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Davis Malm Attorneys Serve as Contributing Authors for ILN’s 2017 Edition of “Establishing a Business Entity In: An International Guide”

Davis Malm is pleased to announce the release of the International Lawyers Network’s (ILN) fourth edition of their corporate guide, “Establishing a Business Entity In: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key corporate law principles in 31 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions. The firm’s attorneys served as co-authors for the chapter on “Establishing a Business Entity in the United States.” Davis Malm shareholder and contributing author, Sam A. Mawn-Mahlau said, “Our goal in creating this guide was to provide clear guidance for international businesses looking to expand internationally. It is based on collective experiences of our firms, and we hope businesses will view it as a helpful resource.”

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Davis Malm Named to 2018 “Best Law Firms” List in Metropolitan Boston Market by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Davis Malm received multiple rankings in the Boston metropolitan market in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2018 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings are recognized for professional excellence and have persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Following is a list of the firm’s rankings, organized by tier:

Metropolitan Tier 1
Litigation – Labor & Employment

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Christopher J. Marino Presents at BBA Program

On October 24, shareholder Christopher J. Marino, presented at the Boston Bar Association (BBA) annual Brand Yourself Workshop for senior associates and new partners. Mr. Marino participated on the panel, “Perspectives from New Partners,” in which he shared his personal experience and insights for building a personal brand and strengthening client relationships in the competitive legal market.

Mr. Marino practices in the Litigation, Business Law, Employment, and Real Estate and Environmental areas at Davis Malm. He has extensive experience in the trial and appeal of complex business litigation in the areas of shareholder disputes, corporate governance, securities, real estate, construction and development, employment relations, contracts, and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Marino also advises clients on general business matters, including business formation, contract negotiation, and employment matters. He represents clients before state and federal courts, appellate courts, and arbitration panels throughout the country.

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23 Davis Malm Attorneys Recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Tamsin R. Kaplan Presents at 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition

On October 5, shareholder Tamsin R. Kaplan, presented the program, “Employment Challenges and Solutions for the Cannabis Industry,” at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in Boston. This event made its debut in Boston after recently being hosted in the major markets of New York and Los Angeles. Ms. Kaplan discussed the legal and practical challenges faced by employers in the cannabis industry, and provided participants with guidance and insights into the Massachusetts employment laws that govern the industry, including wage law, equal opportunity employment, workplace policies, and workplace safety.

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Cyber Security: What attorneys can do to protect their jobs and their companies

It is becoming common knowledge that the barrage of data security breaches, including the recent Yahoo and Experian breaches, can cause severe disruptions, financial costs, and liabilities in the workplace. As Yahoo’s now ex-General Counsel and former top security officials from Experian could attest, heads can roll following a data security breach. In-house counsel—who regularly help their companies balance business realities and legal requirements—are at particular risk of being “scapegoated” for organizational failures that lead to major breaches. The best way to protect the company and preserve the counsel’s job security is to proactively help identify and address data protection and cyber security issues. Here are three action items to consider in assuming this data leadership role.

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Patrick T. Clendenen Named Vice Chair of the ABA Business Law Section and Editor in Chief of The Business Lawyer

Davis Malm shareholder Patrick T. Clendenen, has been named Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Business Law Section, as well as editor in chief of Volume 73 of The Business Lawyer, the Section’s highly regarded law review.

As Vice Chair of the ABA Business Law Section, Mr. Clendenen helps to provide practical resources for the growth and support of those in the legal profession. As editor in chief of The Business Lawyer, Mr. Clendenen leads its 25 member editorial board, which is responsible for developing the content of Volume 73, issued quarterly, by reviewing, selecting, and editing articles that are of interest to business lawyers and other members of the Business Law Section.

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Lawrence J. Casey and Robert M. Kaitz Co-Author Chapter for MCLE’s Massachusetts Employment Law

Lawrence J. Casey and Robert M. Kaitz co-authored a chapter in the 2017 supplement of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE) Massachusetts Employment Law. The chapter, “Privacy in the Workplace: An Employee Perspective,” discusses recent updates in workplace privacy rights, including new limitations on employers’ ability to disclose employees’ medical information and facts regarding termination, conduct drug testing, maintain personnel files, access employees’ criminal records, and intercept employees’ mail.

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Premium Processing Reinstated for All H-1B Petitions

As of October 3, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed premium processing service for all categories of H-1B petitions, including Changes of Employer, Extensions, and Amendments. As we reported in a recent Immigration Law Alert, premium processing was reinstated on September 18 for H-1B petitions filed as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 cap quota—which includes 65,000 regular H-1B filings and 20,000 additional petitions for candidates holding a U.S. Master’s degree—as well as for certain H-1B petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the “Conrad 30” waiver program and interested government agency waivers.

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In-Person Interviews Now Required for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications

Beginning on October 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will require all employer-sponsored applicants for adjustment of status to attend an in-person interview with a local Immigration Services Officer, before a decision is rendered in their Lawful Permanent Residence process. Highlights of this change to the law include:  All employment-based applications for adjustment of status will be subjected to the new in-person interview requirement. Previously, a small percentage of such applicants were subjected to an interview.

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