Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Adam Dlin and Don Sihota attend ACG Capital Connection

Adam Dlin and Don Sihota are attending the Association for Corporate Growth 2015 Capital Connection today at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The one-day event offers access to the latest in industry knowledge from national thought leaders, interaction with peers and networking. The 2015 theme is “Invest in British Columbia”.

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JAMI BOYLES REJOINS LEWIS RICE

Boyles_Jami15Lewis Rice LLC is pleased to announce Jami L. Boyles has returned to the Firm to serve as our Chief Administrative Officer. Previously, Jami was the National Director of Human Resources at Graybar. Prior to her tenure at Graybar, Jami practiced Labor and Employment Law with the Firm from 2001-2011.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Jami will work closely with the Firm’s Management Committee, attorneys and department chairs to ensure that our employment and other administrative needs are met to support our attorneys as they, in turn, meet the dynamic needs of our clients. Additionally, Jami will lead the lateral attorney hiring efforts of the Firm. More…

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Two for Tuesdays: Unique Content Marketing Ideas

Supposedly, spring is coming here in the northeast, though with snow and continued single-digit temperatures, it’s hard to believe.

But April will start tomorrow regardless, and if you’re spring cleaning your house, why not “spring clean” your content marketing as well? (It’s a cheesy metaphor, but bear with me).

Last night, I was reading a post from Practical ECommerce that offered some content marketing ideas for April, using April holidays as a springboard. I was ready to discount this right off the bat as being not applicable to the legal industry, but it turns out that it may actually be quite useful…which serves as yet another good reminder as to why we’ve all got to stay open-minded when it comes to marketing and business development ideas. 

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International Lawyers Network Forms Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Specialty Group

We’re excited to announce today that the ILN is forming a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Specialty Group, which will be co-chaired by James Giszczak of McDonald Hopkins (Cleveland, Ohio) and Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker & Green (Washington, DC). The group joins the ILN’s thirteen other practice and industry-focused specialty groups.

I have the opportunity to work closely with the chairs of our specialty groups as their facilitator, and I particularly enjoy working with lawyers who have a passion for their work, which Jim and Stuart certainly do in this area. I expect great things to come from the CDP guys and gals! 

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Holiday pay update- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?

On Wednesday of last week, we had the latest development in the ongoing saga of what pay an employee is entitled to when they take annual leave.  This instalment came as a result of the Employment Tribunal in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Limited reconvening following on from an earlier decision taken by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the same case.

Lock…

Mr Lock worked in sales and his case related to his claim that when he took a period of annual leave he was unable to earn commission which he otherwise could have done in carrying out his duties.  Accordingly, when taking annual leave, he suffered a subsequent reduction in pay.  Interestingly, the case did not relate to the actual pay which Mr Lock received during his holiday periods: British Gas did account for commission earned in previous periods when calculating the payment due for annual leave.  Rather, Mr Lock argued that as he was unable to earn commission during annual leave, the pay he would receive in subsequent periods was reduced.

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International Lawyers Network Forms Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Specialty Group

(PRLEAP.COM) New York (March 31, 2015) – On Tuesday, the International Lawyers Network announced the formation of their Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Specialty Group, which will be co-chaired by James Giszczak of McDonald Hopkins (Cleveland, Ohio) and Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker & Green (Washington, DC). The group joins the ILN’s thirteen other practice and industry-focused specialty groups.

Both chairs are enthusiastic to push the group forward, with a goal of working together with the other members of the group to co-promote the combined strength and depth of expertise of its members, both domestically and internationally. A directory of ILN firms with Cybersecurity & Data Privacy expertise is already available on the ILN website (http://www.iln.com/groups_detail_159.htm). More…

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Compliance in times of uncertainty – dealing with new and missing regulation

Introduction

One of the key elements of good regulation is to ensure that the regulation is transparent and known to those who it affects and must observe the regulation.  This is the reason why there are procedures in place to ensure that proposed new regulation and changes to regulation are communicated to those affected well in advance to their introduction to allow for proper response to the implementation.

Although the notion that “Ignorance of law is no excuse” does exist, I think that it is accepted by all that reliance on that notion is not advisable and that it is in everyone’s interests for law and regulation to be communicated and understood before it commences.  After all, the aim of law and regulation is not to raise revenue from breaches of an unknown law but to secure the aims of the law and regulation by their observance. More…

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“International Lawyers Network Forms Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Specialty Group,” PRLeap features Jim Giszczak

(PRLEAP.COM) New York (March 31, 2015) – On Tuesday, the International Lawyers Network announced the formation of their Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Specialty Group, which will be co-chaired by James Giszczak of McDonald Hopkins (Cleveland, Ohio) and Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker & Green (Washington, DC). The group joins the ILN’s thirteen other practice and industry-focused specialty groups.

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Lidings conducts a large-scale road show in China

Lidings’ partner Stepan Guzey and counsel Vadim Konyushkevich took a two-week long (28 February – 11 March 2015) journey to China visiting all of the country’s major industrial and business centers including Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.

During their visit to Hong Kong, Mr. Guzey and Mr. Konyushkevich discussed ongoing and future projects with the firm’s long-standing client – a large investment fund with over US $ 4.6 bln. worth of asset under management. They also held a series of meetings with partner law firms located in Hong Kong.

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Larry Yen to present in Shenzhen, China

On April 2, 2015, Larry Yen, along with TMX Equity Transfer Services and HQ Vancouver, is hosting Destination Canada at the Futian Shangri-La Hotel in Shenzhen, China. A representative from each company will speak on setting up regional headquarters in Vancouver, TMX markets and the legal and regulatory environment. Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade at the Government of BC, is keynoting the event.

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