Monthly Archives: July 2013

Richik Sarkar, accomplished commercial litigator, joins McDonald Hopkins law firm

Cleveland, Ohio (July 25, 2013) – Nationally recognized commercial litigator Richik Sarkar has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in the firm’s Litigation Department. He will be based in the firm’s Cleveland office.

Sarkar has significant expertise in commercial litigation, sales and trade practices, business torts, professional negligence and malpractice, financial services law, corporate governance and compliance, and overall risk management. He is recognized as one of theBest Lawyers in America® and has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers since 2005.

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Legal and Financial Considerations — A 3-Part Series with Michelle Kantor

Michelle Kantor will be hosting the Women’s Business Development Center’s workshop, Legal and Financial Considerations- A 3-Part Series

Where: McDonald Hopkins Chicago Office
300 N. LaSalle St. #2100
Chicago, IL 6065

WOSB 5 Percent Rule – How to Navigate and Secure Federal Contracts
Thursday, July 25, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
Cost: No Charge

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Protecting Health Data: Changes and Action Steps for Health Plans, Providers, and their Business (Rick Hindmand)

Who: Rick Hindmand will be speaking at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce event

What: Protecting Health Data: Changes and Action Steps for Health Plans, Providers, and their Business

When: Thursday, July 25th 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Where: Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
200 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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Five Year Non-Compete Enforced In Indiana

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently affirmed a preliminary injunction enforcing a five-year non-compete agreement against a former employee of a printing business. On its face, the five-year duration is eye-catching. Hence, the question presented by this decision, Mayne v. O’Bannon Publishing Company, Inc., is why a restriction of that length was found to be reasonable?

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Women’s Initiative Committee hosts 7th Annual Woman of Vision luncheon

Anstein & Lehr

On July 16, Arnstein & Lehr’s Women’s Initiative Committee, along with support from the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, hosted its 7th Annual Woman of Vision Award Luncheon at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton Hotel. This year, the firm honored Ms. Leslie Hindman and supported the Back on My Feet organization. Gathering in the iconic Empire Room, the event’s 160 female guests (largest to date), were given the opportunity to meet and mingle with other professional women through the city, while enjoying live music by Chicago pianist, Steve Thomas. The women then enjoyed a three course meal, while being inspired by presentations from both the honoree and the charity. Arnstein & Lehr’s Laura Lau Marinelli, Katelyn Letizia, Julie Meyer, Jenifer Caracciolo, Colleen Chinlund and Jennifer Sarhaddi also spoke, noting their gratitude towards the firm for its continual support of the well-received yearly luncheon.

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ILN Today Post


Leadco is recognized nationally and internationally for its business law practice. The firm is a Vietnamese leader in each of its core practice areas and has developed in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries.

Located in Hanoi with affiliated office in Ho Chi Minh City via its partnership with Indochine Counsel, Leadco ranks among the leading practices in Vietnam. Leadco is also prominent internationally, with extensive experience in APEC and European countries. The firm’s 22 members include many lawyers with international experience and training. More…

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Royal Oak, Michigan, July 23, 2013:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Juan P. Rodriguez has joined the firm.  He will practice out of the firm’s Las Vegas Office.

Mr. Rodriguez concentrates his practice in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation. He began his career as In-House Counsel for a mid-size corporate software developer (TRIRIGA, Inc.). While in that role he maintained all aspects of their IP portfolio and advised on day-to-day issues concerning the protection and branding of the company. While working on his LL.M. degree, Mr. Rodriguez interned with a large IP law firm in Tokyo, Japan assisting in their direct U.S. patent filings and Japanese to U.S. patent conversion work. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he was an associate at a large national firm where he focused on defense-side IP litigation and IP transactional work. More…

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Royal Oak, Michigan, July 23, 2013:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Ellen E. Ernst has joined the firm.  She will practice out of the firm’s Chicago Office.

Ms. Ernst concentrates her practice in the area of corporate taxation, providing businesses with tools and planning strategies around tax minimization. She has experience working with public and private companies throughout the country and internationally. More…

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OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program — Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder

Last week, Washington Legal Foundation published a Legal Backgrounder regarding OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (“SVEP”) authored by Eric J. Conn, Head of Epstein Becker & Green’s national OSHA Practice Group.  The Legal Backgrounder expands on a series of posts here on the OSHA Law Update blog regarding OSHA’s controversial Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

The article focuses on a White Paper issued by OSHA this Spring, in which OSHA analyzes the first 18 months of its new, controversial enforcement program.  The White Paper concludes that the SVEP is “off to a strong start” and is “already meeting certain key goals,” including:

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"Attorney Rich Summers enters Avon mayoral race,", Rich Summers featured

McDonald Hopkins attorney Rich Summers was featured in the article “Attorney Rich Summers enters Avon mayoral race.”

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