Fox Team Completes New Markets Tax Credits Transaction

Paul Wassgren, Mark Connot and Daniel Madrid recently completed a $19.8 million transaction on behalf of Eclipse Theaters Development Group LLC.

JR Lanis Joins Fox Rothschild in Los Angeles

In a move that strengthens the firm’s national Corporate Department, Fox is pleased to welcome JR as a partner to the firm.

A Leader in the Community

Fox Partner Raúl J. Valdés-Fauli has been appointed chairman of the Decennial Coral Gables Charter Review Committee.

Scott R. Bialecki Recognized by Chambers USA

Ranked as a leader in Intellectual Property law in Colorado, Scott is highly commended by clients for his professionalism and strong understanding of the issues.

Fox Named to IAM Patent 1000

The prestigious guide recommends Fox for patent prosecution work in Pennsylvania, noting the firm “is a towering force in the prosecution arena.”

Three Partners To Receive PA Biotech Center Award

Loren Danzis, Jeffery Nicholas and Elizabeth Sigety will be honored for their commitment to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bucks County region.

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Top Privacy Cases of 2015: Midyear Report

Law360 recently examined some of the most important privacy decisions and settlements so far this year.

Among those cases was City of Los Angeles v. Patel, where last week the high court struck down a Los Angeles law that enabled law enforcement officers to inspect guest registries at hotels and motels at any time without a warrant or subpoena.

According to Scott Vernick, a noted privacy attorney, the high court’s decision may indicate how courts will react to surveillance issues in a national security context.

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Can Social Media Speech Violate Protection-From-Abuse Orders?

When the U.S. Supreme Court took up the appeal of Anthony Elonis' conviction in Elonis v. United States (Docket No. 12-983, Term 2014), under the federal criminal statute 18 U.S.C. Section 875 (related to the use of transmitting by interstate or commerce any communication threatening to kidnap or injure another person), observers and legal analysts surmised it was the court's first significant foray into social media speech and content.

However, the decision, drafted by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and joined by seven justices (with Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. writing in concurrence), overturned Elonis' conviction on statutory construction grounds related to requisite mental intent needed to violate the law. 

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SEC Updates Definitions of “Spouse” and “Marriage” To Include Same-Sex Partners

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) inclusive interpretations of the terms “spouse” and “marriage.” This update brings SEC regulations into compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s exclusion of lawfully wedded same-sex couples from federal recognition.

The succinct SEC order states that the commission will read the term “spouse” to include “an individual married to a person of the same sex if the couple is lawfully married under state law, regardless of the individual’s domicile,” and the term “marriage” to include “a marriage between individuals of the same sex.”

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Make No Excuses: Ashley Graham on Image and Identity

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Employment Law Lunch and Learn #3: Background Checks

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