the employer to the employee, which lawyers say is extremely unfair, as it tilts the playing field in favour of negligent bosses and away from injured workers.

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Nyt cykelnetværk

DAHL Advokatfirma har taget initiativ til et nyt netværk for virksomhedsejere, ledere og andre beslutningstagere i private virksomheder og hos offentlige institutioner i Midt- og Vestjylland.

af Claus F. Sørensen

Netværkssamarbejdet udbydes i samarbejde med blandt andet Netværk Midt- og Vestjylland.

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Steve LaTourette was a guest on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Steve LaTourette and MSNBC executive editor Richard Wolffe discuss the government shutdown on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.

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Healthcare Alert: FDA Issues Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps

Patients now more than ever want immediate answers to their health questions. What they have discovered is that typically there’s an app for that—or there is a provider with plans to develop one.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued final guidance for providers and developers of mobile medical applications (apps), which are software programs that run on mobile communication devices and perform the same functions as traditional medical devices.

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Government Shutdown “Closes” NLRB: 1600 of 1611 Employees Furloughed

By: Steven M. Swirsky, Adam C. Abrahms, and D. Martin Stanberry

The shutdown of the federal government that took effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday October 1st has shut down all non-essential operations of the US government, including those of the National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB).

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A Reaffirmation of the Seventh Circuit’s Reluctance to Permit Filing Under Seal

Courts in the Seventh Circuit don’t like to permit parties to file documents under seal. That philosophy is evident in many places, including Seventh Circuit precedent and the local rules for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. A new decision from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin reaffirms that the Circuit’s attitude against sealing is alive and well these days.

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