John Ropiquet moderated panel at annual ABA meeting

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John Ropiequet

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner John L. Ropiequet moderated a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco on August 10 entitled “Things My Ethics Professor Didn’t Tell Me: Top Ethical Pitfalls for the Social Media Age.” The panelists used entertaining hypotheticals derived from real-world scenarios to illustrate specific ethical pitfalls associated with lawyers, law firms, and judges using social media, including hypotheticals that focused on concerns that are unique to the role of in-house counsel.

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“Investors Wanted”: Modification to the DR Aviation Law

On April 2013, the Dominican Congress approved a Modification of the Dominican Republic Aviation Law (491-06), and on April 24th the President made the Law official by Presidential Decree.

Briefly explained, Law No. 67-13, modified Law 491-06, in the following aspects:

- Regarding Budgets and Financial aspects of the IDAC (civil aviation authority)

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Silk weaving firm in court over safety breaches

A Suffolk textile company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker suffered three years of ill-health and was left disabled following his exposure to chemicals.

The worker was employed as the dye house manager from 1993 to his dismissal by the company in 2012.

The 57 year-old man had been suffering from chronic breathing difficulties since 2008, and had been hospitalised on a couple of occasions as a result. He was on a cocktail of drugs to suppress his symptoms. His symptoms improved markedly after he left the company and stopped working with chemicals.

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David Newman featured in blog post for Westlaw

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David Newman

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David L. Newman was featured in an August 9 blog post titled, “The framers’ vision of the Patent & Copyright clause: Q&A with David L. Newman of Arnstein & Lehr.” The post served as follow up to a contribution David made to a previous Westlaw article regarding the intentions the framers of the U.S. Constitution had when writing Patent and Copyright Clause. Mr. Newman also discusses his thoughts on a Wired magazine article and the possibility of an ADR or small-claims court for patent cases.

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William Anaya receives certificate of publication

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William Anaya

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner William J. Anaya was recently awarded a certificate of publication from the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) for his contribution as general editor and author for the 2013 Supplement to Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Anaya also currently serves as vice chair of IICLE.

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Joshua Atlas, Samuel Levine contribute to ISBA’s newsletter

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Joshua Atlas

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Samuel Levine

Arnstein & Lehr West Palm Beach Partner Joshua M. Atlas and Chicago Partner Samuel H. Levine recently wrote articles for the August edition of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law newsletter. Mr. Atlas’ article, “Subcontractor rights under the Miller Act: A case study” discusses how the Miller Act came into play in the case Capital Computer Group, LLC v. The Gray Insurance Company. Mr. Levine’s article, “Protecting contractor rights in bankruptcy” discusses the bankruptcy issues that are most often encountered in a construction setting.

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Bob Butters contributes to article in Chicago Lawyer on cloud computing

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Robert Butters

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert D. Butters contributes to article in Chicago Lawyer on cloud computing for Chicago Lawyer magazine. The article, “Demystifying the Cloud” was published in the August issue. Cloud computing is a virtual file cabinet that a person may access at any time, from anywhere. The main concern many law firms have with utilizing cloud computing is client privacy. Mr. Butters offers his thoughts regarding the issue and other issues with cloud computing.

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Shutts & Bowen Attorneys Selected as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected byFlorida Trend as Florida’s Legal Elite. Legal Elite are considered the top attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers. During the voting process, lawyers are asked to name attorneys whom they hold in high regard or would recommend to others. The results represent fewer than 2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. Below are the Shutts & Bowen attorneys recognized. More…

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Lending and taking security in Finland

Peltonen LMR Banking & Finance team contributed the Finland chapter of the 2013 Finance Multi-jurisdictional Guide by the Practical Law Company.

The publication gives an overview of the lending market, forms of security over assets, special purpose vehicles in secured lending, negative pledge clauses, guarantees, and loan agreements. More…

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Matti Huhtamäki appointed as Senior Associate

Matti Huhtamäki, Master of Laws, has been appointed as Senior Associate as of 12 August 2013. Matti advises clients on both EU and competition law related issues as well as M&A matters.

Prior to joining Peltonen LMR, Matti worked for several years for White & Case LLP, focusing on EU and competition law related matters as well as M&A and capital markets transactions in Helsinki and Brussels. Matti has extensive experience in advising multinational companies and private equity funds on merger control related issues in connection with multijurisdictional transactions and submitting merger filings to national and EU competition authorities. More…

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